Good morning folks! Today marks the start of the Winter Meetings, so I’m sure we’ll have plenty of news coming out of that. Until then, here are some stories to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- Just a reminder that in spite of Jerry Dipoto’s history, he does not expect the Mariners to be very busy this week.
Around the league...
- This 2019 Mariner is going back to his old stomping grounds.
OF Keon Broxton has been signed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp. pic.twitter.com/xZ9S8w0BXY— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) December 8, 2019
- So this sweepstakes is going to be a doozy.
So, the Angels won’t be having any spending restrictions this offseason, which matters as Yankees’ ownership has given the go-ahead to go all-out in their attempts to sign ace Gerrit Cole. https://t.co/Qn7ctjp3zp pic.twitter.com/gVWJIcccJ9— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) December 8, 2019
- The Modern Game Committee elected Ted Simmons to the Hall of Fame, which is historic for a number of reasons. Marvin Miller will join Simmons in the Class of 2020.
Ted Simmons was one and done on the writers' ballot. Now he's heading for the Hall of Fame.— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 9, 2019
No player had ever been elected by any Veterans Committee who lasted just one ballot with the BBWAA.
Great work by the Modern Game Committee.