Hello everybody! Still no big, breaking news on the free agent front to report on, but we’ve still got a fair share of stories to give you.
In Mariners news...
- Leslie Manning, the Mariners assistant player personnel director, has left the organization.
Around the league...
- This is how Mookie Betts prepares for spring training.
Mookie strikes again. pic.twitter.com/MGuhAWUByT— MLB (@MLB) February 4, 2019
- This is just getting out of control.
According to multiple sources there are indeed “mystery” team(s) in on Bryce Harper that the public is not aware of…and as many texts/emails & phone calls I’ve made…I still can’t find them…..#Braves ? #Cardinals ? #Astros ? #Giants ? #Angels ? #Yankees ? #BlueJays ? I give up— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) February 4, 2019
- Relievers continue to slowly trickle onto teams.
Jerry Blevins signed a minor league deal with the A’s. Pays $1.5M in majors— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2019
- And here’s a semi-prominent starter off the board.
Free-agent left-hander Francisco Liriano in agreement with #Pirates, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 4, 2019
- Matt Kelly selects several “sleeper” picks for the 2019 Cy Young Award, giving a nod to Yusei Kikuchi.
- The Giants are considering making a run at a Jacoby Ellsbury trade, for some reason.
- Former Mariner Steve Delabar has decided to retire.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs notes how unusual it would be for the White Sox to splurge on either Manny Machado or Bryce Harper.
- The Dodgers just announced yesterday that a woman was killed by a foul ball back in August.
- Spencer Hall at SB Nation breaks down the popular NFL 100th anniversary Super Bowl ad frame by frame.