Good morning everyone and happy Monday! It’s the last week of Mariners baseball this season, and today is the final off-day we have to endure. For now, enjoy a fresh batch of links.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it, Austin Adams will miss the rest of the season and will require ACL surgery.
- Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs evaluates Justus Sheffield after his latest start.
Around the league...
- I’m a sucker for stuff like this.
- Don Mattingly reportedly took a pay cut to sign his contract extension, notes Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. ($)
- Former Mariners pitcher and current Angels broadcaster Mark Langston is reportedly alright after passing out in the broadcast booth in an incident that many fear could have caused his death.
- The Red Sox front office isn’t in a great situation overall, and Buster Olney at ESPN reports that their GM job opening might not be very desirable in the industry. ($)
- The late-season injuries around baseball continue as Kris Bryant exited the Cubs’ game with the Cardinals with an ankle sprain.
- This is very specific, but also very surprising that it’s been that long since it last happened.
FROM ELIAS: The Cubs are the 2nd team in MLB history to be swept in a 4-game series at home, losing each game by 1 run. The previous instance was 100 years ago, when the Red Sox were swept in 4 straight games at Fenway Park by the Indians.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 22, 2019
- Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career homer yesterday.