Good morning everyone! The fallout from the sign-stealing scandals continued yesterday, and there will likely be reverberations for not only the coming weeks, but the coming season in general. With that, here’s what went down yesterday.
In Mariners news...
- The Astros’ loss of picks had some effect on the Mariners.
The MLB Draft order has been updated after the punishment to the Astros. Mariners have 4 of the 1st 100 picks at #6, #43, #65 (Narváez trade), #94.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) January 14, 2020
Around the league...
- It’s not a surprise, but they did take action into their own hands before MLB could do it for them.
Alex Cora out as Red Sox manager.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 15, 2020
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic gave his thoughts on Major League Baseball’s punishment of the Astros. ($)
- Many people around baseball think Astros owner Jim Crane got off easy, writes Jeff Passan.
- The Dodgers are sitting out of this one.
January 14, 2020
- Meanwhile, the Twins got much better yesterday.
BREAKING: Per source, 3B Josh Donaldson has agreed to a four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 15, 2020
- The Braves have renamed their home park Truist Park.
- Prospect Ranking Season has begun.
Let the lists begin!— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) January 14, 2020
Here's the first in our series of Top 10 prospects by position rankings leading up to the release of the 2020 Top 100 on Jan. 25.
This year's Top 10 RHP Prospects list features loads of firepower and #MLB-ready arms: https://t.co/Ysz37qOOHQ pic.twitter.com/0F45obZqR0
.@Cardinals acquire OF Austin Dean from @Marlins in exchange for OF Diowill Burgos.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) January 14, 2020
- The Angels and Diamondbacks did, too.
Sources: #DBacks, #Angels in agreement on a trade. Matt Andriese to Angels. Jeremy Beasley among players going to Arizona.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 14, 2020
- This is awesome for players in the WNBA.
WNBA announces new labor agreement with its players' union. In addition to salary increases, players get full salary on maternity leave, a $5,000 stipend for child care, and up to $60,000 in family planning reimbursement (including adoption, surrogacy, IVF).— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) January 14, 2020