In Mariners News...
- Get to know Mariners prospect Brandon Williamson:
He's got the look.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 17, 2020
The @therealBwill shoved in his first year of pro ball—learn more about the 6'6" lefty in our ongoing series, Unfinished.
- As the Mariners Caravan continued trekking, and NHL Seattle has yet to announce their team name, Shed Long Jr., Braden Bishop, and Dave Sims took in some Vancouver Canucks hockey.
Around The League...
- Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets have parted ways.
- Astros avoid arbitration with George Springer as they settle on a $21 million deal.
BREAKING: Per source, George Springer and the Astros have settled on a deal for 2020 at $21 million plus an awards package.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 16, 2020
- The Los Angeles City Council is voting to ask MLB to retroactively award both the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles and award them to the Dodgers.
- Anthony Rizzo doesn’t seem thrilled with the Cubs crying poor and making no effort to improve this winter.
Anthony Rizzo said he’ll keep his reaction to not getting an extension this off season ‘in-house.’ Called the business end of baseball as ‘cut throat’ as ever. An example: “We’re talking about trading the MVP of the league a couple years ago.”— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) January 16, 2020
- Larry Brown Sports notes Justin Verlander has taken a hardline stance on rule-breaking, yet remained silent when his team has been implicated.
- After looking at fastballs earlier this week, Ben Clemens of FanGraphs took a look at the best/worst and luckiest/unluckiest (by expected value metrics) pitches of 2019. Yusei Kikuchi features heavily once again!
- This is awesome!!
- Marc Carig of The Athletic had a chance phone call with Sammy Sosa, that led to one of his more memorable conversations.
- Adeiny Hechavarria has agreed to a one year/$1 million deal with the Braves.
Infielder Adeiny Hechavarria and the Atlanta Braves are in agreement on a one-year, $1 million contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. Good utility option who played second, short and third while with the Braves last season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 16, 2020
- Odubel Herrera has been removed from the Phillies roster, and sent to AAA.
- The MLBPA and MLB committed $3 million to provide support for survivors of domestic violence.
- The Giants sign Drew Smyly to a one-year deal.
- Righty reliever Bryan Mitchell has a minor league deal with the White Sox.
- Per Ken Rosenthal, despite the sudden openings, Bruce Bochy seems content to remain retired.
- Check out the renderings of Seattle’s new NHL arena: