Hello folks! We’re now onto the first full week after New Year’s, where baseball news will perhaps start to pick up once more. With that in mind, here are some links for you today.
In Mariners news...
- Josh St. Cox wrote about Tom Murphy’s journey and how he found a home in Seattle.
Around the league...
- Wow, I didn’t know this.
Whenever you hear Rob Manfred make the argument that it’s necessary to contract minor league teams in order to pay players more than a pittance, recall that Bud Selig pulls in $6 million annually as “Commissioner Emeritus.”https://t.co/mRTBI0juCA— Nick Francona (@NickFrancona) January 5, 2020
- The Angels could have an unstoppable rotation, but Jo Adell is one pricey ask.
Sources: #Angels discussed Mike Clevinger with #Indians this offseason, but there’s been no progress. Jo Adell and another player was the initial ask from Cleveland. Story: https://t.co/lW439NLJKT @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 6, 2020
- The Dodgers have been relatively quiet this offseason. Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors gathered some quotes from Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten on what he thinks of the winter so far.
- Jay Jaffe continues his breakdown of the Hall of Fame ballot by looking closely at two likely one-and-done candidates.