Good morning everyone! We’re about halfway through the LCS, with the World Series on the horizon. Let’s get you some links to kick off your Wednesday.
In playoff news...
- A ninth-inning rally by the Dodgers fell just short, as the Braves came away with an 8-7 win. Atlanta is in the driver’s seat in the series with a 2-0 edge.
- Thanks to a big sixth inning, Tampa Bay cruised past the Astros to jump to a 3-0 edge over Houston.
In Mariners news...
- With roster decisions looming this offseason, Corey Brock at The Athletic looks at which players benefitted themselves this season and which ones didn’t. ($)
Around the league...
- In what could be of interest to M’s fans this winter, Joel Sherman at The New York Post wonders what the Yankees’ negotiations with DJ LeMahieu could look like.
- Speaking of the Yanks, Hal Steinbrenner confirmed yesterday that Aaron Boone would be returning to the Bronx as manager in 2021.
- NCAA is looking to implement a blanket transfer rule for players of all sports.
- John Thorn introduces us to the birth of baseball analytics in a 1910 article by Hugh S. Fullerton.
- Like so many other sporting events this summer, the Women’s Baseball World Cup has been postponed to 2021.
2020 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup, U-15 Baseball World Cups in Mexico postponed to March 2021— WBSC ⚾ (@WBSC) October 13, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: https://t.co/96irylYjxs #WomensBaseball #U15WorldCup #U23WorldCup pic.twitter.com/GWp4nmAAB7
- Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet has begun PRP injections for his elbow as he aims to get healthy in time for Spring Training.
- Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors previews what is sure to be an interesting winter in baseball arbitration.
- Zack Greinke might be one of a very few players in baseball who prefers to play in empty stadiums.