Hello everyone! With our first off day of the World Series out of the way, we’re ready to resume play today. Here’s what you need to know before the big game.
In Mariners news...
- Congratulations to Evan, who was named a Gold Glove finalist alongside fellow AL West first basemen Yuli Gurriel and Matt Olson.
- EDIT: Apologies for my J.P. Crawford erasure, as our beloved shortstop was also named a gold glove finalist!
- Congratulations to the Lopes family!
Congratulations to Tim Lopes and his wife Amber, who just welcomed their first child! pic.twitter.com/ahWX6XIKkg— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) October 23, 2020
- A trio of Mariners relievers have elected free agency. This comes as no surprise given that the bullpen is largely a revolving door at the moment.
Around the league...
- Jeff Idelson, the former president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, told Daniel Brown at The Athletic some exclusive stories on a half dozen Hall of Famers. ($)
- Really? After we just played an entire season with the DH in both leagues?
As of now, the DH will be AL-only next season, I'm hearing. The union and MLB would have to expand it to both leagues through bargaining.— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) October 22, 2020
- Congrats to Nellie! (and Freddie too, I suppose)
The Players Association and the @MLBPlayersTrust announce Nelson Cruz and Freddie Freeman win top honors in 2020 Players Choice Awards Presented by @Toppshttps://t.co/0QVBIJaRQT pic.twitter.com/oPr0J5wvzt— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) October 22, 2020
- The Angels, who are still searching for a GM, are expected to be major players for Didi Gregorius this winter. How they know that without knowing who will be in charge of making such decisions is beyond me.
- The Red Sox have reportedly interviewed former MLB outfielder Will Venable for their managerial opening. However, it is reportedly likely the team will opt to re-hire Alex Cora after his year-long hiatus.
- Our very own Jake Mailhot wrote a story at Fangraphs about the electric postseason performance for Corey Seager to this point.