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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/27/20: Tony Gonsolin, Ji-Man Choi, and Taylor Trammell

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Let me distract you from the current state of our world with this picture of a happy Ji-Man Choi

MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In Playoff News...

  • Dodgers RHP Tony Gonsolin discusses how his sports journey lead him to baseball, and what this World Series start means to him. Gonsolin will face Rays ace Blake Snell tonight in Game Six at 5 PM PST.
  • Do-Hyoung Park at MLB.com recaps Ji-Man Choi’s unique journey to the Rays and how he’s become an inspirational and essential part of their World Series team.

In Mariners News...

  • Check out Keith Law’s newest podcast episode featuring Mariners prospect Taylor Trammell:
  • The Mariners have announced their 2021 coaching staff, which will consist of mostly familiar faces and one new addition.

Around The League...

  • This is fascinating.
  • Rob Manfred is forced to weigh options after announcing yesterday that MLB is facing historic levels of debt from this year’s COVID-affected season.
  • The Red Sox managerial search continues as Carlos Mendoza, the Yankees bench coach, is announced as a new candidate.
  • Astros reliever Josh James is expected to be out 6-8 months after a successful surgery to repair a tear in his left hip.
  • The Tigers pursue a managerial search of their own: They’ve interviewed Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin, making him the third member of the Yankees’ staff to be interviewed by the Tigers.

Becca’s Picks...

  • Despite the uncertainty that loomed at the start of their 2020 season, the NWSL saw TV viewership grow 500% this season.