Good morning everyone! Let’s get your Thursday started with some links.
In Mariners news...
- In the latest Mariners Notebook, Shannon Drayer caught up with Rick Rizzs on a number of topics including the M’s award winners and Dave Niehaus.
Around the league...
- Shane Bieber was the unanimous winner of the American League Cy Young Award.
- Trevor Bauer became the first-ever Reds player to capture the National League Cy Young.
- Prospects Live released their huge breakdown of the top 300 MLB Draft prospects for 2021.
- Right after publicly trashing the White Sox, Marcus Stroman announced he would go back to the Big Apple. I guess Steve Cohen really does make a difference.
After watching the presser, I’m beyond excited to play for you sir. I could feel the excitement and passion you’re going to bring daily. Let’s go be great! @StevenACohen2— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) November 11, 2020
- But Stroman isn’t the only player who is accepting his qualifying offer.
Right-hander Kevin Gausman will accept the qualifying offer and return to the San Francisco Giants, a source familiar with the situation tells ESPN. Gausman, who had a breakout 2020 after joining the Giants, will make $18.9 million on a one-year deal.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 11, 2020
- It’s really cool that they could get Vin Scully involved despite his being retired.
MLB announces that Vin Scully is narrating the official World Series documentary. Since it is a #Dodgers title, that sounds perfect in every way.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 11, 2020
- Eno Sarris at The Athletic did a deep dive into the profiles of five free agents. ($)
- Kiley McDaniel at ESPN looks ahead to the next several free agent classes. ($)
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs checks in on the most significant rule changes from the 2020 season.
- This, after the Mets seemingly spilled the beans early, comes as little surprise.
Multiple sources tell me that MLB has sent a message to all 30 teams asking them to stop leaking/releasing the information on their MiLB affiliates for 2021.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) November 11, 2020
- We’ll find out today who will take over for the Angels. Let’s hope Justin Hollander stays here in Seattle!
The Angels have narrowed their general manager search to Mariners assistant general manager Justin Hollander and Braves assistant general manager Perry Minasian, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) November 12, 2020
- What the hell is happening with this list?