Good morning everyone! Let’s get you the latest batch of links.
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic recaps what went down at Fall Camp for the Mariners, with quotes from M’s executives on what they saw from certain guys. ($)
- Jonathan Mayo hypes up the M’s farm system in his latest check-in on the team’s prospects.
Around the league...
- Everyone’s dream may soon come true (yes, that’s the official account for the Mets’ new owner. Yes, he needs to learn proper spacing when typing).
Let’s take a vote .How about we have a Bobby Bonilla day every year .Hand him an oversized check and drive a lap around the stadium.Could be fun— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) November 20, 2020
- The Astros are reportedly setting their sights on free agent outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. this winter, which would seem to intimate that they plan on letting at least one of George Springer and Michael Brantley go.
- Wrigley Field has been officially declared a federal landmark.
- Lookout Landing alum Patrick Dubuque gave his thoughts on the Robinson Canó suspension over at Baseball Prospectus. ($)
- Matthew Trueblood at BP wonders if Perry Minasian can finally be the one to turn the Angels’ fortunes around. ($)
- The Yankees might essentially be stuck with Gary Sánchez, writes Craig Edwards at Fangraphs.
- The Brewers make their best attempt to hang onto some talent in the front office.
Matt Arnold has been promoted to general manager by the Brewers. He remains the club's No. 2 decision-maker behind president of baseball operations David Stearns, who previously also held the GM title. Arnold has been in the mix for several other GM jobs over the past 2 years.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 19, 2020
- We might be waiting a little bit on a decision from Nelson Cruz. It’s an understandable choice from the slugger.
Source: Free agent Nelson Cruz is unlikely to sign until there is clarity on whether #MLB will have a universal DH in 2021; that change would need to be collectively bargained. Cruz, 40, has hit the 5th most HR in MLB over the last 2 years. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 19, 2020
- This is some fairly major local news, as it also suggests that the Everett Aquasox would become a High-A squad.
The Dodgers will be affiliating with a High-A team in Spokane, Washington, as part of the broad changes coming to minor league baseball. An official announcement is expected on/around Dec. 1: https://t.co/MZme6cuUYu— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) November 19, 2020
- Aroldis Chapman had a game chopped off from his suspension.
Chapman ban was reduced today from 3 games to 2 at a hearing for the pitch near Brosseau’s head.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 19, 2020