Hello and welcome to the weekend! Let’s get it going with some links.
In Mariners news...
- Julio had a pretty good night yesterday.
Julio Rodriguez has his 1st multi-hit game in LIDOM with a single in the 8th.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 21, 2020
J-Rod defense. pic.twitter.com/xVTJkubnaS— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 21, 2020
J-Rod ends the top of the inning with a perfect throw to 2nd & leads off the bottom of the inning with a hit. pic.twitter.com/ClcET37QuN— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 21, 2020
Around the league...
- Jon Morosi wrote about the possibility of Nolan Arenado being shipped to the Dodgers. As if Los Angeles needed any more talent.
- He might not be the only big-name third baseman on the move this winter.
Sources: #Nats are considering a trade for #Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, among numerous hitters they’re currently monitoring on the market. Free agent DJ LeMahieu is another option, as I reported earlier today on @MLBNetwork. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 20, 2020
- Something to consider as the free agent market starts to take shape.
I think we're underestimating how hard it might be for the Jays to sign guys this winter. https://t.co/jcTCK23uQ9— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) November 20, 2020
- The Reds system continues to get poached due to their developmental success.
Caleb Cotham hired as the Phillies pitching coach, replacing Bryan Price— C. トレント・ローズクランズ (@ctrent) November 20, 2020
- A reminder that none of this is normal.
11 players (5 of @TigresdelLicey and 6 of @Gigantes_Cibao) test positive for COVID-19 in the Dominican Winter League.@z101digital @ZDeportes— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 20, 2020
- The big splash Mets fans have been waiting for.
RHP Sam McWilliams MLB deal with the Mets is for 750K. That’s the highest salary for a player with zero days of Major League service, not coming from Asia, over the past decade.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 20, 2020
- Eric Longenhagen at Fangraphs sorts out the non-tender candidates around the league.
- Former Mairner Yonder Alonso announced that he has retired.