Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Let’s get you a fresh batch of links for today.
In Mariners news...
- Kyle Lewis is big time now!
- Corey Brock at The Athletic takes a stab at finding some free agents the M’s could target this winter. ($)
- Another trio of players return to the M’s on a minor league deal.
We have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with the following players.— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) November 5, 2020
RHP Gerson Bautista
RHP Brady Lail
RHP Matt Magill pic.twitter.com/3J7I1a5D04
Around the league...
- Let the sweepstakes begin.
Cleveland, strapped for money, intend to trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor by opening day, several rival teams have been informed. Lindor earned $17.5 million last season and is projected to earn about $21 million in salary arbitration in his final year before free agency— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 5, 2020
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs wonders if Mike Trout will still be baseball’s best come next season.
- Who will be the Team of the Offseason this year? Here are some candidates.
Teams perceived by rivals as likely to spend significantly this offseason: Blue Jays, White Sox, Giants, Mets— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) November 5, 2020
- Major League Baseball announced its Silver Slugger award winners, an award the M’s were shut out of this year.
- That’s our Nellie!
Nelson Cruz's year:— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) November 6, 2020
Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award
Roberto Clemente Award nominee
Most Valuable Twin Award
Bob Allison Award (leadership)
Silver Slugger Award
- Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors breaks down the latest in the universal DH discussions. Frankly, I thought it would be a done deal at this point. But I guess tradition is a hard thing to break.
- MLB teams are just seemingly not concerned about the optics of these moves. I wonder if Carlos Beltrán gets another look soon.
Breaking: Alex Cora is back as Red Sox manager— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 6, 2020
- David Schoenfield at ESPN makes some predictions for what each MLB team will do this offseason.
- What a gorgeous cover!