We’ve made it to the weekend! As you get ready for your Saturday, here’s the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Jonathan Mayo answers a number of questions in his latest mailbag in which he predicts that Julio Rodríguez will see the big leagues in 2021.
- Shannon Drayer joined the latest Fangraphs Audio podcast to discuss the M’s season and how the team looks going forward.
- The Mariners continue to rake in the hardware, winning an award for their terrific video production.
Around the league...
- Looks like Adam Wainwright is planning to get back out there in 2021.
My son Caleb just pointed at the tv and said, "Daddy ball." Well, that settles it. I guess I should play another year....— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) November 7, 2020
- James Wagner at The New York Times doesn’t think we should take for granted that there will be a season in 2021.
- Unbelievably, Major League Baseball has decided not to punish Justin Turner for his actions after Game 6 of the World Series.
- Relatedly, five members of the Dodgers organization tested positive for the coronavirus in the days after the on-field celebration.
- Steve Cohen is unsurprisingly cleaning house now that he’s the owner of the Mets. Goodbye Brodie, we hardly knew ye.
BREAKING: Brodie Van Wagenen, Omar Minaya, Allard Baird, Adam Guttridge and Jared Banner are all leaving the Mets.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 6, 2020
- How can you not smile at this?
This little boy made his first catch and him and his dad’s reaction is everything pic.twitter.com/4Bo1SaLQ46— Kent (@RealKentMurphy) November 5, 2020
- Shohei Ohtani’s throwing regimen has him on track to be ready by spring training. I’m wondering when they’ll just give up on having him do both. It seems like counting on him to put together a fully healthy season is just wishful thinking.