Hello and happy Friday (and second night of Hanukkah)! Here’s the latest from the Winter Meetings.
In Mariners news...
- The Prospects Live staff previously dug into new Mariner Will Vest in their Tigers prospect rankings, where Vest slotted in at No. 45.
- Former LLer Brendan Gawlowski broke down the Chris Flexen signing for Seattle in his latest Fangraphs post.
- The official Mariners blog highlighted a number of unheralded M’s prospects.
Around the league...
- A former Mariner is onto a new organization.
Reggie McClain, who was in last season's Opening Day bullpen for the Phillies, just got picked by the Yankees in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 10, 2020
- If you missed the Rule 5 Draft, here is a pick-by-pick summary.
- The Phillies are in the final stages of hiring Dave Dombrowski to serve as the team’s President of Baseball Operations.
- The Rangers have acquired first baseman Nate Lowe from the Rays as part of a six-player deal.
- The Marlins got a new arm for the stable.
The Miami Marlins acquired RHP Zach Pop from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later.— Marlins Communications (@MarlinsComms) December 10, 2020
- Daniel Bard! What a great story.
Congratulations to the comeback players of the year: Rockies reliever Daniel Bard and Royals catcher Salvador Pérez.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2020
- Tim Brown at Yahoo! wonders if the 2021 MLB season is likely to start on time.
- Disney had a whole host of new project announcements yesterday spanning several of its universes including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Get caught up on all of the latest.