Good morning everybody and happy Thursday! Let’s get you the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners held a roundtable to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the legendary 1995 season. Check it out!
Around the league...
- One of the biggest stories in baseball took place off the field yesterday. Lead Reds’ TV broadcaster Thom Brennaman said a homophobic slur on air during a hot mic moment. After apologizing mid-broadcast, Brennaman was taken off the air.
- The Reds released their official statement on the matter, noting that they have suspended Brennaman until further notice.
- Everyone’s gotta make it work somehow.
#Rays Snell said to make sure he had the "authentic" feel of playing at Yankee Stadium he told himself he sucked when he was warming up since no fans were there to yell it at him— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 19, 2020
- Young Astros stud Yordan Álvarez is done for the season and will undergo knee surgery.
- Tony Wolfe at Fangraphs notes that J.T. Realmuto’s continual imporvements will earn him an even bigger payday this winter.
- Trevor Bauer planned to wear special custom cleats that said “FREE JOE KELLY” on them, but the league wouldn’t let him.
- The Angels made a decision on one of their starters.
Julio Teheran will be moved to the bullpen, Joe Maddon said.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 19, 2020
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs breaks down what we’ve learned about home field advantage in this strange, fan-free season.