Good morning everyone! The Mariners are getting to live to see another day with playoff hopes. With that, let’s check out what’s going on around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Remember this guy? Great news.
Sam Carlson on the hill. pic.twitter.com/ixI9jVEgJh— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) September 23, 2020
- A cool story from Mariners players past.
Guillermo Heredia said Robinson Canó is like a father figure to him. They met during their days in Seattle.— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) September 23, 2020
Heredia said he was timid as a rookie in the Ms' clubhouse, but Canó embraced him and befriended him.
- Corey Brock at The Athletic wonders if Dylan Moore has done enough to earn himself a starting role on next year’s squad. ($)
- Some local hardware.
Seattle chapter of Baseball Writers Association of America has selected its annual award winners for the Mariners:— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 23, 2020
MVP: Kyle Lewis
Most valuable pitcher: Marco Gonzales
Unsung hero: Dee Strange-Gordon
Around the league...
- Major League Baseball is planning to allow fans to the NLCS and the World Series this year.
- Brittany Ghiroli and C. Trent Rosecrans take a deep dive into MLB’s history with the LGBTQ+ community. ($)
- Craig Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus takes a look at how the three batter minimum rule has — or hasn’t — changed baseball. ($)
- It’ll certainly be an interesting offseason in Flushing.
“It’s inexcusable for that roster to miss the playoffs in this season,” a scout said about the Mets. Just remarkable when 8 of 15 teams get in. These win-now moves have led to 2 postseason misses and, in 2020, a losing record.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) September 24, 2020
- Speaking of, new owner Steve Cohen has already announced that Sandy Alderson would be returning as team president.
- An update on the Oneil Cruz situation...
@Pirates' Oneil Cruz arraignment was suspendend until Friday after request from his lawyers to present better arguments.— Dionisio Soldevila (@dSoldevila) September 23, 2020