Gooooooooooooood morning folks! Come check out some links as you get your Wednesday started.
In Mariners news...
- Ryan Divish answered a number of questions facing the Mariners this winter, including their willingness (or lack thereof) to sign a big name player this year.
- The Mariners Care Community Tour is going virtual this year. Find out how you can RSVP your spot here.
- Daniel Kramer at MLB.com checks in on the three M’s players approaching arbitration.
Around the league...
- Corey Kluber spoke to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers ahead of a planned bullpen session today in front of MLB scouts.
- A true olive branch for New Yorkers.
New York City will use Citi Field as a mass vaccination site starting January 25.— Emma G. Fitzsimmons (@emmagf) January 12, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio says all New Yorkers are welcome. "We even welcome Yankees fans... It's going to be a game changer." pic.twitter.com/mU5kqoq3YT
- Jeff Passan at ESPN argues that the White Sox may be the best team in the American League right now. ($)
- Gift Ngoepe, South Africa’s first MLB player, joined Baseball America’s “From Phenom to the Farm” podcast to discuss his journey.
- Trade talks are heating up for Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi, with many expecting him to be dealt this week.
- A former Mariner lands a coaching gig.
I’m really grateful for my time spent @DrivelineBB. It is an extremely hardworking group, who gave me the tools to pursue a coaching career. I am excited to say I will be joining the @Mets to further my coaching career!— Carter Capps (@CarterCapps) January 12, 2021
- Our own Jake Mailhot briefly escaped our clutches to write about the questions facing the Twins’ bullpen at Fangraphs.