Hello everyone and happy Friday! Let’s get to the latest news and notes from around baseball.
In playoff news...
- We’ve seen a lot of blowouts in the playoffs in the last few days. Last night, Chris Taylor bashed three home runs to lead the Dodgers to an 11-2 victory over Atlanta. Atlanta still leads the series 3-2.
In Mariners news...
- Jerry Dipoto spoke to 710 ESPN about the upcoming free agent class and the team’s interest in the market’s middle infielders. He even specifically named Javier Báez and Marcus Semien.
Around the league...
- Oh good...we’ll definitely be getting Kyler Murray showing up at someone’s spring training in Arizona after being selected a la Russell Wilson a few years back.
Kyler Murray is Rule 5 draft eligible— Melissa Lockard (@melissalockard) October 21, 2021
- Ben Lindbergh and Rob Arthur at The Ringer graded the various rule changes tested in the minors this season including the robo-umps, which were not as successful as people had hoped.
- Evan Drellich at The Athletic told the story of this year’s Red Sox team and how Chaim Bloom brought them into the playoffs for the first time under his tenure. ($)