Good morning folks! It’s Wednesday and the World Series is officially underway. Let’s get you the latest news from around baseball.
In playoff news...
- The Atlanta bats refused to be silenced in a 6-2 win over the Astros in the first game of the series. Unfortunately for the Braves, Charlie Morton was removed from the contest with an apparent injury.
In Mariners news...
- High Performance Camp is happening now.
Peoria, AZ— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) October 26, 2021
High Performance Camp is in full swing pic.twitter.com/5j8wXjweZl
- Zach DeLoach spoke to Jonathan Mayo about his experience in the Arizona Fall League so far.
Around the league...
- Rob Manfred defended the Braves’ Tomahawk Chop chant as well as the team’s name in a discussion with the media yesterday.
- Guillermo is still Guillermo.
- Jared Diamond and Louise Radnofsky at The Wall Street Journal noted that this World Series matchup might be a worse-case scenario for Rob Manfred and the league.
- Former top Royals prospect Bubba Starling has announced his retirement.
- Former Mariners coach Chris Prieto has been promoted to first base coach in Tampa Bay.
- As we look ahead to the offseason, Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors lays out the draft pick scenarios for every team should they sign a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer.
- Pedro Moura at FOX Sports told the story of Tyler Matzek, the reliever who has overcome yips to get to the Braves World Series roster.
- Joc Pederson wrote a piece at The Players’ Tribune in which he tells the story of his season and urges people to root for Atlanta in the World Series.
- Kyle Glaser at Baseball America noted that the Astros owe their strong season in large part to their commitment to the development of International players on the pitching side.
- Shohei Ohtani got his first (but likely not his last) hardware after a tremendous 2021 season, receiving the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.
- Sue Bird teased the idea of returning for one more year with the Seattle Storm.