In Mariners news...
- Simply the best.
When damn near every teammate is crying, you know how beloved a guy is. Kyle Seager you are the man. It was an honor to play with you and I’ll never forget how you treated me. #15 #cap #10moreyears pic.twitter.com/evIgoKTz5e— Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny17) October 4, 2021
- Jerry Brewer at The Washington Post writes optimistically about the Mariners’ “chaotic magic” and the impact that this special season had on the city of Seattle.
Around the league...
- The MLB playoff field is set. Who’s your pick to win it all?
- Michael Cruz, a minor league catcher in the Los Angeles Angels’ organization, was promised by the team that he would receive assistance to visit his newborn daughter in Puerto Rico, since he can’t afford the flights. However, after seven months, he hasn’t heard anything back from the organization on their commitment to addressing his conditions. ($)
- Hannah Keyser at Yahoo Sports addresses the absence of many of MLB’s biggest stars in the playoffs this year.
- The New York Mets have announced that they will decline the option on manager Luis Rojas for the 2022 season. Rojas has bee offered the opportunity to remain with the team in a different capacity, but it is yet to be determined.
- As the regular season comes to a close, check out the final 2021 stat leaders for each category.
- Adam Wainwright will remain with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2022 season with a contract that guarantees him $17.5 million, more than double his $8 million salary this season.
- Nelson Cruz’s leadership has proved to be just as valuable as his bat, writes Adam Berry at MLB.com.