Hello folks! Here’s what’s happening in baseball with the ALDS officially underway.
In playoff news...
- The Astros took Game 1 against the White Sox by a 6-1 margin thanks to a strong game at the plate for Yordan Alvarez.
- Randy Arozarena was the star of the show in Tampa in a 5-0 win for the Rays over the Red Sox in Game 1, hitting a homer and stealing home in the victory.
In Mariners news...
- In an interview yesterday, Jerry Dipoto confirmed the team’s plans to spend money this offseason. Ryan Divish has that and more from the early winter preview.
- That’s a mighty good-looking swing for a 15-year-old.
Felnin Celesten doing some yard work this afternoon in the DR. The Mariners are expected to sign the young Dominican shortstop to a $4 million deal as early as September 2022 when he becomes eligible to sign. Barely 16 years old. pic.twitter.com/icOyiI9AGh— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) October 7, 2021
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing at T-Mobile Park next summer.
- The Mariners have opened up their applications for grants to support the growth of high school baseball and softball.
- Baseball America has named Julio Rodríguez as the Mariners 2021 Minor League Player of the Year.
Around the league...
- The Mets continue to shuffle their organization following a disappointing season.
Sources: Mets coaches Dave Jauss, Ricky Bones, Gary DiSarcina, Jeremy Accardo, Tony Tarasco and Brian Schneider free to seek other jobs. Hitting coaches reassigned to minors. Pitching coach Jeremy Hefner expected to remain in the organization. Mets hold a contract option on him.— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) October 7, 2021
- This really does not sound pleasant.
Dodgers slugger Max Muncy recently visited Dr. ElAttrache and an MRI confirmed original diagnosis of a dislocated elbow and some other damage. He will keep his elbow immobilized for a couple weeks, but he will not need surgery as “everything is where it should be.”— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) October 7, 2021
- Sam Hale at Prospects Live says that Major League Baseball needs a salary floor.
- Congratulations to Dae-Ho!
happy Thursday, here's Lee Dae-ho hitting his 350th career KBO home run: pic.twitter.com/mb1zKeZnWz— Jordan Shusterman (@j_shusterman_) October 7, 2021
- Lou Moore at Global Sport Matters says that MLB had the chance to stop the decline of Black participation in baseball, but didn’t.