Hello all! Let’s kick off the weekend with the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners are losing a lot of minor league staff this fall, a good sign that the organization’s player development system is well-respected.
Breaking News: #Brewers are hiring Connor Dawson to their MLB staff. Dawson was previously a hitting coordinator with #Mariners player development.— MLBcoaches (@MLBcoaches) November 5, 2021
Around the league...
- A once-weak outfield class for free agency now looks quite strong. And with Kyle Schwarber declining his option in Boston, another good one was added to the ranks.
- This is a potential guy to keep an eye on for M’s infield depth.
The White Sox won't be picking up the $6 million option on second baseman Cesar Hernandez next season. He's a free agent.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) November 5, 2021
- Mike Petriello at MLB previewed the offseason for each team.
- As expected, star Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki will be posted by the Hiroshima Carp.
- This former Mariner will be roaming the free agent waters this winter.
#MNTwins have declined their mutual option with reliever Alex Colomé and will buy out his 2022 contract for $1.25m. Had both sides picked up the option, Colomé would have earned $5.5m next season. He’s now a free agent.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) November 5, 2021
- The Reds appear to be serious about cutting payroll given that Wade Miley was worth 6.0 bWAR this last year.
The #Cubs today claimed LHP Wade Miley off waivers from the Reds. pic.twitter.com/nTOI0TKCP1— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 5, 2021
- If there was any doubt, Dusty will officially be back in Houston.
Astros manager Dusty Baker's new contract: a one-year deal for 2022.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) November 5, 2021
- The MLBPA has officially sent out their second CBA proposal to the league, according to Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. ($)