Hello everyone! Let’s dive into the latest from around the baseball world.
In Mariners news...
- Baseball America has unveiled detailed reports on the top 30 prospects in every system. Check out their Mariners breakdown here. ($)
- Shout out to these incredible young women!
For 35 years, National Women & Girls in Sports Day has inspired girls and women to play & be active to realize their full power. On this #NGWSD, we’re proud to recognize Hometown Nine fellows Michelle, Kahealani, and Joy, who carry these ideals forward every day. #LeadHerForward pic.twitter.com/9TeFC2qMYG— The Mariners Care Foundation (@MarinersCare) February 3, 2021
Around the league...
- There’s more to the Nelson Cruz deal than meets the eye. Frankly, I’m very jealous.
Heard this: #MNTwins spiced up the deal (or sweetened it) for Nelson Cruz by adding his personal chef to the gameday staff.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) February 3, 2021
- The Phillies continue to bolster their staff as they aim to compete in a stacked NL East.
Chase Anderson getting $4 million from the Phillies on a one year deal, per a source.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) February 3, 2021
- Christina De Nicola wrote about the side hustle of Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, which happens to be modeling.
- Great to see Danny get back into the sport.
Cool thing to see: The White Sox have Danny Farquhar as their pitching coach at Class A Winston-Salem this year.— Jared Wyllys (@jwyllys) February 3, 2021
- Former A’s backstop Josh Phegley has decided to retire.
- One of our last remaining M’s targets goes off the board.
Free-agent second baseman Kolten Wong in agreement with Brewers on two-year, $18M contract with a third-year club option, pending physical, source tells @TheAthletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 3, 2021
- Another good reliever found a new home yesterday too.
The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with reliever Joakim Soria on a one-year, $3.5M deal. He can earn another $500K in bonuses based on appearances. @Ken_Rosenthal was first on the news.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) February 3, 2021
- The Twins also added a piece to their bullpen, signing former Mariner Alex Colomé.
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic reports that the United States government tried to pressure the players into delaying the season by a month in order to allow time for the players and coaches to get vaccinated. ($)
- Bill Shaikin and Mike DiGiovanna at The Los Angeles Times wonder why the Angels haven’t canned Mickey Callaway yet.
- Miss going to concerts? Here’s one that’s coming to Seattle in just over a year.
: @theweeknd has announced a newly added show March 4, 2022 at Climate Pledge Arena on his upcoming #AFTERHOURS tour ahead of his historic #SBLV performance this Sunday. Tickets on sale Monday at 10am. Head to https://t.co/NpkF5YLedT for more info. pic.twitter.com/AnoEvIK1Wp— Climate Pledge Arena (@ClimateArena) February 3, 2021
- We may be seeing more of this on the horizon, including with MLB depending on how Spring Training goes.
Sources: The NWHL will be announcing suspension of the season due to Covid.— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) February 3, 2021