Hello everybody! The M’s are off today following their series win against the Astros. Here’s what’s going on around baseball in the meantime.
In Mariners news...
- In case you were wondering just how special that Abraham Toro grand slam was on Tuesday...
Abraham Toro of the @Mariners is the first player in MLB history to hit a grand slam off a pitcher (Kendall Graveman) for whom he was traded earlier that season.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 1, 2021
- The Prospects Live staff dropped their latest list of the Mariners’ top 30 prospects.
Around the league...
- Bryce Harper has been the forgotten man in the MVP conversation this season, writes Jared Diamond at The Wall Street Journal.
- Hagerstown, previously the host city for the Nationals’ Single-A club, will be joining the independent Atlantic League soon.
- Former Mariner alert!
HE’S DONE IT!— Tom Mussa v2 (@tom_mussa_v2) September 1, 2021
Thyago Vieira now has the NPB foreigner record for most appearances without allowing a run at 32 games!
Vieira gets it done with 163 (101.2)! pic.twitter.com/pAasWb7g9X
- Good to see that the Nationals aren’t messing around.
NEWS: The Nationals are the first known MLB team to part ways with unvaccinated FT employees, making multiple personnel changes today, inc. a few related to those who have not gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) September 1, 2021
- The Mets are dealing with yet another public relations firestorm after it was reported that General Manager Zack Scott is facing charges for driving under the influence.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs takes a look at the players who, this season, have most helped their cases at one day becoming Hall of Famers (Halls of Famer?).
- We don’t normally drop NBA news in here, but this seems like it could have major ramifications for athletes everywhere.
Sources: Unvaccinated NBA players in markets with local requirements — such as NYC (Knicks, Nets) and SF (Warriors) — will not be allowed to enter home arenas or facilities for games or team activities conducted there unless there’s approved medical or religious exemption.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 1, 2021