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In Mariners news...
- The Mariners announced the winners of the annual minor league awards.
- The Mariners’ streak against the A’s has entered historic territory.
The @Mariners have now won 11 straight games against the A's.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 29, 2021
That's the longest winning streak in MLB history against an opponent that was 10+ games over .500 entering every game of the streak.
Around the league...
- Joe Lemire at The New York Times wrote about the increasingly corporate atmosphere that exists within the modern-day baseball front office and the titles its employees hold.
- Kyle Glaser at Baseball America analyzed the impact of the rule changes in the minor leagues this year.
- Alexandra Bruell at The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Cohen and the Mets are making efforts to attract more young fans to the organization.
- With the Mets out of playoff contention, they will not see another start this year from their best pitcher.
The Mets have decided that Jacob deGrom will not pitch in a game this season. He's been shut down.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) September 28, 2021
- One of the longest-tenured broadcasters in baseball will sign off following the 2022 campaign.
Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín today announced that he will retire following the 2022 season, which will be his 64th season with the organization. pic.twitter.com/PHthb3BzD9— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 28, 2021
- MLB Pipeline presented the Prospect Team of the Year, which features the Mariner you probably expect it to include.
- The Rays changed their mind about including a Montreal sign at Tropicana Field this postseason.
- Joe Maddon is putting out fires after Shohei Ohtani indicated he is frustrated playing for the Angels.
- The Cardinals completed their unlikely comeback into playoff contention by winning their 17th straight game en route to an official Wild Card Game berth.