Hello folks! Here’s what’s happening around baseball on this Thursday.
In Mariners news...
- Go buy this tee for a good cause!
- Scott Servais can become just the third manager in M’s history with a winning record if he can keep up the good vibes.
With today's win, Scott Servais moved to a career .500 as the Mariners' manager, with a 424-424 record.— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) September 8, 2021
- Noelvi Marte was selected with the second overall pick in the LIDOM draft, which means we’ll get to see the youngster against strong competition this winter. Top prospects such as Marco Luciano, Orelvis Martínez, and Robert Puason will also be participating.
- Noelvi’s best friend Alberto Rodríguez will also be playing in LIDOM, but for a different team.
- Here’s to hoping this actually is just precautionary and not of actual concern to the team.
The Mariners have shut down right-hander Emerson Hancock for the remainder of the season. Per GM Jerry Dipoto, he’s in Arizona focusing on arm care and shoulder strengthening programs.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 9, 2021
Around the league...
- Somehow the Mariners acquired the second-best hitter at the deadline.
Updated stats for position players acquired via trade— Michael Mayer (@mikemayer22) September 8, 2021
Kyle Schwarber 167 OPS+
Abraham Toro 140
Starling Marte 136
Jorge Soler 130
Trea Turner 128
Javier Báez 126
Kris Bryant 122
Anthony Rizzo 117
Josh Harrison 115
Adam Duvall 113
Joey Gallo 71
Yan Gomes 63
Adam Frazier 57
- Sandy Alderson attempted to assuage concerns about Jacob deGrom’s partially torn UCL.
- The Rays have agreed to a multi-year extension with general manager Erik Neander, so we can expect many more trades with Tampa Bay in the future.
- Emma Baccellieri at Sports Illustrated told the story of Major League Baseball’s battle to take down fake memorabilia distributors.
- Phillies starter Zach Eflin will undergo knee surgery, shelving him for six-to-eight months.
- Derek Jeter was officially inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame yesterday.
- David Laurila spoke to Gonzaga alum Eli Morgan about how he throws his changeup.