Happy Thanksgiving! Perhaps Jerry Dipoto will surprise us with another holiday deal. But until then, here’s some news and notes to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- The grind doesn’t stop for Jerry.
#Mariners have signed RHP Jose Rodriguez to a minor league contract.— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) November 23, 2022
Around the league...
- The Rangers made a couple of re-tread hires, bringing in former Royals GM Dayton Moore as an adviser and Mike Maddux as their pitching coach.
- The Red Sox acquired infielder Hoy Park from the Pirates in a minor deal.
- Against elite pitching, it’s an accomplishment to be merely a below-average hitter, writes Davy Andrews at Fangraphs.
- Dan Szymbroski fired up the ZiPS machine and analyzed the early projections for 2023.
- Chris Gilligan at Fangraphs wonders what a resurgence for Cody Bellinger would look like.
- Bryce Harper officially underwent Tommy John surgery, shelving him until at least the All-Star break in 2023.
- Maybe they should have stayed in retirement...yikes.