Greetings everyone and happy Friday! As December begins and the Winter Meetings loom on the horizon, let’s get caught up on the latest.
In Mariners news...
- Here’s a little something to warm your heart this morning.
Around the league...
- No surprise: Shohei Ohtani was given the 2023 Edgar Martínez Award for the most outstanding designated hitter this past season. It’s his third consecutive year winning the award.
- Reports indicate the Brewers have in fact agreed to a record eight-year, $80M contract with prospect Jackson Chourio. The deal will include a pair of team options, potentially keeping him in Milwaukee through his age-30 season.
- The Mets agreed to a one-year deal with former Mariners reliever Austin Adams.
- The Mariners aren’t the only team that might deal from its wealth of starting pitchers — the Marlins are have conversations with teams about their young starters too.
- Baseball America named the Texas Rangers the 2023 Organization of the Year. The Mariners were given the honor in 2022. ($)
- Eno Sarris at The Athletic reports that Pirates have hired former Astros front office member Sarah Gelles as an assistant GM. ($)
- Sam Blum at The Athletic sat down with new Angels pitching coach Barry Enright to get his perspective on coaching and how he plans to change things in Anaheim. ($)
- The White Sox and Rangers might be the next teams in peril as cable deals collapse around the league, reports Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. ($)