In Mariners news...
- Anyone else a little speechless?
Braves acquire Jarred Kelenic, Evan White and Marco Gonzales from Mariners for young righties Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillips, via @RyanDivish Mariners shed more salary in trade. Presumably loading up to add a big stick or two.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 4, 2023
- MLB Network’s Jon Morosi gives Mariners fans something to look out for at the upcoming MLB Winter Meetings:
The Mariners and Rays are trade partners to watch in Nashville this week.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2023
They have spoken about Isaac Paredes, as I reported earlier today.
Randy Arozarena is available, and it is believed his name has come up in different scenarios, as well.@MLB @MLBNetwork
On Mariners-Rays trade talks, key context here:— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2023
Jerry Dipoto was named Mariners general manager in 2015.
Since then, the Mariners and Rays have completed 14 different transactions, according to the @baseball_ref database.
Fourteen! @MLB @MLBNetwork
- Legendary Mariners manager Lou Piniella fell just one vote short of earning his well-deserved spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. His next chance to be selected will be in 2026.
Around the league...
- There is no additional news on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes yet, but Jon Heyman of the New York Post writes that Ohtani is believed to have already received bids upwards of $500 million.
- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed nineteen-year-old top prospect Jackson Chourio to an eight-year/$82 million contract extension, which guarantees him the most money ever before a player’s major league debut.
- The San Francisco Giants are expected to be one of the more aggressive teams at this year’s Winter Meetings, with the team especially linked to star free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto. According to Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle, the Giants might even have an edge in the bidding.
- Congrats to longtime manager Jim Leyland, who has been elected the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to re-sign reliever Joe Kelly, and will make the deal official once he passes his physical.