Good morning everyone! It’s another Wednesday in the offseason, and things are awfully quiet in the world of baseball. But, there is still some news to discuss...
In Mariners news...
- David Laurila at Fangraphs spoke to scouts about M’s relief prospect Troy Taylor, who might just surprise people this season.
- The Mariners made a pair of minor league signings yesterday, inking right-handers Joey Krehbiel and Ty Buttrey to deals.
- The Rainiers will be wearing a cool jersey patch this season!
From @AROD to Big Dumper, it's been three decades of future Seattle stars playing at Cheney Stadium on their journey.— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) January 16, 2024
This sleeve patch will pay homage to R 30th Anniversary as a proud Mariners affiliate. #WeRTacoma
Individual-game tickets now on sale: https://t.co/b31DkEtMLE pic.twitter.com/fbBDoqqgvS
- Daniel Kramer spoke to Brant Brown to get his perspective on how his new role could revolutionize the team’s offense.
Around the league...
- Baseball Prospectus unveiled its list of the top 101 prospects in the sport, a list that includes a trio of Mariners. ($)
- Former Mariner and current Astro Kendall Graveman will miss all of the 2024 season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
- The Cooper Hummel carousel continues apace.
Source: The Giants are acquiring catcher/outfielder Cooper Hummel from the Mets. Hummel had recently been designated for assignment by New York.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 16, 2024
- The Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO plan to post infielder Hye Seong Kim next offseason.
- The Nationals have hired fan favorite reliever Sean Doolittle to serve as their pitching strategist on their MLB coaching staff.
- Michael Baumann at Fangraphs wonders how the Giants’ experimenting with Jordan Hicks as a starter will go.