Good morning everyone! It’s the final day of January, which means spring training is on the horizon now! Let’s get to the latest from around the world of baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic analyzed the Mariners’ latest move in the context of the self-imposed limitations ownership has placed on the front office. ($)
- The Mariners have made a ton of minor league signings lately, filling out the 2024 Tacoma Rainiers roster. Not listed here, but Seattle also signed utilityman Nick Solak to a minor league deal.
The Mariners have signed infielder Morgan McCullough, pitchers Garrett Davila and Sean Poppen, and catcher/first baseman Michael Papierski to minor-league contracts, per the MiLB transactions log. All four spent time in Triple-A in 2023.— Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) January 31, 2024
Around the league...
- Another big bat is off the board with Justin Turner signing a one-year deal with the Blue Jays.
- Corey Seager underwent surgery for a sports hernia yesterday and will reportedly miss most or all of spring training in recovery.
- Big news in Baltimore: the Orioles are being sold to a team of two private equity billionaires.
- Edwin Díaz looks ready to go for 2024!
Edwin Diaz on Instagram:— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) January 30, 2024
(via IG/sugardiaz39) pic.twitter.com/2j81Rmmesg
- Vlad Guerrero, Jr. gets the cover treatment for MLB the Show 24. Julio Rodríguez was not eligible for the cover because he was on a video game cover within the last three years (last year’s EA mobile game).
- The missing Jackie Robinson statue was found burned and in pieces in a Wichita Park trash can.
- Anyone have a sweat-stained hat or two that needs cleaning?