Player signings and award announcements.
In Mariners news…
- A huge congrats to Scott Servais on his well-deserved nomination for AL Manager of the Year!
That’s our skipper!
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 8, 2021
- Free agent Marcus Semien could be one of the Mariners’ early targets this offseason.
Sources: Marcus Semien is one of the many free agents under consideration by the #Mariners early in the offseason. Semien, 31, is believed to prefer West Coast clubs and has experience in the AL West; the Mariners already have shown sincere interest. @MLBNetwork @710ESPNSeattle
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 8, 2021
- Congrats to former Mariner Charlie Furbush on his induction to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame!
Congratulations to my sweet husband @charliefurbush on being inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame! So incredibly proud of the man you are and the pitcher you were! The @Mariners & I are so lucky to have you pic.twitter.com/gzRdW5d9ci
— Michelle Ludtka Furbush (@MichelleLudtka) November 8, 2021
- The Mariners have multiple notable players who have declared minor league free agency.
No significant surprises among the players declared minor league free agents, but notable names for the Mariners include Jake Bauers, Shed Long, Dillon Thomas, Ian McKinney, Jordan Cowan, and Luis Liberato.
— Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) November 9, 2021
- Is this the Mariners most critical offseason in club history? Corey Brock at The Athletic writes that the Mariners will be in a different mindset than they were at the beginning of the rebuild as they now look for key pieces to build their team.
Around the league…
- New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor reflects on what it means to him to have a signature shoe with New Balance and the process in which he created it.
- LHP T.J. McFarland has agreed to return to the St Louis Cardinals for the 2022 season on a one-year/$2.5 million deal with up to $50,000 available in incentives.
- Michael Conforto has rejected the Mets’ qualifying offer of $18.4 million and will now become an unrestricted free agent.
- LA Angels RHP Chris Rodriguez is expected to miss most of the 2022 season after undergoing repair surgery for his throwing shoulder.
- The finalists for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player awards were all announced last night, with many big names securing nominations.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed LHP Andrew Heaney to a one-year/$8.5 million deal as they look to fill holes in their pitching staff this offseason.