The Mariners lost, but the Red Sox are on a slide of epic proportions.
Greetings everyone! The Mariners streak might be over, but I suppose that just means it’s time to start a new one. Let’s kick off the weekend with some news from around baseball.
In Mariners news…
- Noelvi Marte continued his torrid stretch in Everett yesterday. Perhaps people sold on the 20-year-old too early.
Amidst a torrid stretch, Noelvi Marte put together perhaps his best game yet.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 23, 2022
- In case you missed it, the Mariners unveiled their 2023 All-Star Game logo.
⭐ THE 2023 ALL-STAR LOGO IS HERE ⭐ pic.twitter.com/yQ9x6uWWbG
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 23, 2022
- Mikey Ajeto wrote over at Baseball Prospectus about the Mariners’ chances of making the playoffs. ($)
- Taylor Williams is back! And we officially got Matt Brash for free.
RHP Taylor Williams has signed with the #Mariners, assigned to Tacoma. Released by SFG on 7/17.
His second tour of duty with the M’s; traded by San Diego to Seattle on 8/31/20 for a PTBNL, which was Matt Brash on 9/17/20. 97 career MLB games since 2017 (MIL, SEA, SD, MIA).
— Paul Braverman (@PaulBraverman) July 22, 2022
Around the league…
- The Red Sox — who are trailing the Mariners in the wild card hunt — suffered a beatdown of historic proportions yesterday, falling 28-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays. In their last three games, they’ve been outscored 55-8. Here’s an illustration of just how rough their recent play has been.
- Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. was living his best life in the middle of a game in which he had six hits.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. making himself a… fruit cocktail during the fifth inning of the ball game tonight. pic.twitter.com/RXCSIaKH9x
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) July 23, 2022
- Kyler Murray is making more than the entire A’s roster! That’s wild.
$46.1M: Kyler Murray’s average annual value
$41.9M: Oakland A’s active payroll
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 21, 2022
- Emma Baccellieri at Sports Illutrated wrote about what happens during an on-field brawl from the perspective of a bullpen pitcher.
- Kiley McDaniel at ESPN gave his thoughts on each team’s 2022 draft class. ($)
- Rumor has it that the Mets and Yankees are not willing to surrender any of their top three organizational prospects in a trade for Juan Soto. If true, this takes two of the biggest suitors for the outfielder off the board.
- Andy Martino at SNY opined that the Yankees would be better served long-term with Soto than Aaron Judge, which isn’t really that hot of a take.
- The Mets kept the hot stove rolling by acquiring former Mariners All-Star Dan Vogelbach for minor league reliever Colin Holderman.
- Meanwhile, the Yankees might be without one of their best relievers for a while.
Michael King has a fracture in his right elbow, according to sources. Devastating to him and the Yankees. He along with Holmes have been the Yankee best relievers.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 23, 2022
- This is huge news for the movement to get college athletes paid.
EXCLUSIVE: College football players are unionizing, and the first chapter will be at Penn State.
The College Football Players Association is already in negotiations with the Big Ten.
Led by quarterback Sean Clifford, players want revenue sharing and better medical care. pic.twitter.com/pwg3JGRZbc
— More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) July 22, 2022