Monday Round-Up

It’s a quiet time for baseball news, which is just fine in our corner of the world since the Seahawks are dominating both opponents and the conversation these days. They truly are an enjoyable team to watch right now. As for my Niners? Ugh.

There were a few tidbits of news over the weekend, including some of our favorite recent ex-Rainiers signing deals elsewhere. So, let’s just hit the links:

  • The player the Mariners need to acquire this off-season is not available via free agency, John McGrath writes.
  • Culled from Twitter over the weekend, a handful of former Rainiers have signed minor league free agent contracts with other teams. Alex Liddi has signed with the Chicago White Sox, Mike Wilson inked a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Rowland-Smith hooked on with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The Memphis Redbirds have long had financial problems, mostly due to debt from the construction of Autozone Park. Now we get word that the St. Louis Cardinals have bought the team, and the City Of Memphis is taking possession of the stadium. Hopefully this will help the financial picture.
  • The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will not be moving downtown any time soon.
  • The Mariners medical staff won the Martin-Monohan Award, which goes to the team with the fewest disabled list days during the regular season. Congratulations to trainers Rick Griffin and Rob Nodine, and the rest of the medical staff.
  • Rick Rizzs hosted his annual Toys For Kids charity auction over the weekend, and it was a success as usual.

I’ll be back Wednesday with… something. I have a baseball book review in the hopper, perhaps we’ll do that.

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