Good morning! I hope you are having a nice day. Let’s check in on my Major League Baseball playoff predictions and see how they are doing:
The team I picked to win the World Series – the Boston Red Sox – got swept by the injury-wrecked Cleveland Indians. The team that I picked to advance to the World Series before losing to Boston was the SF Giants – and they are on the ropes; they needed a 13th inning win last night to avoid being swept by the Cubs.
The most impressive team in the postseason has been Toronto – and I picked them to lose in the first round to Texas. Whoops!
Thanks goodness you don’t read this blog for the predictions. Um, right?
On Thursday we’ll begin one of our main offseason blog projects: a look back at the previous Triple-A All-Star Games, as we gear up for Cheney Stadium to be the host of the 30th annual event.
The future stars and even Hall of Famers to play in this event make it fun to glance into the past at the previous games. On Thursday we’ll take a peek at the first Triple-A All-Star Game in 1988.
- Over the weekend, Bob Dutton posted an article discussing the Mariners immediate offseason needs.
- Outfielder Tyler O’Neill was ranked the 4th-best prospect in the Double-A Southern League by league managers. We currently project O’Neill to be with Tacoma on Opening Day 2017. He’s playing in the Arizona Fall League, which opens today.
- MLB.com named O’Neill and Class-A pitcher Zack Littell as the Mariners prospects of the year.
- If you like to follow the Mariners payroll, Dutton has projected raises for the salary arbitration eligible players.
The all-star game history is going to be a fun project. Check back on Thursday for the first installment.