Derek Jeter is getting married

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I suppose this means that Tim McCarver will have to stop writing “Mrs. Derek Jeter” over and over again in his notebook:

After months of speculation that the Yankees’ hunk and his sexy
steady Minka Kelly are headed to the altar, The Post has learned that
the super couple may have settled on a wedding date — Nov. 5.

November 5th, eh? So I guess the champagne shower the Yankees should be favored to be taking earlier that week can double as a bachelor party.  My favorite bit from the story is this, however:

After getting a tip about the upcoming nuptials, The Post confirmed the
date by spotting a curious entry in the official calendar at the ritzy
reception palace Oheka Castle in Huntington, LI, for the first Friday
in November that read simply “JETER wedding.”

Uh-oh. Now that he knows where it is, I lay even odds on McCarver driving like mad to get to the ceremony, busting in, fighting off the families by ripping the cross off the wall, barricading the door, and then escaping with Jeter onto a waiting bus and donning ambiguous facial expressions as they drive away to some Simon and Garfunkel song.

Tampa Bay Rays trade Alex Colome, Denard Span to the Seattle Mariners

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The Tampa Bay Rays were reported this week to be “open for business” as far as trades go. Normally that means nothing happens until late June or something. The Rays are getting right down to it, though, as they’ve just traded closer Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span to the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners, who have played some outstanding ball lately thanks to some outstanding starting pitching, and are looking to bolster other areas as they make a push in the AL West, will likely slot Colome into a setup role in front of closer Edwin Diaz. Span will take over center field, allowing Dee Gordon to, eventually anyway, once he recovers from a fractured toe, cover for the suspended Robinson Cano at second base. If the M’s make the playoffs he’d likely do so in the postseason too, given that Cano will be ineligible for any October play due to his suspension.

Colome has saved 11 games for the Rays, with a 4.15 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 23/8 in 21.2 innings.Span is hitting .238/.364/.385 with four homers and six stolen bases on the season.

Two players are going back to the Rays: righties Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero. Moore was the Mariners’ second round pick in 2015 and made his big league debut last season, pitching 59 innings in 2018 but back in the minors so far in 2018. Romero was a 15th rounder for Seattle in 2017 and is currently plying his trade in A-ball.

The Rays, as expected, are using the 2018 season to acquire prospects. The Mariners, who are unexpectedly strong in the early going, are trying to go for it even harder. Quite a big trade for late May.