Imagining the most hilarious scenario ever

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In light of the possible Jeter Fest rainout, many are wondering what might be done if the flood does come to pass:

Can you imagine Major League Baseball asking the Orioles to give up their offday before a playoff series so that they might play a meaningless baseball game on the road for the sole purpose of ensuring that Derek Frickin’ Jeter is properly feted?

I’m trying to picture Peter Angelos’ response to that. I mean, sure, as the Nationals and the Ravens can tell you, he’s a man with a big heart who is always eager to accommodate competing interests, but something still tells me that he’d be less than enamored of the idea.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.