After the final game of the regular season, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence led the crowd at AT&T Park in a “YES!” chant, which was made popular by WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. So of course Bryan came to AT&T Park this afternoon to meet with Pence and pump up the crowd prior to Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Check out the video below:
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According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bryan said that he thinks Pence would be a great wrestler because he’s such a good entertainer. That’s quite a visual. Any ideas on a gimmick for him? I’m thinking he could be someone who only talks with his eyes.
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.