Wanna blame something for the Giants’ loss? How about Kansas City barbecue?

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo drops this nugget in his story about Game 6:

It’s unlikely the Giants will delight in another pregame treat of Z-Man sandwiches from the unparalleled Oklahoma Joe’s barbecue joint, as they did Tuesday afternoon. Fifty of the sandwiches – beef brisket, smoked provolone, two onion rings and pickles with a touch of sauce – found their way into San Francisco’s clubhouse, and whether it was Kansas City’s smoked-meat kings sending some good vibes the hometown team’s way or simply a coincidence that Z-Man consumption coincided with pure lethargy, their presence is no longer welcome.

I know they’re athletes and require a lot of calories in order to make their bodies do what they do, but Christ on a crutch, on what planet does that kind of a meal make sense a few hours before running and stuff is required. I thought I was gonna need a defibrillator after eating one of those the other day.

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.