A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the last seven days:
- On a conference call, MLBTR asked Steve Cishek about his decision to sign with the Mariners and whether he had opportunities to close elsewhere. “There were a couple other teams [with significant interest], but not too many closing opportunities out there. For me, Seattle was the No. 1 place I wanted to go when I heard that they wanted me to be their closer,” Cishek said.
- On the most recent edition of the MLB Trade Rumors podcast, free agent Todd Coffey joined host Jeff Todd to talk about his career in the pen and his current comeback attempt. Coffey, who plans to throw for teams in January, says he feels healthy and wants to be able to pitch multiple innings for his next MLB club. Steve Adams also chatted with Jeff about what’s up ahead in the hard-to-predict offseason market. A new episode of the MLB Trade Rumors Podcast is released every Thursday and can be accessed on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.
- On Thursday, MLBTR was the first to report that the Braves designated right-hander Brandon Cunniff for assignment. Cunniff, 27, made his big league debut with the Braves in 2015, working to a 4.63 ERA with an impressive 37 strikeouts in 35 innings of work out of the Atlanta bullpen. However, he also yielded 22 walks in that time, which contributed to his somewhat elevated earned run average
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