Happy Friday, everyone!
I hope you all had a pleasant week and are on the verge of starting an even more pleasant weekend. I may attempt to go hiking if it doesn’t rain too hard. Maybe it’s just me, but the first few weekends after college football season ends feel so odd.
In Mariners News...
- Jeff Sullivan took a look at Nick Vincent’s fastball over at FanGraphs today.
- Mike Curto breaks down Triple-A Tacoma’s middle infield candidates.
- Jason Hammel was reportedly discussing a deal with the Mariners when he decided to switch agents.
- Let’s all look at pictures of Felix in the gym.
In Other News...
- Mark Trumbo and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a 3-year, ~$37 million deal. Trumbo slashed .256/.316/.533 with the Orioles in 2016.
- The Angels struck a deal with infielder Luis Valbuena. Valbuena posted a 2.0 fWAR and 123 wRC+ in 90 games for the Astros in 2016.
- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed reliever Neftali Feliz to be their closer.
- RHP Josh Johnson has officially retired from baseball at the age of 32. The once great pitcher struggled to overcome severe injury issues.
- Continuing with the music conversation yesterday, what was the first album you remember buying? Did you like it? Do you still like it? Mine is actually the original Now That’s What I Call Music. They have to be on number two-hundred for those things by now, right? Regardless, I still love it, because it gave me this song:
Have a terrific weekend, everyone!