Good morning and happy Friday! Today I’ve decided to start things off with something funny I read this morning. Enjoy!
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself use phrases like "circle back" and "touch base" at work— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 10, 2017
Now onto the rest of the day’s news. Have a good weekend everyone!
In Mariners news...
- Beyond the Box Score gives a shout out to Drew Smyly, pointing out that a new metric might make him a much more valuable pitcher.
- BtBS also takes a look back at the trade that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle.
- Jerry Dipoto is pleased with the way his roster shaped up this offseason, per a recent interview with Greg Johns.
Around the league...
- Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter chronicles the transformation of Noah Syndergaard.
- Dave Cameron at Fangraphs makes the case for Jorge De La Rosa, arguing that the pitcher could be a bullpen ace for someone willing to take the chance.
- Jeff Loria has verbally agreed to sell the Miami Marlins, which will surely please fans of the franchise.
- Korean slugger Byung Ho Park somehow cleared waivers, so he’ll remain in the Twins organization.
- Jeff Sullivan isn’t surprised that Matt Wieters is still a free agent.
- DRaysBay thinks the USA might have a shot at the World Baseball Classic title this year.
- The Seahawks agreed to a deal with kicker Blair Walsh, who is infamous for his field goal miss that gave Seattle a playoff victory.