Good morning folks and Happy President’s Day! The good news is that many of us have time off work for the holiday (I do not). The other piece of good news is that this will be the last week without Mariners baseball games for a long time. Get ready for some spring training action!
So let’s take a look at what happened over the course of this semi-eventful weekend.
In Mariners news...
- Former Mariner Mallex Smith has a good sense of humor about his stint with Seattle. It almost makes me wish we hadn’t traded him.
- You can add Jerry Dipoto to the M’s relief pile.
Jerry Dipoto making a comeback? pic.twitter.com/javKg9rxhp— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 19, 2017
- Nelson Cruz feels pretty good about the team’s chances of winning the division.
- Cruz, Cano, and Seags got some work in the batting cages yesterday.
Around the league...
- The Orioles have acquired reliever Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers. Nuno was sent to Los Angeles in the deal that brought Carlos Ruiz to Seattle.
- Eric Gagne, who is pitching for team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, is considering a major league comeback.
- Josh Donaldson will be out for at least a couple of weeks with a right calf strain.
- Fernando Rodney had a cool set of hats made in his honor.
- Dexter Fowler made some comments that implied he wasn't a fan of Trump's travel ban (his wife’s family is Iranian), and many Saint Louis fans were unhappy about it.
- I guess Eric Hosmer has forgotten that he has totalled a combined 3.2 fWAR in the last three years.
- Even though it didn’t count, a Valparaiso men’s basketball player made this insane three-quarters court shot yesterday.
Tremendo trick-shot de un jugador de la universidad de Valparaiso para cerrar la primera parte: pic.twitter.com/7SSJ5H2HvV— Esperando Marzo (@esperandomarzo) February 19, 2017