Good morning! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekends. It’s time to get back to bizness so here are some fresh links to start off your day.
In Mariners news...
- Red Reporter gave a largely fake — but still entertaining — preview of the Seattle Mariners.
- Nelson Cruz had to set aside his law school aspirations, but might try to pick up his schooling again in the near future.
- Nelly has also adapted to the idea of serving primarily as the team’s designated hitter.
- Mariners position players took to the field yesterday.
Vogelbach and Valencia at first. pic.twitter.com/V9X7akXUl7— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) February 20, 2017
They are fielding on the field. pic.twitter.com/QQJR5erRvo— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) February 20, 2017
- If you’ve got 45 minutes to kill, here’s a compilation of every home run hit by the Mariners in 2016.
- The Mariners had a contest to see who could spell Marc Rzepczynski’s last name during the first full squad workout.
Around the league...
- Sam Miller at ESPN poses an interesting question: how would we know who the best players were if we didn’t have stats to tell us? It’s a very fascinating study.
- Astros pitcher Chris Devenski was a vastly underrated player last year, writes Jeff Sullivan.
- The New York Times did a neat feature on Mike Piazza: Soccer Team Owner.
- Travis Sawchik wonders if baseball can continue to be a well-balanced competitive league.
- Jeff Sullivan says the Marlins have a history of employing poor pitch framers.