Hey everyone! The Super Bowl is over and that means it is officially baseball season! Regardless of how you feel about last night’s outcome, the thought of baseball returning should instantly put you in a good mood.
Pitchers and catchers report in just over a week. It’s time to get ready for an exciting 2017 season. Our wonderful Adam Gresch made a video that should get you in the spirit.
Now onto the rest of the day’s news.
In Mariners news...
- 2016 Mariners draftee Brandon Miller is hyped to get back on the mound.
- The Dominican Academy is back in action too.
- Lefty bullpen prospect Jake Zokan is on track to return soon.
Around the league...
- Even though the Pirates weren’t able to unload Andrew McCutchen via trade, they are planning to move him out of center field.
- The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with reliever Joe Smith, the player with the most boring name in baseball.
- Pinstripe Alley uses a new tool from Baseball Prospectus to solve the mystery that is Michael Pineda.
- It appears that Jason Hammel has finally found a home.
Source: #Royals in agreement with free-agent RHP Jason Hammel on two-year contract with mutual option for a third year, pending physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2017
- You might not like him (I don’t), but he’s good.