Happy Monday M’s fans!
I don’t know about you, but my first full day of extra daylight sure made me feel like we’re closer to summertime and Mariners baseball.
In Mariners news...
- This weekend featured yet another player swap for trade-aficianado Jerry Dipoto.
The #Mariners have acquired MiLB outfielder Joey Curletta from the Phillies in exchange for MiLB switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) March 12, 2017
- Ariel Miranda, Casey Fien, and Rob Whalen struggled against the Angels, while Max “The Tall Wall” Povse turned in an impressive three inning performance, bringing his spring total to six perfect innings.
- Another day, another big performance from a Mariners Dominican Republic player in the World Baseball Classic. Jean Segura stole the show this time, going 3-6 with a stolen base, 2 runs and 3 RBI.
- It sounds like another one of Jerry’s new acquisitions will get a chance to display his stuff on a worldwide stage soon.
Interesting: Jim Leyland says there's a "good chance" Drew Smyly will start the opener for the U.S. in the second round.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 13, 2017
Around the league...
- Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond fractured his left hand after being hit by a pitch
- The United States blanked Canada on the back of another impressive start by a U.S. pitcher, advancing to the second round of the World Baseball Classic
- Ex-Mariner Willy Mo Pena is back in the big leagues (for now). He can still hit dingers.
- Kevin Kiermaier is still good at defense.
- I stumbled into rediscovering one of the funniest shows I’ve ever watched. I highly recommend checking it out.