Hello and happy Thursday! Yesterday was a big day in the football world, but here at Lookout Landing we are a baseball blog. As such it is my job to provide you with baseball news. I hope this will suffice.
In Mariners news...
- Nelson Cruz’s son visited his dad at the World Baseball Classic.
- Go vote for Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award! He’s up against the likes of Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Lonzo Ball, and Deshaun Watson.
- Nathan Bishop made his Baseball Prospectus debut with a piece on Tyler O’Neill.
- Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider takes a look at some young Mariners who are worth keeping an eye on this season.
Around the league...
- Nick Stellini at Fangraphs says that we shouldn’t be surprised by Team Israel’s success so far.
- PJ Conlon — a pitcher in Mets camp — is trying to put an end to the drought of Irish players in the majors.
- Grant Brisbee takes a long look at Loek Van Mil, a seven-footer who is currently pitching for the Netherlands in the WBC. Although the 32-year-old righty has bounced around in the minors in the past, Brisbee wonders if he has a chance to make it to the majors.
- Chris Archer is hoping that the WBC will serve as a way to bring a divided nation together.
- Tim Tebow’s first spring training game didn’t go the way the former football player planned.
- Good news for Red Sox fans: David Price should be back in action very shortly.
- Former LL writer Meg Rowley wonders what Mike Trout would be like if he changed very simple things about himself in her latest piece with Baseball Prospectus.