The bad news: Today the Mariners do not have a baseball game.
The good news: Tomorrow the Mariners will play a baseball game that counts.
The great news: I have a fresh batch of links to keep you occupied on the day off.
In Mariners news...
- Yesterday the team broke camp and headed to Houston.
- Dillon Overton will miss Opening Day to be with his wife as she gives birth to their first child.
- The Rainiers have released their Opening Day roster for April 6th.
Around the league...
- Melvin Upton Jr. is on the trade block after failing to make the Blue Jays’ Opening Day roster.
- Former Mariner Nick Franklin was DFA’d by the Rays.
So to recap, Diaz gets last spot in #Rays pen; Bourjos, Smith and Robertson make team; Franklin DFA'd— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 1, 2017
- The Padres added three Rule 5 picks to a 25-man roster already featuring four players under the age of 24.
- Adrian Beltre will start the season on the DL, but can be recalled as early as April 9th.
- Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan discuss Drew Smyly’s health, sabermetrics, and more on the Effectively Wild podcast.
- The national championship game is set, and it will likely be the second-most entertaining event on TV Monday night.