Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a fresh batch of links to close out your work week. Enjoy!
In Mariners news...
- Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner breaks down Taylor Motter, who has been a fine replacement at shortstop for the injured Jean Segura.
- Jeff Sullivan finds batter comparisons for Mitch Haniger, and they look pretty good! Well, all but one of them does.
- A former Mariners reliever is putting together a nice season overseas.
@JoeVeyera FWIW - Arquimedes Caminero has a 1.69 ERA, 10.2IP, 10H, 2ER, 3BB from 46 batters faced for the Yomiuri Giants— Nick Scott (@NScottMT) April 21, 2017
- Hopefully this video of a Dan Vogelbach bomb will warm your hearts.
Around the league...
- Ozzie Smith has some opinions on what would make the game of baseball better, as Matthew Trueblood outlines in his piece with Baseball Prospectus.
- Hey! When did this guy get stateside again?
.@Rangers purchase RHP Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock; designate RHP Mike Hauschild for assignment.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) April 20, 2017
- Avert your eyes
- Dallas Keuchel appears to be back on track, and could be on pace for another Cy Young-caliber season.
- Joe Sheehan at Fangraphs wonders what kind of impact PEDs have on players these days.
- The Astros mascot pranked Mike Trout.