Good morning everyone! As I write this, trade rumors about the Mariners are swirling (finally!) revolving something about how the team is about to acquire a reliever. Maybe David Phelps. By the time you’re reading this we will probably know many more details.
Those moments between when we hear a trade is imminent and then when we hear the complete details are among the most exciting moments in sports. At least for me. But I’m a fan of a franchise that doesn’t do a whole lot of winning, so this is the best I’ve got.
Anyway, onto the links.
In Mariners news...
- Here’s some more rumors for you that may or may not still be relevant.
- Josh Hill at Fansided recounts the Mariners’ simultaneously successful and disastrous 2001 season.
- In case you missed it, Kyle Seager recently hit his 200th career double with the Mariners.
- Luke Arkins wonders if the Mariners are capable of pursuing some of the higher-ceiling starters on the market.
In Mariners minors news...
- Although the Rainiers lost yesterday, Casey Lawrence was fantastic.
Outstanding start by Casey Lawrence. Final line: 7.2IP, 4H, 3R, 0BB, 6K, 90-68. #Rainiers— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 20, 2017
- Close, but no cigar.
Tyler O'Neill hits a ball to the 428ft sign in CF but it's an out in Albuquerque's ballpark.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 20, 2017
- Don’t forget, he can do it with the glove too!
Around the league...
- In the trade with the White Sox, the Yankees addressed every major issue they had for the season.
- I missed this yesterday, but the White Sox promoted top prospect Yoan Moncada and he made his MLB debut.
- Steven Vogt, who was recently acquired by the Brewers, will be out for a month or more due to a strained MCL.
- You should expect a good deal of trade action in the next couple of weeks.
- Bartolo Colon, now 44, is considering retiring soon.
- The Red Sox officially cut ties with Pablo Sandoval, and the infielder signed a minor league deal with San Francisco.
- J.D. Martinez got injured in his first game as a member of the Diamondbacks. The outfielder had to leave the game after getting hit by a pitch at the plate.