Good morning everyone! Apologies for the lack of links yesterday; there was a bit of a miscommunication and it resulted in a misfire on our part. But we’re back in business, so here’s what you need to know.
In Mariners news...
- It looks like Dan Vogelbach has made some minor adjustments to his swing this offseason.
- David Adler takes a look at how Dee Gordon’s speed could make him an effective center fielder.
Around the league...
- Some major news from a couple of days ago was that the Indians are planning to remove the Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys.
- After this girl asked for a prom party at Citi Field, the Mets told her she needed 500,000 retweets to make it happen. In the end, they surprised her anyway.
- This is a mesmerizing video.
- Sam Miller at ESPN wonders how bad it really is to have the game’s worst farm system.
- Go get ‘em, Wheels.
According to a source, Danny Espinosa has agreed to a deal with the Yankees and will be a non-roster invitee at camp. He will compete for the second base job this spring.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 29, 2018
- Congrats, Trey! Here’s to hoping you try out pro baseball some time.
- The Oakland A’s acquired Brandon Moss and Ryan Buchter from the Royals in a four-player swap.
- Moss blames the MLBPA for not coming up with a better CBA agreement, thus leading to the slow offseason.
- Nori Aoki signed a three-year deal with the Yakult Swallows of the NPB.
- Rest in peace, Kevin. Towers was a former general manager for the Padres and Diamondbacks and was a native of Medford, Oregon.
Kevin Towers, one of the greatest people this game has ever known, and the ultimate fighter, has passed away from cancer. Unbelievable. He will be greatly missed. Loved that man— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 30, 2018
- Alex Cora is going for a buddy-buddy approach rather than a tough love mindset with his players as manager of the Red Sox.
- The Reds have signed right-handed pitcher David Hernandez to a two-year contract.
- Major League Baseball is considering adding a rule that would put a runner on second base to start every inning after the 10th in the All-Star Game.
- The Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with catcher Alex Avila.
- Rockets guard James Harden produced the first ever 60-point, triple-double performance in NBA history.