Good morning everyone and a happy beginning to the standard work/school week! Yesterday was a pretty slow day in baseball news, but we’ve got a few things to dish out to you. Let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- Andy McKay, the Mariners’ Director of Player Development, is going to be a speaker at the upcoming SABR conference which convenes each year to discuss all of the new findings in statistical baseball research.
Around the league...
- Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco got suspended from his winter league team for partying at 6 in the morning on a gameday.
- Buster Olney ranks his top 10 third baseman in today’s game (ESPN insiders only). Kyle Seager makes the list as an honorable mention.
- Talking Chop wonders if it’s wise for the Braves to make an attempt at Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto.
- The Nationals are considering making a run at starter Lance Lynn.
- The Stanford men’s basketball game defeated USC on one of the most incredible shots you’ll see. The shot was taken by a former University of Washington commit.