Good morning everybody and happy Wednesday! As the week keeps rolling along, so do the links.
In Mariners news...
- Larry Stone at The Seattle Times sorts out all of the facts and gives a very balanced take on the situation unfolding with Dr. Lorena Martin.
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs provided her outlook on the controversy.
- Whitney McIntosh outlines seven potential trade partners for the Mariners if they want to deal James Paxton.
- Dang, that’s a bummer for Roenis.
From Roenis Elías’s wife on Instagram: the Mariners have denied Elías’s request to play winter ball. Suggests they see him having a big role with the club this season. pic.twitter.com/pr2h14TtKI— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) November 13, 2018
Around the league...
- Major League Baseball is planning to start its own elite summer league for high school players, essentially battling with Perfect Game for control of the industry.
- Baseball Prospectus has announced an ownership change. The website is now owned by a group of the website’s senior staff.
- Oooh, this could really be good for a team that travels a lot like the Mariners.
super interesting development in air travel. can only imagine how much this could change sports. makes expansion in asia, maybe an nba franchise, way more plausible. shorter domestic travel could mean better rest for athletes and improved performance. https://t.co/VVqfIq1Ld5— joon (@joonlee) November 13, 2018
- Eno Sarris at The Athletic proposes that the Giants rebuild and offers them a blueprint on how to get it done. ($)
- The White Sox are listening to offers on Avisail Garcia.
- Former Mariners reliever Mark Lowe, who hasn’t pitched in the bigs since 2016, will attempt a comeback.
- Brian Snitker of the Braves was named the National League Manager of the Year. Bob Melvin of the A’s took home the American League honor.
- David Schoenfeld at ESPN offers some potential blockbuster moves that each team could make.
- Well, Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell will not report to the team for the rest of the season, meaning he is officially sitting out for the year. Someone dug up this tweet he sent in 2013, in which he calls out his future self.
If youu could sit out a year of a sport youu play and your not injured or somethin else is preventing youu to play, then youu don't love it!— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) February 13, 2013