Good morning everyone! Here are some links to get your Tuesday started.
In Mariners news...
- Greg Johns previews the Mariners’ first base position for 2018, where the team hopes Ryon Healy can provide solid production.
- Jason Churchill previews the upcoming season for the Mariners.
Around the league...
- Our very own Isabelle Minasian takes a look at what makes the Caribbean Winter Leagues so special.
- This will be interesting to follow.
Left-hander Phil Coke is attempting a comeback as a knuckleballer. 35-year-old spent time in Japan in 2017. Said to be intriguing teams with spin rate in bullpen sessions.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 5, 2018
- The Bartender finds a new home.
#Padres sign free-agent RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to minor-league deal with invitation to major-league spring training, per source.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2018
- Viva El Birdos thinks the Cardinals should just go ahead and sign Yu Darvish since it doesn’t seem like anybody else is going to.
- The Astros have avoided arbitration with George Springer by signing a two-year contract.
- Henry Druschel says the MLBPA should be blaming themselves for not regulating and helping international amateurs.
- Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel drops the Fangraphs top 100 prospects list.
- Baseball Prospectus provides its top 101 prospects for the upcoming season.
- The Rangers have inked Darwin Barney to a minor league deal.
- Todd Frazier is staying in New York. The third baseman signed a two-year contract with the Mets.
- Here’s the longer version of the Solo trailer that I posted yesterday.