Hey folks and happy Wednesday! Maybe I only notice because I write on this website every day but it looks like the font has changed and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I’m sure in like a week and a half I’ll forget what the old font even looked like. Change is natural. Anyway, here are some things to click on.
In Mariners news...
- Yesterday was Truck Day for the Mariners! Spring Training is right around the corner.
Around the league...
- Although the slugger is having a tough time getting into the Hall of Fame, Barry Bonds will have his number retired by the Giants this season.
- OJ: Made In America director Ezra Edelman will direct a biopic on Roberto Clemente.
- Congrats, David!
We're happy to announce the hiring of David Aardsma as our Coordinator, Player Development.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 6, 2018
Welcome aboard, David! pic.twitter.com/KB9uri65ZO
- The Rangers made a move to upgrade their bullpen.
Source: Rangers agree to sign Seung-hwan Oh. One-year, $2.75 million deal. Club option for year two at $4.5 million. Peformance bonuses of up to $1 million in both seasons.— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) February 6, 2018
- Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley is at a crossroads in his career, writes Patrick Dubuque at Baseball Prospectus.
- The MLBPA is understandably unhappy about the fact that MLB teams don’t all seem to want to win.
- Twins starter Ervin Santana is out for 10-12 weeks after undergoing finger surgery.
- Royals GM Dayton Moore made it sound like Mike Moustakas wouldn’t be returning to KC. So the question becomes: where will he go?
- The Mets have been one of the few teams to have an interesting offseason, writes Grant Brisbee.
- Tim Lincecum will throw a showcase for teams next week.
- It’s been a hell of a week for Star Wars and its fans. Game of Thrones TV writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will get to create their own Star Wars movie trilogy separate from the Skywalker series (and also separate from Rian Johnson’s upcoming stand-alone trilogy). Additionally, Disney revealed that they have multiple Star Wars TV show projects in the works, at least one of which they plan to announce soon.
- SB Nation’s Mike Rutherford told the story of the transformation of the University of Washington men’s basketball team.
- This dunk from Giannis Antetokounmpo is nuts.