Good morning everyone! To all of you college basketball fans out there (or maybe just sports fans in general), happy first full day of March Madness! I know I’m going to be spending a lot of my time focusing on that, but some of you are more die-hard than I am when it comes to the Mariners and are looking for some baseball stories instead. Luckily, I’ve prepared those too. Let’s take a look, shall we?
In Mariners news...
- Have you seen enough lists that describe the Mariners’ current injuries? I don’t think you have.
- I’m a big fan of this friendship.
- The M’s now have some space if they want to add a couple of non-roster invites to the Opening Day roster.
The Mariners outrighted RHP Mike Morin to Triple-A Tacoma. The 40-man roster is now at 38. There are 44 players still in big league camp.— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 14, 2018
Around the league...
- Indians starter Trevor Bauer has found a lot of success lately by stealing pitches from other pitchers.
- Zack Greinke exited his last start with the Diamondbacks due to a groin strain.
- Over the Monster takes a look at Roenis Elias, who is apparently having a very good spring. I personally forgot he was still on the Red Sox.
- Buster Olney is pretty confident that Bryce Harper will wind up on the Nationals or Phillies after this season is over.
- It seems almost obvious that Alex Cobb will wind up with the Brewers, so why hasn’t a deal been made yet?
- A family in Los Angeles that recently unearthed seven Ty Cobb baseball cards just found an eighth one lying around.
- Jeff Sullivan wonders how effective the no-look pickoff attempt can be.
- The Reds have hired former Red Sox manager John Farrell to serve as a scout for the organization.
- The University of Washington men’s basketball team knocked off Boise State in the first round of the NIT yesterday.