Good morning folks! I hope your week is going well so far. As we stand here on this Tuesday, there’s some news to report. Let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs dives into King Felix’s chances at making it into Cooperstown.
- The Mariners could use assistance in the outfield. Luckily some help is on the way.
Mariners outfielders projected for opening day roster— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 5, 2018
Ben Gamel -- oblique strain out 4-6 weeks.
Mitch Haniger -- hand tendinitis hasn't taken BP in six days.
Guillermo Heredia -- recovering from shoulder surgery.
Dee Gordon -- covered in bubble wrap.
- Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner gives his thoughts on Ichiro’s return to Seattle.
Around the league...
- The Reds took on an interesting experiment in a recent spring training game.
- The Cardinals have signed shortstop Paul DeJong to a six-year contract extension.
- Andrew Dominijanni at The Hardball Times looks at the science behind the bounce-throw.
- J.D. Martinez has turned to David Ortiz for advice about how to have a career strictly as a DH.
- Craig Edwards wonders why the Phillies don’t look like they’re trying to win in the near future.
- Rian Watt dissects the language used between general managers during negotiations.
- The Astros have announced that Justin Verlander will be their Opening Day starter.
- MLB Trade Rumors wonders why nobody seems to be interested in second baseman Neil Walker.
- Check out this cool story on Seattle Sounders player Handwalla Bwana, who went from living in a refugee camp in Kenya to playing in the MLS.