Good morning everyone! Today the M’s wrap up their series with the A’s and look for the sweep. Later tonight, I’m going to see Solo at the premiere. Exciting things today. Here are some links to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- Oh this is definitely going to be used around here.
Jean Segura coming to the plate. Earlier today, manager Scott Servais said his nickname for Segura has become "Happy Ass"— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 24, 2018
- The Mariners have renewed their lease for the land that Safeco Field occupies.
It’s a great day for baseball in the Pacific Northwest.— Mariners (@Mariners) May 23, 2018
We are proud to announce the Mariners and the Public Facilities District have agreed on terms for a new 25-year lease for Safeco Field.
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- And “tomorrow” is now “today,” so hooray for Mitch Haniger!
Haniger hit in the cages. He said he’d be ready to play tomorrow.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 23, 2018
- We’ve got an international signing!
Mariners sign international prospect RHP Luis Curvelo & assign him to the DSL Mariners. pic.twitter.com/pzayn7UEPN— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) May 23, 2018
- Mike Zunino on the M’s success this year:
Zunino on what the Mariners built in spring training "We trust everyone from top to bottom. We've got a great group of guys. There's no bad guys, everyone can gravitate towards anybody and when you have that chemistry and have that trust, that's the biggest piece of this lineup"— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 23, 2018
- Our very own Kate Preusser wrote about the small school that produced Dan Altavilla. ($)
- The M’s don’t have a whole lot of room for error in their attempt to compete, notes Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs.
Around the league...
- There’s another drug violation.
- Jarrod Dyson is still doing incredible things.
- Mets legend Lenny Dykstra was arrested after threatening to kill his Uber driver.
- Danny Farquhar will be throwing out the first pitch for the White Sox on June 1st.
- Federal Baseball notes that what sets 19-year-old Juan Soto apart is not his physical tools, but his plate discipline.
- Red Reporter wonders what the Reds should do with Scooter Gennett.
- The Rays only have two real starters now because Jacob Faria hit the disabled list with a left oblique strain.
- Bryce Harper correctly predicted this year’s Stanley Cup Final at the beginning of the month.
- This is the cutest thing.