Good morning everyone! Solo: A Star Wars Story was very good, and that’s all I’ll say about that. The Mariners were not as good, sadly. But that’s OK, because they’ve got another shot today. For now, let’s get you some links to help you get through the day.
In Mariners news...
- Lookout Landing alum Brendan Gawlowski analyzed the effectiveness of Mike Zunino’s swing. ($)
Around the league...
- Major League Baseball has finally admitted that the baseballs are juiced, but they supposedly don’t know why.
- Looks like the Angels are skipping Shohei Ohtani’s start this week to try to preserve his arm.
The #Angels announced Shohei Ohtani will not start on Sunday. His next start is TBA. Mike Scioscia said they are just managing his workload. He will be able to hit.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 24, 2018
- The Rays are really doubling down on this whole “opener” idea.
#Rays are going with relievers to start all 3 games vs. #Orioles:— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 24, 2018
- The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have made their pitch to recruit NBA superstar LeBron James, who is set to be a free agent this summer. I just think it’s funny to imagine how angry the 76ers would be if LeBron got swiped by the local minor league team.
- It seems that people were very impressed by Welington Castillo’s honesty.
Player fails drug test, takes responsibility and doesn’t claim to have no idea how it got into his body. There really is a first time for everything. pic.twitter.com/nGNiQn0G2P— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) May 24, 2018
- MLB Daily Dish wonders if Tommy John surgery is becoming more common among top young arms.
- Travis Sawchik at Fangraphs notes that the Astros’ starting rotation is on pace to be the best of all time. But really, who’s surprised?
- Competitive horses are stupid expensive, jeez.
Breaking: Justify's breeding rights have been sold for $60 million to Coolmore Farm. https://t.co/wImiXJI4E0 pic.twitter.com/CqZjpmpUk0— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) May 24, 2018