Good morning everyone! We’ve got some links to jump-start your Tuesday morning!
In Mariners news...
- Lookout Landing’s own Jake Mailhot wrote about Edwin Díaz in his first piece with Fangraphs.
- Mitch Haniger has now played a full season’s worth of games for the Mariners. Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider analyzes his play so far.
Around the league...
- I miss these guys.
Fernando Rodney fires off the arrow, LoMo helps him look for it pic.twitter.com/1hBLFjB2Lg— Born Salty (@cjzero) May 6, 2018
- The Reds have cut ties with former M’s prospect Patrick Kivlehan.
- Some MLB players were surveyed about their favorite statistics. Their answers are interesting.
- The Giants’ injury woes have gotten worse.
- Some great news on Danny Farquhar! We look forward to seeing him on the mound again.
The Chicago White Sox released the following update today on the condition of White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar: pic.twitter.com/FFrhsiaI4Z— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 7, 2018
- Adrián Beltré is pretty close to returning to play for the Rangers.
- CC Sabathia would probably retire if the Yankees win the World Series this year.
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs wonders how Matt Harvey will be able to bounce back from his current state.
- Ring also wrote about Nick Markakis’ oddly-timed breakout season.
- The Mets are reportedly “confident” that they can strike a deal with a team for Harvey.
- Pitchers are getting pulled from no-hitters at higher frequencies, notes Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs.
- Tim Lincecum made his first rehab outing for the Rangers yesterday.
- Stephen Piscotty’s mother tragically passed away yesterday, and Yu Darvish responded by donating $10,000 to ALS research in her name.
- Nineteen-year-old Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. — baseball’s top prospect — is absolutely dominating Double-A right now.
- Dan Szymborski at ESPN takes a look into what players will maintain their breakout paces this season ($).