Good morning everyone! Here are some links to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- Well deserved.
- If you haven’t seen it, check out Leonard’s SoftbaLL recap and accompanying music video.
Around the league...
- Congratulations to Leonys Martín and José Iglesias!
- Will Leitch picks out one player from each team who is the most likely to win an MVP award in the future.
- Yasiel Puig made it on the ESPN Body Issue.
- Edwin Jackson tied a record yesterday by pitching for his 13th big league team, and he did it on the anniversary of his incredible eight-walk no-hitter.
- Alden Gonzalez at ESPN takes a look at what the Angels can do about the Shohei Ohtani situation.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs notices that whenever he writes about a player, that player goes on a hot streak.
- The Tigers have agreed to a contract with #1 overall pick Casey Mize.
- A group of Italians in New York filed a complaint against the Staten Island Yankees’ name change to the Staten Island Pizza Rats and the team has cancelled its Italian Heritage Night as a result.
- Gary Sanchez is slated to miss 3-4 weeks with a strained groin.
- Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies got into an argument with a fan during a game.
- I want to be Bill Russell when I grow up (NSFW).