Good morning everyone! Your First Place Mariners are now in sole possession of their spot in the standings! That’s pretty freaking exciting. Although the team won’t be playing today, the MLB Draft starts this afternoon with the Tigers set to be on the clock at 4pm. If you need to catch up on draft coverage, check out what my friends here at Lookout Landing have been up to in the last few months and get yourself ready for three days of fun. Meanwhile, here are some links to get you through your day.
In Mariners news...
- Denard Span is getting the hang of this.
- An Ichiro update:
Ichiro’s special assistant to the chairman duties will now include throwing early BP— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 3, 2018
- Greg Johns talked to Mariners scouting director Scott Hunter to discuss the upcoming draft.
Around the league...
The #Yankees rained out once again and pleading with #MLB to alter plans for them to play July 8 ESPN Sunday night game in Toronto with doubleheader scheduled next day in Baltimore, meaning three games in less than 30 hours in two cities— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 3, 2018
- Jon Heyman takes a look at a dozen trades that he thinks should have already happened by now.
- Buster Olney says that the Astros should throw caution to the wind and go all in on this season.
- Indians pitcher Adam Plutko threw a no-hitter in his first start back to Triple-A.
- Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning yesterday before losing it.
- Jake Arrieta was not happy with the Phillies and the team’s coaching staff after they got swept by San Francisco.
- Some personal news...the team I broadcast for had this box score last night. It was intense.