Hey guys! It’s Friday and Mariners baseball is back after yesterday’s day off. Here are some links to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- To everyone who’s been wondering why the Mariners haven’t re-signed Nelson Cruz yet...
Dipoto, Nelson Cruz's play of late increases #Mariners interest in resigning him:— Jessamyn McIntyre (@JessamynMcIntyr) September 6, 2018
"I don't think you could increase the chances we'd want to, the chances we want to are already very high...it is a two way street...everybody wants Nelson here, there's no question about that."
- Speaking of Nellie, you can catch him today if you’re in the Seattle area!
Seattle! Come through the @TMobile store at 401 NE Northgate Way tomorrow from 12:00PM - 1:30PM for photos, T-Mobile autograph cards, prizes and more. ¡Te espero ahí! #Sponsored https://t.co/ZAFvoMjQi8— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) September 6, 2018
- We’ve got some more details on the Mariners’ clubhouse fight courtesy of Corey Brock at The Athletic. ($)
Around the league...
- Even if Shohei Ohtani gets shut down, he might be able to come back next season as a hitter.
Four doctors told Yahoo Sports that Shohei Ohtani will be able to play as a full-time hitter next year as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The details on how it’s possible and why being a left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower only helps it: https://t.co/NItnumzQeu pic.twitter.com/Xj1lnsbAUN— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 6, 2018
- Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is having a quietly historic season.
Trevor Story now has 30 HR, 94 RBI, and 25 SB.— Purple Dinosaur Podcast (@purpledinocast) September 6, 2018
The only SS ever to go 30-100-25 in MLB history is...uh....
1998 Alex Rodriguez when he went 40-40
That's the whole damn list.
- Within his three-homer game on Wednesday, Story hit the longest home run of the Statcast era.
- Longtime Oregon State head baseball coach Pat Casey has announced his retirement on the heels of a season in which his squad won the College World Series.
- Grant Brisbee revisits the crazy showdown between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998.
- Baseball America sweeps through all of the American League farm systems to find each team’s most notable players.
- Mets third baseman Todd Frazier admitted to lying to an umpire to get an out call when he dove into the stands on Monday.
- The Mariners aren’t the only one who are having some infighting; a pair of Tigers broadcasters got into a physical altercation as well.
- Look at Sue Bird’s awesome shoes.