Good morning everybody! We’ve made it to Wednesday! A pretty meager accomplishment, but one nonetheless. Your reward: some more links.
In Mariners news...
- Here’s how Hunter Strickland’s contract breaks down.
Strickland: $1,300,000 2019.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2019
Plus (for each as pitcher): $75,000 for 25g
$100,000 for 35g
$125,000 for 45g
$150,000 for 55g
$50,000 for 20gf
$175,000 for 30gf
$250,000 for 40gf
$400,000 for 50gf#mariners
Around the league...
- The Red Sox have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Jenrry Mejia. You know, the guy who was previously banned from the game for life.
- Keith Law dropped his top 50 prospects list, and a couple of Mariners made it onto his rankings (ESPN+ only).
- College baseball programs are trying to figure out how they can use big data to their advantage.
- The Blue Jays have a new shortstop.
#BlueJays sign infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year, $4-million contract with club option for 2020. Danny Barnes DFA'd— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) January 29, 2019
MLB is not currently investigating the Dodgers -- or any other club, for that matter -- for alleged international misconduct, according to sources. Seems to be a popular topic -- and misconception -- lately.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 29, 2019
Today the Yankees announced the creation of an environmental science advisor position, appointing recognized industry leader Dr. Allen Hershkowitz to the new role, the 1st of its kind in professional sports. pic.twitter.com/65eYdmKrce— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 29, 2019
- The Phillies have hired Jimmy Rollins as a Special Advisor while the A’s have appointed Sandy Alderson to the same role.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs looks ahead to the next five years in the Hall of Fame ballot.
- The Diamondbacks have extended the contract of manager Torey Lovullo.
- Neil Walker has found a landing spot: the infielder agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins.