Good morning everybody and Happy Valentines Day! Spring training is just getting into full swing, so let’s get you the links for the day.
In Mariners news...
- We’ve got some fresh spring training content for you.
*deep content sigh*— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 13, 2019
Poetry in motion. pic.twitter.com/0Gt4I752Vx— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 13, 2019
- And here’s how spring training is going so far in Yusei’s own words.
With the first bullpen in the , Yusei Kikuchi spoke to the media about that and where he's at as #MarinersST gets rolling. pic.twitter.com/SE8Wma3O6f— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 14, 2019
- Greg Johns profiles young Mariners farmhand Justin Dunn, who the team acquired from the Mets this winter.
- Speaking of Mariners prospects...
Healthy and motivated, @KLew_5 eyes a breakthrough 2019. pic.twitter.com/H1epVis81E— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 13, 2019
Around the league...
- The Indians and Rays are removing team nameplates from the backs of players’ jerseys, meaning that no MLB team will be using them this season.
- Looks like they got it done just as spring training began.
#Phillies on verge of signing RHP Aaron Nola to a four-year, $45M extension with a club option, sources tell me and @MattGelb.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 13, 2019
- You don’t see this too often (feat. a former Mariner!)
Mickey Callaway confirms: Jason Vargas is the Mets' fifth starter. There will be no competition for rotation spots this spring. (deGrom, Syndergaard, Wheeler, Matz, Vargas are the five.)— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 13, 2019
- Speaking of Mariner studs in 2011, Doug Fister has decided to hang ‘em up.
- Who’s surprised at this point?
Boone said Ellsbury won’t be in camp initially. Had some “issues” in offseason recovery and probably won’t join until March— Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 13, 2019
- 2019 will be CC Sabathia’s final season in baseball.
- Well, signings continue to trickle in.
We have signed LHP Jake Diekman to a one-year contract, with a mutual option for the 2020 season.— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 14, 2019
Welcome to the #Royals, Jake! pic.twitter.com/GKNCzuO9ul
- More evidence that Zion Williamson is superhuman.
Whatever you do, don’t let Duke’s comeback distract you from tonight’s real story: Zion denting a fully inflated basketball with his fingers pic.twitter.com/3uggcq3mWF— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) February 13, 2019