Good morning everyone! The good news is that we’re going to be hearing about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper signing contracts any day now, right?
Alright, here are some links to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- Learn about new M’s catcher Omar Narváez!
He gets on base and he can throw.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 6, 2019
Get to know new Mariners backstop Omar Narváez. pic.twitter.com/wCZLMl4aKw
- Corey Brock at The Athletic takes a stab at predicting the Mariners’ 25-man roster. ($)
Around the league...
- Lindsey Adler at The Athletic checks in with James Paxton about where he is at this stage in his career. ($)
- Curtis Granderson continues to find teams to play for.
Marlins sign Curtis Granderson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to spring training, club announces.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) February 5, 2019
- Sounds like the KBO has the reverse problem that MLB has.
The #KBO is implementing new baseball. It is 1 mm bigger and 1 g heavier, hoping that it could help neutralize the high-offense environment that the league is known for. According to a simulation ran by the SK Wyverns, the ball resulted in 20% less home runs than the previous one— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) February 5, 2019
- Check out this Sports Illustrated city about how Christian Yelich aided his hometown during the massive wildfires.
Max Scherzer, Pace of Play Enforcer. ⏱️ ♂️ pic.twitter.com/KuNwOcX4RL— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) January 27, 2018
- Albert Pujols and his wife have started a campaign against human trafficking and have collected large donations from MLB and MLBPA.
- Baseball America lists its top 40 center field prospects, placing three M’s farmhands on the list.
Major League Baseball and the MLBPA are discussing a variety of potential rules changes that could drastically alter multiple facets of the game, including a three-batter minimum for pitchers, universal DH and a single trade deadline. The details at ESPN: https://t.co/Oylh4ET2Gb pic.twitter.com/fqaEMsPx8p— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 6, 2019
- Former MLB first baseman has agreed to a deal with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters, where he will serve as a two-way player.
- So...how many points do you get for that shot?
Honestly ... how do you even pull this off!? #SCtop10— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 5, 2019
(via @BStoneKUSI) pic.twitter.com/TaUJD9A5TX