Good morning everybody and happy Thursday! More importantly, happy Opening Day! While the Mariners have already kicked off their season, the rest of the teams around the league will get to do the same today. Here’s everything you need to know as you prepare for the big day.
In Mariners news...
- In some minors news...
Orlando Razo has retired. Thank you @Orazo for all your work & good luck in everything you do!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) March 27, 2019
- Félix getting ready to go.
Felix Hernandez pitching a simulated game against Daniel Vogelbach, Dylan Moore and David Freitas. He’ll throw 5-6 innings in preparation for his first regular season start Monday vs. Angels. pic.twitter.com/DuSAJXPYLW— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) March 27, 2019
Around the league...
- FiveThirtyEight has released their live predictions for the season, which will be updated as games are played this summer.
- Looks like we’ll be seeing plenty of Kendrys this summer.
Designated hitter Kendrys Morales has been traded to the Oakland A’s from Toronto, a source with knowledge of the deal tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 27, 2019
- Just as it seemed like he would be ready to come back to action soon.
The Indians announced that Francisco Lindor sustained an acute ankle sprain while running the bases during a Minor League game yesterday. His time frame for return is still to be determined.— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) March 27, 2019
- Kevin Kennedy is more optimistic than even most Mariners fans.
- This is awesome.
- People are betting on the Orioles to win the World Series, for some reason.
- Peter Bourjos has cracked the Angels Opening Day roster.
- C. Trent Rosecrans at The Athletic went to Yasiel Puig’s hometown in an attempt to better understand the outfielder. ($)
I feel violated. Especially my elbow. This is what Manfred thinks about the value of the life of an Atlantic League player. pic.twitter.com/xyI3oZzD5O— The Players League Podcast (@TPLpod) March 28, 2019
- Well, that didn’t last long. The Alliance of American Football will disband unless the NFLPA saves it.