Good morning everybody! We’re back to Monday, and that means more links!
In Mariners news...
- He may be on the IL, but...
- Lauren Smith at The News Tribune talked to Mallex Smith about his road to redemption.
Around the league...
- Puig Your Friend has some new hair!
- This is incredibly unfair.
José "el Diablo" Alvarado, Unfair 99mph Sinker. pic.twitter.com/QWDLrGUuB8— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 12, 2019
- The Mariners still find themselves on the outside looking in.
Teams played for, Octavio Dotel and Edwin Jackson.— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) May 11, 2019
*Upon Jackson's Blue Jays debut. pic.twitter.com/H0bQhl7EbS
- According to Grant Brisbee at The Athletic, Derek Holland is one of several San Francisco Giants players who are unhappy with the organization’s current direction. ($)
- Speaking of the Giants, we now know what Madison Bumgarner’s eight-team no-trade clause consists of.
- Bumgarner also gave up a homer to Yasiel Puig yesterday, but MadBum took a shot at Puig after the game.
- Nelson Cruz was removed from Sunday’s game with a wrist issue and will get it checked out later today.
- Both of yesterday’s NBA playoff games ended in fantastic fashion. Here’s the shot that sent the Toronto Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals last night.
- And here’s the one that sent the Portland Trail Blazers to the Western Conference Finals.