Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! We’ve finally reached the mid-week point, so reward yourself with some links.
In Mariners news...
- Jayson Jenks at The Athletic interviewed Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard about his Mariners fandom. ($)
Around the league...
- Baseball in Colorado, folks.
- We now go live to Flushing for our daily Mets update...
We’re on Day Three of Cano Didn’t Hustle coverage— Mike Gianella (@MikeGianella) May 20, 2019
Some of these reporters are the same people who didn’t ask a single question about why the Mets front office signed a player who threw his wife into a sliding glass door.
- This is incredible.
Not in the official MLB store in Bangkok: images of baseball being played, things baseball players wear while playing baseball, clothing with baseball players’ names on it— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) May 5, 2019
In the official MLB store in Bangkok: these perfect items pic.twitter.com/VCXgZfROlX
- Khris Davis might be headed for an IL stint after exiting Tuesday night’s game.
- Here’s more on the deal for Carter Stewart.
Right-hander Carter Stewart, the No. 8 pick in last year's draft who did not sign with the Atlanta Braves, is in agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on a six-year deal worth more than $7 million, sources tell ESPN. Stewart, 19, will start in the minor leagues in Japan.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 22, 2019
- Maybe the shift is getting a little out of control here.
File this under ‘things you can only see in baseball in 2019.' pic.twitter.com/1BDHk81yyw— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 22, 2019
- Octavio Hernandez Pernía at Fangraphs says that Michael Pineda should make some adjustments going forward.
- Joon Lee at ESPN theorizes that Michael Brantley’s deal with the Astros might be a World Series difference-maker.
- This is some bad news for Storm fans.
- Check out this neat New York Times feature on the concept of digital addiction for kids.