In Mariners news...
- Wade LeBlanc joined Michael Lorenzen and Lou Trivino in talking to Fangraphs’ David Laurila about their cut fastballs.
- Outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams was named to MLB Pipeline’s team of the week.
Around the league...
- This is a little self-serving, since I work for the Hillcats, but here’s an interesting story on a really neat dude.
.@LynHillcats reliever and outdoor enthusiast Robert Broom has found a living situation that suits his independent nature -- an RV parked at the stadium. @bensbiz took a tour: https://t.co/GWEmncRRHW pic.twitter.com/EMWiaI1WbH— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) May 6, 2019
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic dropped a bomb with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on behind closed doors in the Marlins’ front office. ($)
- This happened to me in JV middle school ball once, but yikes.
The Giants-Reds game is currently under delay due to BEES pic.twitter.com/3tYKKFdCE9— Zack Seward (@zackseward) May 6, 2019
- James Paxton is out with a knee injury, and he partially blames the mound at Yankee Stadium for his troubles.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs discussed the rise of Luis Castillo.
- Shohei Ohtani is expected to be activated from the injured list today, allowing him to make his 2019 debut.
- I don’t watch Game of Thrones (and this shouldn’t be a spoiler for those of you who do) but this is hilarious.