Good morning everybody! Here’s some food for thought for you on this Thursday morning.
Quote this tweet with the 5 things you’d want to immediately fix if you were named MLB commissioner— Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) May 6, 2019
Hit me up with some of your ideas. And in the meantime, check out today’s batch of links!
In Mariners news...
- Wow, a cool milestone for Edwin!
- The Mariners might be getting some bullpen help soon.
Hunter Strickland (lat strain) has been cleared to start throwing. He met with a specialist here in NYC. He'll play catch on Monday in Seattle.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 8, 2019
Gerson Bautista making his 1st rehab appearance in the 7th inning for Modesto. #Mariners— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) May 9, 2019
Around the league...
- Rachel McDaniel at Fangraphs talked about Mike Fiers’ second career no-hitter.
- I’m not sure how to feel about this guy becoming a media sensation.
Lights out in Oakland? No issue for Derek “The Electrician” Dietrich. pic.twitter.com/gCOghDRo6p— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 8, 2019
- Excuse me, what?
Joey Gallo is the 1st player in MLB history to reach 100 career HR before 100 career singles.— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 8, 2019
He just hit homer number 100, and he's got 93 singles.
Before Joey Gallo, the fewest career singles at time of 100th career HR was 172— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 8, 2019
Joey Gallo has 93!
Fewest career 1B at time of 100th HR:
1) Joey Gallo: 93
2) Russell Branyan: 172
3) Ken Phelps: 174
4) Ryan Howard: 176
5) Chris Carter: 179
6) Dave Kingman: 180
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs takes a deep dive into what Chris Paddack has been able to do to make him so successful.
- Mina Kimes at ESPN went deep on Zion Williamson and who he is as a person and a player.