Good morning everyone! While I’ve got you, make sure to go vote for Daniel Vogelbach for the All-Star Game and to vote for Ian Miller for the Triple-A All-Star Game! After you’ve done that, proceed to today’s links.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it, the Mariners have an 18-year-old playing in Tacoma who was playing in the DSL last season. He’s got some speed.
Robert Perez Jr. inside-the-park HR. pic.twitter.com/wQbu4NEUGU— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 19, 2019
- Mariners 22nd-round draft selection Trent Tingelstad negotiated his own deal with the club. Corey Brock has the inside scoop over at The Athletic. ($)
- Good to hear Mitch is back.
Mitch Haniger was in the clubhouse and in good spirits. He said there are worse injuries that he could’ve endured. It’s true. But his is something I would only wish on my most mortal enemies.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 18, 2019
Around the league...
- Isn’t this...a balk?
Hansel Robles was messing with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s timing with perhaps the longest delivery ever for a 100 mph fastball.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 19, 2019
Vladito wasn’t happy about it. pic.twitter.com/FhlYHXEeRr
Eloy Jimenez, your thoughts on the Jose Quintana trade? pic.twitter.com/1NAijOrFsI— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) June 19, 2019
- So the umpires association can tweet something like this, but players can’t publicly call out umpires?
#Disappointed #LeadByExample #NotAppreciated #Violence #TemperTantrum #Inaction #NotTolerated #MakeanExampleof #OneGameSuspension #RepeatOffender #Nonsense #MLBUA @MLB @Padres @Buster_ESPN pic.twitter.com/pkcW5O1SnB— Major League Baseball Umpires Association (@MLBUA) June 18, 2019
- Speaking of umpires, Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs has the latest on the Angel Hernandez lawsuit.
- Curtis Granderson is coming to grips with the fact that his career is soon to be over.
- Well this should fill up your bingo card.
Ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra spent 9 hours dumpster diving outside a Jersey Mike’s with his friend, a tag-team wrestler who goes by Sprinkles the Clown— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) June 18, 2019
He had accidentally thrown out his dentures, specially made with bone marrow and valued at $80,000.https://t.co/cyAjY1Ue2H
- Max Scherzer broke his nose while bunting during batting practice (link includes video).
- Since when do managers care about stat lines?
Mickey Callaway said he brought Robert Gsellman into an eight-run game because he feared there would be runners on base, and he didn't want any inherited runs to go on Jacob deGrom's stat line.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 19, 2019