Good morning folks! We’ve mostly just got some bookkeeping stuff going on in today’s links, so let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic dives into what has been a coming out season for J.P. Crawford. ($)
Around the league...
- This, from last night, is pretty telling.
Gardenhire outta the dugout before Tom Murphy even crosses home is an extremely 2019 Tigers mood pic.twitter.com/I0iBEuyWsk— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) August 14, 2019
- Just to demonstrate how crazy things are in Triple-A these days...
If you're hitting .320/.410/.590 with 25 HRs in the PCL right now....— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) August 13, 2019
Sorry, you don't qualify for the Top 10 in any of those categories.
On the flip side, if you have a 5.47 ERA like Foster Griffin, you are among the top 10 in the league in ERA.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) August 13, 2019
- Charlie Manuel is back!
BREAKING: A source says Charlie Manuel has replaced John Mallee as #Phillies hitting coach.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 13, 2019
- Jonathan Mayo checks in on some of this year’s draft selections who are off to great starts in the minors, including George Kirby and Austin Shenton.
- Yesterday, Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to 2,000 strikeouts in MLB history.
- Congrats to this former LL writer!
Some non-baseball news: My book is now available on Amazon! It's about child labor rights in 19th-century New York City, sexism, a petty newspaper rivalry, failed 1990s movie-musicals, pet alligators, & the Tony Award-winning @Newsies, among other things.https://t.co/DVnqEkb96g pic.twitter.com/jJ5YQORUEa— Ashley Varela (@ashleyvarela_) August 13, 2019
- Alright, the ball is juiced.
Jarrod Dyson hit seven total home runs in his first seven big league seasons. He has seven this year alone.— Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24) August 14, 2019
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs wonders what has caused the Pirates’ collapse.
this is a real ad that a real restaurant in mexico made pic.twitter.com/WFCpy4WVcr— Ben Shapiro Drinks Horse Piss (@goingonajournie) August 13, 2019
- The Seattle Sounders announced that 11 new families have joined their ownership group, including Russell Wilson and Macklemore.