Good morning folks! It’s Thursday, and we’ve got some links to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- Get the latest on how some M’s farmhands are doing!
NEW PODCAST DROPPED— West Virginia Power (@wv_power) August 7, 2019
Power outfielder Charlie McConnell joins @SportsKahn4 and @Kyle_Youmans on the latest edition of Expanding The Grid!
ALL EPISODES: https://t.co/0T3q3glmkX pic.twitter.com/qAiojNYzjr
- Hope to see you again soon Ryon!
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What a roller coaster this season has been. This game continues to find ways to challenge you whether you’re on or off the field. Yesterday I underwent successful right hip surgery. Can’t thank the Doctors enough for everything they’ve done for me. This has been a long process, but I’m finally feeling like I’m on the mend. Ready to tackle this rehab and comeback stronger than before. Thank you for all of your love and support through this, and a big thank you to my beautiful in home nurse @courtneyy_michael Much love ✊ #comeback2020
- Cal Raleigh continues to be awesome.
Cal Raleigh hit his first Double-A homer tonight but instead of swapping it out to keep he signed it for the young fan who caught it...on his birthday! ❤️ https://t.co/tVbcRFjVid— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) August 8, 2019
Around the league...
- A cool gesture from Joey Votto.
- Lookout Landing alum Brendan Gawlowski talked about how teams are handling the new baseball in Triple-A.
- Stephanie Springer at The Hardball Times discussed how the climate crisis is affecting ballparks around the country.
- Will Leitch lists the best active MLB player at every age.
- Emma Baccellieri did a neat feature on something you probably haven’t thought about very often: the mud used in ballparks.
- The new logo: yea or nay?
Introducing our new 2019 Peoria Javelinas logo! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/WlKbfxmAG3— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) August 7, 2019
- Oh Jean.
Shouldn't this be TWO strikes on Segura? He swung twice at one pitch pic.twitter.com/5IbVM6mh7a— Paid man gets bored (@cjzero) August 8, 2019
- Craig Edwards at Fangraphs tries to make the case for Mike Trout without using WAR.