Hello folks! Here are some links to kick off your Wednesday.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners have had a pretty rough season, but Corey Brock at The Athletic finds the silver lining: a lot of young guys have gotten their first chance to live their dream this year. ($)
- This is interesting.
#Mariners prospects Evan White, Logan Gilbert and Cal Raleigh will be here for this final homestand. By rule they can’t work out with the team, but will observe and get a taste of the big league experience this final week.— Lauren Smith (@smithlm12) September 24, 2019
Around the league...
Mookie Betts checking in with some Ichiro shit. pic.twitter.com/dnik8qz4DV— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) September 24, 2019
- Connor Byrne at MLB Trade Rumors investigates why the Yankees didn’t end up acquiring Marcus Stroman.
- Spike Lee designed some very interesting-looking Yankees hats.
- Travis Sawchik at FiveThirtyEight explained the transformation of Twins backstop Mitch Garver as a pitch framer.
- In case you’ve been missing Ben Gamel...
- It kind of sucks we never got to really enjoy this guy during his short stint in the M’s org.
Ji-Man Choi w̶a̶l̶k̶-̶o̶f̶f̶ ̶h̶o̶m̶e̶r̶ game-winning kickpic.twitter.com/YPdF2PtLjs— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) September 25, 2019
- Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs tries to sort out the Royals’ managerial situation.
- It’s been a long time since he played baseball, but the Mets are going to retire former pitcher Jerry Koosman’s jersey number next year.
- We’ve seen a lot of season-ending injuries, but this one takes the cake: A’s right-hander Lou Trivino is done for the year after slipping in the shower.
- This is not even remotely sports related, but it’s an interesting read: the CEO of the startup company WeWork stepped down amid various scandals.