Good morning everyone! We’re back to the start of another week, and it’s been a fairly quiet weekend. For now, here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- Taijuan has made some adjustments.
Besides being honest about his first stint in Seattle. Taijuan Walker also discussed the shortening of his arm swing on his delivery, which you can see in the video. https://t.co/oqjLgGIOTK https://t.co/N4yXoRkgw8— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 16, 2020
- Ryan Divish also discussed Erik Swanson and where his future lies with the club.
Around the league...
- Buckle up, folks.
- Well, I guess that’s settled.
Jose Altuve just walked by a group of reporters, took his shirt off, turned around bare-chested, grabbed another shirt and put it on.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 17, 2020
Yes, there was a tattoo on his left collarbone. I’m not sure if it was bad or not.
- Well that does...not settle it.
The Rob Manfred answer on buzzers was revealing in several ways:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) February 16, 2020
1) MLB was "aware" of this "before the investigation."
2) Since he felt players were honest about 2017 & '18, it was "hard to figure out" why they'd lie about '19
3) Is he "100% sure" there were no buzzers? He's not
- I almost forgot they were still investigating the Red Sox.
Manfred says Red Sox investigation will be completed by the end of next week. It has been slowed by "a couple of developments that slowed it down and people had to be reinterviewed."— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 16, 2020
- That’s one heck of a swing.
Girls, bruh. That swing. The bat-flip... pic.twitter.com/lAY0NXcGv2— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) February 15, 2020
- The Braves have promoted GM Alex Anthopoulos to President and extended the contract of manager Brian Snitker.
- Uhhh...excuse me?