Hello folks! Let’s get to the links for this Thursday morning.
In Mariners news...
- It’s really cool to see these guys back in M’s uniforms.
Yeah, that's Franklin Gutierrez and Ichiro Suzuki watching batting practice together behind the cage today in Peoria. Two great outfielders now helping coach the Mariners this spring. pic.twitter.com/pI5cbxy1vN— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 19, 2020
- The Mariners new starting first baseman put his power on display.
This last swing from Evan White put one off the batter’s eye. pic.twitter.com/atQRg5zXwO— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 19, 2020
- The Mariners picked up another young player.
The Mariners appear to have made a new international signing, with an Instagram post indicating they've added pitcher Anyelo Ovando out of the Dominican Republic. More on him here: https://t.co/xRCdMqy3CL pic.twitter.com/ZWN2glgD2Q— Campaign Ender Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) February 20, 2020
- Ryan Divish spoke to Kyle Seager, who understands he could be dealt to another club in the near future.
Around the league...
- I completely forgot this was a thing.
#Rays Sternberg "totally" knows fans remain skeptical of Montreal plan: "Until we get this done, + when we get this done, I would anticipate, people will look back + say why was this not done years before. I truly believe ... this is going to be a model for all of pro sports.''— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 19, 2020
- Well these are fun ideas.
#Rays announce new ticket plans:— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 19, 2020
1. Ballpark Pass—Standing room ticket to as many games as you want for $36 per month.
Second #Rays plan - more interesting:— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 19, 2020
Rays Win Pack: For $99 fans select any four Rays regular season home games. If Rays win those 4, fan gets voucher to choose another home game for free. They win that, pick another. On and on until Rays lose or season ends
- Chris Collazo at Baseball America has another MLB mock draft up, which has the Mariners taking UCLA outfielder Garrett Mitchell. ($)
- An interesting approach.
David Ross is committing to Kris Bryant as his lead off man.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 19, 2020
- Buckle up, folks.
"There's a fight coming in 2021"— SNY (@SNYtv) February 19, 2020
Michael Conforto says the Players' Union will be ready for upcoming CBA negotiations pic.twitter.com/riCW6bvJla