Good morning folks! Let’s get your Tuesday started with some links.
In Mariners news...
- Sam Tuivailala is a free man.
Sam Tuivailala has cleared waivers and is a free agent.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 23, 2020
- Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs has published the site’s Top-38 prospects list for the Seattle Mariners.
- Learn about what Taylor Guilbeau has been working on this offseason.
#Mariners lefty reliever Taylor Guilbeau has a new slider, which he developed it after seeing a grip from an MLB star on Instagram.— 710 ESPN Seattle (@710ESPNSeattle) March 23, 2020
Guilbeau talked about that and more as part of @shannondrayer's Get To Know Your Mariners series.
Full story and video: https://t.co/pTap7jsqp2 pic.twitter.com/BcvscqwZRh
Around the league...
- The Chinese Professional Baseball League has announced that the season will start as planned on April 11, but no fans will be present at those games.
- Ethan Moore at Medium takes a stab at measuring pitch quality, laying out his experimental process.
- Arizona State University’s 1B Spencer Torkelson, potentially the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft, is fairly heartbroken about the premature end of his team’s season.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates players, led by RHP Joe Musgrove, purchased over 400 pizzas, as well as pasta, from a few local pizzerias in Pittsburgh for delivery to the staff of Allegheny General Hospital.
- In a multi-part (link to one)(link to two) series for FanGraphs, Jay Jaffe goes into how Baseball Reference’s tweaks to their Wins Above Replacement (aka bWAR) retroactively added or subtracted to certain players, and how it impacts Jaffe’s JAWS metric for Hall of Fame worthiness.
- Former Seattle Seahawks punter and avid Mariners fan Jon Ryan has been diagnosed with skin cancer. His wife tried to put worries to rest, but hopefully he is able to recover fully soon.
He’s going to be totally fine- thank you all for the nice thoughts - Luckily he gets his skin checked yearly and after they remove the spot he will be all good, it is contained to that spot.— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) March 23, 2020
Just - Use it as a reminder to get your yearly scans! https://t.co/a3EJk0jxy9
- In some major women’s hoop news...
Dominant— ESPN (@espn) March 23, 2020
Sabrina Ionescu has been unanimously named women's AP National Player of the Year. pic.twitter.com/U89IKVfm7z
- And just this morning, the IOC made the official call to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.