Good morning everyone! Spring training trudges on, and so do the links.
In Mariners news...
- MLB Pipeline released its list of its top 30 Mariners prospects.
- Some more Mariners farmhands get sent to minor league camp.
Mariners make more cuts. Reassigned to Minor League camp -- Pitchers Jack Anderson, Darren McCaughen , Penn Murfee, Wyatt Mills; infielders Jordan Cowan, Connor Hoover; and OFs Eric Filia, Luis Liberato.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) March 2, 2020
Around the league...
- This will be fun to watch.
#Rays have given permission for Wander Franco, game’s top prospect, to play for Dominican Republic in Olympic qualifying tournament later this month.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 2, 2020
- Keith Law at The Athletic dropped his farm system rankings, where the M’s slot in at #11. ($)
- I would read a book about stories like this.
Fun detail I wish I'd learned at the time btw: Yankees and Mets had a Wheeler trade far enough along last July that teams were reviewing medicals, but something messed it up late.— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) March 2, 2020
- Oh jeez.
Trevor Bauer was telling hitters what pitch was coming today pic.twitter.com/RWd5q2vxcO— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) March 2, 2020
- Jose Bautista is hoping to come back to baseball as a two-way player.
- Right-hander Tom Koehler has decided to retire.
- Congratulations to my good friend Melanie!
Melanie Newman becomes first woman to call Orioles play-by-play Monday in spring game against Rays https://t.co/54KWi28I1W— Baltimore Sun Sports (@BaltSunSports) March 2, 2020
- And also to my pal Geoff, who is joining the Orioles broadcasting crew and was interviewed about it by Dan Connolly at The Athletic. ($)
- More than anything, I think this is mesmerizing to watch.