Good morning folks! Happy final day of March, during which the world as we know it has totally collapsed. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- Former Mariners minor leaguer Adam Law is taking matters into his own hands.
Around the league...
- Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel break down the ramifications of the latest deal between MLB and MLBPA.
- Some updates on the financial situation for minor leaguers around the country.
Want to emphasize I don't have final full confirmation on this but believe this is accurate. If this is what happens it would be a pay boost for low level minor leaguers and a big cut for MiLB vets. But would be money in every MiLBers pocket at an uncertain time. https://t.co/wxsh02TBV8— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) March 30, 2020
- For better or worse, it looks like Chris Sale managed to get his surgery done.
Red Sox announce Chris Sale had his Tommy John surgery today in Los Angeles.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 30, 2020
Dr. Neal El Attrache did it.
- This is massive news for seniors around the country who had their last seasons cut short due to the virus, and should make for an extra-fun year next spring.
- There will, of course, be some roadblocks for this.
This decison will create massive headaches at some smaller or lower revenue schools where the funding will not be there to increase scholarships. But it does give players many more options than they would have had if the DI Council had not opted for extra eligibility.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) March 30, 2020
- Doctors have recommended that Phillies right-hander Seranthony Dominguez get Tommy John surgery.
- Joon Lee at ESPN tells the story of Jhonny Pereda, the first player traded during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs wonders what baseball would look like in a world where everyone had to social distance.
- I didn’t even know Pitbull owned a school, but this is a cool video from him.
so, my school is partly owned by pitbull (aka mr. 305 aka the real mayor of miami) and he sent us this— . (@urukhai__) March 30, 2020
no, mr. worldwide...thank YOU pic.twitter.com/76Ihqrx9X0
- Rain or snow, professional athletes have to stay in shape somehow!
- Does this kid already know to use Indesign? Impressive.