Good morning folks! I hope you’re all staying healthy and sane during these times. Let’s get to today’s batch of links.
In Mariners news...
- Anthony Franco at MLB Trade Rumors thinks that Tom Murphy could end up being a core piece for the Mariners going forward. That would make Cal Raleigh expendable if they decide to stick with Murphy.
Around the league...
- It’s good to see the Angels committing to paying their employees.
The Angels have begun issuing payments totaling $1.2 million to more than 1,800 stadium workers in a lump sum payment, more than the original $1 million they’d originally pledged: https://t.co/AnfFSDChQp— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 20, 2020
- Vin has still got it!
While Opening Day has been put on hold, the work at Dodger Stadium has continued. Check out the latest renovations, narrated by Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/oKSELzESfL— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 17, 2020
- Tyler Kepner at The New York Times wonders what the finances of a shortened season would look like.
- TC Zencka at MLB Trade Rumors looks at which pitchers would most be affected by robot umpires.
- You may have forgotten that Yasiel Puig is still a free agent. Fortunately for him, he appears to have a few offers on the table.
- Some bad baseball news: starting on May 1, teams will be allowed to furlough coaches, scouts, and front office staff. The White Sox have already announced their intention to ignore that permission.
- Although several other countries in the continent are seeing baseball start back up again, there is no planned start yet for the NPB in Japan.