Hello folks! We’ve hit another Tuesday, but what’s really the difference these days? All I know is that I’m supposed to provide links for you today, and I have done so.
In Mariners news...
- Greg Johns has the cure to your baseball blues.
It's now possible to watch any MLB game from the past two years for free on https://t.co/syhuwbSPkx. So I put together a list of the 10 most-interesting Mariners games in 2018-19 if you're looking for a baseball fix. https://t.co/y2rxIVfxwH— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 20, 2020
- Manny Acta provided some insight on the struggles that Latin-American baseball players are dealing with during these times.
Around the league...
- A great gesture from Derek Jeter.
Per sources : Miami #Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has forgone his salary indefinitely and members of the organization’s executive team have taken pay cuts. With no start/schedule for 2020 the club is still evaluating impact on the business side.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) April 20, 2020
- Former Mariners reliever Adam Warren agreed to a minor league pact with the Yankees.
- Travis Sawchik at FiveThirtyEight wonders how MLB could maximize the number of games with the number of days it’s given for the season.
- Spring training starts today in the KBO!
Spring training 2.0 is finally getting under way tomorrow for all #KBO teams. All 20 games will be televised. Players are NOT required to wear face masks in dugout and on the field but must wear them in the clubhouses/buses/ect. Handshakes, high 5s, spitting are not allowed.— Daniel Kim 대니얼 김 (@DanielKimW) April 20, 2020
- Marc Carig at The Athletic tells the story of the two English-speaking broadcasters in the CPBL. ($)
- Rustin Dodd and Andy McCullough at The Athletic rank the 30 greatest baseball songs of all time. ($)
- More teams are piling on to the movement to pay employees past the set deadline.
The Cincinnati Reds have joined the teams committed to paying baseball operations employees through May 31, sources tell ESPN. Among the teams known to have made similar commitments: the Braves, Phillies, Giants, White Sox and Marlins. More are expected to do so in coming days.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 20, 2020
Another team that has committed to paying baseball-operations employees through May 31: The Boston Red Sox, per sources.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 20, 2020
Some teams continue to have concerns about cash flow. An option: to furlough employees with lower salaries who could be made whole via unemployment benefits.
The #DBacks are another team paying their employees through at least May 31, according to a source.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 21, 2020
- Ichiro has his hands all over this.
- The league continues to throw spaghetti at the wall.
NEWS: Multiple sources have indicated that yet another multi-city idea is being discussed in league circles. This one would see teams assigned to one of three hubs, located in Florida, Arizona, and Texas.— R.J. Anderson (@r_j_anderson) April 21, 2020
Story coming on @CBSSportsMLB.
- Uh oh.
BREAKING: MLB, all 30 teams, StubHub, Ticketmaster sued over failure to provide ticket refunds: https://t.co/IEahFyIj2Q— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 21, 2020