Happy Saturday everyone! Here are some links to get your weekend started.
In Mariners news...
- Steve Greene at Indie Wire reviews the SB Nation Mariners documentary.
Around the league...
- Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich at The Athletic doesn’t see revenue sharing being a realistic possibility in baseball this year. ($)
- Rest in peace to a groundbreaker in baseball.
Some of our favorite Bob Watson facts include:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 15, 2020
- First player to hit for the cycle in both the AL and NL
- First African-American GM to win the World Series
- Led the chants of "Let Them Play!" in The Bad New Bears in Breaking Training
RIP Bob Watson. pic.twitter.com/0Mld325JWY
- Some 2020 Draft details...
Major League Baseball plans to hold the 2020 MLB Draft remotely, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. As of now, teams are not allowed to have draft rooms and will do all drafting via video conference. That could change, the memo says, as the draft date approaches.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
Day 1 of the MLB Draft will be June 10, include the first round (37 picks) and start at 7 p.m. ET.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
Day 2 of the MLB Draft will be June 11, include Rounds 2-5 (123 picks) and begin at 5 p.m. ET.
After, teams can sign an unlimited number of players for up to $20,000.
- An awful fallout from coronavirus.
BREAKING: Bowling Green has eliminated baseball effective immediately.— Nick Piotrowicz (@NickPBlade) May 15, 2020
- With the National League potentially installing the designated hitter this year, Craig Edwards at Fangraphs takes a look at what the Mets would do with the position.
- Likewise, Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors wonders how the DH could affect the Cardinals.