Hey folks! Happy Saturday! Here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners will be opening up their spring training complex to a limited number of players early next week.
- Go get yer merch.
Looking for a great deal? 50% off Majestic jerseys and player t-shirts are available by emailing email@example.com. pic.twitter.com/ko1YrDtK1c— Mariners Team Store (@MarinersStore) May 22, 2020
Around the league...
- It seems like a divide is forming between former and current players when It comes to messaging about the season; Chipper Jones and Tom Glavine disagree with Blake Snell’s approach, reports David O’Brien at The Athletic. ($)
- The KBO is slowly becoming the world’s sport.
#KBO news: League office says #ESPN is making KBO games available in countries outside the U.S. That includes Canada, Mexico, Europe, parts of Asia, Middle East and Africa.— Jeeho Yoo (@Jeeho_1) May 22, 2020
- Alright, that’s it, I’m moving to this country.
MLB: How can we market our players more?— Baseball Brit (@BaseballBrit) May 22, 2020
- R.J. Anderson wonders if teams would use a 2020 draftee in the big leagues in a truncated season.
- Bill Shaikin points out the financial incentive that is driving California lawmakers to push baseball returning to the state.
- While some college conferences are cutting back on sports or postseason tournaments, the Pac-12 will debut its college baseball tournament in 2021.
- Negotiations continue...
Major League Baseball plans to deliver a new economics proposal to the Players Association on Tuesday, sources said.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 22, 2020
- The Angels could really be handicapping themselves in advance of the draft.
#Angels furloughing employees more aggressively than most clubs, weakening amateur scouting department prior to draft, raising eyebrows throughout industry. Story: https://t.co/crGSL6AAIt— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 23, 2020
- Here’s to hoping he can recover quickly.
Basketball legend Patrick Ewing hospitalized with coronavirus https://t.co/dhpNA8sdJ8 pic.twitter.com/ez00NfHRrk— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 23, 2020