Good morning everyone! Happy Friday! Let’s get it going with some links.
In Mariners news...
- Jerry Dipoto is encouraged by latest talks to revive the season.
Around the league...
- Pitch is on Hulu? Alright, sweet.
In honor of Pitch (finally!) being on Hulu, here is my story on @kyliebunbury's transformation into the character. I still think about this show at least once a week, and you should all watch it. https://t.co/0NIOc6FBbM— Katie Barnes (@katie_barnes3) May 7, 2020
- Mike Petriello at MLB wrote about the strange career of George Brunet.
- The current expectation is that Major League Baseball will make an official decision on the draft, and that it will be five rounds long.
- An awesome gesture in the wake of the Astros issues at the end of last year.
MLB and MLBPA announced a $500,000 distribution to 10 nonprofits across the country as part of the “Healthy Relationships Community Grant” program. The Houston Area Women’s Center, which aids survivors of domestic violence, is among the 10 recipients— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 7, 2020
- Curious how this could affect the Mariners specifically. Maybe it won’t much since they were already cutting payroll before this went down.
At least one MLB ownership group has instructed its front office to cut its payroll in 2021. A lot of club execs expect others to follow. The youngest players (who are paid little, per CBA agreement) and the players with existing long-term deals won't necessarily be affected.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 7, 2020
- Former Mariner update.
- Major League Baseball could be looking at a tough financial situation even if there is a season.
Some league officials and team executives believe the best plan for baseball in 2020 would include a totally revised economic system — a revenue-sharing arrangement between the players and teams, if only for one year.https://t.co/9X88XmlHlH— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 8, 2020
- ESPN will be dropping a documentary on Roy Halladay later this month.
- Pierre LeBrun at The Athletic talked to Seattle NHL GM Ron Francis. ($)
- Not baseball news since there aren’t any MLB teams in Oregon, but...