Good morning everyone! As we get the weekend started, let’s get to the links.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners agreed to deals with third-rounder Kaden Polcovich and fourth-rounder Tyler Keenan. The only unsigned draft pick now is right-handed pitcher Connor Phillips.
- Ian Wilson tells the story of Marco Gonzales’ rise to prominence, and how one coach was instrumental in his success.
- The Mariners have reportedly cut ties with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Around the league...
- And they say you can’t steal first base in baseball.
- Mike DiGiovanna at the LA Times profiles the owners that run MLB franchises.
- Some good news for a struggling industry in baseball.
The Oakland Athletics informed four area scouts that they are being brought back beginning July 1, per source with direct knowledge. They brought four back in June, as @susanslusser reported, and plan to bring the remainder back in August and September.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) June 26, 2020
- In a sad turn of events, Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was thrown in jail for sleeping just behind an airport in Florida.
- Andy Martino explains what could cancel an MLB season in the current climate. Apparently, even if one team has to shut down because of a virus outbreak, the rest of the league could continue playing.
- For my Star Wars fans out there...this guy is great.
this kid’s Star Wars impressions are next level pic.twitter.com/Evko6I8izA— Russy KGB (@RussellHFilm) June 26, 2020
- The Oregon schools make a necessary change.
Oregon and Oregon State will no longer use the term "Civil War" to promote athletic events.— Tyson Alger (@tysonalger) June 26, 2020