In Mariners News...
- Andy Patton, selecting for the Mariners in PitcherList’s mock draft, shared his picks
- Uncle Corey wrote an ideal primer to send to all your casual Mariners fan friends/family asking stupid questions about the draft
- Dan Altavilla reflected on his own Draft Day memories from 2014. (If you thought his butt was big, get a load of his...clock.)
- Shannon Drayer spoke with Scott Hunter, the Mariners’ Director of Amateur Scouting
- Here, have a 13-page slideshow of Jay Buhner’s home, courtesy of the LA Times
- “At the end of the day, I want people to get that I didn’t play because of principles. Point blank.” Denard Span on his decision to officially retire.
- Justin Dunn, alongside Hunter Greene, Nick Heath and Delino DeShields, spoke out about the injustices in MLB and around the world:
- “There are two ways to live: You can live with FanGraphs’ first mock draft, or you can live with FanGraphs’ second mock draft” - Albert Einstein, loosely
- Sorry, what’s that? You want a vaccine for COVID-19? Here, have another mock draft instead
Around The League...
- Everything is burning
- “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein, truly
Per @mikeaxisa's calculations on MLB's salary proposals:— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 8, 2020
— 82 games at sliding scale = ~33% salary
— 50 games at prorated pay = ~33% salary
— 76 games at 75% prorated pay = ~33% salary https://t.co/nzxGbJNWCy
- Adam Giardino, broadcaster for the U Conn Huskies, has partnered with other baseball broadcasters for the Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant
- The Yankees have (finally) spoken
- So long to one of the Merrimack College greats
- J-Lo and A-Rod could have some devilish competition
- BREAKING: Baseball player demonstrates humor, general sense of personality
My wife had an odd way of comforting my son after a rough pitching outing yesterday, “Well, at least you still get to live in our house. When dad pitched bad we usually had to move.”— CJ Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) June 8, 2020
- Rhymes with Smangels...
Heard from multiple front office types that a team with a top-10 pick is at least considering punting the draft. That would include taking a player in the first round who they don’t intend to sign. (They would still offer the minimum required to net a comp pick for next year.)— R.J. Anderson (@r_j_anderson) June 9, 2020
In honor of all the mock drafts, and in absence of all post-game chart questions/conversations, tell us which vegetable you would draft with the 3rd pick of the first round and/or which fruit you would select with the 9th pick of the first round.
Note: There are, apparently, approximately 2,000 types of fruits in the world alone. Use your own discretion in determining the number of eligible flora/fauna.