Hello folks and happy Friday! Here’s the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Check out Ryan Rowland-Smith’s interview with M’s first baseman Evan White.
- Dave Sims wrote about the experiences he’s had in his career in honor of Black History Month.
- Congratulations to the Negrón family!
Looks like our family will be doubling in size! Expecting two Negrón boys come June!— Kristopher Negrón (@KNegs17) February 11, 2021
Thank you Mariana Calderon Photography for being a part of our special day! Wouldn’t have been the same without you! pic.twitter.com/T3fmvL5OOW
Around the league...
- Patrick Dubuque at Baseball Prospectus discusses the ways in which baseball still has to evolve. ($)
- There goes that man.
Ben Gamel has deal with Indians— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 11, 2021
- James Paxton is reportedly looking for more than $11 million annually in a deal.
- The Angels continue to ad crusty old vets to their roster.
The #Angels have signed OF Jon Jay to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) February 11, 2021
- There goes another potential option for the M’s.
- Kiley McDaniel at ESPN joins the party, ranking all of the farm systems around Major League Baseball. He pegs the Mariners for 6th. ($)
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs wonders if teams should start using their best hitters at the lead-off spot.
- The Rays asked, and they received.
We're surprised you didn't pull your social media manager in middle of writing that great tweet. #NationalRoastDay— Wendy's (@Wendys) February 11, 2021
- Check out these awesome beanies!
THIS JUST IN: we teamed up with @BlackGirlHockey to create exclusive #SeaKraken x #BGHC beanies where 100% of net proceeds will go to the BGHC scholarship program.— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) February 11, 2021
Learn more about the beanie, scholarship program & the first Washington State recipient →https://t.co/MqTGhHBbBA pic.twitter.com/SPgRRsQd2y