Good morning everyone! Here’s what you need to know as you get your Thursday started.
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic previews the upcoming spring training storylines for the Mariners. ($)
- Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times wrote about the reunion between the M’s and James Paxton.
Around the league...
- The Padres and Fernando Tatis, Jr. agreed to a 14-year (!) extension yesterday worth $340 million.
- Oh that’s not a good list to be on.
fWAR since 2008— Jake Taraska (@Jake_Taraska) February 16, 2021
Mike Trout = 75.7
Rockies Outfielders = 73.1
Braves Outfielders = 72.9
Orioles Outfielders = 72.1
Mariners Outfielders = 68.3
Refs Outfielders = 67.8
WhiteSox Outfielders = 52.9
Mike Trout didn’t play his first full season until 2012.
- More women are speaking out about sexual harassment they experienced from members of the Mets organization that was later swept under the rug. Brittany Ghiroli and Ken Rosenthal have the report from The Athletic. ($)
- Jared Diamond at The Wall Street Journal notes that the biggest challenge facing pitchers this season is simply staying healthy. ($)
- The Rays made a couple of minor trades yesterday.
Marlins acquiring RHP John Curtiss from Rays for 1B Evan Edwards, sources tell @TheAthletic. Edwards was a fourth-round pick out of NC State in 2019.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 17, 2021
- Reliever Cody Allen has decided to hang ‘em up.
- Fangraphs unveiled their top 100 prospects for the 2021 season.
- Our good friend is officially a Phillie.
Phillies announce signing of free-agent infielder Brad Miller to a one-year contract.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 17, 2021
- PitchCon starts today, with all proceeds going to help Feeding America!
#PitchCon starts tomorrow!— Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) February 17, 2021
A four-day live-streamed baseball conference for FREE raising money for @FeedingAmerica.
Full details: https://t.co/P0z1rQYazG
Prizes sign-up: https://t.co/ZEJIXcJWBa
- Speaking of Pitcher List, shameless plug here for the new podcast that Michael Ajeto and I just started for the network, in which we will be discussing national MLB news and trends on a weekly basis. Subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever else you get your podcasts!
- Yoan Moncada is living his best life.
- Félix is ours and...*sniffle*