Good morning everyone! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it...ugh.
Scott Servais says James Paxton will have season-ending surgery.— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) April 13, 2021
- Might we see this guy in Seattle later this year?
George Kirby @Mariners sat 98-100 (rumored a tick above.). Faced 8 thru the first 2 inn striking out 6 (2 team errors) Only hittable ball was Foscue who homered, but Kirby also got the best of him in an at-bat. Command all day & 3 plus pitches. Here's all 6 K's #ProspectOne pic.twitter.com/uyJ2CZwexd— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) April 13, 2021
Around the league...
- What a wild image of two former Mariners.
Eric Thames and Justin Smoak finally got to Japan to play for Yomiuri Giants.— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) April 13, 2021
and yes, Thames shaved due to the team's no beard policy pic.twitter.com/CT5R2cKmuw
- Kiley McDaniel at ESPN ranks the top 10 aces in baseball. ($)
- J.P. Hoornstra wrote about what has turned into a legendary draft class for the Dodgers in 2016.
- As two of the longest-running executives in professional sports, Billy Beane and Brian Cashman have turned into unlikely friends. Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer has the story.
- Amazing that this guy was a Rule 5 pick this winter.
truly in awe of Akil Baddoo's latest feat: a 450-foot HR to a part of Minute Maid Park that has basically only been reached by Yordan Álvarez and Joey Gallo— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 13, 2021
Akil Baddoo is uh, not the size of Yordan Álvarez or Joey Gallopic.twitter.com/4oUIx4bWZp https://t.co/41tMs7jsp7
- The Blue Jays will be without one of their best hitters for a little bit.
#BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo said Teoscar Hernández tested positive for COVID-19. He’ll be out for at least 10 days, per MLB protocols. He began feeling symptoms on Monday, but Montoyo said he’s feeling better today.— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) April 13, 2021
- Yu Chang tweeted about racist messages he received for making a mistake in a recent game, raising awareness of the kind of treatment Asian players still get in this game.
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs did some follow-up research on the new baseball.
- Please consider donating to this GoFundMe, which aims to pay for the funeral of the friend of Angie Mentink’s son. The young boy deserves a proper memorial.