Good morning everyone! We’ve got the second half kicking off today for all of baseball as the trade deadline nears. Here’s what’s going on in the sport.
In Mariners news...
- I’d love to see this guy get to Modesto soon.
Jonatan Clase’s second bomb of the year ⚾️☄️ pic.twitter.com/o9ZkbjUpIU— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) July 15, 2021
Around the league...
- Easy to see both the pure talent and the rawness of that talent on display here.
You wanna see Jasson Dominguez hit a triple then trip and fall into third base? Of course you do. pic.twitter.com/O78hxxKPce— Eli Fishman (@elijfishman) July 16, 2021
- Marc Normandin at Baseball Prospectus makes the case for giving players a real break during the All-Star Break in order to prevent players from opting out of the game. ($)
- Take advantage of this deal to watch some of the top M’s prospects this weekend!
- Yesterday’s game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was postponed after six players on the Yankees tested positive for COVID-19 (Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes, Jr., Wandy Peralta, Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka, and Gio Urshela). Judge’s positive test creates a bunch of contact tracing problems given that he was at the All-Star Game and thus was in contact with players from every team.
- We’ve got our first deal of the trade season! It’s a weird one when you consider the Braves’ playoff odds are in single digits according to Fangraphs.
Cubs news: Joc Pederson traded to Atl for minor league first baseman Bryce Ball— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 16, 2021