Hello all! Let’s hope the M’s can get back on track with a win today. In the meantime, here are some links to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- Man, this is so cool.
On the 10-year anniversary of his Major League debut, Kyle Seager's family has a special message for him before tonight's game pic.twitter.com/9yWkWkIe7P— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 8, 2021
- Look at how young he looks in this picture.
Exactly 10 years ago today my FIANCÉ was called up by the Seattle Mariners. Little did we know in this photo the kind of ride we were about to embark on… pic.twitter.com/MXT8qB0a5q— Julie Seager (@JulieSeager15) July 7, 2021
- Jake Mailhot at Fangraphs looked into Logan Gilbert’s changeup and how the pitch can take the right-hander to the next level.
- Today is the big day.
Héctor Santiago will have his appeal heard tomorrow in Seattle.— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) July 7, 2021
Around the league...
- You’ve got to love baseball players and their nonsensical rituals.
Sonny Gray stripped naked after the 4th inning and changed everything but his cleats to "reset and start over". He retired the next 9 in order after that— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 7, 2021
- Major League teams keep taking chances on the man.
Infielder Dee Strange-Gordon and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a minor league deal, source tells ESPN. He’ll report to their Triple-A affiliate in Indy.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 7, 2021
Strange-Gordon has now been with four NL Central teams in 2021: Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
- Mike Vaccaro at The New York Post attacks the optics of the double-header fan admission strategy.
- Lance Lynn, what a treasure.
When he’s playing catch between starts, Lance Lynn is always wearing a hoodie with long sleeves underneath, which was still the case on Monday as temperatures went into the high-90s. He explained that if you always feel miserable, it offers a sort of consistency— James Fegan (@JRFegan) July 7, 2021
- Mark Feinsand at MLB lists every team’s trade need as we inch closer to the deadline.
- In response to the ongoing Trevor Bauer investigation, the Dodgers have removed all of his merchandise from the team store and have canceled his upcoming bobblehead night.
- We’ve got our bracket, folks!
MLB has set the bracket for Monday’s Home Run Derby: pic.twitter.com/7eoaHINmLs— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 8, 2021
- Devan Fink at Fangraphs dives into the wild start for Zach Thompson, who has gone from a non-prospect to one of the Marlins’ best pitchers very quickly.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka plans to retire following the conclusion of this NPB season.
- A’s reliever Trevor Rosenthal will undergo season-ending hip surgery.