Good morning and happy Friday to all! The Blue Jays come to town to begin another important series for the M’s wild card hopes. Here are some links in the meantime.
In Mariners news...
- We might need to start talking about this guy.
Jack Larsen goes 414ft for his 7th HR in 15 games. pic.twitter.com/QDnYyZ5kT5— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 13, 2021
- A pair of less-heralded prospects are making their way up the ladder.
- Julio is back in Arkansas!
Around the league...
- Honestly, MLB kind of nailed this Field of Dreams intro.
- The Cubs have cut ties with Jake Arrieta.
- You know the Cubs have thrown in the towel on the season when they’re doing stuff like this.
SS Andrew Romine got to pitch for the Cubs today.— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 12, 2021
The catcher? His brother Austin Romine.
They're the first brothers to play in a Cubs game at the same time since Hal and Danny Breeden on 6/4/1971, according to team historian Ed Hartig. pic.twitter.com/5SuhqDnsbn
- This is another case of “I didn’t know he was still playing” but hopefully Davis will be remembered for his great early stage of his career and not his floundering late stage.
Chris Davis has announced his retirement after a 13-year career and 295 home runs. pic.twitter.com/wryqoSum5v— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021