Good morning everyone! Here are some links for your Friday enjoyment.
In Mariners news...
- J.P. Crawford continues to receive high praise from people around baseball for his defensive acumen.
JP Crawford was voted by MLB managers as the best defensive SS in the American League https://t.co/gDOvSCygaX— Curtis Rogers (@AKidFromKent) August 26, 2021
Around the league...
- Chris Sale is back in his regular Chris Sale form, which is bad news for Seattle.
9 pitches.— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 27, 2021
IMMACULATE CHRIS SALE. pic.twitter.com/sDnJ6jPuso
- I feel like it’s inevitable that we see José Marmolejos in Seattle again when rosters expand.
Top 10 full-season minor league OPS leaders since June 26, two full months back.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) August 26, 2021
1.234 Jose Marmolejos
1.141 Jairo Pomares
1.128 MJ Melendez
1.122 Henry Ramos
1.118 Nick Yorke
1.087 Zac Veen
1.056 Elehuris Montero
1.046 Yohel Pozo
1.039 Connor Hoover
1.027 George Valera
- Joey Votto giving high praise to the pitching staff in Milwaukee, which features Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, and Freddy Peralta.
Joey Votto made a remarkable statement today on @MLBNetwork’s High Heat: He said the current @Brewers pitching staff is the toughest he’s ever faced, top to bottom, even more so than the early 2010s @Phillies. @MLB @MLBNetworkRadio— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 26, 2021
- Remember how the Atlantic League was going to move the mound back this season as an experiment? Well, they did it, and players are pissed.
- The Phillies will be without one of their best hitters as they attempt to make the playoffs.
Rhys Hoskins says he’s done for season. Abdominal injury surgery next week.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) August 26, 2021
- Reds reliever Tejay Antone, who drew a lot of hype early this spring, will undergo Tommy John surgery.