The regular season is underway!
Hello! How about those M’s last night? Yeah, I missed it because it was 6-2 Giants at 1am out east here and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Hope the rest of you had fun with it though! Anyway, here are some links.
In Mariners news...
- Nick Tucker makes the case for extending Mitch Haniger.
- Speaking of Haniger, Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times sat down with the outfielder to discuss the journey he’s been through the last couple of years.
Around the league...
- Sheesh, this guy.
Lucas Giolito dismantling Mike Trout with an absurd 85mph Changeup. pic.twitter.com/9vFyZQYiZ0— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 2, 2021
- Minor League Baseball rosters are expanding for the 2021 season. J.J. Cooper at Baseball America has the report.
- J.J. Cooper at BA also reports that the MLB Draft will be 20 rounds this year. ($)
- The A’s will have to play without one of their best relievers.
Trevor Rosenthal to IL with right shoulder inflammation per #Athletics— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) April 1, 2021
- Wow, these guys just keep getting bigger opportunities.
FOX Sports celebrates #OpeningDay with a pair of roster moves, calling up Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman – the geniuses behind @CespedesBBQ – for original @MLBONFOX written and video content all season long. pic.twitter.com/feODFjtAO5— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) April 1, 2021
- The Angels have agreed to a five-year extension with David Fletcher.
- Josh Donaldson was pulled from the first inning of yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury. The Twins are not sure how long he will be out at this point.
- Justin Turner robbed Cody Bellinger of a home run yesterday. Yes, they’re on the same team. Read about what went down here.
- Baseball America reports that Major League Baseball has launched a new “co-op league” in Arizona to help prospects get more reps. ($)
- The Mets and Nationals had their Opening Day spoiled by positive COVID tests on the Washington roster. The two teams will not play today, either.
- The Astros shortstop did not sign an extension before his given deadline.
Carlos Correa said the Astros offered him five years for $125 million after the six-year, $120 million offer.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) April 1, 2021
- I can’t believe we waited a whole year for this.