A couple of quick hits on a wet Friday:
1) The Rainiers have placed tickets for Opening Night on sale, starting today. The remainder of the individual games will go on sale in the near future. Opening Night is Thursday, April 7th at 7:05 against the Albuquerque Isotopes and tickets are available online via this link.
2) ESPN’s Keith Law posted his massive Top 100 Prospects package over here. The M’s don’t fare well in his rankings: 28th best overall farm system, and just one player in his Top 100. That would be outfielder Alex Jackson checking in at #95. Jackson will probably start the season at Class-A Clinton.
3) Baseball America released the back half (No. 51-100) of their Top 100 Prospects list, and Jackson does not appear on this one.
Not much in the way of news today – all is quiet as the baseball world migrates to Arizona and Florida for the start of spring training. Pitchers and catchers report a week from today!
- The Seattle Times started its spring training preview yesterday with a look at the Mariners catchers. Today, they moved on to the first basemen.
- Federal Way’s Travis Ishikawa – who did not come to terms with the Mariners after many reports that he was going to – has landed with the Chicago White Sox.
- Former Reno Aces pitcher Tony Barnette is back in the US after six seasons as a closer in Japan, and now he throws the shuuto.
It’s our last weekend without baseball until… November? Go on a hike or something, I guess.