Cactus League Game 7, Indians at M’s
RF M. Wilson
Bedard could be followed by Jamey Wright, Chris Seddon, Dan Cortes, and Manny Delcarmen on the mound today. I’d tune in early and then see what happens later with Cortes. Jack Wilson was a late scratch from the lineup because he was sick or something, which is better than the usual reasons he’s not in the lineup.
• Paxton signed yesterday, and I’ll probably talk about that more in the links dump on Monday, but two early and very important bits of info are that he’s been working out at Boras’ complex and that the Mariners view him as a starter.
• Yesterday, someone asked me when we might see Nick Franklin in the Mariners lineup during the Cactus League season and my immediate answer was “whenever we get to split squads.” Seems like an easy response, right? After all, we’ve already faced a D’Backs split squad, are facing an Indians one today, and from here out will be facing the Angels twice, the Cubs, and the Dodgers. We only have one split squad day in all of spring training. The Astros have six this April, as do the Diamondbacks. This all seems weird to me, but it’s more common than I thought as the Nats, Pirates, Rays, Twins, and Padres are all playing just one split squad day too. I’m sure the Padres were just copying us though.
• Mauricio Robles and Erik Bedard share a birthday. That day is today.