Mariners Insider Blog

Morning linkage .... McGrath on the Mariners, Saunders homers for Canada and Bedard's pain in the rear

Greetings, we are back after a sort-of off day. To start the morning, I figured I'd throw up a few links for some reading with your morning coffee.

TNT columnist John McGrath writes that the Mariners are having a better spring than the Angels and Rangers, and he wasn't talking about on the field.

Oliver Perez picked up the win yesterday in relief for Mexico, pitching one inning with two strikeouts. Here's my story on Perez'd pride representing his country in the WBC.

Michael Saunders homered for Canada in an exhibition game against the Brewers

Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing reminds people that spring training numbers do not matter. 

Radio time ...

Here's my interview I did with ESPN 710's NightWatch with Colin Paisley, Tom Wassell and Matt Pitman.

And here's my interview previewing the Mariners on ESPN 97.9 in Hartford.

In former Mariners news ... 

Erik Bedard has a strained gluteal muscle, seems fitting since  he was always kind of a pain in the gluteal muscle

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes about Ichiro and has some very Ichiro-esque quotes ...

Jeff Clement is trying to make a comeback after microfracture surgery in his knee. Clement is trying to make it as a back-up first baseman to Justin Morneau with the Twins. Good luck to him. Nice guy, who had some tough breaks.

Shawn Kelley threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Yankees

Chone Figgins is 0-for-9 this spring ...

Jason Vargas made his debut for the Angels