1:03 AM EST, Thu March 04, 2021
Newsday

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole upset at how MLB executives manipulate service time

Mariners president Kevin Mather, who was forced to resign because of derogatory comments about players, admitted how he kept top prospects in minors to get an extra year out of them before free agency kicks in .

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Seattle CEO's words stoke fire, frustration for players, PA

As far as Anthony Rizzo is concerned, Kevin Mather simply said the quiet part out loud. Mather, the CEO and president of the Seattle Mariners, resigned Monday after video surfaced of a speech he gave to a Rotary Club this month in which he made insensitive comments about several current and former players. He also spoke bluntly on a point of contention between teams and players when he said Seattle would likely keep top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert in the minors at the start of the season to delay their right to file for free agency. The players' association has long complained...

Pinstripe Alley

How the Yankees’ rotation compares to the rest of the American League contenders

Photo by Christian Petersen/ There is a very competent rotation in the Bronx right now. Is it the best in the junior circuit? The Yankees lost three-fifths of their rotation when free agency started, and they didn’t retain any of them: J.A. Happ went to the Minnesota Twins, Masahiro Tanaka flew back to Japan, and James Paxton ended up joining the Seattle Mariners. Yet, in a short period of time, general manager Brian Cashman managed to put together one of the most interesting rotations in the American League by adding Corey Kluber via free agency and Jameson Taillon...

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