Has the lost 2020 minor-league season caught up to the Mariners, others?

It’s not even June, yet the Mariners have already sent three of their top prospects back to Triple-A Tacoma — outfielder Jarred Kelenic, catcher Cal Raleigh and pitcher Matt Brash. That’s not entirely accurate: Raleigh’s stay in Tacoma was short, as he earned a ticket back to the big leagues earlier this month, but only … Read more

Bullpen report: David Bednar on fire, the Clay Holmes era is almost here and more

In a fantasy landscape where many sites assign traditional roles in non-traditional bullpens, The Athletic embraces volatility, and the nuances each bullpen provides. There’s a changing of the guard in high leverage situations in the Bronx, new shared roles in Tampa Bay and will anyone emerge as the highest leveraged reliever in Boston? There are … Read more