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February 24, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Around the Blogosphere

Good morning all. For those of you asking the time of tomorrow’s intrasquad game, it will be at 1 p.m. local time here, so noon back in Seattle.
A lot of talk about prospects in the blogosphere this morning. Prospect Insider recently released its digital handbook and has decided to release the names of its top-30 Mariners prospects free of charge. Today’s it’s No.s 16-30. I won’t give it away, but will tell you Matt Mangini is the highest of that bunch at No. 16. Several other players in big league camp with the Mariners are also in that group.

Moving along, Seattle Sports Insider has been running a series of takes on various Mariners minor leaguers, basing a lot of it off analysis found in the Baseball HQ minor league handbook.
One of the more interesting players looked at is Mike Carp. SSI’s main author, Jeff Clarke, concludes that “Everybody has completely lost interest” in Carp from a prospects rating perspective.


Hard to argue with that one. But Clarke also says that Carp should fare better than other prospects ranked higher on various lists and expresses some surprise that the M’s didn’t take a look at him at DH rather than Jack Cust.
By the way, Clarke considers the latter point to be a good thing from the standpoint of the M’s being more competitive this year. Anyhow, take a look.
At Section 331, Megan Shear ventures outside of the Mariners sphere and takes a look at some other AL West teams. She links to a story about a 36-year-old woman throwing BP for the Oakland Athletics (and the Cleveland Indians). She also updates the story we linked to last week about a 3-year-old Michael Young fan in Texas who appeared to be devastated (on video) when told his favorite player would no longer be with the Rangers.
Young and his wife apparently saw the video and the boy was treated to a fun day at the Rangers team store.
Finally, over at The Outfield Grass, Justin Olsen posts some video of Mariners shortstop prospect Nick Franklin.

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