Update: The extension is believed to be $70 million over five years, according to Hector Gomez. It includes an option for 2023 worth $17 million.
Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners and shortstop Jean Segura are nearing an agreement on a contract extension. Details of the extension are not yet known.
Segura, 27, is earning $6.2 million this season and will enter his third and final year of arbitration eligibility going into the 2018 season. Segura is currently on the disabled list with a high ankle sprain. He’s currently leading the league with a .341 batting average. He also has a great .391 on-base percentage with a .462 slugging percentage across 198 plate appearances.
If the contract extension is finalized, Segura will be one of only four players the Mariners have signed beyond the 2018 season, joining Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, and Kyle Seager.
A lot of teams do funny promo videos during spring training. The Seattle Mariners have led the league in this category for years now, with their marketing and p.r. folks producing and a lot of game and sometimes hammy players starring in some excellent clips. They’re doing them again this year, if you’re curious.
The Milwaukee Brewers have hopped on the humor train in 2018, and their latest entry in this category of commercials is excellent. It’s their riff on “The Sandlot.”
The biggest difference: Smalls really could kill you in this one. Brett Phillips is a lot more jacked than the kid who played Scotty in the original was.
The Beast, however, is just as terrifying now as he was in 1993.