Mike Trout can leap

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I’m sure Miguel Cabrera backers will claim that Trout’s offseason leaps are far less valuable than Cabrera taking smaller jumps during the season, but I still feel like you should all see this.

Also: Mike, I realize you’re not making big bucks yet, but dude, buy the guy who filmed that a real camera. This is kinda embarassing:

Mariners to hire Tim Laker as their hitting coach

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Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that the Mariners plan to hire Tim Laker as their new hitting coach. He’ll replace Edgar Martinez, who has moved into a different role with the club.

Laker has spent the past spent the past two years as the Arizona Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach. Before that he was a coach and manager in the minor league systems of the Indians and White Sox. He, of course, also spent 11 seasons in the Majors as a catcher, playing for the Indians, Expos, Devil Rays, Pirates and Orioles.