Chucky wrote a comment, thanks for throwing a 'tater in the pot bud, and we realized it could feasibly make for a lively chat ...
[Rick sez] Btw, outside of Root sports during the season and the statistics sites for statistics, doc, this is the only place I go for Mariner information anymore. You’re a great gatekeeper. To borrow from Simon and Garfunkel: I get all the news I need from the Jemanji report. The other great thing is the community vetts and augments your stuff so well. This has gone, for me anyway, from the best Mariner site to the only Mariner site.
There are other sites that talk about the Mariners?
The biggest is undoubtedly still U.S.S. Mariner. Have to admit, totally without snark, that it's been quite a few months since I visited.
Second biggest no doubt is Lookout Landing - the SB Nation super-network site that is going to give you 100 comments on any given article. Many times the comments are worth the price of admission - or would be, if there were a price.
Prospect Insider these days gets only the occasional article from Jason A. Churchill (nee' DiamondGenius) and his key staff guy, Luke Arkins, does a solid job. It's not Luke's fault that at SSI there are 25+ commentators like Mojician and Mo' Dawg and SABRMatt who could be working the Jonah Hill role for some MLB team in Moneyball :- ) so I've really got to come down on the subject pretty much were Rick is. If I were a doggie my ears would perk up at the sight of Rick, or Wishiker, or dozens of other Denizens showing up in the Active Threads area.
So yeah. I personally think you're fine to just use SSI Chucky. 'course I *would* say that, as the proprietor of the area :- )
Bob Dutton's Twitter feed has, or had, the role of making sure you're not missing any big news going by. A morning check of Big Bad Bob is going to ensure that the M's didn't just trade Jimmy Graham for Derrick Rose while you were busy typing in a comment about Thiago Vieiera and his fifty saves next year.
If Denizens have other spots they like to hit in the morning, please share :- )
Rick's specific comment about "one stop news shop" got me thinking. Aside from SSI, the only baseball stuff that Dr. D frequents are stats sites (like b-ref.com) and BJOL, along with the occasional Hardball Times article or Jeff Sullivan/Fangraphs shtick. The Denizens here are plenty for me.
But I do like SportSpyder for the M's and perhaps ---- > a weekly linkage to that would cement the "gatekeeping" idea, make it predictable and reliable?
SportSpyder had one kinda-interestin' link this morning, that being SodoMojo's push for a deal involving Arizona 1B Yasmany Tomas. (Wish Mo' Dawg would write a front-page article on that Cards hitter he has his eye on.)
James' Twitter feed mentioned last night that Kyle Seager led the majors in "long fly outs." So his slash line was unlucky in 2017.