Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Aaron Hicks says 30 home runs his target this season as he finally feels 100% — TAMPA — Aaron Hicks still felt it last year. The Yankees outfielder was coming off Tommy John surgery and still felt his elbow was not 100% last season. — “The elbow feels night and day from last year,” Hicks said.
What is driving the rift between Russell Wilson and Seahawks? ‘Power and control’ — Days before a critical home game against the Cardinals, Russell Wilson met with members of the Seahawks' coaching staff. It was a time of high tension. In Seattle's previous two games …
Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune: Column: Russell Wilson reportedly has the Chicago Bears on his short list. But would the Seattle Seahawks actually trade their franchise QB — and at what cost?
Tarik Cohen / Bleacher Nation: Obsessive Russell Wilson Watch: Chasing a Legacy in Chicago, Theoretical Bears Packages, Future Availability, More
Jess Root / Cards Wire: Report: QB Russell Wilson gives Seahawks list of 4 approved trade destinations
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk: Agent says Russell Wilson would accept a trade only to the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, or Bears
Chet Gresham / DraftKings Nation: Russell Wilson's camp has approached the Seattle Seahawks for a potential trade
Chuck Schilken / Los Angeles Times: Seahawks' Russell Wilson might waive his no-trade clause for these four teams
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Seattle Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic says team is punishing him for refusing to sign contract extension — PEORIA, Ariz. — Prized outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday that he is a victim of service-time manipulation by the Seattle Mariners …
Marc W / U.S.S. Mariner: The Wrong Question — You're Jerry Dipoto. You've got a burgeoning farm system and an iffy big league roster.
Matthew Roberson / Lookout Landing: Lookout Landing Podcast 150: Ryan Divish on Kevin Mather, Jarred Kelenic, and the Mariners' eventful week
Kenny Kelly / Beyond the Box Score: Morning Mound Visit: Jarred Kelenic doesn't appreciate getting his service time manipulation
Michael Shapiro / Sports Illustrated: Prospect Jarred Kelenic Says the Mariners Are Manipulating His Service Time
Michael Cerami / Bleacher Nation: MLBits: Chatwood is a Late-Innings Reliever Now, Ticking Off Your Own Prospects, Story Extension, More
Justin Tasch / New York Post: Jarred Kelenic on Mariners GM's apology: ‘Like someone farted in church’
Corey Brock / The Athletic: 'It's embarrassing': Mariners try to distance themselves from Mather, respond to comments
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole frustrated by service-time manipulation and analytics being used against players — TAMPA — Gerrit Cole can wear two hats in a season. Obviously, Cole is wearing the navy-and-white cap of the Yankees ace, carrying the expectations of an organization that hasn't been to a World Series in 11 years.
Anders Jorstad / Lookout Landing: Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/24/21: Joey Gallo, Gerrit Cole, and Tiger Woods
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper says NL East is a ‘juggernaut of a division’ — If Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper is to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2017, he knows his team will have to earn it by getting through a stacked NL East.
Bob Broeg / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Our first take on the Steve Carlton trade: Cardinals $57,500 salary offer was ‘reasonable’ — On Feb. 25, 1972, the St. Louis Cardinals dealt Steve Carlton to Philadelphia for Rick Wise in one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history. Carlton would have a Hall of Fame career …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Keith Pompey / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Kyle Lowry would be the Sixers' missing piece, but he'll have options if it's time to move on from the Raptors | Keith Pompey — TAMPA, Fla. — Kyle Lowry would be a perfect fit for the 76ers.The same can be said about the Miami Heat. The best spot for the Philly native and Toronto Raptors point guard …
Ares Victos / Raptors HQ: Would The Raptors Really Trade Kyle Lowry To Philly?
Michael Shapiro / Sports Illustrated: Report: Raptors Willing to Trade Kyle Lowry to ‘Preferred Destination’
Derek Bodner / The Athletic: Kyle Lowry to the Sixers: Does it make sense? Likes and Dislikes about a potential deal
Harrison Grimm / Liberty Ballers: Sixers NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Everything you need to know
Tarek Fattal / Daily News:
Sierra Canyon's Bronny James suffers potential season-ending meniscus injury — Bronny James, the son of Lakers forward LeBron James, had surgery for a knee injury … Sierra Canyon's Bronny James suffered a torn meniscus in his knee, multiple sources confirmed for the Los Angeles Daily News on Thursday.
Ted Holmlund / New York Post: Bronny James suffers likely season-ending knee injury
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
MLBTR Poll: Top-5 Free Agent Contracts — With there's always quite a lot of room to quibble over free agent rankings, there was really no debate regarding the top handful of talent in this year's class. (At least, that is, once Marcus Stroman elected to accept the qualifying offer.)
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Michael Conforto thinks Mets can be successful if they ignore the hype and ‘stay hungry’ — PORT ST. LUCIE — Michael Conforto has seen plenty of different Mets teams through his six years in the big leagues. He saw a strong team as a rookie in 2015, when the Mets ended their season with a division crown …