Good morning and good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Here are some discussion and reading suggestions from around the world of baseball as the weekend approaches.
****Joe Posnanski at MLB.com answers ten questions about the new intentional walk rule.
****At Beyond the Boxscore, Chris Anders wonders how Andrew Toles will fit into the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield.
****Also at Beyond the Boxscore, Henry Druschel tries to re-imagine the modern pitching staff.
****At Camden Chat, Mark Brown looks at the evolution of the Orioles Top 10 prospects list in recent years.
****Andrew Rice at Lookout Landing wants to know if you can name some of the 31 Mariners rookie relief pitchers who struck out 40 or more men in their debut seasons.
****Joe Schwarz at Viva El Birdos explores the evolution of Carlos Martinez as a starting pitcher. He’s adding a fifth pitch to his arsenal this spring.