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Morning mound visit: Salvador Perez is mashing

The Royals’ lost season isn’t a lost season for veteran backstop Salvador Perez.

Kansas City Royals v Seattle Mariners Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Jay Jaffe | FanGraphs: Salvador Perez is in the Royals’ lineup nearly every day, and he’s flying past his career high in home runs. His current 38 dingers is significantly higher than his previous high of 27.

Terence Moore | Forbes: MLB replay is not working as intended. Any casual viewer who has watched more than a handful of games has likely seen a call that goes one way despite a myriad of video evidence to the contrary. At this point, is it too late to put the genie back in the bottle?

New York Post & New York Daily News: Javy Baez has made quite the impression in his short tenure with the New York Mets.

JJ Cooper | Baseball America: Coop is one of the most plugged-in journalists on the MiLB beat. His allegory comparing the job of a Minor League player, and the financial implications, cast light on a challenging situation for MiLB players.