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Becca Weinberg

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/6/19: Michael Pineda, Kyle Gibson, and Tommy Pham

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Plenty of trade news to get your Friday started

In Mariners News... Thank you Omar, and best of luck in Milwaukee!

The Mariners have acquired RHP Adam Hill and a 2020 Competitive Balance Round B selection from the Brewers in exchange for catcher Omar Narváez. pic.twitter.com/dOKGqh61jf

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) December 5, 2019 Baseball America’s recap of the trade is here. FanGraphs - via our own Jake Mailhot - wrote up the deal here. Our sister...

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The 1976 Mariners and the Building of a Team

Ruppert Jones, the first overall pick in the 1976 expansion draft. | Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images With the Winter Meetings coming up and the Mariners’ rebuild continuing, I started wondering about the original building of the Mariners. Follow me back to 1976 and relive the start. On Tuesday, August 24th, 1976 the Seattle Mariners were announced to the world. Tucked beneath a story about Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter’s plan to pardon draft evaders and above a story...

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Matthew Roberson

Lookout Landing Podcast 93: “Why I’m a Mariners Fan” with Spike Friedman

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In which we talk way too much about Bill Bavasi

Spike Friedman joins the podcast! It was great! Follow Spike on Twitter for a look into his brain, or on Instagram to see his dog Edgar Martinez Friedman.

0:00-11:45: Obviously, we start with some Kendall Graveman and Wally Joyner goss. As always, then we get into Spike’s entry point to Mariner fandom and reminisce about our favorite...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/5/19: Zack Wheeler, Mets Sale, and Fundraising for a Friend

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Some links to get your Thursday morning started.

Hey everyone, I just wanted to open this morning’s links up with something close to our hearts here at LL: Jen Mac Ramos, a good friend of the baseball community and a former contributor here at Lookout Landing, was in a really bad car accident recently and a family member has started a fundraiser to help cover medical expenses. If you can help, it would really go a long way.

With that, here’s what...

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Brewers nearing acquisition of catcher Omar Narvaez from Mariners

The Brewers are closing in on a deal with the Mariners to acquire catcher Omar Narvaez, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). The trade return remains unknown. Narvaez is one of the few backstops in baseball that can match now-former Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal with the bat. And he’ll cost a whole lot less, bringing three seasons of control that begin with a projected arbitration cost of just $2.9M. That’s not to say the Brewers won’t miss the outgoing Grandal....

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Reports: Omar Narvaez to Brewers

goodbye, sweet Omar, I will miss your face | Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Who needs sleep??? Because Jerry Dipoto hates sleep, it appears there is finally a landing spot for an Omar Narvaez trade, and that spot is the catching-starved and apparently impecunious Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers lost the Yasmani Grandal sweepstakes to the White Sox, who outbid the Brew Crew for the services of the best free agent catcher on the market. With catchers flying off the board, we identified...

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Kate Preusser

Eyeing up the Mariners 2020 bullpen

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The picture is becoming clearer

As the Mariners’ roster for 2020 begins to come into sharper focus with various roster deadlines forcing decisions, we’re starting to get a better idea of who will be competing for roles in the bullpen next year. Bullpens are traditionally the least stable aspect of any team’s roster, but the Mariners ended 2019 with 40 of the team’s record 67 players being pitchers. Of those players, over 20 are no longer on the...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/4/19: Zack Wheeler, Keston Hiura, and Jake Diekman

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Some minor signings were completed yesterday.

We’re still dealing with the fall-out from a wild non-tender Monday. Free agent rumors are starting to pick up, but still no major blockbusters from the Mariners yet. What gives?

In Mariners news... Shannon Drayer talks abut the Mariners’ non-tendering of Domingo Santana and Tim Beckham among other things in her latest Mariners notebook.

Around the league... Zack Wheeler is drawing a lot of interest and...

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How at-risk is Ljay Newsome in the Rule-5 Draft?

A youth cast to the wind? Seattle didn’t protect one of their breakout pitching prospects. How often do players like Newsome get taken? Judging by the comment sections, the past couple weeks have been an intrigue sandwich served on a couple slices of multi-grain frustration bread for Mariners fans. Kendall Graveman and Carl Edwards Jr. were easy moves to approve of - decent upside, low-cost pitchers. But yesterday was at least a mildly frustrating day. Domingo Santana was cut loose, likely...

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Kate Preusser

Non-tender targets for the Mariners

still some of the best sock game ever to wear a Mariners uniform | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

An old friend, and some new ones, all available for the low, low price of some money

Yesterday was the deadline for MLB clubs to offer contracts to the arbitration-eligible players on their 40-man rosters. The Mariners opted to non-tender Tim Beckham, as was expected, and Domingo Santana, which was less expected. In all, 40 players were non-tendered yesterday, more than double the amount of...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/3/19: Non-Tenders Galore, Mike Moustakas, and Nelson Cruz

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We saw a huge number of free agents joining the market yesterday.

Good morning folks! Woo boy, did we have a lot of roster movement on the day of the non-tender deadline. Let’s get to it.

In Mariners news... Corey Brock at The Athletic takes his first overarching look at the Mariners roster for 2020. ($)

Around the league... The major move yesterday had the Reds agreeing to a four-year deal with infielder Mike Moustakas. The non-tender list was...

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Mariners don't tender deals to Beckham, Santana

The Mariners failed to offer 2020 contracts to infielder Tim Beckham and outfielder Domingo Santana on Monday, making them free agents.

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Mariners non-tender Tim Beckham and Domingo Santana

farewell, Domingo | Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Mariners 40-man roster is currently at 38 Today was the deadline for teams to tender offers to eligible players on their 40-man. For a complete explainer of who is eligible and how the process works, check out Tim’s article here. The Mariners non-tendered two players: one, as expected, was Tim Beckham, who still has 33 games left to serve on the eighty-game PED suspension he received last season and was projected to earn just under $3M for...

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Mariners non-tender Domingo Santana, Tim Beckham

The Mariners have non-tendered outfielder Domingo Santana and infielder Tim Beckham, per a club announcement. Both players are now free agents. These moves open a pair of roster spots for the M’s. They will also save a bit of salary space. The former projected to earn $4.4 million in his second-to-last season of team control, while the latter might have commanded $3 million in what would have been a walk year. It rates as something of a surprise to see Santana cut loose. He has had his...

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Kate Preusser

Updating the catching market: Narváez, Murphy trade?

how many attractive catching options remain on the FA market, Tom? | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Could an AL East team be a good landing spot for Seattle’s backup catcher?

Just one week ago today was Evan White Day, when we celebrated the Mariners handing out an unprecedented contract to their unique first baseman, only to be rudely interrupted partway through by Omar Narvaez trade rumors. The two are actually somewhat connected; locking down White at first frees up Austin Nola to be the...

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Tim Cantu

Contract Tendering and the Arbitration Process - Contract Negotiation for Senior Rookies

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Can’t we all just get along?

Note: This is an updated and expanded version of a 2018 article.

Arbitration. A familiar baseball word. It comes from the Latin arbitratus meaning “a promising young pitcher.” I’ll be honest with you, I’m not good at languages. Today is an important day (although not the most important) in the arbitration process. This is a significant part of roster construction for...

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Kate Preusser

Mariners 2020 draft preview: LHP Garrett Crochet

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Pitchers with the initials “GC” did pretty well in 2020, and the Tennessee lefty is no exception

In the last installment in this series, we noted that Baseball America recently completed a re-rank of the top high school players and top college players in the 2020 draft. [Side note: if you are looking for a holiday gift to give or request, and you’re reading this article, consider a Baseball America subscription. BA has long...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/2/19: Ichiro, Tayler Scott, and Josh Hader

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Some links to kick off your Monday.

Hello folks! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. Now as we head for the Winter Meetings, here are some links to get your day started.

In Mariners news... Because why wouldn’t he?

The legend just continues to grow.

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) December 2, 2019 Shed should be given an opportunity to start in 2020.

Now that his beloved Auburn Tigers have won the Iron Bowl, @SLONG895 is ready to put up...

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Ichiro Suzuki returns to baseball in sandlot game against local teachers

Ichiro is 46 and retired eight months ago, but he'll never truly be done with baseball.

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Becca Weinberg

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/1/19: Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, and the Nationals Bullpen

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Happy December!

In Mariners News... Who would be on your Mariners all-decade team?

Had some fun taking a stab at the all-decade team for the Mariners. Also, The Athletic has a great Black Friday deal going on, $2.49/month. Promo link within story.https://t.co/F8u4a1WoYU

— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) November 29, 2019 Around The League... What a beauty.

Every #MLB home run hit this season from centerfield... Color coded by exit velocity ? ? ???????...

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