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Kate Preusser

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/28/20: Rangers good, Astros bad, COVID-19 the worst, Bartolo excellent

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Hello from my particular quarantine island. Big day yesterday: I went out for the first time in a week to pick up dinner. After cooking all week I promised myself One (1) Reward of takeout, supporting a local business, and also if I had to do one single more dish I would pitch them all into the yard and shoot them with a shotgun, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead-style (an excellent quarantine movie if you are looking for...

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AL West prospects who should be on your radar

The delayed start to the 2020 season will obviously have a wide range of massive effects on Major League Baseball. Among them: a totally different promotional timeline for some of the game’s most exciting young players. We will never know how things would’ve unfolded. And we don’t yet even know what the parameters are for an altered season. But there’s no doubting the impact. Typically, opportunities open as rosters evolve over the course of a grueling, 162-game season. Some top...

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Kate Preusser

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/27/20: MLB ratifies deal, classic Mariner scouting reports, quarantine workouts

every dae is better with you | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

also REAL BASEBALL happened in the world last night!

Happy Saturday! Leave those weekday PJs in the drawer, baby, and bust out the weekend PJs!

January was three months, February was one month but also had Valentines Day, March is a year, and the last 10 days has been their own year separate from the rest of March's year

— Gina (@ginadivittorio) March 26, 2020

Somehow March...isn’t over yet? Don’t worry, I have...

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FanPost Friday: Write your own recap of yesterday’s Mariners home opener versus the Rangers

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You’re up, Gumshoe

All right, folks. Grab your pencils. It’s time for the saddest creative writing assignment possible right now.

Prompt: Write your own recap of yesterday’s Mariners home opener versus the Rangers

Here are the projected lineups from yesterday’s opener:

Seattle Times

If you feel like flexing your writing skills and you have the time, make a whole FanPost. I will give you virtual elbow-high-fives and slap your faux-cap on...

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John Trupin

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/27/20: Expanded playoffs, MLB guts the draft, and Asterix

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The longest week in quite some time.

These are the links we have on Friday.

In Mariners news... The Pawtucket Times had a feature on Mariners prospect Nick Zammarelli III. Jon Bois, Alex Rubenstein, and SB Nation started their much-anticipated History of the Seattle Mariners video series. On the 20 year anniversary of the Kingdome’s demolition, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reminisced on the bizarre, iconic edifice. Some nice video of...

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Matthew Roberson

Sporcle Friday: Worst Seasons by a Mariner Pitcher Since 2000

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one of these guys also managed to lead the league in shutouts during his awful season

With the benefit of hindsight, I find it very fun to reminisce on terrible things. While they may seem Earth-shattering at the time, many of our lowest moments end up as nothing more than a brief misstep. We’ve all had a bad day, a bad week, even a bad year. However, if you’re taking this quiz, I’m guessing you’ve never had a bad year while also pitching for...

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Kate Preusser

MLB, MLBPA come to tentative agreement regarding 2020 season

[ollie the weatherman voice] IT GON RAIN

The country may still be on lockdown (#quarantinis #quarantinaturner #quaranteenhungerforce) but MLB and the MLB Player’s Association (MLBPA) have reportedly hammered out a deal for how things will progress if and when the 2020 season gets rolling. Here are the highlights of the deal, condensed for your reading pleasure from every beat writer’s thirty-odd tweets about it:

The most important issue for players was reportedly service time, which...

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Kate Preusser

MLB’s proposed draft revisions hurt players, help owners

Rob Manfred, elected by the owners, and in service to them as well | Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Are you surprised?

The future of baseball is up in the air, including the future’s future: the 2020 MLB draft. Initial reports suggested canceling the draft entirely had been discussed, although several industry experts were quick to reassure fans that would be the nuclear option. What’s come out today isn’t exactly the nuclear option, but it...

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John Trupin

If It All Goes

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A preview of absence

I have a confession to make, delivered here, away from the prying eyes of my fellow staffers, to be discovered only once they wake up on the West Coast to a hollow holiday: I don’t mind how the Mariners play this year, or most years. At least, not directly.

I would like them to win, for their players to thrive, and their record to soar up the standings. Competent, well-played baseball is a treat, and much of the reason MLB has...

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Matthew Roberson John Trupin Kate Preusser

Lookout Landing Podcast 107: In Lieu of Baseball

just three people slowly descending toward insanity

0:00-17:00: Rony! Roni! Roné! That’s all there is going on right now. With the virus ruining all of our lives, we wonder aloud when we’ll see baseball again. We can look to other countries for guidance, I guess. Will baseball finally, at long last, decide to get weird?

17:10-25:55: As the season would have opened this week, we swap some favorite Opening Day memories, which as per yoojh, leads to a conversation about Matthew’s...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/26/20: Kyle Lewis, Opening Day, and MLB Expansion

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Happy not-Opening Day.

Well, today was supposed to be the day that the 2020 season got underway. Unfortunately, that is not the case. While we sit and wait for things to settle down, baseball players and owners try to sort out scenarios. Here’s all of that and more in today’s links.

In Mariners news... What’s your favorite Mariners jersey?

We want to know which Mariners jersey is the !

Starting tomorrow, we're rolling out Mariners Jersey...

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Extension candidates for teams in the AL West

We don’t really know whether or to what extent extension talks will continue during the coronavirus hiatus. But as I wrote recently, it seems reasonable to think they’ll be explored. Some may already have advanced nearly to completion before the global pandemic intervened. While we may have to wait to learn who the targets are and see what deals get done, there’s a silver lining: more time for rampant speculation! Okay, we’re not going to speculate here; rather, we’ll tick through...

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Amanda Lane sanford_and_son Kate Preusser Zach Gottschalk Matthew Roberson Grant Bronsdon Tim Cantu

LL Staffers Share Our Favorite Baseball Books and Kick Off the Mariners Book cLLub

This fan got an early start training for the quarantine prior to the Mariner’s home opener in 2015. | Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Looking for some new reading material? Want to talk about books about the Mariners? WeLLcome to the Mariners Book cLLub!

One day last winter I was staring at my bookshelf and realized I have a good number of books written about the Mariners, or about players who played for the Mariners. I thought about doing a series about those books. Now that many...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/25/20: Logan Gilbert, Noah Syndergaard, and Service Time

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UCLs are fickle things.

Hello everyone! There’s more bad news than good news these days, but it’s news nonetheless.

In Mariners news... Coming tomorrow...


— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) March 14, 2020 Now it’s time for Dan Altavilla to provide some tips for ballplayers.

Mariners pitcher @DanAlt3225 is here to help you improve your stability, body control and hand-eye coordination from the comfort of your own...

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Matthew Roberson

The Best Mariners to Quarantine With

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this is what we’re doing now

We certainly don’t mean to make light of a very serious situation, but also, that’s kind of all that’s left for us at this point. The Mariners have been out of our lives for about two weeks now. The enormity of this situation is starting to creep in, not just because we don’t get to watch baseball, but because of the immense uncertainty it carries.

Please listen to our dad Jay Inslee and remain inside. People...

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Joe E. Doyle

For Louisville Pitcher Reid Detmers, 2020 Has Been a Whirlwind

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Reid Detmers makes a ton of sense for Seattle at No. 6... but will he sign?

Louisville starting pitcher Reid Detmers was off to one of the best starts in the history of Cardinals baseball. Through four starts, amassing 22 innings, Detmers had punched out 48 hitters, good for second in the entire country. His 3-0 record and 1.23 ERA were widening eyes across the industry leading up to the June MLB Draft.

Then it all stopped.

“It happened so fast,” Detmers...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/24/20: Taylor Guilbeau, the CPBL, and Jon Ryan

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Life in quarantine continues.

Good morning folks! Let’s get your Tuesday started with some links.

In Mariners news... Sam Tuivailala is a free man.

Sam Tuivailala has cleared waivers and is a free agent.

— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 23, 2020 Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs has published the site’s Top-38 prospects list for the Seattle Mariners. Learn about what Taylor Guilbeau has been working on this...

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They Might Be Mariners Ep. 3: 2020 Top Prospects - Part Three

Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Digging deep on some of the most enigmatic talents in the organization. John, Joe, and Kate get back together to talk through players 20-11 on the Mariners Top-30 list. A few of the 2019 draftees break into the list, as well as the cream of the bullpen crop. Kate waxes poetic about the importance of Cal Raleigh, and we dive deep on what Seattle is doing differently this time to bring about a different result than they did with Mike...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/23/20: Jarred Kelenic, Hall of Fame, and the Summer Olympics

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With more new restrictions, the Summer Olympics are now in jeaopardy.

Good morning folks and happy Monday! Here are some links to kick off your day.

In Mariners news... David Laurila at Fangraphs talked to Jarred Kelenic about his approach to hitting. Got some young baseball fans at home? Evan White has some tips. View this post on Instagram

Hey, kids! Want to know how the Mariners are staying ready for...

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Kate Preusser

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/22/20: Donnie Walton, Richard Sunagawa, and one very hard guessing game

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The one in which Kate reveals surprisingly strongly held opinions about New Wave music

Hello! In exciting personal news, yesterday I left the house for the first time in over a week. Hot tip: if you are in West Seattle, Meeples game store is doing curbside pickup for the games they have in stock; there’s a list on their website. I also stopped off at West 5 for a carryout order and was pleasantly surprised to get...

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