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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/17/21: Juan Then, Carson Vitale, AL West arbitration hijinks, Dave Stewart

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/17/21: Juan Then, Carson Vitale, AL West arbitration hijinks, Dave Stewart

we love our bearded coach | Photo by Buck Davidson/MLB Photos via And birbs. Because it’s Sunday. Happy Sunday morning. I have recently discovered that after years of thinking I don’t like grits—soupy! flavorless!—I made some the other day and they were delicious. I guess I had only ever had bad restaurant grits? Anyway, my new favorite breakfast is cheesy grits with bacon and an egg cracked over the top. Such a good stick-to-your-ribs winter breakfast. Howsabout you cozy up with something of your own and take in today’s links: In Mariners news: The...
Lookout Landing Jan 16, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/16/21: Noelvi Marte, Kurt Suzuki, and Corey Kluber

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/16/21: Noelvi Marte, Kurt Suzuki, and Corey Kluber

Photo by Tom Pennington/ One of the top free agent pitchers finds a new home. Hello everyone! Yesterday was a big day for pre-arbitration agreements. Dozens of players around the league settled on new contracts with their teams to avoid going to arbitration. We’re also starting to see more free agents come off the board. Here’s everything you need to know today. In Mariners news... The Mariners have settled with all three of their arbitration-eligible players. The M’s also signed some international players. Source: #Mariners agree to deals with INF Starlin...
The Seattle Times Jan 15, 2021
Mariners reach agreements with three arbitration eligible players — J.P. Crawford, Tom Murphy and Rafael Montero

Mariners reach agreements with three arbitration eligible players — J.P. Crawford, Tom Murphy and Rafael Montero

The Mariners have all the players on their 40-man roster under contract or club control.
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
Mariners again avoid arbitration with players for 2021 season

Mariners again avoid arbitration with players for 2021 season

when you got paid in arbitration so you can sleep a blissful sleep For the seventh straight season, the Mariners will not be going to arbitration with any of their players Salary arbitration in baseball is a messy business—at its essence, it’s a player saying “I’m worth this much” and a team saying “no you’re not,” which is just terrible for workplace morale, and especially in this current financial climate—so it makes sense the Mariners, here in Seattle where we fear face-to-face confrontations only slightly less than the active volcano that looms...
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
FanPost Friday: Rank the other 29 MLB teams by most likeable to least

FanPost Friday: Rank the other 29 MLB teams by most likeable to least

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Time to get out your Burn Book I’m borrowing this prompt from the prolific Ashley MacLennan who writes for the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs SB Nation blogs, making the rest of us single blog chumps look like real louses. Prompt: Rank the other 29 MLB teams by most likeable to least! OBVIOUSLY the Mariners are your number one, right? Uhhh, right? But, how do the other teams rank? Who are your bandwagon favorites? Who is your National League darling? And most importantly, what teams are at the bottom of your list? Here’s...
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
40 in 40: Ljay Newsome

40 in 40: Ljay Newsome

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Chopticon Hurler Brings His Tired Dad Vibe to Seattle For some reason, I got in on Ljay Newsome on nearly the ground floor. It happened mostly when he put up 129.2 innings of 3.61 FIP in Clinton in 2017 as a 20-year-old in A-ball. That’s not the most impressive, but the more I looked at Newsome, the more fascinated I was. He was a 26th rounder in 2015 out of the delightfully named Chopticon High School, a little school in the middle of nowhere in Maryland (Mechanicsville has a population of just 1,765) that is also just 50 miles from...
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
Sporcle Friday: Jerry Dipoto’s Best Acquisitions

Sporcle Friday: Jerry Dipoto’s Best Acquisitions

Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via minor league guys don’t count Have you ever heard of Jerry Dipoto? He’s the guy in charge of picking the Seattle Mariners’ players, and depending on who you ask, he’s either a forward-thinking genius, a snake oil salesman, a Dibozo, or some combination of all three. Dipoto got his current job as Mariners’ general manager in September 2015, meaning he oversaw the near-playoff year in 2016, the second half collapse in 2018, and now the hard reset that saw Félix, Canó, Cruz, Paxton, Zunino, and everything but the grass leave...
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
The Mariners 2021 International Free Agency class is (finally) here

The Mariners 2021 International Free Agency class is (finally) here

Juan Pinto, LHP out of Venezuela Welcome new Mariners! Happy International Signing Day to those who celebrate! July 2—or the opening of the “J2” period, when prospects who have turned 16 or are about to are allowed to officially sign with major-league teams—is celebrated as a major holiday in the baseball-crazed communities of the Dominican Republic, among other places. Unfortunately, COVID-19, that plan-wrecker, pushed this year’s signing all the way back until now, half a year later. This year, celebrations will be both later and muted because of the...
Lookout Landing Jan 15, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/15/21: Yusei Kikuchi, DJ LeMahieu, and Danny Hultzen

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/15/21: Yusei Kikuchi, DJ LeMahieu, and Danny Hultzen

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Our first major free agent signing of the offseason is approaching. Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Here’s what you need to know today as things start to heat up. In Mariners news... Matt Wallach at Pitcher List is optimistic about Yusei Kikuchi’s future. Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs talked about the Mariners big, Julio Rodríguez-based marketing push. Around the league... Early this morning it was reported that the Yankees are closing in on a deal with DJ LeMahieu, which would make him the first major free agent...
The Seattle Times Jan 14, 2021
Mariners replacing FanFest with Virtual Baseball Bash

Mariners replacing FanFest with Virtual Baseball Bash

There will be more than 60 online events over the last two weeks of January involving 60 current and former Mariners players, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters.
Lookout Landing Jan 14, 2021
40 in 40: Shed Long, Jr.

40 in 40: Shed Long, Jr.

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Our resident bespectacled short king doesn’t have a clear role on the roster in 2021 just yet Did Shed Long, Jr. get fired on his day off, so to speak? Unfortunately for him, that may be the case. As the 2020 Mariners roster was already overstuffed with utility-type players like Long, his injury shortened season and poor production due to that injury came at the worst possible time for his young MLB career. The 2021 roster is just as chock-full of utility player competition that Long will have to contend with. After a very strong 2020, Dylan Moore...
Lookout Landing Jan 14, 2021
Mariners Minor League Signings Tracker: 2020-2021

Mariners Minor League Signings Tracker: 2020-2021

Photo by Lindsey Wasson/ Keeping you up to date on all the minor moves So far this off-season has moved at...I was going to say a snail’s pace, but that feels insulting to snails. Suffice it to say, things have been slow. We’ve actually been lucky in these parts; the Mariners haven’t exactly been A.J. Preller Supermarket Sweeping through the league adding players like they’re ten-pound hams, or the Mets figuring out One Weird Old Trick To Make The Fanbase Like You Again (just trade for a generational talent! So easy!), but there’s been some movement on our...
Lookout Landing Jan 14, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/14/21: Justus Sheffield, Wade LeBlanc, and Mark Shapiro

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/14/21: Justus Sheffield, Wade LeBlanc, and Mark Shapiro

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Thursday links for the people. Good morning folks! Oh, you thought the Francisco Lindor trade would catalyze the offseason? Nope! We’re still waiting for stuff to pick up. Here’s what you need to know today. In Mariners news... The M’s lose some coaching blood to the winter’s most active team. Hugh Quattlebaum, who had been the Mariners minor league hitting coordinator, has taken a director of hitting role with the Mets. Quattlebaum helped out the big league team last summer when hitting coach Tim Laker worked remotely.— Corey Brock...
The Seattle Times Jan 13, 2021
Mariners adjust their winter caravan into virtual community tour for fans all over the Northwest

Mariners adjust their winter caravan into virtual community tour for fans all over the Northwest

With the spread of COVID-19 still raging and in-person events impossible, the Mariners have scrapped their annual winter caravan tour that featured players and staff traveling all over the state and making stops in local communities. Instead, the team announced on Tuesday it will have virtual community tour. Because it will be held on-line and […]
Lookout Landing Jan 13, 2021
40 in 40: Yohan Ramírez

40 in 40: Yohan Ramírez

Photo by Norm Hall/ After a shortened 2020 season, Yohan Ramírez is now safely A Mariner. But can he remain one? Confession time: I was not totally enthused by the selection of former Astros prospect Yohan Ramírez in the 2019 Rule 5 draft. I wanted the Mariners to take RHP Zack Brown out of Milwaukee, or St. Louis fireballer Connor Jones, or for fun, CLE OF Ka’ai Tom; Ramírez didn’t even make our lengthy list of Rule 5 targets for the Mariners. This was, to be honest, less about Ramírez himself and more of a personal dislike about what the Astros pride in...

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