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Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/19/16: Roster Moves, Fowler’s Longevity, and Pachulia Dances

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Yesterday was a busy day for Mariners fans. While you try to sort out what all happened, we’ve got all the other news you need to know today.

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Good morning everyone! Jerry made so many moves yesterday I’m not sure I even know everything that happened. By the time this story gets published, he might have pulled the trigger on four more moves. I wouldn’t be surprised.

The moves Dipoto made yesterday signify that he’s learned to patch the team with a good deal more depth for next season. You can never have too many pitchers or versatile bench players, especially on a competing team. The last thing you want is to have to give Mike Freeman 200 plate appearances next season out of necessity. A flexible roster can certainly make a fun team to watch as well. I’m sure we’ll see some strange lineups next season from Scott Servais and co.

But enough about that, let’s take a look at some other news you need to start the day.

In Mariners news...

  • Shannon Drayer has quotes from Jerry Dipoto on every move the team made yesterday.
  • Thyago Vieira is thankful for the opportunity the M’s have given him.
  • Jason Churchill at Prospect Insider says that the Mariners have to get aggressive if they truly want to compete.

Around the league...

  • There was some sad news for fans of ex-Mariners everywhere.
  • Jeff Passan took a deep dive into the dark side of the journey Cuban baseball players who immigrate to America have to endure to play in the majors.
  • Beyond the Box Score wonders why Wil Myers hit better at Petco Park than he did anywhere else.
  • Jason Lukehart at Let’s Go Tribe takes a moment to appreciate how valuable Carlos Santana is to the Indians.
  • Craig Edwards thinks Dexter Fowler has a skillset that’s built to last. That’s a good thing, because whatever team signs him is likely to break the bank to get him.
  • The Royals re-upped with catcher Drew Butera on a multi-year deal.
  • Jeurys Familia’s wife has asked that authorities drop the assault charges on her husband.
  • The Rangers have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10M deal with starter Andrew Cashner, a move that Dave Cameron apparently likes.

Anders’ picks for the day...

  • Zaza Pachulia did a strange little dance after making a basket last night for the Golden State Warriors.
  • CNN has a cool story about a man who aims to be the first person with dwarfism to complete an ironman triathlon.