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Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/29/16: Alex Jackson Trade, Barry Zito’s Album, and Thanksgiving Injuries

Jerry made another trade! A lot of other things happened that you should know about, too.

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Good morning and oh my god Jerry Dipoto made a trade while I was writing again. So either I should write every day from now on, or never write again, depending on your view on Dipoto’s trades. If you missed it, the M’s sent 2014 No. 6 overall pick Alex Jackson to the Braves for RHPs Max Povse and Rob Whalen. Here’s John’s writeup of the move.

Some other stuff happened yesterday too. Let’s take a look at what went on there.

In Mariners news...

  • Just like we did last time, here are some reaction tweets from the M’s latest trade with the Braves.
  • Even though it’s kind of old news now, Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner gave his take on the trade with Arizona.
  • Jeff Sullivan thinks Mariners fans have reasons to be excited about new outfielder Mitch Haniger, and that it’s possible Haniger provides more value than Jean Segura.
  • Former M’s prospect Gabby Guerrero is on the move.
  • Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider explains why Jerry Dipoto isn’t likely to sign any big-name free agents.

Around the league...

  • It’s possible that 2017 will mark the final edition of the World Baseball Classic. The event could stay alive if it makes enough money to justify holding it again. However, there have been ongoing efforts to include baseball (and softball) in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • Let’s Go Tribe, our sister site for the Cleveland Indians, set up a Hall of Fame ballot just for fans and are welcoming everyone to participate.
  • Stakes are high for ownership and the MLBPA to come to an agreement soon.
  • However, a large step towards reaching an agreement was made pretty quickly.

This was something that the MLBPA was adamant about. Two Mariners, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz, were major leaders in the battle against the international draft.

  • Barry Zito is apparently releasing a country album soon (no, seriously) and some of his singles can already be found online.
  • Japanese superstar Shohei Otani was named the MVP of Japan’s Pacific League.
  • The Marlins have reached a two-year agreement with starter Edinson Volquez, further thinning the free agent starting market.

Anders’ picks...

  • I don’t know if any of you out there are huge chess enthusiasts but apparently the World Chess Championship is happening right now and things are getting pretty intense.
  • Apparently a lot of people get hurt playing backyard football on Thanksgiving.