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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/8/16: Chapman signs, Eaton traded, and Dipoto makes a move

It was a busy day in Baseballville

Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

It’s Thursday! The work week is almost over! The Hot Stove keeps getting hotter! There is so much to be excited about! Here are some exciting links!

In Mariner Land...

  • Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mariners are shopping Seth Smith in the hopes of freeing up money for a starting pitcher:
  • Grant Brisbee took a look at the Chris Heston trade from the Giants’ perspective. He also attempts to guess at the PTBNL using the most concrete of methods.
  • The Mariners are still hunting for a veteran starting pitcher according to Bob Dutton:
  • Manager Scott Servais talked about how he’s approaching his second year on the job.
  • Jerry Dipoto gives some quotes on the Heston trade in this article from Greg Johns. He also talks about the trade market and how active the Mariners are.

In other news...

  • White Sox CF Adam Eaton is headed to the Nationals in a bit of a head-scratching move for Washington. They give up top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito and plenty more in the trade.
  • Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the Yankees after signing a 5-year, $86m deal.
  • The Cubs have traded Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for closer Wade Davis.
  • Ian Desmond is off to Colorado after signing a 5-year, $70m deal with the Rockies.

Random pick of the day...

  • A Cleveland weatherman vowed to never shave his beard until the Cleveland Browns won a football game (or the season ended). It’s going as well as you’d imagine.
  • The Last of Us Part 2 is coming and it’s wonderful.