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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/17/17: MLB Expansion, Wade Miley, and NBA Opening Day

Happy Tuesday!

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Good morning everyone! The Yankees absolutely obliterated the Astros yesterday, because it’s the playoffs and of course they did. But the biggest news to come out of yesterday was this piece by Baseball America on MLB’s potential expansion into Portland and Montreal.

I think it’d be awesome to see expansion. For many of you readers out there who are no doubt closer to the Portland area, it would give you an even more accessible team to root for.

If you dig into the article, there are a bunch of even weirder theoretical changes, such as realignment into four different divisions with a completely different regular season and playoff structure. Given how tied baseball is to its tradition, I can’t see the league deciding to make changes so drastic. But Rob Manfred hasn’t been afraid of innovation. It’ll be an exciting development to follow.

Here’s what else you need to know to start off your day.

In Mariners news...

Around the league...

Anders’ picks...

  • Not usually a big fan of murder mysteries but this seems very cool.
  • Here comes NBA season!