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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/10/17: Noah Syndergaard, Marlins Sale, and Blair Walsh

It’s Friday!

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Good morning and happy Friday! Today I’ve decided to start things off with something funny I read this morning. Enjoy!

Now onto the rest of the day’s news. Have a good weekend everyone!

In Mariners news...

  • Beyond the Box Score gives a shout out to Drew Smyly, pointing out that a new metric might make him a much more valuable pitcher.
  • BtBS also takes a look back at the trade that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle.
  • Jerry Dipoto is pleased with the way his roster shaped up this offseason, per a recent interview with Greg Johns.

Around the league...

  • Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter chronicles the transformation of Noah Syndergaard.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs makes the case for Jorge De La Rosa, arguing that the pitcher could be a bullpen ace for someone willing to take the chance.
  • Jeff Loria has verbally agreed to sell the Miami Marlins, which will surely please fans of the franchise.
  • Korean slugger Byung Ho Park somehow cleared waivers, so he’ll remain in the Twins organization.
  • Jeff Sullivan isn’t surprised that Matt Wieters is still a free agent.
  • DRaysBay thinks the USA might have a shot at the World Baseball Classic title this year.

Anders’ picks...

  • The Seahawks agreed to a deal with kicker Blair Walsh, who is infamous for his field goal miss that gave Seattle a playoff victory.