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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/16/17: Spring Training Videos, L.J. Hoes, and Jeffrey Loria

Getting your Thursday started off right.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
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Good morning folks! Yesterday was an extraordinarily slow day in sports, but the good news is that there were a ton of videos released from spring training.

It’s funny how excited I get for spring training workout videos, considering they mean nothing. They’re even more meaningless than spring training games, which are pretty darn meaningless. Perhaps it’s just cool that baseball is back, and a video is physical proof of that fact.

So enjoy some training videos below. I guess there’s some other news in here too if you look hard enough.

In Mariners news...

  • For the second straight time, Hisashi Iwakuma will sit out the World Baseball Classic in order to prepare for the MLB season.
  • Jeff Sullivan wonders how much Mariners fans can reasonably expect from King Felix this season.
  • Here’s some fresh videos from Mariners camp.

Around the league...

  • Craig Calcaterra wonders how Carter Capps is allowed to get away with his funky delivery.
  • Sean Rodriguez will likely miss all of 2017 after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games for drug of abuse. This is the outfielder’s second offense.
  • Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is likely to be selected as the United States ambassador to France, putting a halt to the purchase of the team by Jared Kushner’s brother.
  • This is pretty funny.

Anders’ picks...

  • Knicks president Phil Jackson didn’t look too pleased on a recent bus ride.
  • Lonzo Ball’s dad is pretty confident in his son’s chances in the NBA.