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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/20/17: Mallex Smith, Vidal Nuno, and Zealandia

President’s Day links!

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Good morning folks and Happy President’s Day! The good news is that many of us have time off work for the holiday (I do not). The other piece of good news is that this will be the last week without Mariners baseball games for a long time. Get ready for some spring training action!

So let’s take a look at what happened over the course of this semi-eventful weekend.

In Mariners news...

  • Former Mariner Mallex Smith has a good sense of humor about his stint with Seattle. It almost makes me wish we hadn’t traded him.
  • You can add Jerry Dipoto to the M’s relief pile.
  • Nelson Cruz feels pretty good about the team’s chances of winning the division.
  • Cruz, Cano, and Seags got some work in the batting cages yesterday.

Around the league...

  • The Orioles have acquired reliever Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers. Nuno was sent to Los Angeles in the deal that brought Carlos Ruiz to Seattle.
  • Eric Gagne, who is pitching for team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, is considering a major league comeback.
  • Josh Donaldson will be out for at least a couple of weeks with a right calf strain.
  • Fernando Rodney had a cool set of hats made in his honor.

Anders’ picks...

  • Even though it didn’t count, a Valparaiso men’s basketball player made this insane three-quarters court shot yesterday.
  • Scientists have discovered a real Atlantis underneath New Zealand, which I think is pretty freaking cool.
  • Speaking of science, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving rejects the idea that the earth is round.