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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/25/17: Edwin Diaz, Launch Angles, and Nuclear Fission

It’s Opening Day, kinda.

Seattle Mariners Photo Day
Edwin Dias wonders if he should strike you out with a fastball, slider, or maybe even his spiffy new changeup.
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Good morning everyone, baseball is back! Today the Mariners will open up their spring training schedule against the Padres at 12:10 PM PST. Unfortunately the games won’t be televised until next week, but you can still listen on 710 ESPN. This game should give us a great preview of how the Mariners will look in 2017 because Scott Servais is rolling out his projected Opening Day lineup right off the bat.

That is one juicy lineup... almost as juicy as these links.

In Mariners news...

  • Edwin Diaz is working looking to add a changeup back into his pitch repertoire.
  • If you’re in the mood to be sad, take a look at this list of the top 10 Mariners prospects from each year since 2011.
  • Ryan Divish takes a look at what makes Andrew Moore one of the Mariners’ top prospects, pinning his “bulldog mentality” and unconventional throwing motion.
  • Scott Servais is giving Jarrod Dyson and Jean Segura the green light to run whenever they please.

Around the league...

  • Charlie Blackmon and Chris Denorfia discuss the different ways they pay attention to launch angles.
  • In more news on launch angles:
  • Mitt Romney’s sons are looking to purchase a small portion of the Yankees.
  • Bradford Doolittle takes a look at every MLB team’s weak spot.
  • This is a fun (not fun if you’re Chad Bettis) piece on the longest home run of the 2016 season. Also, whoever did the commentary on the clip in the article could not have come up with a more boring way to call a 504 foot bomb.

Adam’s picks...

  • With all of the talk about discovering new planets that could harbor life, I’ve been learning a bit about nuclear fission, as it appears to be the most likely way humans could ever achieve deep space travel. Here’s a summary for anyone else who’s interested.