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Mariners Moose Tracks: 2/7/17: Volatile Valencia, Rickey Henderson, and ASPCA

Helping you get over those Tuesday blues.

MLB: San Francisco Giants-Spring Training Media Day Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Let’s get your day started with some fresh links.

In Mariners news...

  • Something you should know about Danny Valencia is that he is a very volatile hitter. He’s historically volatile, in fact.
  • One of Scott Servais’ priorities this offseason was to add some speed to the roster. He considers that mission to be accomplished.

Around the league...

  • The Oakland A’s park is being re-named in honor of Rickey Henderson.
  • Eno Sarris takes a look at the pitchers who could most benefit from adding a new pitch to their repertoire. No Mariners appeared on the list.
  • Sergio Romo is moving south to Los Angeles. The reliever signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers.
  • Jon Niese will throw a showcase for major league teams tomorrow.
  • Jeff Sullivan explains why Jason Hammel took so long to sign with a team. The starter may have suffered from some bad luck in the market.
  • Mark Teixeira is ready to join ESPN as a studio analyst.

Anders’ picks...

  • This was a pretty funny tweet I saw from yesterday:
  • Unfortunately, it appears that tweet was fake. But the creator of the account made use of the fame by pointing to a good cause.