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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/9/17: Tyler O’Neill, Loek Van Mil, and Husky Basketball

Getting your Thursday morning started with some fresh links.

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Man I hate these jerseys
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Hello and happy Thursday! Yesterday was a big day in the football world, but here at Lookout Landing we are a baseball blog. As such it is my job to provide you with baseball news. I hope this will suffice.

In Mariners news...

  • Go vote for Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award! He’s up against the likes of Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Lonzo Ball, and Deshaun Watson.
  • Nathan Bishop made his Baseball Prospectus debut with a piece on Tyler O’Neill.
  • Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider takes a look at some young Mariners who are worth keeping an eye on this season.

Around the league...

  • Nick Stellini at Fangraphs says that we shouldn’t be surprised by Team Israel’s success so far.
  • PJ Conlon — a pitcher in Mets camp — is trying to put an end to the drought of Irish players in the majors.
  • Grant Brisbee takes a long look at Loek Van Mil, a seven-footer who is currently pitching for the Netherlands in the WBC. Although the 32-year-old righty has bounced around in the minors in the past, Brisbee wonders if he has a chance to make it to the majors.
  • Chris Archer is hoping that the WBC will serve as a way to bring a divided nation together.
  • Tim Tebow’s first spring training game didn’t go the way the former football player planned.
  • Good news for Red Sox fans: David Price should be back in action very shortly.
  • Former LL writer Meg Rowley wonders what Mike Trout would be like if he changed very simple things about himself in her latest piece with Baseball Prospectus.

Anders’ picks...

  • Without Markelle Fultz, the University of Washington men’s basketball team fell to USC in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.
  • The San Antonio Spurs overcame a 28-point deficit last night to defeat the Kings.