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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/21/17: Mitch Haniger, Dallas Keuchel, and PEDs

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Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a fresh batch of links to close out your work week. Enjoy!

In Mariners news...

  • Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner breaks down Taylor Motter, who has been a fine replacement at shortstop for the injured Jean Segura.
  • Jeff Sullivan finds batter comparisons for Mitch Haniger, and they look pretty good! Well, all but one of them does.
  • A former Mariners reliever is putting together a nice season overseas.
  • Hopefully this video of a Dan Vogelbach bomb will warm your hearts.

Around the league...

  • Ozzie Smith has some opinions on what would make the game of baseball better, as Matthew Trueblood outlines in his piece with Baseball Prospectus.
  • Hey! When did this guy get stateside again?
  • Avert your eyes
  • Dallas Keuchel appears to be back on track, and could be on pace for another Cy Young-caliber season.
  • Joe Sheehan at Fangraphs wonders what kind of impact PEDs have on players these days.
  • The Astros mascot pranked Mike Trout.
  • Camden Chat tries to make excuses for Kevin Gausman’s shaky start to what was supposed to be a breakout season.
  • Freddie Freeman has worked his way into elite status, writes Dave Cameron at Fangraphs.
  • Grant Brisbee criticizes Cubs players for assuming Eric Thames is taking PEDs.