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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/25/17: Design Changes, Chris Taylor, and Michael Conforto

Happy Thursday everyone!

MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! The Mariners game starts in just a couple of hours! That’s pretty weird for a game to come so soon after a links post. Go figure.

Just a heads up to everyone that SB Nation affiliate sites such as this one will be undergoing some design changes. So DON’T FREAK OUT when you see them. Or do. But at least now you’ve been warned.

Now here are some links while you prepare for today’s contest.

In Mariners news...

  • Well...things could be better.

Around the league...

  • Some new free agent compensation rules are going to change the way that teams strategize at this year’s trade deadline.
  • Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig collided in the outfield and neither one came away scot-free.
  • Chris Taylor made his first career start in the outfield yesterday to fill in for Pederson.
  • Jered Weaver’s career is certainly not ending gracefully, writes Sam Miller at ESPN.
  • Nick Stellini at Fangraphs keeps us abreast on the latest amazing feats of Mike Trout.
  • Rob Manfred is considering expanding the league into Mexico.
  • Woodinville native Michael Conforto has been displaying an all-fields hitting approach, writes Jeff Sullivan.
  • Albert Pujols is just three long balls shy of joining the 600 club.

Anders’ picks...

  • Rashad Jennings bested David Ross in the finale of Dancing With the Stars.