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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/31/17: Andrew Moore, Suspensions, and Jeb Bush


MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! Random question: do you consider the four games the Mariners are playing against the Rockies to be one series or two? I was having this discussion with someone recently, where I argued that it should be considered one series even though it’s a home-and-home. They disagreed. Where do you stand? Feel free to ponder that as you read this morning’s links.

In Mariners news...

  • Thankfully, the Nelson Cruz injury doesn’t appear to be too bad.
  • Andrew Moore is doing his best to taunt the Mariners and their rotation problems.

Around the league...

  • I’m honestly surprised that pitchers don’t do this kind of thing more often.
  • Michael Morse sustained a concussion in the brawl with the Nationals after running into teammate Jeff Samardzija.
  • James Dator takes a look at some players who chose not to get involved in the nasty fight.
  • Punishments were announced for the two who instigated the showdown.
  • Kolya Illarionov at The Hardball Times wonders if managers are using their challenges effectively.
  • What will happen to the game without Mike Trout? Nick Stellini delves into this topic.
  • Trout is so valuable that losing him for two months is almost as bad as another team losing a stud for a full season.
  • Jeb Bush is reportedly out on the Marlins sale, but Derek Jeter is still trying to purchase the franchise without the help of the former Florida governor.
  • Pinstripe Alley wonders if Gary Sanchez can get the power back in his swing.
  • Albert Pujols is just one homer away from history.

Anders’ picks...

  • Andrew Gruttado at The Ringer isn’t a fan of the movie trend where actors are made to look much younger than they are.