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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/22/17: Taylor Motter, Aaron Judge, and the NBA Draft

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Happy Andrew Moore day! I hope you’re all having a good week. The Mariners have definitely been fun to watch, and more good things are on the horizon. Today we get to see another young Mariner make his dreams come true, and that’s awesome.

Here are some links to get your day started.

In Mariners news...

  • The signing is official!
  • This picture is just really cute, but the feature is nice too.
  • Christopher Crawford sure likes Sam Carlson, the M’s second-round draft pick from this year. This was his response when someone asked him if he considered Carlson to be a top-100 MLB prospect right now.
  • Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider wonders where Felix and Justin Verlander fit into future Hall of Fame discussions.

In Mariners minors news...

  • The Clinton LumberKings were named the best family value in the Midwest League!
  • The Everett AquaSox fell to the Vancouver Canadians 8-4 and now sit at a 2-5 record on the season.

Around the league...

  • Chris Berman going BACK BACK BACK BACK BACK.
  • I always love series that happen overseas (OK, Puerto Rico only kind of counts as “overseas” but work with me here.)
  • The Players’ Tribune — initially launched by Derek Jeter — has hired its first CEO.
  • Let’s Go Tribe thinks that Jose Ramirez is the best Indians player right now.
  • Kenley Jansen has been absurdly effective for the Dodgers this season.
  • Although Jansen is good, Craig Kimbrel is probably the best reliever in the game right now.
  • Aaron Judge got invited to the Home Run Derby, but he’s still not sure if he wants to do it.
  • Addison Russell’s wife has filed for divorce amid domestic abuse allegations, but she is refusing to cooperate in the investigation.
  • Freddie Freeman is working towards a move to third base.
  • Kennys Vargas obliterated this baseball.
  • For some reason, Eric Thames has not been nearly as good in the last couple of months as he was in April.
  • Doug Fister played the Angels like a violin.
  • Max Scherzer lost a no-hitter in the eighth inning last night and then ended up losing the game.

Anders’ picks...