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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/29/17: Michael Saunders, Tim Tebow, and Chris Paul

Happy Thursday everyone!

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
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Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday. There’s a whole lot of stuff to get to today, so enjoy your off-day reading! Hopefully the Mariners can get rolling again soon and make off-days not nearly so painful.

In Mariners news...

  • The Mariners have outrighted righty Pat Light to Tacoma.

In Mariners minors news...

  • The Triple-A All-Star Game rosters were announced yesterday. Jean Machi and Dan Vogelbach will represent the Rainiers.
  • Eric Filia continues to kill it as of late.
  • The AquaSox are back to .500 thanks to a 7-5 win last night against Vancouver.

Around the league...

  • Looks like the Blue Jays beat the Mariners to the punch.
  • But here’s their chance to make things right!
  • Trea Turner is on pace for the greatest baserunning season of all time. I mean, the dude almost single-handedly got Miguel Montero fired.
  • Speaking of Montero, he was DFA’d by the Cubs yesterday after his public rant about his pitchers.
  • Anthony Rizzo clearly wasn’t a fan of Montero’s remarks.
  • You can add Miguel Sano to the list of players who are set to take part in this year’s Home Run Derby.
  • Y’all need to see this Very Good Baseball Dog.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs analyzes the impact of a speedy baseball team. It’s actually really titled “What Can Speed Do?” which is very similar to the ol’ Jarrod Dyson phrase.
  • I’m so glad that teams have players who can come back from injury ahead of schedule rather than those who have massive setbacks...oh? Sorry. Freddie Freeman might come back soon.
  • Max Scherzer has been really good lately, but that doesn’t make him better than Clayton Kershaw.
  • Yasiel Puig will not be suspended for flipping off fans. Instead, he will do some community service.
  • Carl Edwards, Jr. skipped the Cubs’ White House visit so he could go see dinosaur museums — or so he says.
  • Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first High-A game, so take that naysayers!
  • This is unbelievable.

Anders’ picks...

  • ESPN just recently released its first 30 for 30 podcast. They’re going to release five this year to start things off, likely to see how popular they are. I listened to the first one yesterday — called “The Trials of Dan and Dave” — and I loved it. Here’s a direct link to it, and they’re also up on iTunes.
  • Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul is headed to Houston in a trade that sends seven players back to Los Angeles. Now we’ll find out how well CP3 and James Harden can mesh on the court together.
  • The New York Knicks fired team president Phil Jackson, but it might not actually make anything better for them.