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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/20/17: Trade Rumors, Yoan Moncada, and J.D. Martinez

Things are getting exciting on this Thursday!

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! As I write this, trade rumors about the Mariners are swirling (finally!) revolving something about how the team is about to acquire a reliever. Maybe David Phelps. By the time you’re reading this we will probably know many more details.

Those moments between when we hear a trade is imminent and then when we hear the complete details are among the most exciting moments in sports. At least for me. But I’m a fan of a franchise that doesn’t do a whole lot of winning, so this is the best I’ve got.

Anyway, onto the links.

In Mariners news...

  • Here’s some more rumors for you that may or may not still be relevant.
  • Josh Hill at Fansided recounts the Mariners’ simultaneously successful and disastrous 2001 season.
  • In case you missed it, Kyle Seager recently hit his 200th career double with the Mariners.
  • Luke Arkins wonders if the Mariners are capable of pursuing some of the higher-ceiling starters on the market.

In Mariners minors news...

  • Although the Rainiers lost yesterday, Casey Lawrence was fantastic.
  • Close, but no cigar.
  • Don’t forget, he can do it with the glove too!

Around the league...

  • In the trade with the White Sox, the Yankees addressed every major issue they had for the season.
  • I missed this yesterday, but the White Sox promoted top prospect Yoan Moncada and he made his MLB debut.
  • Steven Vogt, who was recently acquired by the Brewers, will be out for a month or more due to a strained MCL.
  • You should expect a good deal of trade action in the next couple of weeks.
  • Bartolo Colon, now 44, is considering retiring soon.
  • The Red Sox officially cut ties with Pablo Sandoval, and the infielder signed a minor league deal with San Francisco.
  • J.D. Martinez got injured in his first game as a member of the Diamondbacks. The outfielder had to leave the game after getting hit by a pitch at the plate.