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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/26/17: The Maple Grove (Again), Taijuan Walker, and Canseco’d

Happy Tuesday morning everyone!

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Good morning folks! As I’m writing this, the M’s are still somehow playing this baseball game against the Red Sox. What a wild game. A ton of things happened yesterday, so let’s get you started with some fresh links.

In Mariners news...

  • Maple Grove and The Big Maple collided before the game yesterday. Here are the sights.
  • Chris Mitchell gazes into the crystal ball to see the futures of Tyler O’Neill and Marco Gonzales.
  • Marc W takes a look at the trades that Jerry Dipoto has made with the Mariners that involve pitchers.

In Mariners minors news...

  • In case you missed it, Justin Seager was released from the Mariners farm system recently. Minors expert Bobby DeMuro will make you cry with his discussion on the middle Seager’s career and legacy. Justin was very appreciative of the piece.
  • Kyle Lewis is the only M’s farmhand included in MLB’s midseason rankings of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

Around the league...

  • Athletics Nation wants the A’s to trade away ace Sonny Gray.
  • Taijuan Walker absolutely obliterated a baseball yesterday. Here’s the video and the stats on the blast.
  • Blue Jays pitcher Cesar Valdez got his second career MLB win yesterday. When was his first MLB win? In 2010.
  • In other cool minor league journeymen news, Edward Paredes garnered the victory last night his MLB debut. He’s 30 years old.
  • The Rangers appear to be dedicated to the core.
  • Jose Altuve might be the new favorite for American League MVP, writes David Schoenfeld.
  • Noah Syndergaard says he’s made some changes in his life to prevent dumb future injuries (OK, maybe I’m paraphrasing).
  • Buster Olney takes a look into certain GM relationships that might lead to more trades than others.
  • Bartolo Colon is old.
  • John Lackey pegged four White Sox hitters in yesterday’s game.
  • The Red Sox made a deal with the Giants, sending Eduardo Nunez to Boston.
  • What the heck?

Anders’ picks...

  • Katie Ledecky is still out here, kicking ass.