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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/11/18: Winter Meetings, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Yusei Kikuchi

Jerry Dipoto says a lot of words, doesn’t do anything on the first day of the Winter Meetings

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MLB’s annual Winter Meetings kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas. There was lots of talking and a few rumors, but little wheeling and dealing. They’re in Vegas all week and you don’t want to blow all your money on the first day, so more action will be coming our way.

On to the news!

In Mariners news...

  • The Mariners are yours for at least another 25 years. Congratulations!(?)

Of course, the deal is not without controversy.

  • Jerry Dipoto is in Las Vegas talking about doing Jerry Dipoto things:
  • Manny Acta has stayed busy:

Around the league...

  • #NoPolitics
  • The Mets are involved in more trade rumors:
  • The Phillies have the same offseason plan I do, I see:

Mandy’s picks...

I don’t know why you’re here if it’s not for gymnastics news. Finally, I get to the good stuff! NCAA teams have been putting on their pre-season exhibition meets and reigning National Champion UCLA’s Meet the Bruins did not disappoint.

The highlight was Seattle’s own Katelyn Ohashi performing her fantastic Michael Jackson floor routine. She had one tiny change from last year. The double layout on her first pass is now a split leg double layout and I might have squealed a bit (a lot) when I saw it yesterday:

You can catch the champs in Seattle on February 10th when they face the University of Washington Huskies, coming off their second straight season qualifying to Nationals.