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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/29/18: Edgar, Signings, and the Alamo Bowl

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

With the new year just around the corner, I thought we could all take some advice from Eric Byrnes.

Let's all dive into 2019 with this sort of reckless abandon. Who’s with me?

On another note, let’s take a look at some news from around the league.

In Mariners News...

  • Jim Callis broke down the five most improved farm systems in 2018. Did the Mariners make the list? Spoiler Alert: they did.
  • Edgar Martinez has made encouraging progress in Hall of Fame voting. Check out his status on Ryan Thibodaux’s page.
  • Speaking of ballots, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times submitted his ballot recently.
  • Find out what Bill James’ Hall of Fame Value Standard says about Edgar Martinez’ Hall of Fame chances.

Around the League...

  • Jonathan Lucroy is headed to Los Angeles.
  • Let’s take a moment to honor some of the amazing athletes that retired after the end of the 2018 season.
  • The Phillies are interested in Dallas Kuechel. Kuechel, on the other hand, is interested in a long term deal.
  • David Robertson could join forces with the Angels.
  • The Brew Crew has shown interest in Sonny Gray.
  • FiveThirtyEight did a cross-sport ranking of 2018’s worst teams.
  • Shohei Ohtani broke down the home run he hit off of Justin Verlander.
  • Matt Schoemaker is headed to Toronto.

Luke’s Pick...

  • The Cougars won the Alamo Bowl, earning the PAC-12’s first victory of the bowl season.