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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/18/18: Trevor Cahill, Sam Moll, and Subnautica

Through one bleary eye gaze upon these links of ours.

Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Green is the color of your energy, your clothing, and potentially for a few of you, your re-emergent dinner. Thankfully, we’re here not to dwell on those things, but instead look to the future. Tomorrow is nothing but a whispered promise made by last night, and that promise was “...links...”

We have honored our vow.

In Mariners News...

  • James Paxton was honored by Sport BC as the “Best of BC Recipient for 2018.”
  • Marc at USS Mariner looked at how the Mariners have fit in (or struggled to) with the explosion of home runs league-wide over the past year and a half.
  • Scott Servais clarified where things stand right now in the race for the Opening Day roster in the rotation, and what the team will expect from some of their top depth options.
  • Unfortunately, LHP Sam Moll will not be part of that discussion, as the mid-winter waiver claim was claimed back off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners’ 40-man roster now has 37 spots filled.
  • Ryan Divish noticed, like several Mariners starters this spring, Felix Hernandez is working on something slightly different in his motion.

Around the League...

  • Luis Severino will make history on Opening Day with the Yankees.
  • After increasing concern about his UCL injury, promising RHP Jharel Cotton of the Oakland Athletics will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2018 season.
  • In response, the Oakland Athletics have signed RHP Trevor Cahill to an MLB deal. Most recently with the Royals, Cahill has struggled with health, but was one of the biggest surprises of the first half last year.
  • Adrian Beltre was prepared to avoid pinching on Saturday.
  • Former Mariner Danny Espinosa didn’t remain a free agent long. After his release by the Yankees, he signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays this weekend.

John’s Pick...

I love playing video games but rarely find myself with the time or energy (or the funds) to venture into deep dives on the many new releases coming out. As such, I spend a lot of time watching videos of new games or reading about them. With that said, the game that has grabbed my brain by the grey matter is Subnautica. This is a game that, to my understanding, has been available in early access for 3-4 years already, but has just “officially” been released, and has been updated graphically and content-wise dramatically.

The core of the story is set well in the future, wherein you are an astronaut who crash-landed on this alien planet, and are attempting to survive underneath the ocean of this unknown world. There is actually a fairly well-developed story, but the crux of the game is exploration and gathering materials to build up your base and equipment. This review, from our sister site Polygon, shows off the game well.

Nobody I know personally has played it yet, however, so I’d love to hear from any of you who have, or simply if this interests you too!