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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/31/18: MLB Trade Deadline, Adam Duvall, and Roberto Osuna

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Happy Trade Deadline Day!

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! All trades must be made by today at 1pm Pacific Time. That means this morning will likely be filled with rumors and deals. Keep your eyes glued to Twitter and MLBTradeRumors.com so you don’t fall behind. Meanwhile, here are some things to get caught up on.

In Mariners news...

  • Here we have Joe Veyera breaking M’s news.
  • It’ll be good to see Jordan return to action.
  • In which we learn that “LeBlanc” is actually the disguised name of “LeBron.”
  • Congrats, Darren!

Around the league...

  • Sheesh, Mike Minor.
  • Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs takes a look at the problem MLB faces in attracting a young audience.
  • Trying to figure out when it’s safe to leave a game that it looks like your team is going to lose? FiveThirtyEight has some probability numbers for you.
  • I’ve heard from umpires that baseball has a problem in that young people aren’t going into the umpiring business. Well, this kid seems cut out for it.
  • The A’s have made a change to their season ticket program.
  • Barry Petchesky at Deadspin gives his take on the Twitter epidemic that has seen some baseball players get in trouble for past statements.
  • Don’t expect to see news of a Chris Archer trade today.
  • Perhaps the Mariners saw something here in Sam Tuivailala.