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Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/6/18: Rob Whalen, Shohei Ohtani, and the Seattle Storm

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Good morning everyone and happy Thursday! We’ve got your fresh links ready for your reading enjoyment.

In Mariners news...

  • Rob Whalen is sticking around in the organization.
  • Robbie keeps on moving up the leaderboards.

Around the league...

  • If Shohei Ohtani gets Tommy John surgery, he’ll be out until 2020.
  • That certainly didn’t stop Ohtani from having a great game yesterday.
  • Regardless of what happens to Ohtani from here, he has already been a huge success this season, writes Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs.
  • This is a pretty funny story.
  • I find this a little hard to believe.
  • Well this is sudden. Can’t say I’ll miss it though.

Anders’ picks...

  • Shea Serrano over at The Ringer talked about how incredible Sue Bird is.
  • While you’re at it, check out SB Nation’s coverage of the upcoming WBNA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics. The first game will be played on Friday.
  • These MLS teams just keep popping up.
  • Meanwhile in the NFL, Pittsburgh star runningback Le’Veon Bell is still holding out and has not been to practice in advance of the Steelers’ first game of the season. Things are getting kind of dicey now as his teammates have begun to turn on him publicly.