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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/12/19: Arbitration, Marco Gonzales, and Lloyd McClendon

Saturday Links!

It’s the middle of January and there are countless headlines from around the league to read through. Check them all out!

In Mariners News...

  • Joe Posnanski discusses Edgar Martinez’ path towards Hall of Fame induction ($).
  • Forrest Herrmann will be joining the Mariners as a Pitching Strategist.
  • This is an emergency.
  • The Mariners avoided arbitration with all eligible players.
  • Marco Gonzales talks about his development, crediting Wade LeBlanc and Mike Leake for helping him improve.
  • Former Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon turned 60 yesterday.

Around the League...

  • Alex Bregman of the Astros underwent elbow surgery. He’s expected to be healthy before Opening Day.
  • Baseball America has released their 2019 Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects list.
  • Mookie Betts and the Red Sox agreed to a $20 million salary for next season.
  • Jacob DeGrom will earn nearly $10 million more this year than he did in 2018.
  • Here’s a list of players that did not reach arbitration settlements.
  • The Yankees added DJ LeMahieu to play a variety of roles.
  • Jonathan Mayo talks about MLB’s Rookie Career Development Program.
  • MLB spent less on player salaries in 2018 while earning record high revenues.
  • Observe many skeletons throwing hard in one GIF.
  • Andrew Romine is headed to play for the Phillies’ organization.
  • The Blue Jays are paying lots of money to players not playing for the Blue Jays.
  • Tyler Wolfe detailed the Astros’ meticulous pregame preparations.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Grant Brisbee explores how many WAR he would be worth in Little League.