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

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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.