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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/26/19: Edgar, New Sod, and New Uniforms

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Yesterday, Edgar Martinez sat down to talk with Harold Reynolds about his induction into the Hall of Fame.

I remember when I was five years old my grandparents took my twin sister and I to a Mariners game. They asked who our favorite players were. I chose John Olerud (because I was five and he was number five) and my sister said hers was Edgar Martinez. Since then I’ve always remembered Edgar in my head as “Edgar Martinez - Jamie’s favorite player.” Well, I don’t really know why I shared all that other than to say congrats, Edgar!

In Mariners News...

  • At the Mariners luncheon a couple days ago, the Mariners denied claims made by Dr. Lorena Martin. She said she is still confident the truth will come out.
  • A graphical representation of being a Mariners fan.
  • Five former M’s recently signed minor league deals.
  • Checkout the new sod in T-Mobile Park.

Around the League...

  • Tropicana Field is now cashless.
  • Fangraphs’ most recent ZiPs projection - on the Miami Marlins - is here.
  • Jerry Crasnick got hired by MLBPA.
  • A pair of former Mariners made an appearance on the 2018 hard hit percentage leaderboard.
  • SABR announced the finalist for their Analytics Conference Research Awards.
  • Interesting.
  • MLB announced a handful of MiLB suspensions last night.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Medium compiled a list of the most redundant words to exclude from your writing.