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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/14/20: Sign Stealing Fallout, Alex Cora, and Spring Training

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Yesterday provided a whole host of clarity on MLB’s new standard on sign-stealing.

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Good morning folks! By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the discipline that Major League Baseball leveled against the Houston Astros for their sign-stealing scandal. If not, John broke that down for us yesterday here. We’ll no doubt be hearing more news surrounding this story as the dominoes continue to fall. With that, here’s what you need to know today.

In Mariners news...

  • Congratulations guys!
  • Spring Training is just around the corner!

Around the league...

  • Some pieces are already starting to move around in lieu of the Astros punishment.
  • But we’ll see what happens here.
  • In addition to the upcoming investigation into what he did with the Red Sox, Alex Cora finds himself intertwined with what’s going on with the Astros.
  • Eno Sarris at The Athletic provides some thoughts on Statcast’s new defensive metric. ($)
  • Carlos Collazo at Baseball America took an early stab at a 2020 MLB mock draft. ($)
  • The A’s were busy tinkering with their roster while everyone else was worrying about sign stealing scandals.