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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/15/20: Alex Cora, The Houston Astros, and Josh Donaldson

People around baseball react to Major League Baseball’s punishments for the Astros.

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Good morning everyone! The fallout from the sign-stealing scandals continued yesterday, and there will likely be reverberations for not only the coming weeks, but the coming season in general. With that, here’s what went down yesterday.

In Mariners news...

  • The Astros’ loss of picks had some effect on the Mariners.

Around the league...

  • It’s not a surprise, but they did take action into their own hands before MLB could do it for them.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic gave his thoughts on Major League Baseball’s punishment of the Astros. ($)
  • Many people around baseball think Astros owner Jim Crane got off easy, writes Jeff Passan.
  • The Dodgers are sitting out of this one.
  • Meanwhile, the Twins got much better yesterday.

Anders’ picks...

  • This is awesome for players in the WNBA.