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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/17/20: Carlos Beltran, Alyssa Nakken, and Drew Smyly

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In Mariners News...

  • Get to know Mariners prospect Brandon Williamson:
  • As the Mariners Caravan continued trekking, and NHL Seattle has yet to announce their team name, Shed Long Jr., Braden Bishop, and Dave Sims took in some Vancouver Canucks hockey.

Around The League...

  • Astros avoid arbitration with George Springer as they settle on a $21 million deal.
  • The Los Angeles City Council is voting to ask MLB to retroactively award both the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles and award them to the Dodgers.
  • Anthony Rizzo doesn’t seem thrilled with the Cubs crying poor and making no effort to improve this winter.
  • Larry Brown Sports notes Justin Verlander has taken a hardline stance on rule-breaking, yet remained silent when his team has been implicated.
  • After looking at fastballs earlier this week, Ben Clemens of FanGraphs took a look at the best/worst and luckiest/unluckiest (by expected value metrics) pitches of 2019. Yusei Kikuchi features heavily once again!
  • This is awesome!!
  • Marc Carig of The Athletic had a chance phone call with Sammy Sosa, that led to one of his more memorable conversations.
  • Adeiny Hechavarria has agreed to a one year/$1 million deal with the Braves.
  • Odubel Herrera has been removed from the Phillies roster, and sent to AAA.
  • The MLBPA and MLB committed $3 million to provide support for survivors of domestic violence.
  • The Giants sign Drew Smyly to a one-year deal.

Becca’s Picks...

  • Check out the renderings of Seattle’s new NHL arena: