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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/29/20: World Baseball Classic, Dusty Baker, and Kris Bryant

Some Wednesday morning links.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Cincinnati Reds
When your injury news gets bumped off the headline by late-breaking news. Sorry Eugenio
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It’s Wednesday and the links are as fresh as ever.

In Mariners news...

  • Help out a local Little League!
  • Come join us!

Around the league...

  • The WBC will be back next spring.
  • The Astros are strongly considering Dusty Baker to become their next manager.
  • Kris Bryant’s arbitration case was one of the winter’s biggest dominoes, years in the making. Today Jeff Passan reports Bryant has lost his case against service time manipulation by the Cubs with an MLB-appointed arbitrator, meaning he’ll remain two years from free agency.
  • It looks like we’re getting somewhere.
  • The Reds could begin the year without their stud third baseman.
  • An Astros fan charted 2017 audio for all the team’s home PAs, broken down by player. The full thread of tweets, and their site linked therein, shows the methodology and the limitations, but isolates trash can sounds to see which players most often were receiving that particular cue.
  • Meanwhile, a former Mariner finds a home.

Anders’ picks...

  • Another neat Kobe story (Hayward later went on to publicly deny he did this on purpose, so take that as you will).