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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/20/20: Hisashi Iwakuma, Wander Franco, and Richard Wang

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In Playoff News...

  • Clayton Kershaw and Tyler Glasnow will get the start for Game 1 of the World Series, which starts tonight at 5:00 PM PST. Who’s your pick to win the first game?
  • Bill Dwyre at Yahoo Sports recalls the last time LA teams won both the NBA and MLB titles in the same year.
  • MLB playoff baseball is coming to India!

In Mariners News...

  • The Mariners’ offseason begins with a series of roster moves: Joe Odom, Joe Hudson, Seth Frankoff and Brady Lail have all been outright to Triple-A Tacoma. Hudson and Lail have elected to become free agents, and the Mariners’ 40-man roster now sits at 34.
  • Congrats to former Mariner Hisashi Iwakuma on his retirement, and thank you for your time with the Mariners! Corey Brock at The Athletic takes a look back at Iwakuma’s most memorable moments with Seattle. ($)
  • Mariners prospects Julio Rodriguez and Taylor Trammell are crushing it in the Fall Developmental League.

Around The League...

  • There’s speculation that Rays top prospect, 19-year old Wander Franco has been called up by the team after he posted this on his Instagram last night:
  • Richard Wang, who calls MLB games in Mandarin for Fox Sports Taiwan, describes his unusual season and where his broadcasting journey has taken him.
  • Check out this New York Times article about how a group chat for all the women working in MLB helped provide support for them during the season.
  • MLB has partnered with T-Mobile to mount cameras on players’ and coaches’ hats for a new view during batting practice.