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Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/3/20: Kyle Lewis, BBWAA Awards, and Yadier Molina

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It’s award season!

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In Mariners News...

  • The 2020 BBWAA Awards Finalists (MVP, CY, ROY, and MOY) have been announced, and our very own Kyle Lewis has been nominated as an AL ROY Finalist! Make sure to look at the full list of candidates, the winners will be announced next week on MLB Network.
  • Check out KLew’s reaction to his nomination:
  • The Mariners have declared nine minor-league players free agents:

Around The League...

  • The finalists for the 2021 Frick Award for broadcasting excellence have been announced, check out all eight candidates and read about their accomplished careers here.
  • Wondering what some of your favorite World Series stars are up to this offseason? Check out their favorite destinations and activities in Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports’ latest article.
  • Jonathan Mayo at MLB.com creates an optimistic list of teams who are looking to have their best season yet in 2021.
  • Cubs LHP Rex Brothers has opted for free agency after rejecting an outright assignment. Additionally, the Cubs have reinstated three players from the IL to bring their 40-man roster to 34.
  • First-time free agent Yadier Molina is garnering interest from multiple clubs, including the Cardinals, and has heard back from three since his free agency began.

Becca’s Picks...

  • Last night I watched the beautiful and inspirational documentary My Octopus Teacher. This eye-opening feature on a re-awakened man and an octopus who he befriends through diving in South Africa’s “Cape of Storms” is more important than your might think, and I can’t recommend it enough. Craig Foster, the main protagonist, shows us how much we don’t know about the life forms occupying the ocean, but also tells a beautiful story of how we can use what we do know to change how we think about much of our daily life. If my review of the movie wasn’t enough, Jen Reeder at Today.com recaps it perfectly in her article, describing what we can learn from the film and how it can help us tackle many issues we’re facing today.