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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/23/20: Julio Rodríguez, Sam Fuld, and Kohei Arihara

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The Julio hype train cannot be stopped.

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Good morning everyone! Things should slow down in the latter half of this week, but until then, we’ve got some news for you from the day that was.

In Mariners news...

  • Congratulations to Greg, who has always been great to read from the M’s beat.
  • How high will Julio rank when the BA prospect handbook comes around?
  • We’ve got a top 10 on the Mariners’ prospects specifically, though.
  • Chris Flexen gives some thoughts on joining the Mariners.

Around the league...

  • James Paxton was tossing low 90s yesterday, which certainly isn’t what he used to get up to.
  • General managers and baseball insiders told Jesse Rogers at ESPN what to expect this winter.
  • Neil deMause at Defector talked about the incoming fallout from the new MiLB agreement.
  • Another recent former player lands a big-time gig.
  • A sweepstakes to keep an eye out for.
  • The former Mariner makes the move from China to Korea.
  • Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs wrote about Howie Kendrick’s career in light of the infielder’s retirement.
  • The White Sox have agreed to a tentative deal with J2 player Yoelki Céspedes, the younger brother of Yoenis. As a 23-year-old, the younger Céspedes could reach the big leagues fairly quickly.