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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/25/20: Josh Bell, DJ LeMahieu, and Jordan Montgomery

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Good morning everyone and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! For those of you who don’t, happy Friday and congrats on (hopefully) getting the time off! Here’s some links for you on this day.

In Mariners news...

  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the snow, not a creature was stirring, not even Dipoto.

Around the league...

  • Surprisingly, we had a major transaction on Christmas Eve, with the Nationals acquiring Josh Bell from the Pirates to bolster their lackluster infield.
  • Forbes has some numbers on how Major League Baseball did financially in 2020. It wasn’t good.
  • The Athletic Staff analyzed some possible destinations for stud infield free agent DJ LeMaheieu. Unfortunately, the Mariners received nary a mention. ($)
  • Meanwhile, Jim Bowden at The Athletic picks landing spots for the top 40 remaining free agents. ($)
  • It comes as little surprise, but Ha-seong Kim has been a hot commodity this offseason.
  • You may remember that the Rangers were previously mentioned as being a contender in the sweepstakes for the right-hander.

Anders’ picks...

  • The NBA commissioner weighed in on the chances of a team coming back to Seattle.