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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/18/20: Minor League Stipends, Justin Verlander, and Basketball in Asia

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Teams step up to provide relief for players and ballpark employees.

Houston Astros v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday everyone! We’ve got some links to kick off your morning.

In Mariners news...

  • With players trickling out of camp, you have to imagine that a “second spring training” will take some logistical planning.
  • The Mariners are stepping up in order to support their ballpark staff.

Around the league...

  • As of yesterday, every team in the league is pledging some money to help out their gameday staff.
  • Buster Olney at ESPN pitches some potential solutions for Major League Baseball in terms of trying to make the league whole following COVID-19. Ideas include extending the regular season and increasing the connection to fans.
  • With players left holding the bag following the postponement of the seasons, some teams are stepping up.
  • Meanwhile, the spread continues throughout baseball. I’m sure this will not be the last case in baseball, unfortunately.
  • Set up your DVRs for Friday!

Anders’ picks...

  • And here’s some important news for all of you who have yet to file taxes.