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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/24/20: Taylor Guilbeau, the CPBL, and Jon Ryan

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Life in quarantine continues.

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Good morning folks! Let’s get your Tuesday started with some links.

In Mariners news...

  • Sam Tuivailala is a free man.

Around the league...

  • The Chinese Professional Baseball League has announced that the season will start as planned on April 11, but no fans will be present at those games.
  • Ethan Moore at Medium takes a stab at measuring pitch quality, laying out his experimental process.
  • Arizona State University’s 1B Spencer Torkelson, potentially the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft, is fairly heartbroken about the premature end of his team’s season.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates players, led by RHP Joe Musgrove, purchased over 400 pizzas, as well as pasta, from a few local pizzerias in Pittsburgh for delivery to the staff of Allegheny General Hospital.
  • In a multi-part (link to one)(link to two) series for FanGraphs, Jay Jaffe goes into how Baseball Reference’s tweaks to their Wins Above Replacement (aka bWAR) retroactively added or subtracted to certain players, and how it impacts Jaffe’s JAWS metric for Hall of Fame worthiness.

Anders’ picks...

  • Former Seattle Seahawks punter and avid Mariners fan Jon Ryan has been diagnosed with skin cancer. His wife tried to put worries to rest, but hopefully he is able to recover fully soon.
  • In some major women’s hoop news...
  • And just this morning, the IOC made the official call to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.