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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/28/20: MLB ratifies deal, classic Mariner scouting reports, quarantine workouts

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Happy Saturday! Leave those weekday PJs in the drawer, baby, and bust out the weekend PJs!

Somehow March...isn’t over yet? Don’t worry, I have several calls in about this. In the meantime, enjoy these links.

In Mariners news...

  • Some classic Mariners scouting reports here:
  • Former Mariner and first South African pitcher in MLB Tayler Scott seems to be enjoying his time in Japan so far.
  • In the Dominican Republic, many prospects are under strict quarantine (in fact, the army is patrolling the streets and breaking up groups of people with firehoses). But that hasn’t stopped some of our ingenious prospects from figuring out ways to get their work in while still staying at home. Jonatan Clase engineered this batting cage using just things he had on hand and a conveniently-placed tree:

And Freuddy Batista put his pup to work acting as extra resistance while doing lunges:

(Freuddy has quite the setup actually and sent me a few videos of different workouts he’s doing using the resources in his backyard. I’ll share them in a later post.)

Around the league...

  • The big news from yesterday was this tweet from Passan:

Many interpreted this to mean that the season won’t be happening, although sources say teams playing in empty stadiums or at neutral sites isn’t off the table.

  • If you’re interested in reading some analysis of the MLB/MLBPA agreement that was recently ratified, Baseball Prospectus, The Athletic, and Baseball America have you covered, or if you’re looking for some basic info, we have a basic overview here. Of note: draft picks can get up to 100K of their bonuses with the rest deferred in halves over the next two years, bonus rules that will also apply to the 2021 draft; there might be a combine (!) for players in 2020 and 2021; and drug suspensions will not be carried over into 2021, even if there is no season in 2020.
  • Weird timeline where I read something Scott Boras said and find it both coherent and reasonable, but even a broken clock finds a nut sometimes I guess.
  • Carlos Correa is good. However, the Astros remain bad. We must constantly consider and remember this.
  • Just yesterday Matthew, president of the Noah Syndergaard fanclub, was wondering where the surgery update was on his tall son, so you can imagine the sign of relief this tweet caused (digitally, from a distance).

Kate’s pick...

  • Get well soon, Doris!

For those of you needing something to entertain the kids with: