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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/8/20: Mallex and Griffey, the MLBPA, and Space Protein

Some links for your lazy Sunday

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Hello, everyone, and happy Sunday! Please accept my most sincere apologies for the lateness of today’s batch of links. To make up for it, they are extra link-y today.

In Mariners news...

  • This is pretty cool.

Around the League...

  • The MLBPA has expanded its grievance against the Pirates to include the Marlins and the Rays. The grievance is for how those teams have allocated funds given to them through the MLB’s revenue-sharing program. Each of those teams are notorious for their low payrolls.
  • The United States government may be getting involved in the fight to protect Minor League Baseball, Sports Illustrated reports.
  • Cardinals UTIL Yairo Muñoz straight up just... left camp? The team has unconditionally released him as a result, despite him having options remaining.
  • The Chicago Tribune takes a look at how more women are pursuing baseball, rather than softball.
  • Speaking of which (and in honor of International Women’s Day), SportsCenter did a feature on the first post-WWII women’s pro team.
  • A minor setback has been reported for former All-Star pitcher Carlos Carrasco.
  • Some interesting perspective from Tigers SS Niko Goodrum...
  • This doesn’t sound good for Orioles 1B/OF Trey Mancini. Hope he’s okay.
  • If you haven’t seen Dave Parker’s throw from the 1979 All-Star Game (or even if you have), this is pretty cool.

Zach’s picks...

  • In honor of International Women’s Day, Live Science took a look at twenty women who have shaped the course of science as we know it. These pioneers have permeated the field of science and forged a new era in human history.
  • We’ve found amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) inside comets and meteors before. For the first time ever, however, scientists claim to have found a complete protein inside a meteor. This would be huge — the protein is so complex that it would have been very difficult for it to be synthesized by chance.