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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/17/20: Kendall Graveman, Christian Hackenberg, and ECCC

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Another staple of Seattle summers is canned due to COVID-19.

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Good morning everyone! We still have no clarity on where MLB negotiations are headed, and every week is dubbed “the most important” for discussion. Right now it’s just a waiting game. Here’s all of the latest.

In Mariners news...

Around the league...

  • Whether or not the MLB owners truly feel pressure from other sports is a question I’m interested in knowing the answer to.
  • This is getting really bad.
  • Michael Baumann at The Ringer wonders how these very public negotiations could impact the sport’s future.
  • Uh oh, another potential scandal in the sport brewing.
  • Former NFL quarterback Christian Hackenberg is considering taking a run at baseball.
  • Kiley McDaniel at ESPN gives his full MLB draft analysis for each team. ($)
  • As many expected, undrafted players were paying attention to how teams were treating their minor leaguers during this time.

Anders’ picks...

  • The NBA really is taking a lot of precautions as they get back to business.
  • Emerald City Comic Con is officially canceled for 2020.