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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/12/21: Liam Hendriks, Dave Sims, and Maybelle Blair

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At last, a free agent signing!

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In Mariners News...

  • Congratulations to Bob Condotta for winning NSMA Washington Sportswriter of the year and Dave Sims for his hat trick in the Washington Sportscaster of the Year category!
  • Oh how we miss you, Ichiro.
  • Please enjoy this very important thread of Lloyd McClendon’s little league accomplishments.

Around The League...

  • Free agent closer and reigning AL Reliever of the Year Liam Hendriks has agreed to a three-year deal with the White Sox that includes a club option for the fourth year and guarantees him $54 million.
  • Buster Olney at ESPN+ ponders why less money has been spent on this year’s free agent market and what we should expect from it in the comings months. ($)
  • Learn more about trailblazing MLB coach Bianca Smith and her aspirations for the upcoming season and beyond.
  • Rob Manfred alerted teams yesterday of his expectation to start the 2021 season on time and operate on a full 162-game schedule.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic explores why MLB expansion is on hold, even though financial motivation from the league has guided some of these decisions in the past. ($)
  • Maybelle Blair, one of less than 30 women alive today that played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has made it her mission to open a center honoring women in baseball. To make her dream a reality, she has set a goal of raising $9,400 before her 94th birthday on January 16th.