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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/20/21: Justus Sheffield, George Springer, and Kirby Yates

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The Blue Jays became the Team of the Week with their slew of acquisitions.

League Championship - Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - Game Five Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Good morning everybody and happy Wednesday! We had a very busy day in the baseball world yesterday, so let’s get to it.

In Mariners news...

  • While Jerry Dipoto was tampering expectations somewhat for the 2021 season, Justus Sheffield expects the squad to make the playoffs this season.

Around the league...

  • In case you missed it, the Mets fired general manager Jared Porter on the heels of a report that he sexually harassed a female reporter in 2016.
  • It’s not out of the question that Porter receives punishment from the league because of his actions.
  • Another former Mariner also found a landing spot.
  • Ron Gardenhire’s son has been hired as the manager of the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate.
  • David Laurila at Fangraphs sat down with Taijuan Walker to discuss the right-hander’s approach to pitching.
  • Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton passed away at the age of 75.
  • The Jays also agreed to a deal with one of the market’s top relievers: right-hander Kirby Yates.
  • A division rival managed to bolster its pitching staff.