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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/23/21: Taijuan Walker, Hank Aaron, and Jurickson Profar

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One of the game’s greats passed away yesterday.

Hank Aaron with Record-Breaking Home-Run Ball

Hello folks! Here’s the latest from around baseball as we get the weekend started.

In Mariners news...

  • Marco Gonzales and J.P. Crawford are raising expectations for the upcoming season (in this same story, Ryan Divish reports that the Mariners have yet to come forward with a “serious offer” for Taijuan Walker).
  • The Mariners signed some more international prospects.

Around the league...

  • Rest in peace to the legendary Hank Aaron, who passed away yesterday morning at the age of 86.
  • What a cool story.
  • A former Mariner lands with the Fish.
  • The Padres bulked up their infield by agreeing to a three-year pact with Jurickson Profar.
  • Enrique Hernández has signed a two-year deal with the Red Sox.
  • A disappointing report for those of us who were hoping the M’s would jump in on the Marcell Ozuna sweepstakes.
  • Eno Sarris at The Athletic analyzes five pitchers, including one Mariner, according to a relatively new baseball term. ($)
  • The old vet returns to the nation’s capitol.
  • According to J.J. Cooper at Baseball America, the minor league seasons for Single-A and Double-A are set to be delayed in 2021.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic reports that the Mets are zeroing in on Trevor Bauer. ($)