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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/1/21: Minor League Pay, Luke Voit, and Taylor Ward

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It’s the final weekend of the regular season!

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Hello folks! It’s October and the M’s are currently in position for a playoff spot. Let’s do this thing.

In Mariners news...

  • Sounds like these M’s games are going to be pretty packed.

Around the league...

  • Joon Lee at ESPN wrote about the poor conditions that minor league baseball players face and how they’re driving a mental health crisis among players.
  • There is certainly some hope that the MLBPA will fight for the minor leaguers in collective bargaining this offseason.
  • Today in playoff stories...
  • Jordan Shusterman at FOX Sports ranked every team’s season by how surprising they were.
  • The Yankees will be without one of their many sluggers for the foreseeable future.
  • The Angels, too, will be down a player this weekend.
  • In case you missed it, the Astros officially clinched the AL West title. The Mariners must now play only for the Wild Card.

Anders’ picks...