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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/29/21: Gold Glove Finalists, Bob Melvin, and Nick Anderson

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Getting your Friday started with some news from around baseball.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! A lot happened during yesterday’s off-day for the World Series. Let’s get to it.

In Mariners news...

Around the league...

  • Major League Baseball unveiled its Gold Glove finalists yesterday. J.P. Crawford was the lone Mariners representative selected.
  • After a long tenure in Oakland, Bob Melvin will be leaving the division to head to San Diego.
  • Jayson Stark at The Athletic wrote about the dynamic quartet of Astros players who have held down the infield positions since the team’s last World Series win. ($)
  • Well, this will make things tricky should the Mariners choose to pursue him.
  • Atlanta credits its strong second half play to a soft-serve ice cream machine that the team put in the clubhouse. James Wagner at The New York Times has the scoop.
  • The MLB Players Association revealed their winners for the Player’s Choice Awards.
  • Derek Rhoads and Rob Mains introduced a new injury tool at Baseball Prospectus. ($)
  • The Angels have their new scouting director.