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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/10/21: Jonathan Villar, Adam Duvall, and Jake McGee

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Kicking off your Tuesday with some fresh links.

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Hello and good morning to all! Let’s get you the latest as the long offseason winds down.

In Mariners news...

  • Corey Brock at The Athletic tries to find a few last-minute free agent fits for the Mariners. ($)
  • The M’s did add another arm to the pile.

Around the league...

  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic broke down the agreed-upon health and safety protocols for the 2021 season, which are mostly the same as 2020. ($)
  • Suffice to say, not all of these rules make total logistical sense.
  • We’re looking at some major changes to spring training, too.
  • The Mets agreed to a one-year deal with infielder Jonathan Villar.
  • Stephanie Apstein at Sports Illustrated reported on an exclusive study done on 2020 Major League baseballs to determine whether or not they were juiced during the season.
  • The new college summer ball league is ready to go.
  • There goes one potential left field solution for Seattle.
  • And one of the better relievers remaining lands with a rebuilding club.

Anders’ picks...

  • Here’s a death risk I never considered.
  • Washington wildlife officials are asking all state residents to temporarily take down their bird feeders due to a recent outbreak of salmonellosis.