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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/21/21: George Kirby, Neil Walker, and Juan Soto

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Some off-day links.

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Good morning folks and happy Wednesday! Here’s the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • I really hope we get to see this guy in Seattle this year.
  • Here’s who the M’s are expecting to face this weekend.
  • The Mariners received recognition for their eco-friendly practices.
  • Yesterday’s Mariners game now holds a dubious historic honor.

Around the league...

  • We may be witnessing the birth of the next great ace in baseball.
  • Tom Verducci at Sports Illustrated wrote about the growing number of players who are stepping away from baseball to focus on their mental health. ($)
  • There will never be another hitter like Tony Gwynn.
  • Another historic hiring in baseball.
  • Infielder Neil Walker has decided to hang ‘em up.
  • Things keep getting worse for the Nationals, who don’t have many prospects they can deal to get better this summer.
  • The CBA talks between the Players’ Union and the owners are officially underway. This will likely be a long, ugly fight.
  • The Padres’ pitching depth took a hit as the young left-hander Adrian Morejon learned that he will require Tommy John surgery.