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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/1/21: MLB Futures Game, Josh Donaldson, and Trea Turner

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The month of trades has officially begun.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone and welcome to the month of July! Pretty crazy to think that at this point last year, we were still weeks away from the MLB season beginning. Instead we’re just in the thick of it now. Here’s what’s going on in the crazy sport that is baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • The Futures Game rosters were announced with a trio of M’s making the squad.

Around the league...

  • Rob Arthur at Baseball Prospectus analyzes the drastic changes in spin rates on the Dodgers since the league memo. ($)
  • We’ve got some league beef going on between Lucas Giolito and Josh Donaldson after the third baseman taunted Giolito after hitting a homer against him. James Fegan at The Athletic has the details. ($)
  • Former Mets GM Jared Porter has been placed on the ineligible list through 2022.
  • I’m a little surprised that three cycles is the career high, but good for Trea!