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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/16/21: Jonatan Clase, Aaron Judge, and Joc Pederson

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Mariners baseball is back, baby!

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Good morning everyone! We’ve got the second half kicking off today for all of baseball as the trade deadline nears. Here’s what’s going on in the sport.

In Mariners news...

  • I’d love to see this guy get to Modesto soon.

Around the league...

  • Easy to see both the pure talent and the rawness of that talent on display here.
  • Marc Normandin at Baseball Prospectus makes the case for giving players a real break during the All-Star Break in order to prevent players from opting out of the game. ($)
  • Take advantage of this deal to watch some of the top M’s prospects this weekend!
  • Yesterday’s game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was postponed after six players on the Yankees tested positive for COVID-19 (Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes, Jr., Wandy Peralta, Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka, and Gio Urshela). Judge’s positive test creates a bunch of contact tracing problems given that he was at the All-Star Game and thus was in contact with players from every team.
  • We’ve got our first deal of the trade season! It’s a weird one when you consider the Braves’ playoff odds are in single digits according to Fangraphs.