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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/18/21: Lance Lynn, draft signings, and scary nights at the ballpark

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Quite a mix of links.

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Sunday links for a hopeful series victory.

In Mariners news:

  • The Mariners have agreed to terms with 10 of their 20 draft picks so far. None of the top four have officially signed yet, although reportedly there are deals in place, but talented sixth round RHP Bryan Woo has been locked in, which was one we were most curious about. We’ll keep track of all the signings in this thread, and update the draft tracker when we have official confirmation:
  • Congratulations to RHP Sam Carlson, who had the longest outing of his career yesterday with seven strong innings against a prospect-packed San Jose Giants lineup.
  • Rule-5 Pick RHP Will Vest was officially returned to the Detroit Tigers after being DFA’d this past week. The move is unsurprising for a Tigers club short on bullpen depth.

Around the league:

  • In case you missed it, there was a really scary/weird hour last night where a bunch of stuff happened, so I’ll do my best to summarize it here.
  • First of all, after a lengthy rain delay in New York before the game even started, the Yankees and Red Sox played through an actual monsoon (the game was called after six innings, the Yankees won 3-1) and things got uglier when the entire Red Sox bench objected to a call made by Laz Diaz and the bench coach and catcher Kevin Plawecki got ejected, and then things got even uglier when a fan threw something at Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo and the entire Red Sox outfield walked off the field in protest. What a mess.
  • At almost the same time there was a scary moment in Washington when a shooting occurred outside of Nats Stadium; the gunfire could be heard inside the stadium, which sent the crowd into a panic, with people crouching on the concrete between the seats, fleeing for the concourse, and some being ushered to safety in the Padres dugout by Fernando Tatís and Manny Machado. Kevin Acee has a full account of the incident in the LA Times.
  • A number of clubs have locked up their top draft picks already. One such club is the Royals, who went the route of saving cash at the top of the draft to disperse it throughout. They’ve signed No. 7 overall pick LHP Frank Mozzicato for $3.55 million, saving over $1.9 million from the slot’s value.
  • Baltimore made a similar move with OF Colton Cowser.

John’s pick...

  • Flawless start to finish.