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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/23/21: Kyle Lewis, Nelson Cruz, and The Cleveland Guardians

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Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images

Hello folks! Happy Friday! Here’s to hoping the M’s can get back into the win column tonight agains the A’s. Until then, here are some links for you.

In Mariners news...

  • This man is something else.
  • I hope everyone had the over in this one.
  • Kyle Lewis is making some much-needed progress (yes, that is a typo in the tweet).

Around the league...

  • The Tampa Bay Rays made the deadline’s first splash by acquiring Nelson Cruz for 2+ months from the Twins for a pair of top-30 organizational prospects.
  • Executives around baseball are reportedly unhappy that Major League Baseball has crammed so many important events into the month of July.
  • Ray Ratto at Defector breaks down the complicated situation between the A’s and the city of Oakland.
  • Pirates recent draft selection Bubba Chandler claims he is going to try to make it as a two-way star. You have to wonder if, without Shohei Ohtani’s existence, Chandler wouldn’t have been so easy to pry away from football.
  • So it sounds like Yermín Mercedes didn’t retire.
  • Conditions within the Angels organization are less than ideal.
  • The Royals are reportedly exploring trades for star infielder Whit Merrifield.
  • Cleveland has announced that it will rebrand to the Guardians.