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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/27/21: Braden Bishop, Clay Holmes, and Andrew Chafin

Teams around the Mariners are making additions.

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Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoyed last night’s craziness. I did not, for I live on the east coast and I went to sleep when they were down 6-0. Pour one out for my fellow non-west coasters and our daily struggle. Anywho, here are the links you came for.

In Mariners news...

  • Oh man, I love this song.
  • Over at Baseball Prospectus, Zach DeLoach and Victor Labrada both made the Monday Morning Ten Pack with our very own John Trupin contributing. ($)
  • Corey Brock at The Athletic coordinated with the Royals’ beat writer to try to put together a trade package for Whit Merrifield. ($)
  • Congratulations to Braden, who I should note is currently killing it in Triple-A for the Giants.
  • The M’s continue to add from the UDFA market.

Around the league...

  • The White Sox got a massive reinforcement in the form of outfielder Eloy Jiménez, who is back from the injured list.
  • Baseball America made a major update to its top 100 prospects list. The M’s now have three of the top 10 and four of the top 14.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic notes that the Padres are expected to surpass the luxury tax threshold for the first time. The team is looking to unload Eric Hosmer to make room. ($)
  • This must be really tough for Angels fans. Imagine if Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodríguez turned out to be generational stars but the Mariners just kept losing. Can’t even imagine what their decision process must be like right now.
  • Just a reminder that the Mariners are going to have to fend off the teams behind them in the Wild Card standings too, as the Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Clay Holmes from the Pirates yesterday.
  • The A’s also bolstered their bullpen with a trade for left-hander Andrew Chafin of the Cubs.
  • The Phillies keep on rolling!

Anders’ picks...

  • The Seattle Kraken SB Nation site is searching for a site name. Go vote here!
  • The dominance of the U.S. Gymnastics team came to an end as the squad drew the Silver following Simone Biles’ exit due to injury.