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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/29/21: Joey Gallo, Starling Marte, and Eduardo Escobar

One big-chip trade candidate is off the board.

Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Hello everyone! It’s Trade Deadline Eve, so expect a lot of activity today. Before that, we have to catch you up on what happened yesterday.

In Mariners news...

  • You’re telling me Jerry Dipoto spent valuable deadline time doing this?! (I’m joking, obviously)
  • Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times notes that Jerry Dipoto remains very active in trade discussions after making two this week already.
  • The Mariners are in on some of the higher-end trade candidates, too.
  • Abraham Toro made history before he homered in yesterday’s game.
  • Dan Szymborski of Fangraphs broke down the Tyler Anderson trade.

Around the league...

  • The big news yesterday was that the Yankees are in agreement with the Rangers on a trade package for Joey Gallo. This helps Seattle in the immediate sense that they are gearing up to play Texas, but harms them in that their closest trailer in the Wild Card race just got a lot better.
  • Oh no, you’re going to encourage them!
  • Speaking of the Rangers, they agreed to a deal with the No. 2 overall pick.
  • The A’s also got better, but at a steep cost as they acquired outfielder Starling Marte for top pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo.
  • The Twins and Tigers played in an absolutely wild game yesterday. The Tigers won 17-14.
  • The Reds acquired yet another reliever.
  • The Astros also continue to bolster their bullpen.

Anders’ picks...

  • Pfizer has announced that they’ve had positive results in a trial for a third booster vaccine that provides extra protection against the Delta Variant.