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Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/6/21: Connor Phillips, Progressive Field, and Juan Soto

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Some light links on your Friday.

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Good morning everybody and happy Friday! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Connor Phillips had an amazing start for Modesto yesterday.
  • You may not have noticed, but saves are getting blown with higher frequency as the years go by. Chet Gutwein at Fangraphs has the story.

Around the league...

  • Progressive Field will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
  • Jim Margalus notes that perhaps gambling and baseball shouldn’t mix to the degree that they do.
  • These are some pretty sweet-looking jerseys.
  • Kiley McDaniel at ESPN dropped his midseason list of the top 50 prospects in baseball. ($)
  • The Last Remaining National wants to remind you that he’s still good.