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Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/23/21: Mike Zunino, Aaron Judge, and Joey Votto

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Good morning everybody and happy Thursday! Let’s go get this sweep today! And some links, of course.

In Mariners news...

  • The MLB Pipeline crew discussed Harry Ford’s entry into the top 100 list of prospects on their latest podcast.
  • Daniel Kramer checked back in on a conversation he had preseason with Marco Gonzales and J.P. Crawford, now in the context of a team that made an unlikely run to the playoffs.

Around the league...

  • Melanie Newman and Jessica Mendoza will anchor the first-ever all-female broadcast team for an ESPN broadcast of Major League Baseball on September 29th.
  • Stephen Nesbitt at The Athletic told the tragic story of Sang Han Baek, a Korean-born pitcher for George Mason who died before he could live out his dream of playing in the big leagues.
  • Mike Zunino is quietly enjoying his best offensive season to date, writes Ben Clemens at Fangraphs.
  • The Reds have shockingly decided to DFA Mike Moustakas.
  • Stephanie Apstein at Sports Illustrated profiled Joey Votto and his resurgent campaign.
  • Our good friend Matthew Roberson wrote about Aaron Judge’s impact on the Yankees’ late surge for his latest piece at The New York Daily News.
  • Baseball America selected a prospect for each team that has raised their stock since the season began. Matt Brash made the list for Seattle.
  • The Mariners will have to face Shohei Ohtani on the mound one final time this season.
  • Johnny Bench personally congratulated Sal Pérez for breaking his record.