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Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/24/21: Robert Pérez, Jr., Juan Soto, and Torey Lovullo

It’s Friday!

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It’s Friday and the Mariners are just two games out of a wild card spot! Also, the Red Sox are starting a series with the Yankees, so now might be a time to make up that ground. In the meantime, here are some links for your reading pleasure.

In Mariners news...

  • Robert Pérez, Jr. picking up right where he left off for the M’s.

Around the league...

  • Evan Drellich at The Athletic sets the stage for the upcoming labor dispute between the players and the owners this winter. ($)
  • Jordan Shusterman at FOX Sports draws attention to the very strong season that (potential future Mariner?) José Ramírez is having.
  • Juan Soto is just unbelievable.
  • Major League Baseball is going to experiment with pre-tacked baseballs in the final few games of the Triple-A season, reports Kyle Glaser at Baseball America.
  • Glaser also reports that the Arizona Fall League will include a number of rule changes that were tried in the minor leagues this year.
  • Despite already amassing more than 100 losses this season, the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract extension with manager Torey Lovullo.

Anders’ picks...

  • Shout out to the Kraken for getting vaccinated before their season begins.