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Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/30/22: Collin Cowgill, Jeimer Candelario, and Shelby Miller

Lower-level free agents continue to come off the board as the baseball world gears up for the Winter Meetings.

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Good morning folks! Let’s catch you up on the latest from the world of baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic provided a round-up of insights from around baseball in advance of next week’s Winter Meetings. Rosenthal’s comments seem to indicate the Mariners are priced out of the top 4 free agent shortstops and will likely instead go for the trade route to shore up second base. He also notes they’re looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder. ($)

Around the league...

  • The Seattle-Cincinnati pipeline is still going strong, with the Reds poaching Travelers manager Collin Cowgill to serve as Cincy’s first base coach in 2023.
  • The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent third baseman Jeimer Candelario as Washington hopes for a bounce-back from the former Tigers infielder.
  • The Nats also signed outfielder Stone Garrett to a big league deal.
  • Right-hander Shelby Miller signed a one-year pact with the Dodgers, who will no doubt turn him into a shut-down option out of the pen.
  • Tony Clark’s role as lead negotiator for the MLBPA during their most recent round of bargaining has earned him a five-year contract extension with the union, reports Evan Drellich at The Athletic. ($)
  • The Astros are still churning along, even without a clear leader at the helm.
  • We miss you already, Carlos!

Anders’ picks...

  • The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team defeated Iran 1-0 to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup. They will play the Netherlands on Saturday at 7am pacific.