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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/26/22: Steven Souza, Jed Lowrie, and St. Peter’s Men’s Basketball

Some weekend links.

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-St. Peters vs Purdue Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Hello folks and welcome to the weekend! Here are the latest bits of news from around the sport.

In Mariners news...

  • Logan Gilbert talked to Ryan Divish about the things he worked on this offseason in an attempt to take the next leap in his career.
  • The Steven Souza signing is already paying dividends for Seattle, with Jarred Kelenic crediting the Everett native with helping him to rediscover his timing at the dish.

Around the league...

  • Congratulations Alexis!
  • The A’s are reportedly re-signing infielder Jed Lowrie to a one-year deal.
  • Robert Dugger is following the path of many former Mariners.
  • Daniel Brown at The Athletic caught up with former MLB reliever Jeremy Affeldt who has started his own brewery. ($)
  • Kiley McDaniel at ESPN dropped his top prospect lists for each American League team. ($)
  • But remember, owning a professional sports team is a dangerous investment!
  • Carlos Marcano at Baseball Prospectus made the case for former Mariner Art Warren being the Reds closer this year. ($)
  • Speaking of former Mariners relievers, Emilio Pagan feels confident that he’s found the key to his success. Dennis Lin at The Athletic has the story. ($)
  • The Dodgers have extended the contract of manager Dave Roberts through the 2025 season.
  • Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer wonders if Shohei Ohtani is just scratching the surface of what he could become as a player.
  • Last year’s April sensation is facing another setback.
  • MLB umpires are going to intensify their checks for foreign substances for fear that some players have managed to sneak them through the current system.
  • The humidors will seek to neutralize the effect that humidity levels have in ballparks around the country.

Anders’ picks...

  • In case you’ve been missing it, St. Peter’s men’s basketball team has made an absolutely improbable run to the Elite 8 in what might be the greatest Cinderella run in the NCAA tournament’s history.