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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/8/22: Julio Rodríguez, Ke’Bryan Hayes, and Mickey Moniak

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Good morning everyone and happy Mariners Opening Day! Let’s get your day started off with the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • MLB Network poured some more hype on Julio Rodríguez.
  • Even James Wagner of The New York Times did a profile on Julio.
  • Corey Brock at The Athletic wrote about Mitch Haniger’s team of physical therapists and trainers who made his 2021 campaign possible. ($)
  • It sounds like Steven Souza, Jr. has decided to stay with the organization after all.
  • Let’s hope Taylor Trammell is able to recover quickly and get back to the field!

Around the league...

  • Freddie Freeman didn’t accuse Ronald Acuña, Jr. of being wrong in his assessment of the first baseman. Instead, he attempted to defend his actions.
  • The Athletic ranked each fan base in the sport based on how optimistic they are about their team for 2022. ($)
  • The national marketing for Shohei continues! Even though he is an Angel, I think it’s good for baseball to have an athlete who transcends the sport in terms of fame.
  • The Angels are already dealing with injuries to their rotation? Color me shocked.

Anders’ picks...

  • Good lord, this is incredible.