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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/14/23: Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Recapping a quieter day on the hot stove front.

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Hello everyone! As we get this Thursday started, here’s what you need to know.

In Mariners news...

  • One of the Mariners main draft and development people has been poached by Miami. Was this the price for Seattle hiring Brant Brown?

Around the league...

  • The Shohei Ohtani contract is getting stranger and stranger — we now know that the two-way superstar can opt out of his contract at any point if Dodgers owner Mark Walter or general manager Andrew Friedman leave their current roles in the organization.
  • Major League Baseball is introducing a new showcase for top prospects called the Spring Breakout in which the top prospects from one organization will play a game against another organization’s top prospects during spring training.
  • Rumor has it the Dodgers and Rays are discussing a deal that would send right-hander Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot to Los Angeles in exchange for young right-hander Ryan Pepiot and young outfielder Jonny DeLuca. The deal is not finalized, however, and the Rays continue to talk to other clubs about Glasnow.
  • The Dodgers are operating on multiple fronts in their pursuit for starting pitching, recently meeting with Yoshinobu Yamamoto with a packed recruiting team that included Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, and even Ohtani.
  • None of this strikes me as particularly surprising, but I’m sure Hawaii and Alaska will be wearing Dodger blue soon.