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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/28/23: Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Josh Staumont, and Wander Franco

The Blue Jays continue to build out their roster in an Ohtani-less world.

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In Mariners news...

Around the league...

  • The Blue Jays made their second signing in the last few days, inking utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa to a two-year deal.
  • The Twins signed right-hander Josh Staumont to a one-year contract.
  • Wander Franco has been summoned by police in the Dominican Republic answer a complaint of allegations against him.
  • During his introductory press conference yesterday, Yoshinobu Yamamoto said he would have chosen the Dodgers even if Shohei Ohtani had not signed with the team first.
  • Player development analyst Lance Brodowski did a dive into how every organization attacks its hitting development, giving the Mariners props for how their players tend to perform.
  • I pointed this out on Twitter, but per Cots Baseball Contracts, the Mariners are the only team on this list that does not have a top-12 projected payroll for 2024 (they’re 21st).