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Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/17/18: Yusei Kikuchi, Wilson Ramos, and Dexter Fowler

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/17/18: Yusei Kikuchi, Wilson Ramos, and Dexter Fowler

When will we get more major transaction news? I’m ready for something exciting. Good morning everybody! It’s good to be back on the beat. A huge shout out the rest of the Lookout Landing staff for covering the links in my absence. They did a fantastic job. But we’re back at it here on this Monday morning, so here are some stories to get your day started. In Mariners news... Baseball America says that the Mariners’ newest rebuild hinges on Jarred Kelenic. ($) Around the league... Just as you asked for: your up-to-the-minute Yusei Kikuchi update. Yusei Kikuchi has flown to LA...
Dec 16, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/16/18: Wade LeBlanc, Julio Rodriguez,and Jimi Hendrix

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/16/18: Wade LeBlanc, Julio Rodriguez,and Jimi Hendrix

Just another pleasant valley Sunday Welcome to Sunday! It is either the first or the last day of the week, depending on how you look at it. Sunday translated into English means “day of sun”. It hearkens back to the days of the pagans and sun worship. In many cultures, it is a day of rest. There is never (purposely) a day of rest for the links, so without further ado, to you I present your linkage: In Mariners news... Wade LeBlanc graduated from college yesterday. Pretty sure his degree is in Sports! with a minor in Neat! Congratulations to Wade LeBlanc on graduating from Alabama! Big...
Dec 15, 2018
Mariner Moose Tracks, 12/15/18: Kaleb Cowart, Brad Ausmus, and InSight

Mariner Moose Tracks, 12/15/18: Kaleb Cowart, Brad Ausmus, and InSight

Some refreshing links for a refreshing weekend Hooray, it’s Saturday! If you work a traditional work week, then congratulations! You made it to the weekend. If you don’t work a traditional work week, then I hope these soothing, aloe-infused links will help you relax into your Saturday grind. In Mariners news... The Mariners have announced that they’re partnering with United Way and the King Country Bar Association to help keep struggling tenants from being evicted. As part of the partnership, they’re going to be contributing $3 million. Corey Brock looks at J.P. Crawford, and when...
Dec 14, 2018
Lookout Landing Podcast 61: Carlos Santana, Mariners prospect chat, Yusei Kikuchi, bears

Lookout Landing Podcast 61: Carlos Santana, Mariners prospect chat, Yusei Kikuchi, bears

About 50% of this podcast had to be edited out because Dipoto won’t let a little pulmonary embolism slow him down. Enjoy the chop! Note: The Mariners are currently under investigation by MLB regarding Dr. Lorena Martin’s charges of racism and sexism in the organization. For background on this situation, our site statement, the most up-to-date news, and to offer comments and discussion on this subject, click here. This week Kate and John are joined by staff writer Matthew Roberson, who—shameless plug alert!—tells jokes in a stand-up capacity, and will tell them in your general...
Dec 14, 2018
FanPost Friday: Tell us your best Edgar Martinez story

FanPost Friday: Tell us your best Edgar Martinez story

It’s #EdgarHoF season...but for real this time Greetings, friends. It is a December Friday during the last voting period of Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame eligibility. Things are trending well for Edgar currently and given that he was dang close last year (20 votes short) and the Mariners retired his noble number 11 in 2017, well, his chances are as good as they’ll ever be. And he 100% deserves the honor. \ So, in the spirit of #EdgarHoF season, here is your prompt: Tell us your best Edgar Martinez story That’s it. Just fill this site with stories of how Edgar’s career has touched...
Dec 14, 2018
Sporcle Friday: Best Mariners DH’s of all time

Sporcle Friday: Best Mariners DH’s of all time

We’ve been spoiled, but definitely aren’t any more If you were hiding from the news yesterday (and to be honest, I couldn’t blame you), you may have missed the fact that the Mariners traded away Carlos Santana, ending his brief run as a Seattle Mariner. In return, they received various tidbits, the least tidbitty of which was Edwin Encarnación. Unfortunately, it seems likely that Encarnación’s time as a Mariner is destined to be as brief as Santana’s. For a moment there, we could pretend like we had a real answer at designated hitter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Daniel...
Dec 14, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/14/18: The Death Star, Edwin Encarnarción, & Rising From the Dead (to Dance)

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/14/18: The Death Star, Edwin Encarnarción, & Rising From the Dead (to Dance)

Be sure to consume your links with water and some food in your belly. I am crawling into Friday with the vigor of a invalid marmot, but nonetheless links are here for consumption. Just don’t be too loud, please, I hope that’s not too much to ask. Thanks. In Mariners news... We of course covered this yesterday, but in case you missed it, the Mariners acquired Edwin Encarnación and the 77th pick in next year’s draft in exchange for Carlos Santana. #Mariners receive what is currently the No. 77 overall pick in the 2019 #MLBDraft from the #Indians in the Edwin Encarnacion deal, now...
Dec 13, 2018
Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan in Rule 5 Draft, lose three players in minor-league portion

Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan in Rule 5 Draft, lose three players in minor-league portion

Mariners practice “take one, leave one” system but screw it up; take one, but lose three As expected, the Mariners did indeed select a player in the Major League phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, plucking RHP Brandon Brennan out of the Colorado Rockies farm system. He had signed a minor league deal with the Rockies on November 13 after previously spending his entire career in the White Sox organization. #Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan from Colorado in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. Seattle’s 40-man, roster is now at 37 players.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR)...
Dec 13, 2018
Mariners Trade Carlos Santana to Indians, Temporarily Acquire Edwin Encarnación, Permanently Acquire Draft Pick

Mariners Trade Carlos Santana to Indians, Temporarily Acquire Edwin Encarnación, Permanently Acquire Draft Pick

like how long is this gonna last Well, I think people figured this was coming, and today the news broke. Sources: Edwin Encarnacion close to being traded to mariners— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 13, 2018 In exchange for Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana is expected to go to the Cleveland Indians, sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2018 But wait, there’s more! There’s a little known CBA provision that dictates the league office will not approve a Mariners trade unless the Rays are involved. Yandy Diaz is key return for #Rays in...
Dec 13, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/13/18: Edwin Encarnarción, Charlie Morton, & Mike Hampton

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/13/18: Edwin Encarnarción, Charlie Morton, & Mike Hampton

It is Thursday and I am thirsty for these LINKS Firing links into the void! Pew pew! In Mariners news... Oh my... Source: #Indians are active in trying to move Edwin Encarnación and #Mariners are joining the action. A possible scenario: Carlos Santana back to Cleveland. We'll see if anything happens.— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) December 13, 2018 Mariners are still good at being green! The grass isn’t the only thing green at Safeco Field. The @EPA recognized the @Mariners' public commitment to reducing food waste by 50% by 2030 and named them U.S. Food Loss and Waste...
Dec 12, 2018
Yusei Kikuchi is a perfect fit for the Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi is a perfect fit for the Mariners

The Mariners are pursuing the latest Japanese import. As is commonplace with almost every Japanese player making the transition from Nippon Professional Baseball to the Major Leagues, the Mariners have been connected to the latest pitcher making the cross-pacific move. Yusei Kikuchi was posted earlier this month by his Japanese club, the Saitama Seibu Lions, and reports out of the Winter Meetings this week have linked him with a number of teams including the Mariners. As TJ Cotterill reported yesterday, the Mariners interest in Kikuchi isn’t just a formality, Jerry Dipoto is seriously...
Dec 12, 2018
Rocky Future? A possible suitor for Carlos Santana

Rocky Future? A possible suitor for Carlos Santana

Why be a sailor when you can be...whatever a Rockie is Welp. It’s been over a week now since the Mariners shipped Jean Segura and a pair of useful relievers to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a package that netted the Mariners 1B/DH Carlos Santana. I wouldn’t blame you if you forgot, though, as the club is still yet to speak out as to how the veteran slugger figures into the plans for the 2019 Mariners, and it’s been noticeably quiet in Santana’s camp in regards to expressing any intention or desire to suit up for Seattle next season. As you’d expect, things appear to...
Dec 12, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/12/18: Carlos Santana rumors, signings abound, and Voyager 2

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/12/18: Carlos Santana rumors, signings abound, and Voyager 2

The Mariners could still sign Nelson Cruz... or so I keep telling myself In Mariners news.. Scott Servais has addressed the comments made earlier this offseason by Dr. Lorena Martin. Ryan Divish gives his thoughts from the winter meetings. Evan White headlines the list of Mariners’ organizational All-Stars. There have been more than a few suitors for Carlos Santana, if the rumors are to be believed. #Rays continue to explore multiple opportunities. Among them, per sources: Free-agent RHP Charlie Morton, DH Nelson Cruz, even a trade for #Mariners’ Carlos Santana (though finances...
Dec 11, 2018
Examining the wisdom of a Mitch Haniger trade

Examining the wisdom of a Mitch Haniger trade

The LL staff makes their best pro/con arguments The Mariners are currently engaged in a restructuring rebuild reimagining remix to Ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen. While Jerry Dipoto has insisted that he’d have to be “blown away” by a trade in order to move any of his core three of young productive players in Edwin Diaz, Mitch Haniger, and Marco Gonzales, Jerry Dipoto is also apparently blown away by nineteen-year-old outfielders from cold weather states. Now, this is not to say we don’t as a staff love us some Jarred Kelenic here at the site; rather, to emphasize that every...
Dec 11, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/11/18: Winter Meetings, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Yusei Kikuchi

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/11/18: Winter Meetings, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Yusei Kikuchi

Jerry Dipoto says a lot of words, doesn’t do anything on the first day of the Winter Meetings MLB’s annual Winter Meetings kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas. There was lots of talking and a few rumors, but little wheeling and dealing. They’re in Vegas all week and you don’t want to blow all your money on the first day, so more action will be coming our way. On to the news! In Mariners news... The Mariners are yours for at least another 25 years. Congratulations!(?) Public Facilities District (PFD) board and Mariners reach final agreement on new 25-year stadium lease. That opens...