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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/24/21: The Atlanta Braves, Jon Gray, and Bill Walton

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/24/21: The Atlanta Braves, Jon Gray, and Bill Walton

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The World Series is set. Good morning everyone! Here are some links to kick off your Sunday. In playoff news... Eddie Rosario came through for Atlanta once again, propelling the Braves to a 4-2 victory over the Dodgers and punching their ticket to the World Series. In Mariners news... Mike Salk at 710 ESPN notes that the Mariners have been in contact with Mitch Haniger regarding his article in The Players’ Tribune. Hopefully that leads to the team spending this offseason and possibly even an extension for the outfielder. A reminder that...
Oct 23, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/23/21: Dusty Baker, Mariners roster moves, Spencer Torkelson

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/23/21: Dusty Baker, Mariners roster moves, Spencer Torkelson

impossible not to root for Dusty | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Also an old friend is about to do something special Good morning. The Astros are the ALCS champs, which you all knew, even if you didn’t watch the game last night. The World Series matchup is half-decided and could be full-decided if Atlanta wins just one more game, and the Mariners are already making roster moves in anticipation of the off-season. Let’s get into today’s links: In playoff news: [Through the utmost gritted teeth] Congratulations to the Astros, American League champs. The Astros’ pitching...
Oct 22, 2021
Mariners make flurry of moves to clear 40-man roster spots, including Shed Long Jr., Ljay Newsome

Mariners make flurry of moves to clear 40-man roster spots, including Shed Long Jr., Ljay Newsome

Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/ Seattle bids adieu or pre-adieu to a slew of depth pieces. Like many teams, the middle of October is the time for roster reorganization in preparation for the beginning of the offseason. The Seattle Mariners underwent a major stretch of that shuffling today, outrighting five players and seeing a sixth claimed on waivers. The flurry of moves appear to leave the 40-man roster at a functional state of 38 players, something we’ll get to in a moment. The moves are, in their totality: Outrighting UTIL Sam Haggerty to Triple-A Tacoma (w/option to...
Oct 22, 2021
Sporcle Friday: Most “Félix Quality Starts”

Sporcle Friday: Most “Félix Quality Starts”

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ The playoffs are about aces... sometimes One of my most vivid memories of a truly dominant playoff team features the 2009 Phillies. Featuring a rotation anchored by Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, the Phillies steamrolled through the NLDS and NLCS on their way to a pennant. Though they were ultimately outmatched by the Yankees in the World Series, those Phillies and their rotation were the platonic ideal of what I thought an excellent playoff team should be. An opposite example, of course, would be this year’s Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays were a team...
Oct 22, 2021
Mariners 2022 Free Agent Target: Trevor Story

Mariners 2022 Free Agent Target: Trevor Story

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Story represents perhaps the greatest fit of this star-studded shortstop class If all goes well over the offseason, the Mariners will have signed one of the star shortstops that make up the upcoming free agent class. At the very least, they figure to be in the conversation. Given the front office’s relationship with Kyle Seager, Corey Seager is probably not an option, and Carlos Correa seems destined for the New York Yankees. That leaves the Mariners with a few options to hone in on. The Mariners already have a shortstop in J.P. Crawford, one...
Oct 22, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/22/21: Chris Taylor, Marcus Semien, and Kyler Murray

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/22/21: Chris Taylor, Marcus Semien, and Kyler Murray

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Will we ever see a close game in the playoffs again? Hello everyone and happy Friday! Let’s get to the latest news and notes from around baseball. In playoff news... We’ve seen a lot of blowouts in the playoffs in the last few days. Last night, Chris Taylor bashed three home runs to lead the Dodgers to an 11-2 victory over Atlanta. Atlanta still leads the series 3-2. In Mariners news... Jerry Dipoto spoke to 710 ESPN about the upcoming free agent class and the team’s interest in the market’s middle infielders. He even specifically...
Oct 21, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/21/21: Framber Valdez, Eddie Rosario, and Justin Turner

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/21/21: Framber Valdez, Eddie Rosario, and Justin Turner

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The stars of the postseason are never the ones we expect. Good morning everyone! Let’s get your Thursday started with the latest news from around baseball. In playoff news... Framber Valdez shut down the Red Sox last night to lead the Astros to a 9-1 victory, re-writing the script for the series and putting Houston ahead 3-2 overall. Eddie Rosario’s hot stretch at the plate continued as the outfielder bashed a pair of homers in Atlanta’s 9-2 win over the Dodgers. Atlanta now leads the series 3-1. In Mariners news... Buster Olney at...
Oct 20, 2021
Mariners 2022 Free Agent Target: Yan Gomes

Mariners 2022 Free Agent Target: Yan Gomes

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ A splashy move? Absolutely not. A shrewd, floor-raising move? Probably! The offseason doesn’t officially kick off for another couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped us from wishcasting and discoursing over what moves the Mariners will make in the winter months. If there’s one thing I think the whole fanbase can agree on, it’s that there hasn’t been this kind of opportunity to make major moves at the big league level in years, and any hint of penny-pinching is unacceptable. Names like Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Robbie Ray, and...
Oct 20, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/20/21: Aaron Boone, Jose Iglesias, and Climate Pledge Arena

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/20/21: Aaron Boone, Jose Iglesias, and Climate Pledge Arena

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Wednesday! In playoff news... A seven-run ninth inning for the Houston Astros quiets the crowd at Fenway Park as the Astros secure a 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox to tie the ALCS at 2-2. The Los Angeles Dodgers take game three of the NLCS, powered by Cody Bellinger’s game-tying three-run home run that led to a the team’s 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves, bringing the Dodgers within one game of the Braves. Yikes. Home-plate umpire Laz Diaz has missed 21 ball-strike calls tonight, according to @ESPNStatsInfo. That is...
Oct 19, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/19/21: Kyle Schwarber, Billy Beane, and Aaron Boone

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/19/21: Kyle Schwarber, Billy Beane, and Aaron Boone

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The Red Sox brought the thunder against the Astros, plus top-level decisions are being made in New York. Hello everyone! Let’s get you caught up on the latest news from the MLB playoffs and baseball as a whole. In playoff news... The Red Sox bats flourished yesterday in a 12-3 win over the Astros. Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam to bring Boston to a 2-1 series lead over Houston in the ALCS. In Mariners news... Our own Joe Doyle made a quick back-of-the-napkin estimate of the Mariners’ upcoming 40-man roster crunch and...
Oct 18, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/21: Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Mike Shildt

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/21: Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Mike Shildt

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Start off your day with a fresh batch of Monday links! In playoff news... He is unstoppable. JOCTOBER CONTINUES! pic.twitter.com/3Etg3rVBlS— MLB (@MLB) October 18, 2021 The Atlanta Braves secure a 2-0 lead in the NLCS with another exciting walkoff hit, this time by left fielder Eddie Rosario who scored Dansby Swanson from second base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. In Mariners news... Brandon Gustafson at 710 ESPN Seattle ponders which outfielders will get starting spots to begin next season. Around the...
Oct 16, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/21: Carlos Correa, Mookie Betts, and José Molina

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/21: Carlos Correa, Mookie Betts, and José Molina

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Game 1 of the ALCS certainly lived up to the hype. Good morning everybody and happy Saturday! We had Game 1 of the ALCS yesterday in addition to a bunch of other news and stories from around baseball. Let’s get to ‘em. In playoff news... Despite another big playoff game from Enrique Hernánez, it was Carlos Correa who stole the show last night in Houston’s 5-4 series-opening win over the Red Sox. In Mariners news... Brent Stecker at My Northwest outlines some potential future Mariners who are currently competing in the MLB...
Oct 15, 2021
Lookout Landing Podcast 172: The 2021 Season Awards

Lookout Landing Podcast 172: The 2021 Season Awards

Best Pitcher in Minor League Baseball: George Kirby | Shari Sommerfeld/MiLB.com Hello Everyone! After a much needed sabbatical, the crew is back to dish out Lookout Landies, our much anticipated, highly acclaimed Seattle Mariners season awards. A little time off has given us all time to decompress and process what was an utterly incredible season on almost every front. There are overachievers to praise, underachievers to chastise, surprises both good and bad, and most of all, the thing the Mariners need the most: development and experience for young players. Despite no...
Oct 15, 2021
FanPost Friday: Mitch Haniger makes a statement & other early offseason polls

FanPost Friday: Mitch Haniger makes a statement & other early offseason polls

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Who else is ready to run through some walls? Thursday morning, the Lookout Landing staff slack channel came alive when Mitch Haniger posted his Players’ Tribune piece that was the embodiment of the “triumph” emoji. “We’re going to end this f*cking drought.”@M_Hanny17 has a message for @Mariners fans. https://t.co/q5q7hL2QGo— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) October 14, 2021 Go ahead and read it if you haven’t yet. I’ll wait. My initial reaction as a life-long Mariners fan was, “Oooh that’s a bold move there,...
Oct 15, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/21: The Los Angeles Dodgers, Mitch Haniger, and Mike Shildt

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/21: The Los Angeles Dodgers, Mitch Haniger, and Mike Shildt

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Recapping an exciting NLDS Game 5 and getting you ready for the ALCS and NLCS. Good morning everybody! We had an exciting game between the Giants and Dodgers yesterday to decide the final participant in the NLCS. Let’s get to all of that and more as the next stage of the MLB playoffs commences. In playoff news... The Dodgers got the last laugh this season in a thrilling 2-1 win over the Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS. Max Scherzer earned his first career save in the contest. In Mariners news... Mitch Haniger wrote a piece at The Players’...