Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/30/22: Luis Castillo, Joe Musgrove and Joey Gallo

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend! How was that feeling, waking up and remembering that the Sailors acquired Luis Castillo? Pretty cool. We’ll probably watch the rest of the Deadline action from the sidelines, but who knows? Here’s what’s happening in baseball right now.

In the news of sailors…

  • Marc W at USS Mariner provided thoughts on the acquisition of Castillo.
  • Dan Szymborski at Fangraphs too analyzed Castillo’s trade for both teams.
  • Jerry Dipoto made a very classic no-commitment comment regarding what the team will do next. I’m willing to bet they’re still in the rental market. I’m still pretty surprised they didn’t get Brandon Drury in that deal with Cincinnati; it would have been a great way to get Abraham Toro some much-needed time in Tacoma.
  • A reminder to people who are concerned about the state of the Mariners farming system…this team now has a few years to rebuild this system, and they have already proven that they can identify and grow quite effectively.
  • For example, here’s a guy to watch out for when it comes to the next wave of leads from Mr.

Around the league…

  • Well, that explains why we haven’t seen a ton of movement so far. Although the barrage somehow broke with the Mariners deal.
  • The Padres would be moves closer to $100 million, five-year extension with starting pitcher Joe Musgrove.
  • Ben Clemens at Fangraphs closed its ranking of business valuesplacing Julio in 4th place and mentioning that he might be in contention for first place.
  • There is no season like the season of speculation! Given how many very public indications we’ve had that Willson Contreras will be traded, I’m shocked that hasn’t happened yet.
  • Between Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo and Matt McLain, the Reds are set to have the entire infield in a few years.
  • With the MLB Draft With the trade deadline just weeks away, team executives are exhausted and hoping for a change. Zach Buchanan of The Athletic has the story. ($)
  • Joey Gallo has had a nightmarish season under the league’s brightest lights. Gallo is disappointed with his performance and seems to indicate that he is thinking of leaving the Yankees soon in this piece by Lindsay Adler at The Athletic. ($)
  • Steam is building a union of minor league baseball players.

Anders’ picks…

  • Congratulations to the Issaquah team!

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