Lookout Linkage, 5/13/14

Denis Poroy

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

Links!

  • Both James Paxton and Taijuan Walker threw bullpens recently, and both felt fine afterwards. This is a huge step on the way to getting the dream rotation back. Also in that story is the latest on Michael Saunders.
  • Logan Morrison (remember him?) took BP on Monday and could return soon.
  • Jeff Sullivan and Matthew Carruth at U.S.S. Mariner have a new podcast up.
  • Alex Hall of Athletics Nation compares Scott Kazmir to Bartolo Colon.
  • Rangers' starter Martin Perez was recently diagnosed with elbow inflammation.
  • Jose Fernandez of the Marlins is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to Tommy John Surgery.
  • Alex Skillin of SB Nation wonders if the Marlins can still succeed without Fernandez.
  • Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman touched 101 mph in his first appearance after being nailed in the head by a line drive during spring training.
  • Steven Goldman of SB Nation has a masterful article on the idea of a woman playing in the big leagues. A must read.
  • While strikeouts have been up recently, the single-game record still stands. Beyond the Box Score investigates why this may be.
  • Noah Woodward of The Hardball Times talks about what it takes to have the "perfect fastball."
  • Shane Tourtellotte of The Hardball Times also has a really great piece up about his findings in studying the outcomes of extra innings games.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs thinks the game of baseball might need some re-tooling, and talks about some possible solutions to make the game more exciting to watch.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs investigates which pitches are the most and least conducive to homers so far this year.
  • Here's a cool moment from Mothers' Day.
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