Lookout Linkage, 7/3/14

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

The M's are surging and getting plenty of national attention for their latest streak. Today's an off-day which is a major bummer but here's some links that should help you get through the day:

  • There have been a lot of new regular visitors to the site here recently. This is great! Welcome all you new readers! To all those who comment, new and old, I highly encourage you to read this fanpost if you have not yet already done so. It will help make everyone's experience at LL a positive one!
  • James Jones is quickly becoming a very easy player to like.
  • King Felix was awarded AL Pitcher of the Month for June.
  • Ryan Divish talked to some members of the team about their recent run of success.
  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball talks about Taijuan Walker now that he is back up with the big club.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs analyzes Walker's first start of the year.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs believes in Jose Altuve as a good player.
  • David Schoenfeld of ESPN breaks down the trade deadline plans for all AL West clubs.
  • Bless You Boys wonders if former M's closer J.J. Putz makes sense for the Tigers.
  • The international signing period has just began. Here are some profiles on the top prospects who are likely to sign and here is how the process works.
  • Jason Churchill at Prospect Insider discusses the international signings for the Mariners.
  • MLB has revealed what the All-Star Game hats will look like and they're...uhh....well you decide. (Am I alone in not hating them?)
  • As a big fan of "MLB The Show", this is fantastic and hilarious.
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