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Lookout Linkage, 10/2/14

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

Ed Zurga

Happy Thursday everyone! Here's what you may have missed recently:

  • Danny Hultzen (remember him?) appears to be making good progress towards returning to action.
  • Bob Dutton wonders if D.J. Peterson will have a shot to make the club out of Spring Training.
  • Ryan Divish posts the contract statuses for all Mariners for 2015.
  • Shannon Drayer records and transcribes the Jack Zdurencik and Lloyd McClendon end-of-the-season press conference. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already done so.
  • Larry Stone at The Seattle Times argues that it's time for the Mariners to be aggressive.
  • Michael Young could be joining the Rangers in a front office role.
  • Adam Dunn is planning to retire.
  • Lyle Overbay is also likely to retire.
  • Minor League Ball provides a list of all the teams who have changed their minor league affiliations.
  • Derek Jeter has launched a new website.
  • The Yankees are currently working on ironing out an extension for General Manager Brian Cashman.
  • Could Manny Ramirez be earning himself a job as a major league assistant hitting coach?
  • Theo Epstein appears to be pretty optimistic about the Cubs in 2015.
  • Grant Brisbee re-evaluates the James Shields trade now that the Royals are squarely in the playoffs.
  • Carson Cistulli at Fangraphs briefly talks about Brandon Finnegan, the 2014 draftee who is already pitching in the major league postseason.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs lists the most absurd swings on 3-0 counts in 2014.
  • August Fagerstrom of Let's Go Tribe compares Corey Kluber's masterful season to other pitchers' seasons from history.
  • MLB will test some new pace-of-game rules in Arizona Fall League games this year. It's pretty interesting.
  • For those of you who caught the Royals/couple and the puppy thing during the Wild Card game, here's the full story behind it.
  • It's good to know the Kansas City Police Department is always looking out for people.