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Lookout Linkage, 10/30/14

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

Ezra Shaw

The 2014 MLB season has finally reached its conclusion. Check out these links as you await the beginning of a long and (hopefully) exciting offseason:

  • Major League Baseball mourns the death of 22-year old Cardinals' outfielder Oscar Tavares. He was an extremely talented player and will certainly be missed (click here for the official statements made by the Cardinals organization and MLB. Click here for a great piece on the topic by Viva El Birdos).
  • Dave Cameron and Jeff Sullivan each give their takes on the Blue Jays' acquisition of Justin Smoak. (Cameron link, Sullivan link).
  • The large hill in Houston's outfield might be removed soon.
  • South Side Sox wonders how huge the Miguel Cabrera injury really is in the big picture.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs looks at what caused Yusmeiro Petit to be so successful in the postseason.
  • The roster for the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars game has been announced.
  • The Cubs are supposedly about to hire Joe Maddon as their new manager.
  • Former MLB outfielder Jose Canseco was involved in an unfortunate accident in his home in Las Vegas.
  • Tony Blengino at Fangraphs lists the best and worst World Series finales in recent memory.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs takes a look at how catchers are expected to perform as they age.