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Lookout Linkage, 11/2/14

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

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Welcome to the offseason! Let's get things started with some links for the day:

  • If you need a refresher, check out this winter's free agent list.
  • Minor league reliever Brian Moran has been returned to the Mariners from the Angels.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma will be a member of the MLB all-star team that plays in a series against players from Japan.
  • Mike Bates wonders if the Royals have a good chance to make a run at the title next year. Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs also looks at the Royals' present and future.
  • The Royals started their winter early by dealing pitcher Liam Hendricks to Toronto.
  • The Blue Jays have been pretty active lately, making a pair of minor pickups as well as dealing away Adam Lind to Milwaukee.
  • The Yankees might be interested in hiring Raul Ibanez as a coach in 2015.
  • Kevin Youkilis will retire.
  • Alex Rodriguez has been reinstated from his suspension.
  • The Red Sox have extended the contract of reliever Koji Uehara.
  • The Twins appear to have found their new manager.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs analyzes whether or not Alex Gordon could have made it home safely from third in the final inning of the World Series.
  • Marc Normandin previews the offseason for each team in the American League.