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Lookout Linkage, 11/25/14

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

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  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs argues that Kyle Seager might be worth the huge contract extension he just received.
  • Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs tries to find the minor league prospects most similar to Seager.
  • Athletics Nation wonders how Seager's extension impacts third baseman Josh Donaldson and the A's.
  • Something I missed from last time: Former Mariners' GM Bill Bavasi was named director of MLB Scouting Bureau.
  • Jeff Sullivan wonders if the M's should consider swapping Hisashi Iwakuma for Yoenis Cespedes.
  • The A's have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pirates.
  • Hanley Ramirez has signed a four-year deal with the Red Sox (as a left fielder).
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs wonders what the Red Sox will do with the rest of their roster now that Ramirez is on board.
  • The Red Sox have been pretty busy recently, also inking third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract.
  • Jonah Keri of Grantland analyzes the Red Sox' plan to go all in this offseason.
  • In what would be an interesting twist, the Giants are now rumored to be pursuing Jon Lester.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs thinks bullpen usage needs to change.
  • Josh Willingham has retired.