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Lookout Linkage, 11/4/14

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

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  • Here is an update on the players who received qualifying offers.
  • Need a briefing on the qualifying offer system? No problem!
  • The Orioles are working on an extension with outfielder Nick Markakis, a move that would take a potential free agent off the market.
  • Marlins' ace Jose Fernandez might not return for a while.
  • The Marlins will explore a contract extension to keep Giancarlo Stanton long term.
  • Josh Donaldson of the A's has won the Fielding Bible Award for third basemen. The official gold glove award is to be announced later today.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs thinks the Indians could be a surprise contender next year.
  • Alan Trammel has joined the Tigers' front office.
  • Aramis Ramirez has accepted his end a mutual option and will not be a free agent.
  • Eno Sarris lists some smart things that ballplayers said throughout the year.
  • Alex Rodriguez reportedly paid his cousin $1M to keep silent about Arod's PED use.