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Lookout Linkage, 12/11/14

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

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Today marks the final day of the winter meetings. Here's the latest from a crazy past 48 hours:

  • Tyler Carmont of Prospect Insider wonders if the Mariners should consider pursuing outfielder Dexter Fowler.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner explains why Brad Miller is a very valuable asset and why the M's should keep him.
  • Some rumors were floating around that the M's had concerns with Taijuan Walker's makeup. Jack Zdurencik denied that this is the case.
  • Angels' ace Garrett Richards likely won't be back in action until May.
  • Cardinals' pitcher Carlos Martinez will wear No. 18 to honor the late Oscar Taveras.
  • Mike Petriello at Fangraphs analyzes outfielder Matt Kemp's defense.
  • Drew Fairserve at Fangraphs tries to figure out where the White Sox are at right now after having made some major splashes.
  • Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs is not impressed with Marcus Semien as a centerpiece for Jeff Samardzija.
  • The Braves have signed infielder Alberto Callaspo.
  • The Pirates have signed pitcher Francisco Liriano to a three-year deal.
  • The Angels have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Dodgers.
  • The Cubs have signed pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year deal.
  • The Astros have signed reliever Luke Gregerson to a three-year deal.
  • The Astros also signed reliever Pat Neshek to a multi-year contract.
  • The Dodgers have acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies.
  • The Pirates have acquired reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Phillies.
  • The Marlins have acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Dodgers in a six-player swap.
  • The Red Sox have acquired starter Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks
  • The Dodgers have signed starter Brandon McCarthy to a four-year deal.
  • The Dodgers also acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Angels.
  • Madison Bumgarner once dated someone named Madison Bumgarner, apparently.