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Lookout Linkage, 12/18/14

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

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Here are your links for the day:

  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner gives his own analysis of the Justin Ruggiano trade and wonders what it means for Brad Miller and Chris Taylor.
  • Bob Dutton of The News Tribune thinks the Mariners could get back into the game for Justin Upton.
  • Shannon Drayer reports that the M's might still be on the look-out for a platoon-mate for Ruggiano (link includes interview with Jack Z after the trade).
  • Grant Brisbee discusses the five win-now teams this offseason that are surprises to him.
  • Ex-Mariner Brandon Morrow has signed a one-year contract with the Padres.
  • Ex-Mariner Mike Morse has signed a two-year deal with the Marlins.
  • The Yankees have signed starter Chris Capuano to a one-year deal.
  • The Angels have acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Rays.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs quickly analyzes each recent move.
  • The Giants have re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year deal.
  • The Royals have signed starter Edinson Volquez to a two-year deal.
  • The Rays, Padres, and Nationals have completed a three-team deal that sends outfielder Wil Myers to San Diego.
  • Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs scouts and analyzes each prospect involved in the blockbuster trade.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs wonders if Wil Myers' recent issues can be solved.
  • Grant Brisbee tries to figure out why the Rays would trade away Wil Myers.
  • The Dodgers and Padres' trade involving Matt Kemp appears to have hit a snag recently.
  • Brandon McCarthy was too lazy to completely change his Twitter avatar after changing teams, so he made a slight adjustment.