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Lookout Linkage, 12/28/14

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

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Hello everyone! Hope everyone enjoyed/is enjoying their holiday season. Here's what you might have missed in the last few days:

  • Infielder Jack Hannahan (Seattle Mariner in 2009) is going to play in Korea.
  • Lee Judge of the Kansas City Star analyzes initial trade that sent Wil Myers to Tampa and notes that the deal might have been propelled by some off-the-field issues.
  • In case you ever had a dream to one day become an agent for MLB players, it's about to become a whole lot more difficult to do so.
  • Bucs Dugout tries to figure out what Pirates' fans can expect from Jung-Ho Kang should the Korean infielder come to a contract agreement with Pittsburgh.
  • Drew Fairservice of Fangraphs argues that while the Rangers do not appear to be competitors for 2015, they could be a dangerous team again the near future.
  • Jon Morosi writes that Rays' utilityman Ben Zobrist could be on the move before the season begins.
  • The Twins have signed reliever Tim Stauffer.
  • The Braves have come to an agreement with reliever Jason Grilli on a two-year deal.
  • Delmon Young has re-signed with the Orioles.
  • A.J. Pierzynski has signed with the Braves, but the way that the news was initially reported is pretty strange.
  • Hiroki Kuroda has opted to return to Japan for the 2015 season.