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Lookout Linkage, 3/16/14

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

Greg Fiume

Sunday links!

  • Jeff also reviews the new batch of Mariner commercials over at USSM, and evaluates which ones will stick or not based on who's cast in them. Spoiler: He likes Crowned.
  • Emerald City Swagger evaluates the ongoing power struggle between the Mariners, Kendrys Morales, and Scott Boras.
  • Shannon Drayer checks in with the state of the roster on her blog, including notes about the team considering Roenis Elias as a sleeper rotation candidate, as well as injury updates on Brandon Maurer.
  • Mariner Brainstorm wonders if there's a fit for Nick Franklin on the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Jason Churchill does the same at Prospect Insider, listing Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Nolan Reimold, and Eduardo Rodriguez as possible targets.
  • Greg Johns has quotes from Lloyd McClendon about the decision to cut Jesus Montero from MLB camp at MLB.com.
  • Jose Iglesias will miss most of the season, and Bless You Boys examines how to fix it, as Stephen Drew may be an obvious fit.
  • The Yankees got themselves no-hit in a spring training game.
  • Grant Brisbee thinks you should date Josh Collmenter.
  • 19-year-old Red Sox prospect Jon Denney was arrested and told the arresting officer that he had "made more money that we could ever see" and that he was out "looking to get some p*****." Quality dude.
  • Let's Go Tribe tries to sort out which pitchers will crack the opening day roster for the Indians.
  • Royals Review muses about how the roster could look in 2016.
  • Twinkie Town is also trying to figure out who the #5 starter will be in the rotation after missing out on Ervin Santana.
  • The A's are dealing with a bunch of injuries, but Alex Hall at Athletics Nation says to chill out.
  • Tampa Bay is pleading their fans to "Rays Up" in 2014.
  • Beyond the Box Score has a follow-up look at their examination of park factors.
  • AZ Snake Pit gathers all of the peritnent information about Patrick Corbin's injury.
  • Ervin Santana is a Brave, but the team will have to ramp him up thanks to his late start. Santana may miss a start or two, as Fredi Gonzalez discusses his plans for him.
  • Reds Reporter thinks the Brewers aren't the only ones who should be able to adopt a new mascot.
  • Purple Row offers up their own observations from spring training, similar to what Colin did.
  • Fish Stripes discusses how to fix Carter Capps.
  • Grant Brisbee reluctantly discusses Barry Bonds again.