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Lookout Linkage, 4/17/14

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

Scott Halleran


  • Taijuan Walker has been shut down for two weeks with what is being called "shoulder impingement."
  • Stephen Pryor is now rehabbing with Tacoma and made his first appearance on Tuesday.
  • LLoyd McClendon doesn't expect to be making a whole lot of lineup changes in response to early returns from players.
  • Rumor has it the Mariners made Kendrys Morales a 3-year, $30MM extension offer in the middle of last season which he declined.
  • Remember how the second game in Oakland this year rained out? The game will be made up as part of a double-header on May 7th.
  • The Houston Astros called up highly touted center field prospect George Springer, and he collected his first hit in his debut last night. The Mariners will see Springer and the Astros next Monday.
  • Timothy De Block of Crawfish Boxes tells fans what to expect this year from Springer.
  • Athletics Nation wonders what the A's should do with starting pitchers Jesse Chavez and Dan Straily should they find themselves contending late in the season.
  • Angels' outfielder Kole Calhoun will miss 4-6 weeks with a ligament sprain.
  • MLB Daily Dish takes an early look at teams who need starting pitching and pitchers who might be available for those teams.
  • Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs says fans shouldn't complain about their team not including X player in the starting lineup (Really great piece! Though I'll probably continue to be guilty of doing this.)
  • Jeff also provides his thoughts on replay and how it is impacting the speed of the game.
  • The Hardball Times looks at some unique in-field obstacles in ballparks and if they provide their team a "home team advantage."
  • Beyond the Box Score looks at players who should be extended by their teams soon (One Mariner is listed in the "do it now" category).
  • And to cap it all off, here's some baseball-related humor.