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Lookout Linkage, 6/24/14

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

Otto Greule Jr

Sorry for the lack of linkage posts lately. They should be coming in with regularity again now. Here you go for today:

  • The Mariners and No. 6 overall pick Alex Jackson have come to an agreement on a deal. He will report to the AZL Mariners.
  • If you're curious how the rehabbing M's are doing, here are the stats for SaundersSmoak, and Hart.
  • For those of you who follow the Mariners' minor league affiliates, here's an interesting bit of news on Ramon Morla.
  • Jon Morosi appears to think the Mariners' trade deadline plans hinge on the health of Taijuan Walker. (link 1, link 2)
  • Scary moment for the Astros after their top prospect Carlos Correa left the field with a broken ankle that appears to be pretty serious.
  • Neftali Feliz is reportedly getting pretty close to returning to major league action.
  • The Angels have released Raul Ibanez.
  • A major league GM was also fired this week.
  • After the firing of said GM, Grant Brisbee lists the five moves that should have kept Byrnes with the Padres.
  • Brisbee also gives his list of players who deserve to compete in the home run derby.
  • August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs analyzes how Yu Darvish has managed to become even better than before.
  • Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Baker has a pretty nasty knuckleball.
  • Alex Weinstein discusses anything and everything regarding the shift (if you're looking for a bright side, apparently Endy Chavez is "unshiftable.")
  • Beyond The Box Score ranks the majors' best outfields.
  • The Brewers managed to score not one, not two, but three runs on a wild pitch.