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Lookout Linkage, 6/5/14

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

Because I'm happpyyyyyyyyy!!!
Because I'm happpyyyyyyyyy!!!
Scott Cunningham

Five-game winning streak! Yay! Off-day today! Not yay! Draft day is today! Also yay!

  • Ryan Divish reports that James Paxton has not yet resumed throwing
  • As you may have noticed, Roenis Elias added a fancy hitch to his windup in the final inning against the Tigers. Elias explains his reasoning to Shannon Drayer.
  • Jeff Sullivan of U.S.S. Mariner writes about the Mariners possibly being a playoff team.
  • Marc W of U.S.S. Mainer does a draft preview with Chris Crawford.
  • Josh Hamilton is back in action for the Angels, but Mike Trout left a game with back soreness (though he's not expected to be out too long).
  • The Mariners will not be seeing Wil Myers when they arrive in Tampa, as the Rays' outfielder is going to be shelved for two months or more with a stress fracture in his wrist.
  • The Red Sox and Rays recently got into a bit of a skirmish. Grant Brisbee opines on who should have been suspended.
  • Brisbee takes another look at the Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper debate.
  • Pirates' top prospect Gregory Polanco is expected to make his major league debut this Friday.
  • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish thinks a lot of arms will be dealt in July, and looks at some of the pitchers who could find new homes at the trade deadline.
  • Jeff Sullivan takes a look at teams whose playoff odds have increased and decreased the most since the beginning of the season.
  • Shane Tourtellotte of The Hardball Times talks about the postseason and why the Oakland A's never seem to be successful once they get there.
  • The legendary Don Zimmer has passed away at the age of 83. He was a great man and baseball figure, may he rest in peace.
  • Hey! A Mariner thing made this week's #LOOKIT series for SB Nation!
  • Baseball + laptop = Boom.