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Lookout Linkage, 7/10/14

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

Jason Miller

Here are your Thursday morning links:

  • Tom Wilhelmsen is officially set to the start tonight's game against the Twins in what is supposed to be a bullpen day.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner gives his take on the John Buck DFA move.
  • August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs analyzes Mike Zunino and his first-pitch swinging.
  • News came out yesterday morning that the Mariners were close to making a trade of some sort. As I'm writing this, such a move has not been announced. We'll see.
  • Interesting news about the All-Star game as it appears Masahiro Tanaka will not be able to pitch in the game. This takes away one of Felix's major competitors to start the contest for the AL.
  • Steven Goldman discusses Tanaka's elbow injury which has him placed on the DL (!) and talks about the kind of impact it will have on the Yankees.
  • The Good Phight wonders what teams the Phillies could match up with for a trade and targets a few Mariners.
  • Scary moment for Rangers' ace Yu Darvish.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs thinks the Rangers' injury problems this year might not just be a problem for this year.
  • Joe Saunders signed a minor league deal with the Royals.
  • The Home Run Derby contestants have been selected.
  • MLB Daily Dish talks about the five most valuable players still on the trade market.
  • Jonathan Judge at The Hardball Times looks at batter patience for teams.
  • A.J. Pierzynski was DFA'd by the Red Sox and Cee Angi discusses what his likely destination is now.
  • Here's an article about Prince Fielder you probably thought you'd never see.