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Lookout Linkage, 7/22/14

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

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We've got some lunchtime linkage for you as you wait for tonight's game:

  • Shannon Drayer thinks we could see Tom Wilhelmsen start more often.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs wrote a very interesting piece on the adjustments Chris Young has been making to improve this year.
  • Fresh off a recent DL stint, Rangers' catcher Geovany Soto is back to being injured.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders if the Rangers should consider trading Adrian Beltre.
  • Fake Teams goes over the trade chips the Rangers have for the next couple of weeks.
  • Tommy Milone of the A's has requested a trade.
  • Alex Hall of Athletics Nation says it's not quite time to be worried about Jason Hammel yet.
  • The Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the Padres.
  • Mike Petriello at Fangraphs argues that the Chase Headley deal was made just a little bit too late.
  • Headley was the center of trade rumors for many years. Grant Brisbee documents a history of Chase Headley trade rumors.
  • Tony Blengino of Fangraphs thinks the Huston Street trade is good news for sellers.
  • Beyond the Box Score wonders what the typical shelf life of an ace is.
  • You have a beard? I guarantee it isn't as cool as this guys'.
  • Apparently Hisashi Iwakuma is not a real person.