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Lookout Linkage, 7/24/14

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

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Good morning everyone! Here are your batch of links for today:

  • James Paxton performed rather un-inspiringly in his most recent rehab outing with Tacoma.
  • Rumor came out recently that the M's were looking at Casey McGehee as a possible acquisition candidate. Emerald City Swagger wonders if McGehee could provide much help for the Mariners.
  • Conversely, Fish Stripes wonders if it'd be wise for the Marlins to deal McGehee.
  • Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs looks at the top 10 prospects projected by WAR, a list which includes two Mariner farmhands.
  • Cistulli also lists his top five "fringe prospects" of the week, one of which is a different Mariner farmhand.
  • The competitive balance picks for next year's draft were handed out yesterday, and Grant Brisbee is still unhappy with the system.
  • The Tigers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers.
  • MLB has started the process of interviewing new candidates for its next commissioner, and the frontrunner appears to be Rob Manfred.
  • Troy Tulowitzki, who leads the National League in fWAR (5.0), was recently placed on the DL with a hip strain.
  • Derek Jeter has broken yet another Yankee franchise record.
  • Cameron Maybin of the Padres was suspended 25 games for use of amphetamine.
  • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish rounds up some of the biggest league-wide trade rumors.
  • August Fagerstrom of Fangraphs thinks Kevin Kiermaier could be the Rayscenter fielder of the future.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs doesn't see much sense in going all in for the second wild card.
  • Wait, what?