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Lookout Linkage, 7/27/14

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

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Happy Sunday everyone! Here are your links to get the morning started:

  • Jay Yencich of U.S.S. Mariner goes in depth on many topics regarding Mariner minor leaguers. Pretty interesting and in-depth if you're looking for something to read!
  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball gives a profile on Chris Taylor and what to expect from him moving forward.
  • Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs gives his take on the Kendrys Morales trade.
  • Greg Johns of Mariners.com gives status updates on Willie Bloomquist's and Michael Saunders' injuries.
  • Jason Churchill of AM 1090 The Fan hears the M's might have a standing offer for Marlon Byrd.
  • In other juicy trade rumor news, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports the Mariners have made an offer for Drew Stubbs of the Rockies.
  • The A's DFA'd former closer Jim Johnson.
  • The MLB Players Association has officially filed grievance against the Astros for their handling of the Brady Aiken situation.
  • The Yankees continued to bolster their pitching by acquiring Chris Capuano.
  • The Giants acquired Jake Peavy from the Red Sox, a trade which Tony Blengino of Fangraphs thinks is a win-win for both sides.
  • However bad you might think the Mariners' FO has been, the Rockies' appears to be an utter mess.
  • The BBWAA has reduced the number of years a player can be on the HOF ballot to ten years.
  • Alex Skillin at The Hardball Times writes about how highly-touted prospects perform after being called up.
  • Pretty funny piece by Jeff Sullivan, who gives a history of the "lawn dart" over at Fangraphs.
  • Troy Tulowizki?