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Lookout Linkage, 7/29/14

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

Jim Rogash

Hope everyone had a pleasant non-Mariners day yesterday. Here's what you might have missed from the past couple of days:

  • The Mariners have finalized a deal with top Venezuelan prospect Bryan Hernandez.
  • Shannon Drayer sorts out the latest Mariner trade rumors.
  • Here is there latest episode of the U.S.S. Mariner podcast.
  • MLB.com released their mid-season top 100 prospects list. Here is a list of the M's top 20 as well.
  • Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that Jack Zdurencik can be very hard to deal with this time of year.
  • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports (through Rosenthal and Morosi) that the M's are interested in Red Sox ace Jon Lester.
  • Top Astros' pitching prospect Mark Appel was promoted after sporting a horrible ERA (over 9.00) and many Astros players are unhappy about it.
  • Eno Sarris of Fangraphs talks to Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel about the use of his breaking pitches.
  • The A's have placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the DL and called up young speedster Billy Burns in his place.
  • There was recently a huge brawl between two minor league teams which ended with a total of ten ejections.
  • For as bad as a Matt Kemp-to-Mariners trade could be, the Red Sox might be making an even worse offer.
  • Grant Brisbee, however, reasons that a Kemp-for-Lester trade might not be that crazy.
  • Meanwhile, the Rockies seem very reluctant to trade their star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
  • Following the news that broke about Chuck Knoblauch, Mike Bates thinks MLB needs to step up their efforts to stop domestic abuse.
  • The MLB had its Hall of Fame induction ceremonies a few days ago. Linked here is SB Nation's story stream with all you need to know regarding what happened.