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Lookout Linkage, 7/8/14

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

Justin K. Aller

Here are your links for today:

  • In case you missed it, here's a list of the 2014 MLB All-Stars (as announced on the day of, so it doesn't include Seager).
  • Kendrys Morales spoke to The Seattle Times about free agency and his decision to play in Minnesota.
  • Shannon Drayer thinks that the Mariners really need to get James Paxton back soon for their playoff push.
  • Tyler Carmont of Prospect Insider wonders if the M's could be a fit for recently DFA'd Alfonso Soriano.
  • There appear to be concerns with Astros' 2014 No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken's elbow.
  • The Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks.
  • The Astros and Diamondbacks also made a somewhat minor trade.
  • Rumor has it that the A's had originally offered Addison Russell to the Rays for David Price.
  • Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus have each released their mid-season top 50 prospects lists (click on the names of the websites for the links).
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs argues that it's time Tory Tulowitzki was shipped out of Colorado.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs compares the recent A's blockbuster to an infamous trade the Royals made a couple of years ago.
  • Nathanial Stoltz of The Hardball Times discusses minor leaguers in the lower levels and the improvements they have to make.
  • Beyond the Box Score tries to figure out who the most powerful hitter in baseball is.
  • Do we have ourselves a new MLB "Sleepgate"?