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Lookout Linkage, 8/14/14

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

Bob Levey

No M's game today (sad). What will you do with your time? Here, I know! I'll help you occupy a good chunk of it with some fresh links:

  • Here's the news on Michael Saunders and his wife's new baby.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs wonders how likely it is that Felix wins the AL MVP.
  • David Schoenfeld at ESPN argues that the M's might have three MVP candidates.
  • Mark Simon at ESPN talks about how Kyle Seager has made marked improvements with the glove this year.
  • Tony Blengino, also on Fangraphs, discusses how King Felix and the Angels' Garrett Richards dominate by allowing very little hard contact.
  • Kurt Mensching is rather unimpressed by the Detroit Tigers.
  • David G. Temple of Fangraphs talks about why Astros' slugger Chris Carter has been succeeding lately.
  • As if the Rangers haven't had enough already, Yu Darvish has landed in the DL.
  • Troy Tulowitzki will have season-ending surgery.
  • Think about who the five best hitters in all of baseball this season are. OK, got it? This might shock you.
  • Justin Millar of MLB Daily Dish takes a sneak peek at the top 10 upcoming free agents.
  • Grant Brisbee analyzes the decision to implement a second wild card given all of the drama it has caused so far.
  • The new MLB commissioner will be elected later today.
  • MLB has explored playing games in Europe.
  • The Reds and Blue Jays will play a pair of games in Montreal next season.