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Lookout Linkage, 8/21/14

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

Rich Gagnon

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  • It appears that there are three teams left now vying for Rusney Castillo's services.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs thinks it's worth taking the risk on Castillo.
  • Bet you didn't know this cool record Hisashi Iwakuma is close to breaking.
  • Lloyd McClendon recently spoke to Jerry Crasnick about his experiences with the Little League World Series and his thoughts on Mo'Ne Davis.
  • Bless You Boys wonders if the Tigers should have hired Lloyd McClendon as manager before the M's did.
  • Angels' ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field yesterday with a knee injury.
  • Eric Garcia McKinley of ESPN SweetSpot writes about how Richards' injury impacts the Angels this year.
  • Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs writes about Mike Trout's apparent change in skillset.
  • The New York Times has an interesting article about how the Yankees are handling Michael Pineda.
  • In other former Mariner news, Brandon Morrow might be converted back to a reliever soon.
  • After losing to the Mariners, A.J. Burnett said he is unlikely to pitch next year (likely not related).
  • Ubaldo Jimenez, one of the prized free agent pitchers last winter, is also being converted to a bullpen role.
  • Grant Brisbee gives his list of the ten most underrated players in baseball (part 1part 2).
  • Steven Goldman argues that people should give Mo'Ne Davis a break and let her be a kid.
  • Matthew Murphy of The Hardball Times talks about when it's wise to invest in relievers.
  • John Lackey went through a lot to get the jersey number he wanted with the Cardinals.
  • This is the kind of thing that makes me thankful for the people working for the Mariners' social media department.