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Lookout Linkage, 8/7/14

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

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports


  • Michael Saunders is set to begin a rehab stint in Tacoma today.
  • Baseball America recently released its "best tools" list, which includes a few Mariners.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner thinks you should believe in Dustin Ackley.
  • Cliff Lee is officially out for the season.
  • The Nationals have acquired former Mariner Matt Thornton from the Yankees.
  • Cole Hamels and Marlon Byrd have been claimed off trade waivers by unknown teams, so go ahead and speculate on that.
  • The San Diego Padres have named Rangers' assistant GM A.J. Preller as their new GM.
  • There appears to be some drama happening in Washington (D.C.) involving Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams.
  • There is some drama happening in Arizona as well, as Mike Bates argues that Dbacks' manager Kirk Gibson should be punished for his actions in a game against the Pirates.
  • A vote will be held next week to determine Bug Selig's successor as commissioner of MLB.
  • Biogenesis has revealed more names of players with relations to their company, and there will likely be more suspensions dished out within the next year.
  • Make sure to check out our own Patrick Dubuque's latest article over at The Hardball Times.
  • Maybe the Rockies should invest in spellcheck.
  • Oh yeah, and Adam Dunn pitched. Don't kid yourself, you want to see this.
  • August Fagerstrom analyzes Dunn, the pitcher.