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Lookout Linkage, 9/18/14

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

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  • Felix Hernandez has been nominated for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award.
  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball reviews his 2014 pre-season top 20 prospects for the Mariners.
  • Good news for the Mariners as the Astros have decided to shut down George Springer for the remainder of the season.
  • Jose Altuve has broken an Astros franchise record.
  • Want to see all 211 of Altuve's hits in one video?
  • Camden Chat wonders what the Orioles should do about J.J. Hardy this offseason.
  • Camden Chat considers the possibility of non-tendering Chris Davis.
  • Tony Blengino of Fangraphs tires to figure out what caused Davis' downfall in 2014.
  • Davis' suspension from baseball hasn't stopped him from performing heroic acts.
  • Martin Prado is out for the season.
  • It appears that Giancarlo Stanton will likely not be back this year.
  • Is Alex Rodriguez free from getting in further trouble with Biogenesis?
  • Pinstripe Alley argues that the Yankees might want to start thinking about 2015 now.
  • The Blue Jays are likely to extend Melky Cabrera a qualifying offer.
  • Blue Jays' starter Marcus Stroman has been suspended for six games for throwing a pitch at Caleb Joseph's head.
  • Mets' rookie starter Jacob deGrom recently tied an MLB record.
  • Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp got into a bit of a spat the other night.
  • Umpire Joe West has been suspended for a game for the Papelbon incident.
  • After Domonic Brown bunted to break up a no-hitter in the fifth inning, Grant Brisbee discusses the morals behind such an action.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs discusses whether or not a pitcher should be considered for the MVP award.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs wonders who the best team in baseball is.
  • Grant Brisbee writes about the top 10 highest-paid relievers in baseball, and it isn't pretty.