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Lookout Linkage, 9/22/14

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

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Jim McIsaac

There's only one week left in the regular season! Let's start the week off right with some fresh links:

  • Shannon Drayer talked to Lloyd McClendon about how much he plans to use Felix in upcoming games.
  • Depending on the results of Monday's MRI, the M's might consider moving Roenis Elias to the bullpen.
  • Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times talks to Hisashi Iwakuma about why he has been struggling recently.
  • Like the Mariners, the Rockies have removed an affiliate from an extreme hitters' park. However, what they switched to isn't much better.
  • Athletics Nation defends Billy Beane's actions at the trade deadline and his insistence on "going for it."
  • Ron Washington recently came clean about why he resigned as Rangers' manager.
  • A favorite has already emerged in the Rangers' search for a new manager.
  • Bless You Boys thinks it's time the Tigers got rid of closer Joe Nathan.
  • MLB and MLBPA have officially met to discuss MLB's domestic abuse policy.
  • It wasn't until the final home stand of his career that Derek Jeter hit his first Yankee Stadium home run of the season.
  • Hiroki Kuroda has indicated that he may retire at the end of the season. Pinstripe Alley takes a look at what he meant to the Yankees.
  • The Indians' bullpen (or more specifically, manager Terry Francona) has broken a record.
  • Believe it or not, Phil Hughes is pretty close to setting a significant MLB record.
  • Jeff Sulivan at Fangraphs tries to build the cheapest possible playoff team.
  • A couple was horrified after their daughter threw back a Derek Jeter foul ball.