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Lookout Linkage, 9/23/14

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

Still the King, as always
Still the King, as always
Stephen Brashear

Hello everyone! We've just a mini-linkage for you today. Enjoy!

  • Roenis Elias has been shut down for the season.
  • Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs revisits the AL Cy Young race (now between just two players) now that the season is almost over.
  • Jeff Sullivan also talked about how Felix Hernandez pitches differently in various situations.
  • Houston ace Dallas Keuchel has been shut down for the season. Crawfish Boxes recaps his break-out season with the Astros.
  • August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs investigates how Jose Altuve managed to rack up 200 hits.
  • Frank Wren has been fired as GM of the Braves (his brother was also fired from a position with the Braves).
  • Rumor has it Royals' GM Dayton Moore might take over as head of the Braves. Royals' owner David Glass spoke about these rumors.
  • Eno Sarris on Fangraphs wonders if there's a relationship between game length and player injuries.
  • MLB has created a "pace of game committee" to address these issues.
  • When you get 200 hits, there isn't anything you can't hit, apparently.