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Lookout Linkage, 9/30/14

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

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Here's the latest as the beginning of postseason play is just around the corner:

  • Check out this schedule for all of the postseason game dates and times.
  • The Mariners have designated Corey Hart for assignment.
  • Make sure to check LL's own Patrick Dubuque's recap of the Mariners' season on NotGraphs.
  • Shannon Drayer also recaps the 2014 Mariners' season.
  • U.S.S. Mariner's Jeff Sullivan also gives his own recap.
  • Shannon Drayer also talked to Felix Hernandez about the season ending.
  • Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times wonders if Michael Saunders will be back in 2015.
  • To few people's surprise, Jose Altuve won the AL batting title.
  • Ichiro Suzuki indicated he would like to return in 2015, but perhaps not with the Yankees.
  • The 2015 MLB draft order has been released.
  • Paul Konerko gave a very classy farewell speech to White Sox players and fans.
  • Jordan Zimmerman threw a no-hitter against the Marlins on the last day of the regular season. Federal Baseball has the game story.
  • The Marlins have extended manager and Seattle native Mike Redmond's contract through 2017.
  • The Astros have hired A.J. Hinch to be their new manager.
  • The Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 years at the helm.
  • Twins' pitcher Ricky Nolasco is in some hot water after making a bold tweet.
  • Grant Brisbee ranks each of the possible World Series matchups.
  • David G. Temple of Fangraphs lists the most and least improved hitters in baseball by wRC+.
  • August Fagerstrom lists the most extreme home runs of 2014.
  • The Dodgers did a little player-coaching for the final game of the regular season.
  • Watch some Phillies fans as they attempt to mock Craig Kimbrel.
  • Last but not least, check out Tom Wilhelmsen's sick dance moves.