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Lookout Linkage, 9/4/14

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

Rich Schultz

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night/whenever you read this article! Time for a link dump:

  • Greg Johns at Mariners.com talks about how Endy Chavez has helped the Mariners' playoff push.
  • Lloyd McClendon might be making some adjustments to the starting rotation in the next couple of days.
  • Marc W of U.S.S. Mariner recently spoke to Mariners' pitching prospect Forrest Snow.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs talks about teams "playing up" or "playing down" to the level of their competition, and how it relates to the Mariners.
  • Tony Blengino at Fangraphs questions whether Dustin Ackley is "fixed" yet.
  • The Rangers set a rather sad record the other day.
  • Despite the Rangers' poor record this season, Grant Brisbee argues that they might be decent next year.
  • Crawfish Boxes thinks the Astros' FO is skating on thin ice right now.
  • Crawfish Boxes also takes a look at possible new managers for the Astros.
  • Masahiro Tanaka has been cleared to resume throwing.
  • The Yankees will wear a patch to honor Derek Jeter.
  • The Yankees deny rumors that Jeter's number will be retired on Sunday.
  • Howard Megdal argues that Jeter is significantly harming the Yanks' chances of making the playoffs with his selfishness.
  • Bill Veeck at ESPN gives some ideas on how to speed up the game.
  • Matt Klaassen at Fangraphs wonders if the Brewers can succeed without an "ace" in the rotation.
  • Carson Cistulli at Instagraphs looks at the post-deadline WAR of players acquired via trade.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs thinks September call-ups are becoming a bit out of hand.
  • Some older position players are putting together some solid seasons, writes Jeff Wiser of Beyond the Box Score.