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Lookout Linkage, 9/7/14

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

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There are only a handful of games left in the season. Here's the hottest news as things start to get interesting:

  • The Mariners have released Triple-A reliever Todd Coffey.
  • Corey Hart spoke to Bob Dutton of The News Tribune about his expectations for the rest of the season.
  • Ichiro came clean about his history of talking trash in Spanish.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs looks at Mike Zunino's unusual place in history.
  • Yu Darvish has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
  • Ron Washington has resigned from his role as Rangers' manager, but vows that he will be back.
  • August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs tries to figure out what Billy Beane's roster construction plan was now that the team has acquired Adam Dunn.
  • Melky Cabrera is out for the season.
  • Bad news for the Royals' playoff hopes as Danny Duffy left yesterday's game with shoulder soreness.
  • Should the Tigers bench Miguel Cabrera? Bless You Boys answers this.
  • Grant Brisbee looks at which organizations have bleak futures ahead of them.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs wonders what the Phillies can do to improve this offseason.
  • Tony Blengino at Fangraphs thinks the Cubsoffense could be pretty scary soon.
  • Beyond the Box Score offers a solution to determining home field advantage in the World Series.
  • The Diamondbacks will be on the search for a new GM after firing Kevin Towers.
  • Following Towers' firing, the internet went to work and vandalized his Wikipedia page.