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Lookout Linkage, 1/11/15

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

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  • Robinson Cano has been cleared by Mariners' management to play in a limited number of winter league games.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs wonders if change-ups really are "strikeout pitches."
  • The Orioles have signed catcher J.P. Arencibia (drafted by the Mariners in 2004, though he did not sign).
  • The Pirates are closing in on a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang.
  • Miles Wray at Fangraphs tries to piece together Billy Beane's moves this offseason to figure out what he is doing (note this article was written pre-Zobrist, but still an interesting take).
  • The Tigers are making re-signing Max Scherzerpriority.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs takes a look at how the league is adjusting to Mike Trout.
  • Jayston Stark at ESPN thinks Carlos Delgado deserved better than one year of Hall of Fame eligibility.
  • Yasiel Puig has made a pretty humorous attempt towards bettering himself off the field.
  • Dan Haren doesn't seem too thrilled with the idea of possibly being traded to Colorado.