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Lookout Linkage, 1/15/15

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

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Here is a healthy dose of linkage to get your day going:

  • Jamie Moyer will be the newest member of the Mariners' Hall of Fame.
  • The Mariners have announced their 2015 minor league coaching staffs.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner offers a guide on how not to react to the Mariners acquiring Mike Kickham.
  • The Nationals have signed first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp (Mariner in 2009-2012).
  • The Diamondbacks have signed Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs tries to figure out what the Dbacks have in their new pitcher.
  • The Astros have acquired designated hitter Evan Gattis from the Braves.
  • Grant Brisbee analyzes the Gattis trade from both teams' perspectives.
  • After failing his physical with the Phillies, pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will sign with the Braves.
  • The Rangers have signed outfielder Carlos Peguero (Mariner in 2011-2013).
  • The A's have flipped new shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Nationals for reliever Tyler Clippard.
  • Royals' manager Ned Yost has been given a one-year contract extension after taking the team to the World Series in 2014 (apparently Yost only wanted a one-year extension).
  • Grant Brisbee ranks each of the 11 teams linked to James Sheilds by how likely they are to sign him.
  • Mike Petriello at Fangraphs notices a recent shift in philosophy for what teams value in catchers.
  • Grant Brisbee tries to figure out where each team is currently located on the win curve.
  • Have the Blue Jays found their new Roy Halladay? Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs answers this.