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Lookout Linkage, 1/18/15

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

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Good afternoon folks! Here's the latest from around baseball:

  • Johan Santana wishes to pitch again soon in the MLB.
  • The Blue Jays have re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki (Mariner in 2012).
  • Randy Johnson will officially be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame as a Diamondback.
  • The White Sox will retire Paul Konerko's jersey number (#14) this season.
  • If you'd like to track the arbitration filing figures for the players who have yet to settle with their teams, click here.
  • Here are some things you should know about the A's shiny new reliever, according to Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs.
  • The Padres will host the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, which will certainly make for an interesting Home Run Derby Contest.
  • The City of San Jose is displeased with the delayed relocation of the Oakland A's, leading to an appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs weighs the pros and cons of trading Cole Hamels now vs. trading him later (from a Phillies perspective).
  • Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs creates an interesting chart, examining how reliable each MLB player is defensively.
  • The Giants have signed outfielder Nori Aoki.
  • The Marlins appear to be nearing a deal with Ichiro.
  • The Rangers are on the verge of acquiring starter Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers.
  • The Nationals could be closing in on signing Max Scherzer.