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Lookout Linkage, 1/27/15

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

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Here's the latest from around the league:

  • Beyond The Box Score wonders if Chris Young (pitcher) can continue his strange methods of success next season.
  • One of new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's main goals is to make baseball appeal to a younger audience.
  • The A's have the famous switch-pitcher Pat Venditte in their organization and Athletics Nation thinks he should make the A's roster out of Spring Training.
  • The Braves have signed former Mariner John Buck to a minor league deal.
  • While some players are slimming down in preparation for the new season, Angels starter Jared Weaver will report to Spring Training considerably heavier.
  • Eno Sarris of Fangraphs tries to figure out how to project the performance of a slugger based on how pitchers throw to him.
  • The Blue Jays are no longer attempting to acquire General Manager Dan Duquette from the Orioles.