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Lookout Linkage, 1/8/15

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

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  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball lists the top 20 Mariners' prospects.
  • Bojan Koprivica of The Hardball Times tells of the struggles that Little Leaguers in Uganda face.
  • Carson Cisulli at Fangraphs offers a few solutions to how Hall of Fame voting is conducted.
  • Hardball Talk looks forward at the 2016 Hall of Fame candidates, headlined by The Kid himself.
  • Craig Calcaterra wonders why we should care if a player was a "punk" during his playing days.
  • Carson Cistulli at Fangraphs thinks Michael Pineda could see success next season the same way Garrett Richards did last year.
  • John Smoltz' entrance into the Hall of Fame makes an interesting place in history.
  • The Tigers have signed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny.
  • The Yankees have re-upped with shortstop Stephen Drew.
  • The Diamondbacks have signed infielder Nick Punto.
  • DRaysBay wonders whether or not the Rays should trade utilityman Ben Zobrist this offseason.
  • John McDonald has retired.
  • This video is the reason why I plan to keep all of my old rookie cards.