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Lookout Linkage, 10/27/15

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

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! The first game of the World Series starts tonight and the Mariners recently introduced a new manager. Let's see what else is happening in baseball:

  • Alex Rios reportedly turned down a deal with the Mariners last offseason.
  • LL's own Michael Barr wrote on The Hardball Times about different ways to spice up the postseason.
  • MLB Daily Dish has the key offseason dates for you.
  • John Farrell's cancer is currently in remission.
  • Drew Pomeranz has undergone shoulder surgery.
  • It seems like Gabe Kapler has a good shot to take over as Dodgers manager.
  • Meanwhile, the Marlins are taking a look at Don Mattingly to become their new manager.
  • Shane Tourtellotte at Fangraphs takes a look at Daniel Murphy's crazy streak.
  • Matt Klentak has been hired as the new GM of the Phillies.
  • The Red Sox have hired Ruben Amaro as their new first base coach.
  • Rob Manfred thinks that baseball needs to improve on its hiring of minorities.
  • Torri Hunter has decided to retire.
  • Congressman Adam Schiff lost a bet and had to sing "Meet the Mets" on the House floor.