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Lookout Linkage, 10/4/15

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

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Good morning fellow Mariners fans! Let's get your day started with some light reading:

  • According to Jerry Dipoto, re-signing Hisashi Iwakuma will be a priority for the M's this offseason.
  • Robinson Cano will undergo surgery in the offseason to remedy a sports hernia.
  • Zack Greinke has been better this year in part because of Felix Hernandez.
  • Tony Blengino at Fangraphs breaks down the AL Cy Young race.
  • Ichiro appears to be aiming to play until he is 50.
  • Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season last night.
  • Matt Harvey will make one start in the NLDS despite having met his innings limit for the season.
  • Jeff Sullivan notices that batters have been swinging on the first pitch much more often lately.
  • Jeremy Affeldt has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.
  • Dave Cameron provides his make-believe NL MVP ballot.
  • Rob Manfred would consider expanding MLB into Mexico.
  • The Braves have hired John Coppolella to be the team's next GM.
  • The Hardball Times uses Defense Independent Batting Statistics to evaluate batters.
  • If healthy, John Farrell will be back to manage the Red Sox in 2016.
  • A video of a bunch of sorority girls taking selfies at a Diamondbacks game has gone viral, but Mark Hinog doesn't see any issue with what they did.
  • Nicole Haase at Brew Crew Ball says shame on whoever mocks the sorority girls.