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Lookout Linkage, 10/6/15

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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! This is a sad time because there is no more Mariners baseball for many more days. But fear not! Baseball goes on in other places! Let's see what they're up to:

  • Jerry Dipoto has already gotten started making moves in the front office.
  • Billy Eppler has been hired as the new GM of the Angels.
  • Mark Buehrle is planning to retire.
  • Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher in quite some time with 300 strikeouts in a season.
  • In case you missed it, Ichiro got to pitch in a major league game.
  • Jeff Sullivan chronicles the history of Ichiro wanting to pitch in a game.
  • The Marlins are looking to shake up their front office and managing situations.
  • The city of San Jose failed in its appeal to the U.S. Supreme court over the Oakland A's.
  • The A's promoted Billy Beane to to vice president of the team and have also promoted David Forst as the team's new general manager.
  • CC Sabathia has reportedly checked himself into rehab and will miss the postseason as a result.
  • The Nationals have fired manager Matt Williams.
  • The Nats will reportedly take a look at Cal Ripken for their managerial opening.
  • Mike Bates at MLB Daily Dish thinks teams should stop hiring inexperienced managers.
  • Oddly enough, the Astros celebrated with champagne after a loss.
  • The efforts to shorten baseball games this season worked, at least a little.