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Lookout Linkage, 11/15/15

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

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  • The Silver Slugger awards were announced, and Nelson Cruz was among the recipients.
  • David Laurila had a terrific article at Fangraphs in which he interviewed Jerry Dipoto about his new plan for the Mariners.
  • Jeff Sullivan gave his take on the Joaquin Benoit trade.
  • The Mets have signed Ty Kelly to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
  • The Angels have acquired shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Braves.
  • Dave Cameron projects Simmons' career.
  • Colby Rasmus accepted his qualifying offer, becoming the first player to ever do so.
  • Matt Wieters also decided to accept his qualifying offer.
  • Starting pitcher Brett Anderson ultimately accepted his qualifying offer as well.
  • Marco Estrada has agreed to a two-year deal with the Blue Jays.
  • Darin Erstad has decided to withdraw his candidacy for Dodgers' manager.
  • The Red Sox have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.
  • The Phillies have acquired pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from the Diamondbacks.