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Lookout Linkage, 11/22/15

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

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! There are exactly two weeks left until the Winter Meetings start, but there is still some recent news from around the league. Let's check it out:

  • Bud Black has been hired as a member of the Angels' front office.
  • The Astros have traded shortstop Jonathan Villar to the Brewers.
  • The A's also sent pitcher Jesse Chavez to the Blue Jays.
  • The Marlins might be looking to deal ace Jose Fernandez. David Schoenfeld at ESPN looks at some possible destinations for the starter.
  • Fernandez isn't the only player the Marlins are looking to deal because of apparent attitude issues. Miami seems to be listening to offers on Marcell Ozuna as well.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs thinks having a strong bullpen is pretty important.
  • Dave Cameron takes a look at five free agents that teams should be careful with.
  • Carson Cistulli tries to figure out who baseball's most well-rounded hitters are.
  • The Tigers made a deal to acquire outfielder Cameron Maybin.