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Lookout Linkage, 12/20/15

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

Silver Slugger award winner in 2016?
Silver Slugger award winner in 2016?
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Good morning everyone! What's going on in baseball-land you might ask? Things:

  • The Mariners have completed minor league deals with five players.
  • The M's traded pitcher Tyler Olson to the Dodgers.
  • Jeff Sullivan takes an in-depth look at M's reliever Tony Zych.
  • Andrew Bailey and Edward Mujica have agreed to deals with the Phillies.
  • The Rangers have signed outfielder Justin Ruggiano.
  • Colby Lewis will be returning to the Rangers.
  • Matt Bush, a former No. 1 overall pick, signed a minor league deal with Texas.
  • The A's have inked pitcher Henderson Alvarez to a one-year deal.
  • Chipper Jones has joined the Braves in a front office role.
  • David Laurila at Fangraphs asked multiple executives what happens behind closed doors when a new regime takes over.
  • The White Sox have signed reliever Nate Jones to a three-year extension.
  • Adam Ottavino also agreed to a three-year extension with the Rockies.
  • Ryan Vogelsong has signed a one-year deal with the Pirates.
  • The Nationals came close to acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Reds, but trade talks fell apart.
  • The Tigers and Mike Aviles came to terms on a one-year contract.
  • Bartolo Colon has language in his new contract that will give him a bonus for winning the Silver Slugger award.