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Lookout Linkage, 12/24/15

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

Honestly didn't even know he was a free agent
Honestly didn't even know he was a free agent
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  • The Mariners made a few changes to the scouting department.
  • Carson Cistulli looks at the 2016 ZiPS projections for the Mariners.
  • Tony Blengino gives his opinions on Edgar Martinez' Hall of Fame chase.
  • The Angels have claimed lefty Rob Rasmussen off waivers from the Mariners (as well as former Mariner Bobby LaFromboise!) Meanwhile, OF Dan Robertson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Tacoma.
  • Yoervis Medina was claimed off waivers by the Cubs. In addition, the Cubs released Brendan Ryan and claimed Edgar Olmos off waivers.
  • John Jaso has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates.
  • Freddy Sanchez has retired.
  • Owen Watson analyzes Bartolo Colon's hitting.
  • The Red Sox are going to retire Wade Boggs' number.
  • The Cardinals have signed starter Mike Leake to a five-year contract.
  • The Mets agreed to a deal with Alejandro De Aza.
  • David Laurila at Fangraphs gets managers' opinions on what to do when going through the order for the third time.
  • John Smoltz will be the new lead baseball analyst for Fox, replacing Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci.