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Lookout Linkage, 2/1/15

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

Really I was just looking for a reason to use one of my favorite non-Mariners in a cover photo
Really I was just looking for a reason to use one of my favorite non-Mariners in a cover photo
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Hello all! Hope you're ready for a terrific Super Bowl Sunday! Meanwhile, here's what's going on in the world of baseball:

  • Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs wonders if James Paxton and Kevin Gausman (Orioles) should make a change to their pitching strategy.
  • The Angels are considering extending the contracts of Garrett Richards, Chris Ianetta, and Huston Street.
  • Ken Rosenthal offers up a solution on how to speed up baseball and increase offense at the same time.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs agrees with Rosenthal (kinda), offering his own take on a similar rule change.
  • Paul Swydan of Fangraphs provides a counterpoint to Dave Cameron's rule change idea.
  • Les Carpenter of The Guardian tells the story of the relationship between Pete Carroll (Seahawks head coach) and Scott Boras (MLB super-agent).
  • Grant Brisbee digs into the 2015 PECOTA projections and lists 5 of his interesting findings.
  • Jeff Sullivan on FOX Sports argues that Starling Marte could challenge fellow outfielder and teammate Andrew McCutchen for MVP honors.
  • The Phillies have signed pitcher Chad Billingley.
  • The Brewers have signed reliever Neal Cotts.
  • The Red Sox have signed pitcher Alexi Ogando.
  • David Aardsma (Mariner in 2009-2010) will have a showcase for Major League teams.