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Lookout Linkage, 2/10/15

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

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  • Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times wonders what the first base position will look like for the Mariners in 2015.
  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred would like to change the way the All-Star Game host is selected.
  • Sean Doolittle is expected to be back fairly soon after the season begins.
  • In other A's injury news, Oakland hopes pitchers A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker will be ready to go by June.
  • The Marlins also think ace Jose Fernandez will be back in action in June.
  • The Padres have signed starter James Shields to a multi-year contract.
  • Shields might help the Padres, but there is still much work to be done, argues Mike Petriello of Fangraphs.
  • The Padres are planning to make a large offer to Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada.
  • Meanwhile, Grant Brisbee argues that the Padres should still consider acquiring starter Cole Hamels from the Phillies.
  • With Shields signing with San Diego, the 2015 MLB draft order is officially set.