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Lookout Linkage, 2/17/15

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

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  • The Dodgers have signed former Mariners' closer David Aardsma to a minor league contract.
  • The Yankees will retire the numbers of three players this summer.
  • Nick Schwartz of USA Today wonders when the Yankees will run out of numbers to retire (it isn't as soon as you think).
  • Jeff Zimmerman of The Hardball Times wonders if WAR is a fair measurement of pitchers' success.
  • Sean Dolinar of Fangraphs analyzes the Twitter usage of each MLB team over the course of the offseason.
  • Jason Giambi has officially retired from Major League Baseball.
  • The A's have signed pitcher Barry Zito to a minor league deal.
  • Garrett Richards has thrown his first bullpen session since his surgery.