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Lookout Linkage, 2/26/15

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

No I will not stop using irrelevant spring training pictures thank you very much
No I will not stop using irrelevant spring training pictures thank you very much
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  • Tyler Carmont at Prospect Insider doesn't have very high expectations for Danny Hultzen in 2015.
  • The Rangers have claimed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Mariners.
  • Former M's designated hitter Mike Sweeney has been elected to the Royals' Hall of Fame.
  • Angels' outfielder Josh Hamilton is being disciplined by MLB for use of a drug of abuse. Mike Axisa has the story over on CBS Sports.
  • Michael Saunders will miss the first half of the season with the Blue Jays after suffering a torn meniscus in a freak accident.
  • Joon Lee at The Hardball Times breaks down the transition from Korean baseball to MLB and thinks that Korean players could become increasingly common in the majors.
  • August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs wonders how Adrian Beltre has defied the age curve.
  • Eno Sarris of Fangraphs notices a strange trend for the A's and Phillies (including an easter egg of an equally strange trend for the Mariners).
  • Yankees executives are unhappy with Alex Rodriguez for arriving early to camp.
  • Ichiro was reportedly unhappy with the amount of playing time he got as a Yankee.
  • Joba Chamberlain has re-signed with the Tigers.
  • Mark Ellis has retired from baseball.
  • Bryan Kilpatrick gives his bust candidates for the 2015 season.