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Lookout Linkage, 3/17/15

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

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! Here are just a few links to get your day going. Feel free to post your own in the comments or discuss the ones below. Enjoy:

  • The Mariners have made their first round of Spring Training cuts.
  • Jonathan Mayo at has unveiled his top 30 Mariners prospects list.
  • Marc W of U.S.S. Mariner gives his own take on cFIP, a proposed new stat to measure pitchers.
  • Mets reliever Josh Edgin will undergo Tommy John surgery.
  • Mets starter Zack Wheeler is also expected to undergo Tommy John surgery.
  • Kevin Pillar of the Blue Jays is out for a few days with a very strange injury.
  • Cal Quantrill, one of the top prospects for the 2015 MLB draft, will also require Tommy John surgery.
  • Dodgers' reliever and former Mariners' closer Brandon League has been shut down with shoulder inflammation.
  • Torii Hunter will consider playing again in 2016 if he has a successful 2015 season.
  • Chris Gigley at The Hardball Times provides his opinion on the pitch clock and if the MLB should continue to pursue this avenue.
  • Mike Petriello at Fangraphs argues that the service time system in MLB is broken and provides some possible ways to fix it.
  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received an appeal from Pete Rose.