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Lookout Linkage, 3/19/15

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

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Good morning everyone! Here are your links for the day:

  • In case you missed it, check out the new 2015 Mariners commercials.
  • James Paxton appears to be on track as the lefty recently completed a simulated game.
  • Bob Dutton at The News Tribune had a chance to sit down and talk to Mariners' reliever David Rollins about his attempt to make the M's bullpen.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs thinks the Reds might be acting a little too conservatively lately.
  • Craig Edwards of Fangraphs looks at the most cost-effective starting rotations in Major League Baseball. He later took a look at the most cost-effective lineups in baseball.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury is out of action with an oblique strain.
  • MLB will no longer offer paper ballots for the All-Star Game in 2015.
  • Rob Manfred seems to be in favor of an international draft in baseball.
  • Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs tries to figure out who could replace starter Zack Wheeler in the Mets' rotation.
  • Kevin Pillar is being a good sport about his injury caused by sneezing.
  • The Marlins are closing in on a seven-year extension with Christian Yelich.