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Lookout Linkage, 3/26/15

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

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! Lookout Linkage is back and better than ever with the most relevant and recent news around baseball:

  • Bob Dutton at The News Tribune thinks that Mike Zunino could improve at the plate this season.
  • Lloyd McClendon is considering giving Rickie Weeks a look in the leadoff spot.
  • Marlins' starter Jarred Cosart has been busted for gambling on sports.
  • A collegiate baseball player was kicked off a team for a tweet he sent about Mo'ne Davis. Davis then responded with a statement.
  • The Rangers have released reliever Joe Beimel.
  • Erik Bedard was recently diagnosed with a strained teres major muscle.
  • In further unfortunate ex-Mariner news, Nick Franklin has strained his oblique.
  • DRaysBay tries to figure out who should replace the Rays' injured second baseman.
  • The Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier have agreed to a four-year contract extension.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs analyzes the positional depth for every major league team at first base. August Fagerstrom follows him up with a look at second base.
  • The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in honor of Oscar Taveras.
  • Grant Brisbee forms a team using the worst contracts in baseball.
  • The Dodgers have signed Cuban import Hector Olivera to a six-year deal.
  • However, Olivera comes to Los Angeles as damaged goods.
  • Heath Bell has retired.
  • Andrew McCutchen has cut off his hair.
  • SB Nation presents its awards predictions for the 2015 MLB season.
  • Even Prince Fielder can bunt to beat the shift.
  • Edwin Jackson missed a spring training start because of Google Maps.