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Lookout Linkage, 3/29/15

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

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  • In case you were worried, Felix Hernandez will officially start on Opening Day for the Mariners.
  • Bob Dutton at The News Tribune thinks the M's could employ some sort of six-man rotation this season.
  • Jesse Wolfersberger at The Hardball Times theorizes that one can measure batter ability based on the way pitchers throw to them.
  • Sean Dolinar of Fangraphs creates some fun interactive graphs based around Forbes' valuation of all MLB teams.
  • John Buck will retire.
  • Brandon League will be out for two months with a shoulder injury.
  • Baseball players from Venezuela are escaping the instability of their homeland.
  • SB Nation writers provide their takes on some of the biggest stories of the upcoming season.
  • Paul Swydan of Fangraphs takes a look at the DH depth for each AL team.
  • Bill Hanstock provides an inspirational pick-me-up to get you in the mood for Opening Day.
  • Last year's #1 overall pick, Brady Aiken, has undergone Tommy John surgery.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs goes over the craziest changeups in baseball.
  • The state of Texas spent a lot of money on PED testing in high schools, an initiative which ended up being a large waste of money.
  • In case you've been paying attention to March Madness, Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton is also a pitching prospect in the Orioles' organization.