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Lookout Linkage, 4/19/15

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

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Hello everyone! Here's the latest from around baseball:

  • Mike Trout recently became the youngest-ever member of the 100/100 club.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs wonders why Yasmany Tomas was promoted so early.
  • Rockies' reliever Rafael Betancourt recalls the last time he hit a batter, which was over 10,000 pitches ago.
  • Hanley Ramirez left a permanent dent in the Green Monster with one of his batted balls.
  • Giancarlo Stanton is already the all-time home run leader in Marlins history.
  • Stanton doesn't think his team is putting in the necessary effort to win games.
  • In case you missed it, the Cubs called up super-prospect Kris Bryant on Friday.
  • Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs tries to figure out what Bryant can bring to the Cubs.
  • Grant Brisbee remembers other great baseball players who struck out three times in their major league debuts.
  • Mets' manager Terry Collins would like to see regular-season Major League rosters expanded to 28 members per team.
  • Masahiro Tanaka's velocity is getting close to his pre-injury velocity.
  • The city of San Jose filed a case against MLB's antitrust exemption to the Supreme Court.