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Lookout Linkage, 4/23/15

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

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  • Eno Sarris scouts how James Paxton has been looking early this season.
  • Ike Davis threw a scoreless inning for the A's.
  • The Cubs have promoted top prospect Addison Russell to the majors.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders if the Russell promotion makes the Cubs the most fun team to watch this season.
  • For all you science nerds out there, David Kagen at The Hardball Times takes an in-depth look at the physics of baseball.
  • Jeff Sullivan analyzes a very strange-yet-amazing hit by Kris Bryant.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraphs explains why the Brewers have collapsed early in the season.
  • Royals' starter Yordano Ventura has been suspended for five games.
  • Owen Watson from Fangraphs analyzes the best defensive plays from the first couple of weeks in the season.
  • Jeff Zimmerman at The Hardball Times wonders if there's a relationship between pitcher velocity and arm injuries.
  • Since this was a popular topic in the comments earlier, Mike Bates at MLB Daily Dish thinks that the DH should continue to not exist in the National League.