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Lookout Linkage, 5/10/15

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

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Hello and Happy Mothers' Day to you all! Here's some morning linkage to get your day going:

  • Taijuan Walker explains the importance of Mothers' Day in his life.
  • Jack Zdurencik spoke about the team's early struggles and what to do about them.
  • The M's have taken back their option on Tyler Olson and have instead placed him on the DL.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner provides a humbling anecdote for the 2015 Mariners season.
  • The Astros have promoted outfield prospect Preston Tucker.
  • The A's have acquired reliever Edward Mujica.
  • USA Today takes a look at the early leaders for end-of-the-year accolades.
  • Paul Swydan at Fangraphs wonders if the Rockies should have traded outfielder Carlos Gonzalez already.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs discusses his own thoughts on a 162-game schedule compared to what commissioner Rob Manfred has said on the topic.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders what Bryce Harper's career will look like when all is said and done.
  • Alex Cobb will undergo Tommy John surgery.
  • The Mets have promoted top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard.
  • Nationals' shortstop Yunel Escobar shares the story of his journey from Cuba, the type of story that is sadly becoming very common among Cuban-imported players.
  • Yasmani Grandal recently had a huge game for the Dodgers.
  • Jake Marisnick made another crazy defensive play for the Astros.
  • The University of Nebraska baseball team had some fun with their flooded stadium.
  • The Rockies' and Dodgers' twitter accounts had some fun of their own during a rain delay in a game between the two teams.