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Lookout Linkage, 7/16/15

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

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Hello everyone! Today marks the last day of the All-Star break. So while you await baseball's return, here's some reading for you:

  • The Mariners are reportedly interested in reliever Jason Frasor.
  • MLB Daily Dish reported that the M's are on the verge of acquiring a catcher.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs wonders what the Astros should do during the trade deadline.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs continues his annual trade value series, listing Felix Hernandez as #38.
  • ESPN provides the manager family tree, a cool image that shows that most MLB managers were mentored by the same people.
  • Mike Trout accomplished a strange All-Star Game feat, completing the cycle over the course of four years.
  • Update: Aroldis Chapman still throws baseballs very fast.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs takes a look at the MLB All-Stars by the numbers.