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Lookout Linkage, 8/13/15

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

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  • The Mariners made a minor deal, shipping infielder Carlos Rivero to the Red Sox.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs looks at how Nelson Cruz and Mike Trout are doing in the home run department and wonders if home runs are coming back to baseball.
  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball reviews his pre-season top 20 list for the M's.
  • Former Mariner Abraham Almonte has done very well early on with his new team.
  • Jung-Ho Kang has turned into quite the steal for the Pirates, writes Jeff Sullivan.
  • Doug Melvin has stepped down as GM of the Brewers.
  • Jeff Sullivan also dissects the Blue Jays roster and why it's doing so well.
  • The Padres have signed pitcher Bud Norris.
  • The Red Sox have hired former Angels' GM Jerry Dipoto to a front office position.