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Lookout Linkage, 8/9/15

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

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Good morning everyone! Let's see what went on in the last few days:

  • Chris Mitchell writes about Ketel Marte and how he stacks up with other players who had a lot of success in the minors.
  • In case you missed it, the Rangers have acquired first baseman Mike Napoli from the Red Sox.
  • Jeff Sullivan wonders if Carlos Correa is the best shortstop in baseball right now.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs looks at how major league debuts affect a player.
  • Andrew Felper has a cool story on the Cape Cod League and how the league helps develop college players.
  • FiveThirtyEight notices that the MLB projections were far from their mark this season and wonders why that might be (thanks to Munenori's Espresso Stand for the reference).
  • The Braves have acquired outfielders Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher in a deal with the Indians.
  • The Astros made a deal to acquire pitcher Oliver Perez from the Diamondbacks.
  • The Blue Jays also made a small deal, picking up infielder Cliff Pennington from Arizona.