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Lookout Linkage, 10/2/16

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

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To any and all who are reading this right now: thank you. Thank you for your loyal readership throughout the season. Thank you for sharing in the joys and sorrows of 2016. I know last night was hard for many of us, but LL will keep on churning like we always do. This is a community I'm beyond thankful to be a part of, and if you're reading this (whether or not we've ever interacted) you've been a piece of that joy. Onto the future!

Oh, and here are some links:

  • The Blue Jays acquired second base prospect Tim Lopes to complete the Pat Venditte trade.
  • The sad story of Jesus Montero continues as the player was again suspended for 50 games for use of a banned substance.
  • Crawfish Boxes says goodbye to Tal's Hill. I for one couldn't be happier to see that abomination leave the sport.
  • Alex Rodriguez is slated to help out Fox Sports for their MLB playoff broadcasts.
  • Evan Davis at The Hardball Times considers Kyle Hendricks' Cy Young candidacy.
  • A vigil was held at Jose Fernandez's high school and his jersey was stolen during the event (and it was later returned!)
  • The Padres are considering turning Christian Bethancourt into a strange Swiss army knife player.