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Lookout Linkage 10/25/16

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! The most fun World Series ever begins tonight. While you get ready for the big game, here are some headlines to get caught up on:

  • The Mariners made their first ripple of the offseason, agreeing to a minor league deal with Micah Owings.
  • Jerry Dipoto thinks the role of the closer is evolving in baseball.
  • Although it seems to only happen on the rare occasion, baseball's most talented team is still alive.
  • Can't decide who to root for in the series? Grant Brisbee has some tips for you.
  • Theo Epstein once had interest in being a sportswriter.
  • The Cubs will likely activate Kyle Schwarber for the World Series matchup. Dave Cameron breaks down the decision to put Schwarber on the roster.
  • Even though the Indians bullpen is great, it isn't that much better than the Cubs', according to Jeff Sullivan.
  • Jonathan Lucroy had a chance to be a part of the World Series, but he doesn't regret his decision to turn it down.