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Lookout Linkage, 5/19/16

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

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Good morning everyone! Let's take a look at what's going on in baseball:

  • Mark Trumbo credited the Mariners, and specifically Edgar Martinez, for his success this season.
  • Wade Miley has been happy with the run support he's been getting lately.
  • The Padres tried to return outfielder Jabari Blash to the M's, but the Mariners traded him back.
  • Tim Lincecum is reportedly close to signing a deal with the Angels.
  • Garrett Richards will attempt to recover from a torn UCL without undergoing Tommy John.
  • The Astros have promoted prospect Colin Moran, brother of former Mariners farmhand Brian Moran.
  • If you missed it, the Rangers and Blue Jays got into a huge brawl.
  • Suspensions were also announced for said brawl.
  • Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the early returns for Ian Desmond's 2016 season.
  • The Rangers have sent reliever Tom Wilhelmsen down to Triple-A.
  • The Pirates have extended the contract of Francisco Cervelli.
  • The 500 home run club might start to become more exclusive, writes Grant Brisbee.
  • Rob Manfred thinks baseball games need to get faster again.
  • The Braves opted to fire manager Fredi Gonzalez.
  • Greg Simons of The Hardball Times thinks free agent compensation should fall by the wayside.
  • Bartolo Colon was recently in court over a child support case.