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Lookout Linkage, 7/31/16

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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! The Mariners are coming off one of the most fun games of the season and the trade deadline is tomorrow. What could be better? There were many stories in the past few days, so let's look at a few of them:

  • To keep up with the latest trade rumors, check out the MLB Daily Dish trade rumor tracker.
  • Carson Cistulli included Guillermo Heredia in this week's edition of The Fringe Five.
  • Apparently Ichiro plans to continue playing baseball for several more years.
  • Mike Trout is starting to pass Hall of Famers in career WAR.
  • The Rangers have acquired pitcher Lucas Harrell from the Braves.
  • Dee Gordon is back in action with the Marlins after serving his 80-game suspension.
  • The Giants made a deal with the Twins for infielder Eduardo Nunez.
  • The Marlins acquired a pair of starters from the Padres in a 7-player swap.
  • The Nationals netted closer Mark Melancon in a deal with the Pirates.
  • The Royals made a minor move, acquiring outfielder Billy Burns from the A's.
  • The Padres and Braves made a swap of bad contracts, trading Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera.
  • A trade that would send Jonathan Lucroy to the Indians is complete but pending the catcher's approval.