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Lookout Linkage, 8/21/16

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

This was one of two available pictures of Patrick Kivlehan I'm sorry
This was one of two available pictures of Patrick Kivlehan I'm sorry
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Good morning everyone! Hope you're all managing to stay cool in the extreme heat. Here are some stories from around baseball to get your day started:

  • The New York Times came out with a piece about how Jerry Dipoto has turned around the Mariners.
  • Mike Scioscia's job at the helm of the Angels is reportedly safe for 2017.
  • Former Mariners farmhand Patrick Kivlehan made his MLB debut for the Padres yesterday.
  • Neil Weinberg investigates Brad Miller's sharp rise in ISO.
  • The Astros will promote Cuban prospect Yulieski Gurriel.
  • Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared of any PED allegations.
  • The Rangers have come to agreement on a deal with Carlos Gomez.
  • The American League Cy Young Award race is wide open, writes Jeff Sullivan.
  • Rob Manfred is aiming to implement a pitch clock in the major leagues soon.
  • August Fagerstrom wonders what would happen if you put the best defensive players in baseball on one team.