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Lookout Linkage, 8/4/16

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

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  • While the Mariners never made a big trade at the deadline, Dipoto looks to be active in the August trading period.
  • Jeff Sullivan praises new M's closer Edwin Diaz.
  • A couple of top prospects were called up as the Red Sox showcased outfielder Andrew Benintendi while the Brewers have called up shortstop Orlando Arcia.
  • Dave Cameron noticed a trend in the trades that occurred during the deadline.
  • Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the strange Yasiel Puig situation.
  • Sullivan also notes that the strike zone has shrunk.
  • A heckler at a Phillies game was misbehaving so badly that he got tossed from the game by the home plate umpire.