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HISASHI IWAKUMA RUMORS

Seattle Mariners rumors: Trading Hisashi Iwakuma?

First thing’s first: happy birthday to Ken Griffey, Jr. Today the Kid turns 45 years old. And now to address another Mariners rumor: the possible trading of starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma, 33, is coming off his third full season in the majors after over a decade spent in Japan. His numbers thus far have been exceptional: a 3.07 ERA over 524 innings, 38 wins paired with...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Pick Up 2015 Option on Hisashi Iwakuma

To the surprise of no one, the Seattle Mariners have decided to pick up the 2015 option on SP Hisashi Iwakuma, according Greg Johns of MLB.com. #Mariners say they’ve picked up $7 million option for 2015 for Hisashi Iwakuma, as expected. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) October 30, 2014 The option will pay Iwakuma a mere $7 million for the upcoming season. Seven million could be...
Via Baseball Essential
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Hisashi Iwakuma battling groin and back problems

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday by the score of 7-5. The win improved the Mariners to 84-75, third in the American League West. With three games remaining, the Mariners are two games out of a wild card spot. Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to pitch on Friday against the first-place Los Angeles Angels, but he's been battling groin and back problems...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma and an Unexpected Record

Somewhere along the line in their development, pitchers are instructed to try to control the running game. At younger ages, pitchers are more able to stop runners than catchers are, since the catchers aren’t very good and the runners aren’t very good. At upper levels, catchers tend to get most of the credit, and indeed […]
Via Fangraphs
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Haven’t You Figured It Out Yet?  Iwakuma Is A Dominant Pitcher

8 Innings Each In First 3 Starts Says It All It’s simply amazing to me just how little people take notice of a pitcher like the Seattle Mariners‘ Hisashi Iwakuma.  It’s almost like if you can’t throw it 95 MPH and strike out at least a dozen per game, you can’t be considered a dominated pitcher. I’ve been accused of being “old school” when it comes to my baseball...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws simulated game, develops blister

While the Seattle Mariners and their fans await the return of their #2 starter, Hisashi Iwakuma, the right-hander has shown steady progress. On Tuesday, Iwakuma pitched a simulated game, throwing approximately 55 pitches without reporting any problems. MLB.com's Greg Johns announced the news Tuesday afternoon.Iwakuma finished with four inning sim game. Threw about 55 pitches...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws 55-pitches, near rehab assignment

The Seattle Mariners are getting closer and closer to having their #2 starter back in the rotation. Hisashi Iwakuma threw 55 pitches in a Tuesday bullpen session, and he will pitch a simulated game at the end of the week. The confusion, though, is about which day that game will occur. Two Mariners beat writers, Greg Johns of MLB.com and Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle, tweeted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting rotation picture muddled

Despite the chill still hanging in the air and winter not taking a hint on when to leave, Opening Day is now a mere four days way.  For the Seattle Mariners, the season will open on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  We all know on Monday, March 31st, that Felix Hernandez will once again take the hill as the Opening Day starter for Seattle.  What happens...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mariners' Iwakuma won't throw for 4 to 6 weeks

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand. Iwakuma reported for his physical Wednesday at Mariners spring training headquarters and had a splint over the finger. He's been diagnosed with a strained tendon and will be re-examined by a hand specialist in Arizona in three weeks. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Creative: What The Seattle Mariners Should Do

People will think I’m crazy when the read this next sentence, and most will disagree. The Mariners should trade starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. There, I said it. This has been, in my opinion, my best trade idea. Sure, Iwakuma was incredible last season. But now, lets delve into this idea and the madness behind it all. First and foremost, Iwakuma is 32. By the idea of a players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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