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36-36: Holy Crap The Mariners Fell To .500 And This Is The Chart

Welp Cold Celery: Leonys Martin (.037 WPA) Pee-Smellin'-Asparagus: Kuma (-.258 WPA) Jerry's: (1 M's BB + 9 M's K) - (3 Tiger BB + 9 Tiger K) = -2woops
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners activate Martin from disabled list, option Sardinas

SEATTLE (AP) Leonys Martin has been activated from the disabled list and will play center field Friday night for the Seattle Mariners, and Luis Sardinas was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Martin was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 27 after suffering a strained hamstring. Martin was supposed to play seven innings in the outfield for Tacoma on rehab Thursday, but the Mariners...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Leonys Martin’s comeback campaign

Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto has done much more good than bad in his first season in Seattle. His most brilliant move to date was stealing Leonys Martin from Texas in return for three players currently struggling in the Rangers’ AAA affiliate. Tom Wilhelmsen managed to produce a -1.0 WAR total in just 17 games before being sent down to AAA Round Rock. James Jones...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin homers in 9th, Mariners rally to beat A's 6-5

SEATTLE (AP) Leonys Martin hit a game-ending, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Seattle trailed 5-2 after seven innings but got a two-run homer from Robinson Cano in the eighth inning. Oakland closer Ryan Madson (2-1) came on in the ninth and got two quick outs before Norichika Aoki...
Via Associated Press
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Leonys Martin Stopped Being a Slap Hitter

I keep a little notebook next to my computer, so I can keep track of potential things to write about. Generally, topics break down into two categories: there are the topics that practically need to be written about, and there are the possible topics to monitor. Maybe those need bigger sample sizes; maybe those just need to become more interesting. Some of those topics turn into posts...
Via Fangraphs
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Abreu paid $5.8 million after his defection from Cuba

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu defected from Cuba in August of 2013, and signed with the White Sox in October of that year. Details about Abreu’s defection have been scarce, but in court filings unsealed this week related to the indictment of former agent Bart Hernandez, it was revealed that Abreu paid $5.8 million to Hernandez and other people that helped him defect...
Via The Comeback
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin double short of the cycle against White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas - On a night where offense was the main attraction paired with a complete-game shutout from Martin Perez; Leonys Martin coming just short of hitting for the cycle was nearly lost on the box score amongst the 12-run outing for the Texas Rangers against the Chicago White Sox. Having already hit a triple in the second inning, his first homer of the season in the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin expects big things in second full season with Rangers

Texas centerfielder Leonys Martin talks a lot about how he's more comfortable this spring as he prepares for his second full season in the majors. All you have to do is speak to him to know that's the case. Last season Martin did most of his interviews through a translator as he wasn't comfortable answering questions in English. That's not the case anymore, as Martin handles questions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sleeper Watch: Leonys Martin has quiet potential at bottom of Rangers lineup

We’ve spent a lot of time hyping rookie Cuban defectors this offseason, both on this site (Jose Abreu, Alexander Guerrero) and throughout the fantasy community but it isn’t just the first year players who warrant our attention. For a brief period this offseason, it was anticipated that Leonys Martin – by default – would be the Rangers’ leadoff hitter in 2014. After the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin allgedly was victim in ransom plot after leaving Cuba

Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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