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Points Leagues: The Little Mariner That Could

I think I can-o. I think I can-o. Opposing catchers are claiming to have heard Robinson Cano chanting these words to himself as he stepped into the batters box on numerous occasions during the first two weeks of the season. Sources have reported that Yasmani Grandal is confirming these allegations, saying he heard him mutter those exact words on Tuesday night right before he hit...
Via Razzball
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Trip to L.A. unkind

Well, to put it bluntly, Los Angeles was very unkind to the Seattle Mariners.  Coming off back-to-back extra innings victories, the Mariners dropped three straight to the Dodgers to fall to 3-6 on the season.  For those of you who like me always have an eye on the standings, this puts Seattle into dead last in the A.L. West.  But, considering we’re not even one-tenth done with...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robinson Cano makes awful baserunning mistake

Your browser does not support iframes. Professional athletes are not immune to baserunning blunders. We all make mistakes while on the job now and then, but very few of us embarrass ourselves the way Robinson Cano humiliated himself on Wednesday night. During the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Mariners Preview

Already tied for the second-longest home run streak in Seattle Mariners history, Nelson Cruz might be able to continue his historic power surge given his recent at-bats against Yovani Gallardo. Cruz will try to go deep in a sixth straight game while helping the Mariners end their losing streak in the opener of a nine-game homestand Friday night against the Texas Rangers. Cruz went...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Learns “Hard Knock Life” Lesson On Base Paths

Seattle Mariners second-baseman Robinson Cano learned a valuable lesson on the base-paths last night’s versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Perhaps worry less about counting your money and count the runners occupying the bases in front of him or better yet “Pay Attention.” The post Robinson Cano Learns “Hard Knock Life” Lesson On Base Paths appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners sticking with Fernando Rodney as closer

Despite some struggles to start the season, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon stood behind closer Fernando Rodney. Rodney blew a save on Tuesday and allowed four runs in a non-save situation back on Sunday. “Here’s the deal,” said McClendon via the Tacoma News Tribune. “People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle's Robinson Cano jogged home on a walk because he 'thought the bases were loaded'

Used to Seattle Mariner Robinson Cano jogging to first. Last night? He jogged home on a walk. Only the bases weren't loaded. To Cano: Is that the dumbest thing you've ever done? Cano: I would say yes.Dodgers 5, Mariners 2[h/t Chad Moriyama]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The first three series of the year are in the books, and the Seattle Mariners stand at 3-6, which is somewhat disappointing, although one must take into consideration a tough schedule to begin the year. The Mariners schedule gets much easier from here as they finish out the month playing against the Rangers, Astros, and Twins. The second half of the month will provide an opportunity...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

Mariners Closer Off To Slow Start In modern baseball, having a solid closer is a necessity.  Virtually all championship teams in recent memories have that one guy in their bullpen that always works the last three outs of a game when they have a lead of three runs or less.  For the Seattle Mariners, that man has been Fernando Rodney as of late. Norm Charlton stepped in as the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Ackley and Rickie Weeks: The Unlikely Platoon Partners

So Far, So Good For Weeks and Ackley When Seattle Mariner’s GM Jack Zduriencik announced the signing of Rickie Weeks I was a little mystified.  When Big Jack later announced that Weeks would be playing in the outfield, specifically left field in a quasi-platoon role with Dustin Ackley, I really began to scratch my head. It just didn’t make sense to me. Rickie Weeks was adamant...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Much Too Early Seattle Mariners 2015 Report Card

Are McClendon’s Bunch Who We Thought? With roughly a week’s worth of baseball in the books for the 2015 Seattle Mariners, I think it’s far, far too early to be judging their performances.  After all, there is a reason why all the good stats end with the words average or percentage. You have batting average, earned run average, on-base percentage and so on.  Those numbers...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Cruz extends homer streak to five straight games

  Nelson Cruz has homered in a career-best fifth straight game for the Seattle Mariners. Cruz, who signed a four-year, $47 million, contract with the Mariners in December after hitting a career-high 40 homers last season for Baltimore, drove a 1-1 pitch from Brett Anderson to right-center field in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers. Cruz, who led the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Discussing the Mariners vs. Rangers Series

View image | Summary April 17th marks the first contest between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers since September, where Texas won the season series 10-9, but failed to have the same success in the AL West standings, finishing dead last, while Seattle finished third, just one game back of the final wild-card spot. Seattle looks to grow on their success...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariner Notes: 4/13/15 – Wilhelmsen To DL, Ackley Starts In Center?

After coming off a series win against the Oakland Athletics, the Seattle Mariners head to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in a 3-game series. Before today’s game, the Mariners made their first roster move of the year, sending right-handed pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to the 15-day DL with a hyperextended elbow. In place of Wilhelmsen, the Mariners have recalled right-handed pitcher Dominic...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners wrap up wild first week

It was a rocky start for a team projected to go far, but after a wild weekend with back-to-back extra inning wins the Seattle Mariners end their first week of the season at 3-3.  Felix Hernandez shined on Opening Day, and then it looked like the weight of expectations bogged down Seattle.  The Mariners dropped their next three games, getting shut out twice.  But they rebounded...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Win 11-0 Over Seattle Mariners

The Oakland A’s dismantled the Seattle Mariners Friday night by an 11-0 score behind Mark Canha and company providing offense. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Ben Margot) Friday night was a superb occasion for Oakland A’s fans and players alike. As the green and gold faithful received Sonny Gray jerseys for their attendance, the players demolished the Seattle Mariners by an 11-0...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated story that was published this week...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Well Soon, Seth Smith

Seth Smith sat out the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday due to tightness in his groin. He’s currently listed as day to day. His absence from the lineup forced manager Lloyd McClendon to make some moves Mariners fans should hope he doesn’t have to make often, namely playing Nelson Cruz in right field and having Rickie Weeks in the lineup against...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager Can Lead The Seattle Mariners To The Postseason

In 2009, the Seattle Mariners selected Dustin Ackley with the second overall pick in the MLB draft.  Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, one could question the logic of selecting Ackley ahead of arguably the best player in baseball, a 5-tool stud in Mike Trout. But that would be unfair. Several teams passed on Trout before he eventually went to the Anaheim Angels with the...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fan catches foul ball with popcorn bucket (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Seattle Mariners fan used a fresh bucket of popcorn to catch a foul ball during Tuesday night's game against the Angels.The fan lost about half of his popcorn in the process, but when you don't have a glove at the game, sometimes you have to improvise. Some spilled popcorn would seem to be a reasonable sacrifice for a baseball, although...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good and the Worse of Taijuan Walker’s Changeup

It’s obvious, now, that Taijuan Walker is going to enter the season as a member of the Mariners’ rotation. He survived an offseason of trade rumors and beat out the recently-demoted Roenis Elias, and this is the kind of thing that can happen when you’re a pitcher who allows but a single run in 25 […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Mariners Prospects by Projected WAR

Yesterday, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Seattle Mariners. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Seattle’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Mariners system who are most ready to produce wins at […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospects: Seattle Mariners

Evaluating the Prospects: Rangers, Rockies, D’Backs, Twins, Astros, Cubs, Reds, Phillies, Rays, Mets, Padres, Marlins, Nationals, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, Yankees, Braves, Athletics, Angels, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers, Indians & Mariners Top 200 Prospects Content Index Scouting Explained: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies Six Weeks After Boating Accident

CARACAS, Venezuela — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying the 20-year-old player died after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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