MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Looking to return to early form, Paxton goes 7

The good news for the Mariners: James Paxton looked more like his dominant early-season self for much of Tuesday's seven-inning start against the Phillies.
Via Mariners.com
6 hours ago

Segura homers but Mariners drop opener to Phils

Road wins have been a rarity for the Phillies this season, but right-hander Aaron Nola shut down the Mariners with seven innings of two-run ball en route to an 8-2 victory in Tuesday's Interleague series opener at Safeco Field.
Via Mariners.com
7 hours ago

Game 79, Phillies at Mariners + Update on Felix’s New Approach

James Paxton vs. Aaron Nola, 7:10pm The Phillies arrive for a quick two-game series, and tonight’s game features a great pitching match-up between two immensely talented and, at times, frustrating young pitchers. James Paxton has been an enigma since before the M’s drafted him, with his velocity essentially coming and going as he moved from the University of Kentucky to indy...
Via USS Mariner
12 hours ago

Smyly suffers setback, sim game scratched

After throwing a 25-pitch simulated inning on Saturday, Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly was expected to make a longer practice outing on Tuesday, before heading out to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. But those plans have been delayed, at least temporarily.
Via Mariners.com
12 hours ago

Notebook: Mariners pump the brakes on Drew Smyly’s rehab

Drew Smyly made a big step forward in his recovery from a left elbow flexor bundle strain over the weekend, but he may be taking another one back. Smyly, the promising left-handed starter the Mariners acquired over the offseason but have yet to see pitch in the regular season, was originally slated to throw a simulated game on Wednesday, but that has been postponed. It would have...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 hours ago

Brock and Salk: An important start for Mariners’ James Paxton

Before landing on the disabled list in early-May because of a forearm issue, Mariners left-hander James Paxton had a 1.43 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and a .190 batting average against over his first six starts to begin the season. In five starts since then: 6.56 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, .323 average against. Those numbers are even aided by a brilliant outing from Paxton in his first start back off...
Via MyNorthwest.com
17 hours ago

Brock and Salk: What do the Mariners have now in Felix Hernandez?

Felix Hernandez made his first start in nearly two months on Friday, pitching six solid-but-not-spectacular innings in the Mariners’ 13-3 win over Houston. He allowed three runs (all earned) on eight hits, struck out six, walked one and worked his way out of the only significant jam he encountered. Mike Salk thought the performance was OK but considered it the latest indication...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Mariners drop series to Astros in prime opportunity to make ground

Mariners drop series to Astros in prime opportunity to make ground After an amazing sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the first is Seattle ever, the Mariners hosted the Houston Astros, and lost 2 of 3 games. This was a prime opportunity, however the true to the blue could not wrangle this one in to pull out the victory. The hometown 9 drop to 13 and ½ games behind 1st int eh AL West...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago

Seattle Mariners remain in playoff contention despite end to winning streak

The Seattle Mariners’ six game win streak finally came to an end Saturday with a 5-2 loss against the best team in baseball, the Houston Astros. Against one of the best pitchers in baseball, Lance McCullers, the Mariners previously potent offense was able to manage only one run on Robinson Cano’s RBI single in the sixth inning. Though their starting pitcher, Sam Gaviglio, only...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Felix Hernandez sets record for most wins by a Venezuelan pitcher

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Mariners Dress-Up Day 2017: The Definitive Rankings

Ranked according to the ultra-scientific “Dae-ho” scale Last year’s Mariners team was unbelievably easy to love. Whether it was Dae-Ho’s delightful spirit, Leonys Martin chirping from the top step of the dugout, or the bonesaw, there was a joyful spirit emanating from the team that transferred to the fanbase. Even when they weren’t winning, they were still a fun team. They...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/24/17: Felix Hernandez, Mike Trout, and Kyle Lewis

Links to kick off the weekend. Happy Saturday, friends. It looks we are set for a really hot weekend in Seattle. I hope you all have fun and creative ideas to avoid or enjoy the sun. I would suggest reading these links while you look for shade. In Mariners News... Mike Zunino is four June RBI short of a Mariners record. Felix Hernandez made history last night. Andrew Moore...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

39-37: Chart

Mariners extend win streak to six in Felix’s return. The King Reigns: Danny Valencia (0.151 WPA) It Rains in King County: Robinson Cano (-0.072 WPA)
Via Lookout Landing
4 days ago

Seattle Mariners: Yovani Gallardo trade was always a bad idea

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Seattle Mariners trade deadline candidate: Danny Valencia

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Miguel Cabrera tickles Mariners fan’s beard

Miguel Cabrera found himself within an arm’s length of a bearded fan on Wednesday night, and the All-Star first baseman simply couldn’t resist giving the mane a stroke.During the Seattle Mariners’ 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers, a foul ball made its way into the stands down the first base line. When a fan turned to look for it, he was surprised to feel Cabrera’s glove tickling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Dyson breaks unwritten rule with bunt, sparks rally

In one swift act on Wednesday night, Jarrod Dyson proved why one of baseball’s unwritten rules is absurd.Dyson laid down a beautiful bunt for a single during the sixth inning of Seattle’s game against Detroit on Wednesday, breaking up Justin Verlander’s perfect game. Ordinarily the unwritten rules say it’s bad form to break up a no-hitter or perfect game with a bunt hit,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners call up top pitching prospect Andrew Moore

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zunino continues tear, leads Mariners past Tigers 6-2 (Jun 19, 2017)

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chrissy Teigen suggests Mariners name ballpark ‘Teigen Field’

Chrissy Teigen reached out to the Mariners with a suggestion for a new name for their stadium and the team obliged, sort of.The Mariners currently play at Safeco Field. However, the insurance company will not have its name on the ballpark after the 2018 season, the team announced on Tuesday. That’s when Teigen chimed in. The Mariners responded with this photoshopped image of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners, Safeco announce end of naming rights deal following 2018 season

The Seattle Mariners won’t be playing in Safeco Field following the 2018 MLB season. Well, they’ll still be playing in the same stadium, but it will have a different name. On Tuesday, the team and insurance company announced that the naming rights deal for Safeco Field would not extend past the 2018 season, the final season under the 20-year deal originally signed by the two...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners enter crucial road trip needing some success

The Seattle Mariners just completed a very successful 10 game home stand, going 7-3 on the strength of an offensive outburst and the continued brilliance of their starting pitching. They raised their record for the year to 31-33, a much better than their season low of 21-29 just a week and a half earlier. Home has been a friendly place for the M’s so far. They boast a mark of 20...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons the Seattle Mariners have surged back to near .500

Scraping, clawing, and fighting, the Seattle Mariners despite a rash of injuries reached the .500 mark for the second time this season on Wednesday, before losing 2-1 to the Minnesota Twins to fall back to 30-31 last night.  Still, considering this team is still missing three-fifths of their starting rotation and has Jean Segura serving his second stint on the D.L., it’s a positive...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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