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Seattle Mariners: M’s display Fireworks on Friday, but still struggle to get the offense going splitting 2 games vs. Oakland

Games Recap This Fourth of July weekend, the M’s faced the hapless Athletics, pulling a 2-2 record in the four game series. Game 1 was an exercise in futility.  Oakland ‘s Scott Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 players.  The Mariners mustered a paltry 2 hits in the slaughter. ”He’s become a leader here the last couple years, by performance and in the clubhouse,” Melvin...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Make A Bevy Of Roster Moves

After Seattle’s win Friday night in Oakland, the Mariners announced that they were sending down three pitchers in Tom Wilhelmsen, Roenis Elias, and Vidal Nuno. The corresponding moves weren’t released until Saturday morning, but now that mystery is solved as they will be recalling RHP Mayckol Guaipe and OF James Jones from Tacoma and will reinstate Rule 5 pick, LHP David Rollins...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young Guns — Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery

Seattle Mariners Starting Pitching Continues To Flourish It’s very difficult to get excited about the 2015 Seattle Mariners season at this point.  This was supposed to be our year.  Finally we’d be back in the playoffs.  Felix would pitch in the post season for the first time and just maybe we’d have a baseball world championship trophy come to Seattle. The writing is on...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison rips cover off baseball on foul ball (Video)

Logan Morrison has become quite popular due to his use of the social media platform Twitter. After Thursday, the Mariners first baseman will be known as the guy who hit a baseball hard enough to rip a portion of the cover off of it. Your browser does not support iframes. During the fifth inning, Morrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Rookie Report – Heaney, Matz and Montgomery

Andrew Heaney – Heaney debuted in the Majors last year for the Marlins, but he struggled in his 29.1 innings, allowing six home runs. So he was traded twice this offseason and ended up an Angel after being dealt to the Dodgers from Miami. Heaney’s 4.71 ERA in Triple-A this year looks bad, but he had some bad luck due to a high BABIP and low left-on-base rate. His FIP was a nice...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners To Recall INF Chris Taylor; DFA Willie Bloomquist

Wednesday night, Chris Taylor was removed from his game with the Tacoma Rainiers in AAA because of an impending recall back to the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners. It was unsure who exactly would be sent down or DFA’d at the time, but that has been cleared up Thursday morning via the Twitter page of Mariners utility-man Willie Bloomquist, thanking the Mariners for his...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two seasons for Seattle Mariners’ Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners took a while to get warmed up this season.  But he’s gone from ice-cold to red-hot in a very short time. On Memorial Day, only five weeks ago, Walker had made nine starts and could have been wondering if he would get a tenth.  His record: 1-5 with a 7.33 ERA and 23 walks in only 43 1/3 innings.  He had managed only two quality starts in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Mike Montgomery and Taijuan Walker

There’s a lot of buzz about how well two members of the Mariners rotation have pitched. Those pitchers are Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery. Of the two I believe one of the breakouts has a shot at being legitimate and other looks like a fluke. Mike Montgomery In Montgomery’s last two starts he’s been fantastic – against the Royals and Padres, respectively, with two complete...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners Half Sweep the only team that hits worse than them

Mike Montgomery mowing down Padres The Mariners got the week off to a very good start, with a pair of shutout wins in sweeping the San Diego Padres.  Well, really only half a sweep as it was only 2 games but we will take what we can get.  The games were dominated by pitching although there was a bit of offense to go with it. In the first game on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery threw...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Mike Montgomery goes full monty– twice

In 164 minor league games, Mike Montgomery had zero complete game shutouts. In six major league games, he has two– both in his last two starts. It isn’t beginner’s luck anymore, it’s just a rookie that’s pitching well for a team that desperately needs him to. Or, as the Mariners’ twitter account puts it, it’s #MoneyMonty. Back-to-back shutouts is awfully impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma 'really good' in latest rehab outing

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma turned in a stellar start with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, theoretically putting him in line for a return to the Mariners relatively soon. Still rehabbing back from his strained lat muscle, Iwakuma pitched into the sixth inning, dominating the Las Vegas 51s until a blister forced him to end his outing early. The blister wasn't expected...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma Leaves Rehab Start In AAA Tacoma With Blister

Coming in to 2015, the Mariners had a good five-man rotation, one of the best in the league in 2014. Seattle could afford to let Chris Young who had revitalized his career in Seattle go. The only decision that needed be made was Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias, which Walker ended up winning out of Spring Training. If there was one reason for concern, Seattle seemed to be a bit lacking...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez's house is for sale, and it's pretty great

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has listed his West Bellevue, Washington house for sale. As you'd expect, it's an extraordinarily gorgeous 10,400 square foot estate with a theater, five bedrooms, and a fancy pool, among other amenities fit for one of the game's best pitchers. The Puget Sound Business Journal has a gallery of images from the house up on its site, and it's worth...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Zunino adjusting, learning from Edgar Martinez's influence

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has struggled thus far in the major leagues becoming the hitter the M's believe he can be - but he's doing better lately. His mini-resurgence comes right after the club hired Edgar Martinez as its new hitting instructor, indicating that his presence may be helping the young catcher mature as a hitter.  Greg Johns of MLB.com detailed Zunino's...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Isn’t Just Aging

The Mariners have not gotten the production they were expecting from Robinson Cano so far. I know, bold statement. Surely the Mariners prepared themselves for paying Cano handsomely well into his decline years, giving him $240 million over ten years starting with his age-31 season. Still, nobody could have anticipated the steep drop in total […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street only wants to pitch in save opportunities

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street has pitched in the majors for 11 seasons for four different seasons. He’s been a Capital C Closer in all of those seasons for all of those teams. Needless to say, he’s been around the block and is very comfortable in his role as he approaches 300 career saves. During Friday’s Angels-Mariners game, Seattle manager Lloyd...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Robinson Cano Wears Catcher's Mask in the Dugout After Getting Hit in the Head the Day Before

The baseball dugout is supposed to be the place where players are safe during a baseball game, but that wasn't the case for Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano during Saturday's game with the Angels. An errant ball came flying in and gave him a nasty welt on the side of his head. He didn't have a concussion, so he wasn't held out of Sunday's game.He was not going to take any chances...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ball Takes One Heck of a Bounce Off of Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano's Head

When a baseball player enters the dugout he is supposed to be out of the game for the time being; safe from the possible on-field dangers. That was not the case for poor Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano Saturday. Poor Cano was just minding his own business in the dugout  when a ball comes flying in, hits him in the head. and bounces back in to the field of play.Yes, it looks like...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Gutierrez, Rodney back from hiatus

The Mariners won’t see the 2009 version of Franklin, but Gutierrez can still be an asset the team In 2009, Franklin Gutierrez had a tremendous season in Seattle, and Mariners fans thought of him as the centerfielder of the future. He had a .283/.339/.425 slash line while playing stellar defense in the outfield, adding up to a 6.6 WAR for that season. Gutierrez was supposed to...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cano leaves game after being hit in head

Robinson Cano left Saturday’s Angels-Mariners game after being hit in the head between innings. The Angels were warming up defensively prior to the start of the seventh inning and someone sailed a throw over first baseman Albert Pujols’ head. The ball went into the Mariners’ dugout and nailed Cano in the head. The Mariners second...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lloyd McClendon Says “Relax” To Seattle Mariners Fans

Message Not Well Received My doubts about Lloyd McClendon as an effective big league manager are beginning to grow.  Questionable lineups and a lack of passion were my primary concerns, at least until this week when Lloyd made one of the worst statements I have ever heard from a manager. Lloyd McClendon told Seattle Mariners fans, HIS fans, to “relax”. Fans should Relax. Fine...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez, Mariners Legend and Hitting Coach

Edgar Can Help The announcement this week of Edgar Martinez being named by the Seattle Mariners as their new hitting coach is certainly welcome news.  For me specifically, it’s welcome news on so many different levels.  In fact, the decision that brings Edgar into the M’s dugout again is so exciting to me personally I freely admit I will have a very difficult time being objective...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin Gutierrez returns, but Mariners need much more

If you were watching Wednesday’s Mariners-Royals game, caught some highlights or checked the boxscore, you may have done a double take when you saw Franklin Gutierrez’s name. And that would have been completely understandable. The 32-year-old outfielder hasn’t played in the major leagues since Sept. 27, 2013, and it seemed as if we might never see him play another MLB...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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