MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Catcher Who Suddenly Stopped Catching

I’m going to let you in on a little writer secret. We don’t just write exclusively for traffic, but without traffic, there’s no FanGraphs. So we do want more clicks instead of fewer clicks, and when you’re composing a post about Chris Iannetta, it can be beneficial to disguise the subject. You might not be interested in reading about Iannetta, if you knew that’s what you’d...
Via Fangraphs
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mariners land Storen from Jays for Benoit

In an exchange of struggling veteran right-handed relievers, the Mariners acquired former closer Drew Storen and cash considerations from the Blue Jays on Tuesday in exchange for longtime setup man Joaquin Benoit.
Via Mariners.com
11 hours ago

Mariners work well as a team in 7-4 win over Pirates and it is a beautiful sight

King Felix wasn’t sharp, but the rest of the team was. Baseball, like all sports, is a team game. Baseball, like other sports, can sometimes be taken over by just one player who wills their squad to victory. For the Seattle Mariners, for so many years, that player was Felix Hernandez, who would put the team on his back and try and drag them kicking and screaming to a 1-0 victory...
Via Lookout Landing
11 hours ago

Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night. Hernandez (5-4) gave up four runs - all in the first two innings - and struck out three in six innings in his first win since May 21. Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth for his 24th...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

51-48: Chart

Felix Hernandez wasn’t the best but the Mariners’ offense didn’t care. Tom Wilhelmsen Tonight: Kyle Seager (0.260 WPA) Tom Wilhelmsen’s ERA on the Season: Vidal Nuno (-0.164 WPA) Jerry’s Equation: (5 K’s + 4 BB’s) - (9 K’s + 2 BB’s) = who cares we still won
Via Lookout Landing
12 hours ago

Mariners prospect Justin Seager embraces a unique veteran role in High-A

Bakersfield, California — From his three years of college ball, to the four he’s spent in the minors, and to his two big league brothers, Seattle Mariners prospect Justin Seager brings a wealth of experience to the Bakersfield Blaze. The first baseman, who was in High-A last year, is now repeating the level in Bakersfield. He […] The post Mariners prospect Justin Seager embraces...
Via Today's Knuckleball
14 hours ago

Walker to test foot in simulated game

Taijuan Walker will throw a three-inning simulated game against Mariners teammates on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park as he works back from the tendinitis issue in his right arch that has put him on the disabled list the past three weeks.
Via Mariners.com
15 hours ago

Indians, Rangers join White Sox in Mariners' clubhouse dues protest

White Sox players are not the only ones to protest a new Mariners policy regarding visiting clubhouse dues.The Indians and Rangers both tried to circumvent the policy in June by tipping visiting clubhouse manager Jeff Bopp but not paying clubhouse dues, according to major-league sources.The White Sox refused to pay Bopp at all after their visit to Seattle July 18-20, objecting to...
Via FOX Sports
16 hours ago

Jerry Dipoto Discusses Mariners’ Deadline Approach

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto says that he’s not interested in acting as a seller at the deadline, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports. Though the GM intends to “look into everything, that doesn’t mean he’ll consider parting with any major pieces from the major league roster. “We’re not going to rip this thing down,” said Dipoto in a statement that would seem to...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners scouting report: Art Warren shouldn’t be written off

Bakersfield, Calif. — Drafted by the Seattle Mariners last summer in the 23rd round out of Ashland University in Ohio, right-handed pitcher Art Warren overachieved in 2015 with Low-A Clinton. In 14 starts in the Midwest League, he was 9-1 with a stellar 2.19 ERA, and good peripherals (1.20 WHIP, 55 strikeouts to 18 walks) over […] The post Mariners scouting report: Art Warren...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

White Sox refused to tip Mariners’ clubhouse attendants in protest of new policy

It’s been quite an interesting few days for Chicago White Sox in regard to clubhouse-related stories. By now you likely know of White Sox ace Chris Sale being sent home on Saturday — on a day he was supposed to start — and then being suspended five days by the organization, after literally cutting up throwback uniforms so that the team couldn’t wear them. And now, we have...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction: Mariners take series versus potent Jays

image courtesy of seattletimes.com Your Seattle Mariners (50-48) went into Toronto and faced an extremely powerful offense in the Blue Jays (55-44) and came out ahead winning 2 of 3 in the series.  The wining weekend would see the Mariners offense explode on Saturday and the induction of a legend into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jul 22     @            Toronto ...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago

Game 98, Mariners at Blue Jays

Wade Miley vs. JA Happ, 10:07am The M’s go for a road sweep of a very good team – a wild card rival – and most M’s fans will be watching something else. Griffey’s induction into the Hall of Fame kicks off a little while after this game starts. To be honest, while I love the museum aspect of the Hall, I never really understood the intensity of the debates about it. Like...
Via USS Mariner
2 days ago

Mariners SS Marte has mono, is headed for disabled

TORONTO (AP) Seattle Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Mariners recalled infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. He replaces left-hander Mike Montgomery, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Marte complained of a sore throat following Sunday's loss to Houston...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Blakney gives overly enthusiastic strike two call

It’s not uncommon to see a Major League Baseball umpire with an emphatic motion to signal strike three. Some have their own signature moves. On Sunday, Ryan Blakney gave an overly enthusiastic call for a strike that wasn’t the third one. With a two ball, one strike count during the top of the fifth inning of a game between the Astros and Mariners, Mike Montgomery delivered a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Buyers or Sellers?

Simply put for the Seattle Mariners, last week can be summed up as it could’ve gone a lot better.  The Mariners played a lot of close games in their seven game road trip before the All-Star break but ended up going 2-5.  That put them at 45-44 at the Break, the 2nd time in the last seven seasons Seattle has been over .500 at the All-Star Break.  The second half begins, and up...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Tough road before All-Star Break

The Seattle Mariners have reminded us with their recent play the baseball season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.  They rebounded from losing six straight on the road, where they were previously invincible, to go 7-2 on their recent home stand that included a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a four game sweep of the A.L. East leading Baltimore Orioles.  Even...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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