MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners' Motter leaves feet for latest feat

Taylor Motter has turned into a bit of a rock star in the early going this year for the Mariners as the new super utility man who keeps providing timely hits, but the versatile rookie with the flowing hair added his glove to the equation Thursday.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

Stecker’s Three Things: Will the Mariners stay afloat without Felix Hernandez and Mitch Haniger?

At 10-13 following a series win over the Tigers, the Mariners are still trying to break out from their slow start, and a pair of big injuries early in the week did them no favors. Here are three things to keep in mind about the M’s head to Cleveland to wrap up their road trip with three games against the Indians. 1. How will Seattle fare without Felix Hernandez and Mitch Haniger...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 hours ago

10-13: Chart

The bear and his relievers fare incredibly well. Now my life is glorious: Kyle Seager .216 WPA Surviving the worst: Guillermo Heredia -.133 WPA Enjoyability factor: 7/10 but it was at 10 AM and rain delayed so docked down to 6/10. #Miles4RISP: 2 by my count, or just get a nice stretch in and really roll your shoulders out and do some calf raises in honor of Kuma taking his time...
Via Lookout Landing
10 hours ago

Leonys Martin clears waivers, sent to Triple-A by Mariners

Leonys Martin is still a member of the Seattle Mariners franchise. The 29-year-old outfielder cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma after being designated for assignment last Sunday, which keeps some valuable outfield depth in Seattle’s system with Mitch Haniger having landed on the disabled list with an oblique strain he suffered Tuesday. As a player with...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 hours ago

Martin clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Center fielder Leonys Martin will remain in the Mariners' organization after clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
Via Mariners.com
12 hours ago

Cishek throws perfect frame as return nears

Rehabbing reliever Steve Cishek threw a perfect seventh inning in Double-A Arkansas' 6-5 loss at Tulsa on Wednesday night and appears close to rejoining the Mariners as he works back from microfracture hip surgery.
Via Mariners.com
14 hours ago

Game 23, Mariners at Tigers – Thank You, Big Maple

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Justin Verlander, 10:10am Not going to spend a long time on this one, as the tarp’s on the field and it may not happen, but the M’s go for a series win today following yesterday’s command performance by James Paxton. Paxton tossed 103 pitches, 74 of which were fastballs. The heater averaged 97, generated 12 swinging strikes, and essentially gave the Tigers...
Via USS Mariner
14 hours ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/27/17: South African Ballplayers, ESPN Layoffs, and Kelsey Plum

Thursday, I don’t care about you... Hello Mariners fans! I hope you’re all in much better spirits today after the M’s stuck it to the Tigers last night. James Paxton is truly a gem. I can’t imagine what this team will look like when everyone is healthy. They could use some healthy pitchers especially, considering the team is next-to-last in the league in ERA. That’s......
Via Lookout Landing
17 hours ago

Early Trends With The 2017 Seattle Mariners

Some interesting trends are starting to emerge in this young Seattle Mariners 2017 season, some encouraging, some not so encouraging. A quick glance at team statistics reveals a pretty good offense, a pretty good defense, and woefully bad pitching, with some individuals outpacing expected production and others lagging behind expected production – typical of an early, small sample...
Via Oregon Sports News
18 hours ago

Mariners Win Convincingly, Don’t Allow Fans to Just Let Go

James Paxton dominates and we’re sucked back in Throughout our lives, we all have dozens of relationships. Friendships, romantic relationships, work relationships, enemy-ships. For many, relationships are the most important things in one’s life. Sure, it’s incredibly fulfilling to get that dream job or master your hobby. There’s just something about social interaction to...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Seattle Mariners' Season Goes from Bad to Worse

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Seattle Mariners: A Different Role for Edwin Diaz

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Mariners breakout star leaves game with strained oblique

Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reasons for hope for the Seattle Mariners offense

The Seattle Mariners currently hold an 8-12 record, and currently sit in last in the American League West. They have fallen well short of the expectations set for them in preseason, namely that they could compete for a division title and, at the very least, make an appearance in the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Their offense has struggled mightily to open the season. However...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Baseball’s Most Improved Hitter…Taylor Motter?

Statcast! Who doesn’t love playing with Statcast? Baseball Savant makes it all possible, so let’s take a quick look at a 2017 vs. 2016 comparison. I looked at every hitter with at least 30 batted balls in each of the last two seasons. Here’s a plot of all of their changes in average exit velocity and average launch angle. One data point is highlighted. The point I highlighted...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Servais celebrates Mariners’ win by wearing chains in clubhouse

Apparently, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais has quite the hipster side.After the Mariners defeated the AL West rival Oakland Athletics on Sunday by the final of 11-1, designated hitter Nelson Cruz posted a priceless picture to Instagram of Servais celebrating the win by wearing chains in the clubhouse. Jen Mueller of Root Sports reports that the outfit was part of a deal Servais...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Series Preview at Oakland A’s, April 20th-23rd

Things kept on the up and up for the Seattle Mariners to start this week, as they finished their home stand by taking two of three games from the Miami Marlins.  Seattle inched closer to .500 after their 2-8 start, and they now stand at 7-9 for the season.  They passed the Angels the standings in the A.L. West, and they are a half game behind their next opponent, the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Haniger’s Six Great Comps and One Boring One

So far, Mitch Haniger has been one of the best hitters in baseball. He’s not alone — Freddie Freeman has also been one of the best hitters in baseball. Eric Thames and Francisco Lindor and Khris Davis have been some of the best hitters in baseball. By definition, we’re talking in pluralities, but Haniger is one of a small group, and I would like to write about him. This is...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marlins’ Christian Yelich makes amazing catch, crashes face-first into center-field wall

Christian Yelich is on his way to winning another Gold Glove award with plays like these.The Miami Marlins outfielder made a ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch in Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, robbing outfielder Jarrod Dyson of an extra-base hit in the bottom of the first inning. Yelich caught the ball on the heel of his glove before crashing face-first into the...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweep of Rangers exactly what Mariners needed

After what looked like the start of a waste of a season, the Seattle Mariners fought back from the edge of desperation and captured three important wins against division rivals Texas this last weekend. The Mariners came alive this weekend at home, playing up to their potential for the first time this season. The M’s held an explosive Texas team to one run in the first two games...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners set order limit on popular toasted grasshoppers

The Seattle Mariners announced this week there will now be an order limit imposed on the wildly popular toasted grasshoppers, a new concession item introduced this season at Safeco Field.The toasted grasshoppers, called chapulines in Mexico, come from Poquitos, a Seattle restaurant which was called upon by concessionaire Centerplate to provide the edible insects.The first three home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. statue unveiled outside Safeco Field

It’s been a pretty good year for Ken Griffey Jr.The greatest player in the history of the Seattle Mariners franchise was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last year, and now he’s been immortalized outside of Safeco Field. As you can see, the statue is a prominent location, and sits on the corner of Edgar Martinez Drive and Dave Niehaus Way. The reason the statue was unveiled...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey leaves start with tight left hamstring

Matt Harvey’s night ended early on Tuesday, with a leg ailment being the culprit.The Mets pitcher was working in the sixth inning when he needed to be checked out by the team’s trainer. It was later announced Harvey was dealing with a tight left hamstring. If there is a silver lining, it’s that Harvey did not exit due to discomfort in the shoulder he had surgery on last year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 16 Prospects: Seattle Mariners

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Seattle Mariners farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners feature toasted grasshoppers at concession stands … and sell out

Have you ever wondered what toasted grasshoppers taste like? Apparently a ton of people in the Pacific Northwest were curious about that because the concession stands at Safeco Field sold out of the new product Monday at the Seattle Mariners’ home opener — a new treat that was well publicized before the game.Seriously. Some of the folks at the park tweeted out they had tried...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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