Cano's goal: End Mariners' postseason drought

Coming off one of the best seasons of his impressive 12-year career, Robinson Cano has two things in mind this spring. No. 1, do it all again. And No. 2, this time help get his team into the postseason.
3 hours ago

Robinson Cano optimistic about Mariners' season

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Robinson Cano's 13th major league season starts Sunday when the Seattle Mariners gather as a full squad for the first team workout of spring training, and the seven-time All-Star was all smiles after arriving at team headquarters. There's reason for Cano's sunny disposition, despite the rain that fell Saturday in the greater Phoenix area. The Mariners came up...
Via Associated Press
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Ryne Harper: The Boy Who Couldn’t Get Past Double-A

The long-lost book in the Matt Christopher Series Back on December 4, 2015, sandwiched between sending Mark Trumbo packing for Baltimore and jettisoning fan favorites Carson Smith and Roenis Elias to Boston in return for veteran innings-eater Wade Miley, to nobody's surprise, the Mariners shipped unimpressive bullpen arm Jose Ramirez to Atlanta for a PTBNL. Exactly one week later...
Via Lookout Landing
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Martin likely to be a few days late for camp

Mariners position players reported to camp for their physical exams on Saturday, but center fielder Leonys Martin remained at home in Miami with an excused absence. He will likely be a few days late, according to manager Scott Servais.
5 hours ago

Brazilian Vieira impressing Servais in camp

If Thyago Vieira continues to throw strikes consistently, it might not be long before the 24-year-old from Brazil gets a shot in the Mariners bullpen.
9 hours ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/18/17: Position Players Report, Thyago Vieira, and Goose Goosage

Happy full squad day! Good morning everybody! Today Mariners position players will join pitchers and catchers in Peoria which means we are that much closer to the first pitch of 2017. The first game of Spring Training is now only a week away! In the meantime, here’s what has been going on in Mariners camp and around the league. In Mariners news... In the latest internet scandal...
Via Lookout Landing
13 hours ago

Mariners’ Tuffy Gosewisch provides scouting reports on fellow former D-Backs Segura and Haniger

As one of three players on the Mariners’ roster who played with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch probably is more familiar with the other two than anybody else at the team’s spring training. According to Gosewisch, the third catcher on the depth chart for Seattle, the Mariners should be plenty happy with their acquisitions of Jean Segura and Mitch...
1 day ago

Ex-Mariners Dae-ho Lee returns to South Korea's Lotte Giants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Former Seattle Mariners first baseman Dae-ho Lee has returned to his former South Korean baseball club, the Lotte Giants. The Giants say in a statement the 34-year-old has signed a four-year deal worth 15 billion won ($13 million). Lee played with Lotte for 11 seasons before playing in the Japanese and U.S. professional baseball leagues. During his 11...
Via Associated Press
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40 in 40: Guillermo Heredia

The journey has been long, but it’s only just begun Baseball, for all the questions of its origins, began as an American sport, albeit with some aid from a British schoolyard game. It’s nearly impossible to discern the precise time period when the game began to spread beyond the borders of the United States but due to geographic proximity, and relative political and economic...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Rick Rizzs on Mariners OF Mitch Haniger: ‘Watch out for this kid’

Entering his 32nd year with the Seattle Mariners, radio play-by-play announcer Rick Rizzs has seen just about everything you could in the game of baseball. Because of that, there’s nobody better to give you an idea of what the team has in store as spring training begins. Rizzs joined 710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton on Thursday, and he couldn’t help but praise the job general...
1 day ago

Scott Servais: Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma looking to show ‘he can carry that workload’ again in 2017

With the attention in the Mariners’ starting rotation over the offseason focused mostly on new faces and Felix Hernandez’s workouts, Hisashi Iwakuma has slipped under the radar. Judging by the fact that he was over a week early to the team’s spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., he isn’t planning on keeping it that way. Iwakuma may be nearing his 36th birthday (it’s...
3 days ago

Mariners' Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again if needed

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was a major reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in the race for an American League wild-card playoff spot until the second-to-last day of the 2016 season. The big right-hander led the Mariners with 16 wins, and he got the start on Oct. 1 with Seattle in a must-win situation at home against Oakland in order to have a chance. Iwakuma faltered...
Via Associated Press
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Under the Greydar: The Inevitable James Paxton Column

Way back in January, when the very first signs of ADP data sprouted out of the ground, I went down the rabbit hole, hoping to catch a glimpse of early signs of value. ADP at that point was more convoluted than forming an expectation for how much Pablo Sandoval would weigh coming into Spring Training, but since it was the only sign we had as to the 'market' rate for various players...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reinvention of Franklin Gutierrez, Baseball Miracle

The Dodgers signed Franklin Gutierrez over the weekend. Now, I didn’t realize the Dodgers still had room on their major-league roster, but they probably know better than I do. Here is a list of problems that have sent Franklin Gutierrez to the disabled list over the past several years: stomach gastritis strained left oblique torn right pectoral concussion strained right hamstring...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico rips a walk-off grand slam to defeat Venezuela in Caribbean Series

If you have missed baseball and cannot possibly wait until Spring Training or the World Baseball Classic, you can watch the Caribbean Series. The tournament takes place this week and pits the winter league champions from four different countries and Puerto Rico to see who is the best team in Latin America. The host nation Mexico sure made the fans happy last night. Tied 1-1 in...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Remembering 'The Catch' 35 years later

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon joins historic ranks with Rolex 24 win

Competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the second time in his career with Wayne Taylor Racing, Jeff Gordon joined historic ranks when his teammate Ricky Taylor passed Filipe Albuquerque with six minutes to go to win the race.Gordon kept the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R near the front of the pack for his segments in the car. Overall, the Wayne Taylor Racing ride raced...
Via FOX Sports
19 days ago

Wayne Taylor Racing wins thriller at Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor Racing has claimed victory in the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona, despite controversial late-race contact between Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque with less than 10 minutes remaining in the rain-effected enduro.Taylor took his No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R across the line just 0.671 seconds ahead of Albuquerque's No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac, after the two DPi cars collided...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Robinson Cano’s 2016 Season Was a Flashback to His Yankee Days

Handing out a lucrative, multi-year contract to a player is always risky for an MLB organization, no matter how much of a no-brainer it appears to be. That risk factor goes through the roof when it’s a 10-year, $240 million deal, like the one Robinson Cano signed prior to the 2014 season. In situations like this — when a player signs a long-term deal on the wrong side of 30...
Via The Sports Daily
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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