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Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2: Cool Canadian Paxton controls the fierce Blue Jays offense

The Cool Canadian returned home to start an early game today, earning his 3rd win in as many starts. James Paxton had a rough start to the inning, earning a visit from McClendon early in the 1st inning. But the breather did the trick and the young hurler settled in for 6 innings of quality work. The M’s bullpen did their part, carrying the 7th-9th innings with dominance. Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via Seattle Side Up!
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3: The King Reigns Supreme, Once Again Reminding his Subjects Never to Doubt Him

Happy Felix Hernandez Day Everyone! Today, was another example of why Seattle fans eagerly await their King’s starts. When the team has a rocky road trip, a start by the King usually lifts our spirits. Watching him make another team’s mound his own is a special treat to see. He was back in usual form today, resuming his Cy Young award pace for wins and dominating hitters with...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Get A New Backstop, Trade For Castillo

Experienced Catcher Smart Move For M’s The Seattle Mariners bolstered their catching staff this week by trading for an experienced catcher in Welington Castillo.  The Cubs had no room for Castillo.  Three catchers is not something you see on a 25 man roster these days so they were willing to part with him but not for free. The Mariners shipped Yoervis Medina to the bullpen needy...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut the Cord Mariners — It’s Time To Let Ackley Go!

The Struggles Continue For M’s Left Fielder I’m done.  I cannot watch any more of Dustin Ackley playing for the Seattle Mariners.  The guy has been here five years and it’s just infuriating to watch this guy hit.  Please, for the love of all things sacred, Jack, let this guy go. Anyone else feel this way about Ackley?  Beard or no beard, it’s time for a change of scenery...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners release catcher John Baker

The Seattle Mariners have released catcher John Baker. Baker, 34, was playing at Triple-A Tacoma this season but was not producing hitting a mere .161/.185/.194 on the season in 65 trips to the plate. Baker has bounced around the majors the last five seasons but has produced very little. Last year he hit just .192/.273/.231 with 15 RBI in 68 games. While Baker may latch on elsewhere...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano looking to heat up on Mariners' current road trip

With Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano off to an uncharacteristic start in 2015 (.260/.299/.357 with just one home run, 11 RBIs and only eight walks so far), he's looking for answers. Judging by his career numbers at the stadiums the Mariners will hit on this current road trip, he could find those answers in the coming week - if things go his way. As Brent Stecker of...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Cano: .253... 1 HR... 11 RBIs... 9 more years...

Seattle is getting - well - a bit apprehensive, would you say?Only nine years, $216 million, yet to go...Says Seattle blog Lookout Landing,I mean, come on, it's Robbie Cano. All you have to do is look at the back of his baseball card to know he's going to be alright. That's what everyone says, from commentators to Jack Zduriencik and on down to manager Lloyd McClendon. After Sunday...

Seth Smith had a pretty great first inning on Tuesday - watch

Seth Smith isn't really known for his defensive skills - he's much more of a 'professional hitter' than a Gold Glove-quality outfielder. And yet, you'd barely know it by the dazzling play he made on Tuesday night in the Seattle Mariners' loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.  As the M's leadoff hitter, he stepped up against Miguel Gonzalez and cracked a home run to give...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Add Offense With Welington Castillo Trade

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 17: Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on an RBI double scoring teammates Starlin Castro and Nate Schierholtz as catcher Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers watches the ball during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) In a move that is sure to help bolster the Seattle Mariners’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Congrats to New American League Player of the Week Brad Miller

Seattle Mariner shortstop Brad Miller earned his 2nd award in his short career as he was named American League Player of the Week; it is the second time Miller has been earned player of the week honors. He also earned the award on July 22, 2013. Miller joins fellow Mariner Nelson Cruz, who earned the Player of the Week and Player of the Month honors earlier this year. Miller won...
Via Seattle Side Up!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Mariners cut ties with Willie Bloomquist?

At age 37, Willie Bloomquist is at a crossroads in his Major League career. Employed by the Seattle Mariners, Bloomquist rarely plays these days (he's appeared in just 15 games so far this season), and he primarily plays a position (shortstop) at which the Mariners are very deep. As Lookout Landing suggested in a new piece, it might be time for the Mariners to cut ties with Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fans taunt Red Sox with 'Brady cheated' chant (Video)

Seattle Mariners fans taunted the Boston Red Sox by chanting "Brady cheated" during the sixth inning of Saturday night's game at Safeco Field.The chant was, of course, a reference to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his suspension for his role in the "DeflateGate" scandal. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX back in February, and Seattle fans...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans chant 'Brady cheated' to Red Sox

The Red Sox were in Seattle this weekend for a series against the Mariners and fans at Safeco Field didn’t pass up the opportunity to voice their feelings about Tom Brady. During the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game, a chorus of “Brady cheated” could clearly be heard with Brock Holt up to bat. Brady...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Areas of concern

At 16-20, the Seattle Mariners are 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros in the American League West and 4.5 games out of the wild card race. With the vast majority of the season still in front of them, let’s examine which three areas the Mariners must improve in if they wish to get back into contention in the American League. 1. Center Field The Mariners have not been getting...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans break out timely 'Brady cheated' chant

The elephant in the room has been addressed. A large contingent of Seattle Mariners fans — presumably also Seattle Seahawks fans — drowned out those supporting the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Safeco Field by starting a “Brady cheated!” chant. @Mariners fans chanting "Brady Cheated." Classic http://t.co/uxM4TsXgtc — Charlie Clarke (@CWClarke18) May 17, 2015 The...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 6: LoMo Rising

Logan Morrison, 1B/OF, SEA Verdict: Buy! Who knew borrowing Nelson Cruz’s bat could make you hit like him? While Morrison’s overall numbers still don’t look that exciting, in deeper leagues, or if your team lacks power production out of a corner infielder or utility spot, I’d give Morrison a look. After a dismal April, Morrison has hit .333 with 5 HR and 9 R in May. Power...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: M's Turned Down Bradley For Furbush

Bradley, Jr. (L); Furbush (R)According to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes, the Seattle Mariners turned down a trade that would have sent Jackie Bradley, Jr. to The Great Northwest. The prospective trade—which was proffered earlier in the Spring—would have brought lefty reliever (and South Portland, Maine native) Charlie Furbush to Fenway. The 29-year old Furbush holds a 4.05 career...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s May And Trade Talk Is Already Heating Up For The Mariners

Mariners Rebounding But Many Think They’ll Deal The Seattle Mariners are finally playing the kind of baseball we all expected they’d be playing way back in the first part of April. (Maybe not the last two games, but still)  The starting pitching is better, the hitting has been tremendous and the bullpen is still a little shaky but has improved with the additions of Joe Beimel...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero doesn't know the trade is over and the Yankees won

Jesus was already too chubby as a Yankee farmhand.Sometime soon, the Seattle Mariners likely will recall Jesus H. Montero from the Pacific Coast League, where the newly toned, 1B mountain of muscle is hitting .336 with 4 HR.Apparently, Jesus doesn't know the Great Cashman Trade is over, and Cashman won.Clearly, Michael Pineda turned out to be the prize of the deal. Right now, he...

Is Felix Hernandez The Best Pitcher In Baseball?

“King” Felix Hernandez just notched his 2,001 strike out on Mother’s Day.  Is “King” a fitting title for the 4th youngest pitcher in MLB to hit this mile-stone? Signed, by the Seattle Mariners in 2002, the 29 year old pitcher has been one of the dominant pitchers in the American League almost from the beginning. Watching him throw, it is clear to see why so many...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Up and down start to 2015

Not great, but not disastrous.  At the beginning of the season, many pundits, and me, thought we would watch the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim battle for the A.L. West crown.  And, after thirty-one games, both teams find themselves looking up at the surprising Houston Astros.  However, it looks like the Mariners may be putting a slow start behind them.  They...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Reasons to believe

Through 29 games, the Seattle Mariners stand at 12-17, 6.5 games back of Houston and 4.5 games back of the Wild Card race. The pitching has been inconsistent, especially in the bullpen where leads have been surrendered and deficits have been enlarged. Outside of Nelson Cruz, the hitting has been subpar for the most part. With that being said, let’s examine three reasons why there’s...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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