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Ci-Shek, Please! – Seattle Mariners Offseason Update, Part Four

Look, I’m not proud of that title. After getting so accustomed to the Seattle Mariners making multiple moves a week, it’s difficult to come up with a snappy line when all they do is sign a single pitcher (Update: Wait a second, Hisashi Iwakuma is back on board! He’s also a known commodity, so we’ll simply note that the Flying Salmon signed a one-year deal with two options...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek and Mariners finalize $10M, 2-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners' offseason makeover now includes a closer. Reliever Steve Cishek and the Mariners finalized a $10 million, two-year contract Monday, with Seattle intent of making him the closer. It's an opportunity Cishek was seeking this offseason after losing the closer role last season in Miami before being traded to St. Louis. ''Last year, losing that closing job...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle signs RHP Steve Cishek to 2-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners' offseason makeover continued Monday with the club signing right-handed reliever Steve Cishek to a two-year contract with the opportunity to end up as the team's closer. Cishek, 29, split last season with Miami and St. Louis and appeared in 59 games combined for the two teams. The sidearm-throwing righty has experience as a closer with the Marlins...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

The Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with free agent right-hander Steve Cishek to be their new closer, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam. Cishek’s agreement includes incentives for games finished that could increase his overall payout to $17 million, a source also told Crasnick...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

Latest Update Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Radio is reporting that as many as a dozen teams have checked in with former Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, has been getting a lot of attention and generating a lot of buzz since he was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals last week. The New York Mets are reportedly one of the teams that have expressed interest. This is a player...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Have Reliever Steve Cishek On Their Radar

The Mets “will cast a wide net” in searching for relief help, according to Marc Carig of Newsday, and one option they are now focusing on is former Marlin closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, was non-tendered by the Cardinals on Wednesday as he was due to earn close to $7 million dollars in arbitration – an amount that was driven by his dominant years as a closer in 2012 to 2014...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Steve Cishek, RHP

Steve CishekBats: Right — Throws: RightPosition: Relief PitcherBorn: June 18th, 1986 (Age 29) After the Cardinals non-tendered Steve Cishek Wednesday night, it gave the Mets another option to consider for the bullpen. Right now, the only truly reliable arm behind Jeurys Familia is Addison Reed, leaving the Mets with a clear need to upgrade. Mets fans know what he is capable of...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher Steve Cishek is heading to the Cardinals

By Joe Lucia  The first reliever is off of the trade market – the Miami Marlins are dealing ex-closer Steve Cishek to the St. Louis Cardinals. Cishek will probably roll off a run of something like two runs in 25 innings after the trade, because that’s just what happens with the Cardinals. He has an ugly 4.50 ERA in 32 innings on the season to go along with 28 strikeouts,...
Via The Outside Corner
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek on Steve Cishek: The Making of a Marlin

Steve Cishek learned to throw a slider in 2009. Three years later, the side-winding Miami Marlins righty learned how to throw it more effectively against left-handed hitters. He has since emerged as one of the best closers in baseball. Cishek – as Eno Sarris wrote in December – has a reverse platoon split, despite an […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: Steve Cishek starts 2014 much like he ended 2013

MIAMI -- There's a difference between pitching in spring training and regular season games. Look no further than Marlins closer Steve Cishek. The 27-year-old struggled in Grapefruit League action, allowing eight runs -- six earned -- on 13 hits over 10 innings for a 2-0 record and 5.40 ERA. Most of the time, he entered during the middle innings rather than in save situations. "Obviously...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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