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Mariners handle host Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major-league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz had...
Via Fox Sports North
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners recall Montero after deadline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Seattle Mariners have recalled infielders Jesus Montero and Ketel Marte and pitchers Jose Ramirez and Rob Rasmussen following a busy trade deadline. Seattle traded pitchers J.A. Happ and Mark Lowe in separate deals on Friday. The Mariners also optioned shortstop Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma. Rasmussen was acquired from Toronto in the Lowe deal. Ramirez was...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners expected to call up Marte, Montero

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma. Though no corresponding roster move was announced in the wake of that decision, Greg Johns of wrote that the club was expected to promote 21-year-old Ketel Marte, one of the gems of the Mariner farm system, as well as Jesus Montero. Trading Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Despite hot streak Seattle Mariners Mike Zunino still struggling

The Seattle Mariners’ young catcher, Mike Zunino, saw his batting average rise on Thursday night after going 1-for-4 against the Minnesota Twins. That doesn’t sound that crazy because 1-for-4 is equal to a .250 batting average. Hitting .250 is something that a good amount of Major League players struggle to do. However, when reaching base once in four plate appearances raises...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees get Dustin Ackley from Mariners for two minor leaguers

The Seattle Mariners didn’t figure to make too much noise before Friday’s trade deadline. But the team did finally cut loose a top draft pick that just never developed into the star he was projected to be. Dustin Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers. The 27-year-old was Seattle’s No. 1 draft pick (selected second overall)...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

The Yankees had been chasing Dustin Ackley for a while. I don’t know exactly how long the pursuit had gone on, but I remember rumors around the 2013 winter meetings, and they’ve popped up from time to time since. Somewhere, in the back of his mind, Brian Cashman maintained his interest in Ackley, and now […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Blue Angels fly over Safeco Field before Mariners game

Wednesday afternoon's Seattle Mariners vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game had a special pregame treat: a flyover by the Blue Angels. As ESPN Seattle points out, the Angels were in town for Seafair Weekend, and as a result were available to fly over Safeco Field prior to first pitch. Here's video of what was a pretty cool moment:  (h/t My Northwest) 
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: DBacks walk into town and perhaps end playoff hopes for the M’s

The Diamondbacks came into town for a 3 game series at Safeco field on Monday. It was a critical series, happening right on the cusp of the Trade deadline later this week. A lot of teams right on the edge of contention were making critical calls, based upon their team’s performance at the beginning of this week. The Mariners would ultimately fall flat on their face, going 0-3 on...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The trade deadline looms, perhaps the Mariners should not trade

The trade deadline nears and it is painfully clear the Mariners lacks competitive fight and was put together in the worst way possible. The lack of competitive fire lay squarely on the shoulders of one Lloyd McClendon; however, the team that was put together so shabbily, rests on Jack Zduriencik. Now this article is not intended to bash Mariners management (for that please click...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano sidelined by abdominal strain

After struggling through much of the first three months of the season, second baseman Robinson Cano has recently been playing like the guy who deserves the $24 million a year he makes as a member of the Seattle Mariners. But his fine month of July is on hold at the moment.  Cano sat out the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday with what manager Lloyd McClendon...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dealing With Grief And The 2015 Seattle Mariners

Just before the 2015 baseball season was set to kick off, the city of Seattle was abuzz with hope and expectations; why shouldn’t it? Baseball experts everywhere were building the Mariners up to be one of the top teams in the game.  Talking heads on TV and the ‘net were praising General Manager Jack Zduriencik’s (Jack Z to most writers and reporters, as that grouping of letters...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s turn an Ultra Rare 3-6-2 Triple Play

This has to be one of the weirder triple plays ever.  In fact, this 3-6-2 triple play has not happened since 1955. On Sunday, Toronto’s Ryan Goins grounds a ball directly to first base. Mark Trumbo steps on the base for the force out.  From there it gets weird. Kevin Pillar initially got caught in a rundown but then a better opportunity to run down  Ezequiel Carrera was available...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sell, Sell, Sell–  The Seattle Mariners Must Get Out Now

The M’s Of 2015 Are Doomed The writing is on the wall, the fat lady has left the building, or put simply– it’s over folks.  The Seattle Mariners of 2015 are done and they are not going to the playoffs let alone the World Series either despite the expectations of almost everyone, including me. It’s time to for Jack Zduriencik and company take a long hard look in the mirror...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Call The Mariners Maid Service — It’s Time To Clean House

Big Jack, Lloyd Both Should Go Before Next Season It’s all over except the shower for the 2015 Seattle Mariners.  Hopelessly behind by double digit numbers of games to three of their division rivals with just over two months to go pretty much says it all–  the Mariners will miss the playoffs yet again. This time there will be carnage however.  Ownership cannot and should...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Facing the truth

The fan inside of me urges the Seattle Mariners to keep fighting all the way up to the end of September and try to earn a playoff spot. But the realist inside of me stares down reality and faces the truth: it’s smarter to sell and aim for a brighter future. Sure, the Mariners could still conceivably make the playoffs. With a much easier schedule in August, the Mariners could make...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners turned a bizarre 3-6-2 triple play

On Sunday, the Seattle Mariners turned a triple play that will go down as one of the most bizarre I’ve ever seen. Ryan Goins grounded to Mark Trumbo at first base. Trumbo stepped on the bag for the first out, and threw to shortstop Brad Miller. Kevin Pillar got in a rundown, and Miller eventually ignored Pillar and fired home to catcher Mike Zunino. Zunino then ran Ezequiel...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Seattle Mariners’ struggles in 2015

Just a few seasons ago, the future of the Seattle Mariners seemed so bright. With Mike Zunino, Taijuan Walker, and James Paxton, among several others, soon to make their way to Safeco Field, the Mariners seemed destined to become an AL West powerhouse in the near future. Evidently, that has not been the case as the 2015 Mariners have severely disappointed after having high expectations...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners trade rumors: Sellers or standing pat?

It was a tough road trip for the Seattle Mariners coming out of the All-Star Break, and they went 3-4 losing 2 of 3 to the Yankees and earning a split with the Tigers after an extra inning win yesterday.  While they haven’t been eliminated from the playoffs yet standing 7.5 games back of the final Wild Card spot, I can’t see them being buyers at the non-waiver trading deadline...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Where the Mariners Have Gone Wrong

The Mariners won on Thursday! That’s not uncommon. The Mariners have won a bunch of times, if you think about it. But they haven’t really strung them together. They haven’t won two games in a row since the start of the month. They haven’t won three games in a row since the last week of […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why hasn’t the Seattle Mariners given up on Dustin Ackley

When the Seattle Mariners called Dustin Ackley up to the Majors in 2011, it was expected that their second baseman of the future had arrived. The then 23-year old, Ackley, hit for a .273 batting average (.348 on-base percentage) with six home runs, seven triples, 16 doubles, drove in 36 runs, and scored another 39 while stealing six bases and posting a 3.4 WAR (wins above replacement...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Then And Now – Can The Seattle Mariners Ever Make ’95 Slide Magic Again?

This Sunday, Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 51 year-old former pitcher, known as the ‘Big Unit’, played for the Seattle Mariners from 1989 to 1998 before being traded away to Houston and then onto Arizona, where he arguably had some of the best games of his life (including pitching a perfect game at the age of 40). Nowadays he spends...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Count Seattle Out Yet

In case you haven't noticed, the American League has been fascinating this season. With a couple days off to reflect, here's one interesting viewpoint to consider: nobody in the AL can be counted out of the playoffs. Not yet. At the break, the biggest margin separating an aspiring playoff team from MLB's second wild card is eight games, a distinction belonging to the Oakland Athletics...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

108-year-old woman throws out first pitch for Mariners

The baseball trash-talk phrase “You throw like your grandma” took on a whole new meaning at Safeco Field this weekend. 108-year-old Evelyn Jones became the oldest person ever to throw out a first pitch Saturday before the Seattle Mariners’ game against the Los Angeles Angels, and scouts everywhere are raving about her major league potential. Well, not really, but even...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano dealing with stomach ailment all season

It’s been a disappointing second season in Seattle for Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, but we finally may know one of the reasons he’s struggling – Cano is reportedly dealing with acid reflux, a stomach ailment that came about when Cano was treated with antibiotics for a stomach parasite in October. Some of the details via USA Today… Cano was in the midst of...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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