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Zunino, Baker, and Sucre A Rare Combination Behind The Plate

The 2015 Seattle Mariners Spotlight One position the 2015 Seattle Mariners are not going to worry too much over is the catcher position.  The Mariners are about as deep with talented catchers in their organization as any club out there.  Together, Mike Zunino, John Baker, and Jesus Sucre are a trio that bring the best abilities in every facet of the game. Zunino has the power...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL West Top 10 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the AL West’s top 10 prospects for 2015. 1. Carlos Correa SS – Astros: Correa is not just the best prospect in the AL West, he is arguably the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano cites Seattle weather for last season’s weight gain: Report

During Robinson Cano's first season with the Mariners his stats were a little lighter than the ones he usually put up when he was with the Yankees. But they reportedly didn't coincide with the heavier numbers he put on the bathroom scale by season's end. The second baseman still put up decent numbers on the stat sheet. He was an All-Star Game starter, a Gold Glove finalist and...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Seattle Mariners Breakout With Big Seasons In 2015?

Seager Busted Out In 2014, so who’s Next? I have already said on numerous occasions that it’s very unrealistic of Seattle Mariners fans to expect their shiny new DH, Nelson Cruz, to step in and hit 40 homers in 2015.  It’s NOT going to happen, and you are fooling yourself if you believe it will.  What will happen for Cruz is 25 homers or so — maybe 30 — and a batting...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners remain crowded at shortstop, even in Triple-A

Repeatedly and reflexively, the names of Brad Miller and Chris Taylor appeared in reports about the Seattle Mariners’ offseason trade activity. The reason: Miller and Taylor both play shortstop, and there’s a good chance the Mariners will carry only one of them on the Opening Day roster. Provided the Mariners remain healthy throughout spring training — hazardous words in...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Prospect Profile: D.J. Peterson

The Seattle Mariners have a few hefty bats lurking in their minor league system. One such slugger may be ready to make an impact as soon as 2015. D.J. Peterson, the Mariners No. 2 prospect and the 49th best overall in Major League baseball, may be the most major league ready player in the Mariners fold and there could be an opening for him much sooner than later. Peterson was the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle mascot pays up on Super Bowl bet

The Seattle Mariners mascot made a bet with the Boston Red Sox’s mascot and it’s nice to know that despite losing, Mariner Moose is a good sport and has followed through with the bet since his cities football team lost the big game…. Mariner Moose is the official mascot of Seattle’s Major League Baseball team and back in January, he was pretty excited about the Super Bowl...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners LHP Elias hoping to prove himself again this spring

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Roenis Elias began spring training last February as a pitcher who had never started a game above Double-A. He wound up earning a spot with the Seattle Mariners as a surprise fifth starter and went on to win double-digit games. A lot has changed this time around, right? Well, not quite. ''There's not a lot of difference between this year and last year,'' the 26...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Prospect in Critical Condition

Seattle Mariners’ pitching prospect Victor Sanchez was relaxing in his native Venezuela last weekend, getting ready to report to minor league spring training in three weeks, when he was involved in a horrific boating accident. Reports from Venezuela have been very sketchy, but several details have emerged in the aftermath of the incident. Sanchez was reportedly enjoying a day...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Seattle Mariners will win the AL West

The Emerald City is buzzing with optimism about the Mariners’ chances in the 2015 season. After missing the playoffs by one game in 2014, the Seattle Mariners look to bounce back and make the playoffs for the first time since they won 116 games in 2001. Could this finally be the year for long-suffering Mariners fans? 1. King Felix Since Felix Hernandez made his Mariners debut...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: Seattle Mariners

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks – Another Platoon Piece For The Seattle Mariners

Last week, the Seattle Mariners added another right handed bat in former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. The Mariners and Weeks agreed to a club friendly $2 million / one year deal, with built in incentives in the unlikely event he’s used as more than a platoon against left handed pitching at the corner outfield positions or as an occasional reliever for Robinson...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Is No Longer Fat

Pitchers and catchers don’t officially report for spring training until Friday, but the good news for the Seattle Mariners is that their highly-touted catching prospect Jesus Montero appears serious about re-establishing his role with the organization. His 2014 season got off to a rocky start when he showed up for camp 40 pounds overweight. As Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

In Lineup Bolstered By Offseason Moves, Robinson Cano Can Take Seattle Mariners To New Heights

Last offseason, Robinson Cano stunned the baseball world by choosing to sign with the Seattle Mariners over re-signing with the New York Yankees. In doing so, he left the hallowed Yankees scrambling for the franchise’s new face following Derek Jeter’s impending farewell season and changed coasts relishing in the chance to bring the Mariners their first World Series title. Before...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez hospitalized after boating accident

  Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez was hospitalized in Venezuela following a boating accident. The Mariners could not comment Wednesday on Sanchez's condition, citing federal health reporting laws, but said the team was monitoring the situation. Sanchez remains in the hospital. The accident occurred Friday in the town of Carupano, the team said. Sanchez, a 20-year...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 Questions For Spring Training

We’re two weeks ago from the start of Spring Training games, and the Seattle Mariners have announced they are ready to build upon the success of 2014.  The Mariners’ latest addition is adding free agent Rickie Weeks on a one-year deal.  In doing so, Seattle adds another quality bat along with Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano, and Nelson Cruz.  It looks like the roster is pretty...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Victor Sanchez Hit By Boat, In ICU

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Mariners prospect, Victor Sanchez was hit by a boat while swimming in his native country of Venezuela. While details are murky about the incident, it is clear that Sanchez has been critically injured, and is currently in the ICU with a double skull fracture. His condition is serious, but stable. This follows a turbulent offseason that saw...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Predicting the rotation after King Felix

No 2 starter: Hisashi Iwakuma RHP Mariners All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma Over the past two years Iwakuma has been one of the most underrated players in the MLB. He made a splash in the 2013 season, finishing 3rd in the Cy Young voting. He had injury problems at the beginning of the 2014 season, but bounced back by posting 15 wins with a 3.52 ERA. He is not a flamethrower; his fastball...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners will travel 43,281 miles during 2015 season, doubling some teams

The “Curse of the West Coast” that comes with usually having to navigate much more travel and a lot more mileage affects all teams based in that particular geographical region, and the Seattle Mariners are going to feel the brunt of a brutal travel schedule pretty severely during the 2015 MLB season. According to calculations...Read More The post Mariners will travel 43,281...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #62: Nelson Cruz | OF | SEA

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! The popular narrative with Nelson Cruz is that he busted out in 2014, crushing 40 HR with at least a little luck, and now he’s heading to Safeco Field in Seattle where ballpark and...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada Could Be The Next Robinson Cano, Says NL Talent Evaluator

The hype train officially has left the station. Yoan Moncada finally is free to sign with any Major League Baseball team. The Cuban prospect has drawn rave reviews to this point, with one National League talent evaluator telling The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo he sees some similarities between Moncada and a couple of big league All-Stars. “He could be the next Robinson Cano...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #89: Kyle Seager | 3B | SEA

Good help at the hot corner is hard to come by and the Seattle Mariners know this. This past offseason they let Seager know as well, signing him to a seven-year, $100MM deal. What they’re getting is a very consistent player who just also happens to be a pretty good 5×5 fantasy guy as well. When I say consistent I mean a player who you can rely on to be in the lineup every day...
Via Baseball Professor
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Seattle Mariners

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Seattle Mariners. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mariners have awesome new alternate uniforms

The Seattle Mariners are calling back to the past with their new alternate uniforms for Sunday home games, and they are *awesome*. Introducing the #Mariners Sunday Home Alternate Uniform. pic.twitter.com/nNS8qofwYD — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 23, 2015 Well yeah, it’s just their current uniform with a different color scheme…but those stirrups are fantastic. The...
Via The Outside Corner
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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