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Jerry Dipoto Discusses Mariners’ Deadline Approach

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto says that he’s not interested in acting as a seller at the deadline, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports. Though the GM intends to “look into everything, that doesn’t mean he’ll consider parting with any major pieces from the major league roster. “We’re not going to rip this thing down,” said Dipoto in a statement that would seem to...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager is baseball’s unsung hero

There are five unquestioned superstars who currently ply their trade at third base in the major leagues. Josh Donaldson is the reigning American League MVP; Kris Bryant was last year’s Rookie of the Year, and may claim MVP honors in the National League this November; Manny Machado is probably the best player under 25 not […] The post Kyle Seager is baseball’s unsung hero appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Mariners fans thrilled to see Griffey in Hall

The ceremonies were over, the speeches done and the crowds thinned out Monday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But the buzz over Ken Griffey Jr.'s induction? That will linger for some time with baseball fans thrilled to see The Kid taking his place in Cooperstown.
Via Mariners.com
19 hours ago

Mariners scouting report: Art Warren shouldn’t be written off

Bakersfield, Calif. — Drafted by the Seattle Mariners last summer in the 23rd round out of Ashland University in Ohio, right-handed pitcher Art Warren overachieved in 2015 with Low-A Clinton. In 14 starts in the Midwest League, he was 9-1 with a stellar 2.19 ERA, and good peripherals (1.20 WHIP, 55 strikeouts to 18 walks) over […] The post Mariners scouting report: Art Warren...
Via Today's Knuckleball
20 hours ago

Edwin Díaz Is Right Where He Belongs

agents of chaos care not for your schedules When the Mariners decided to move Edwin Díaz to the bullpen, the move was met with—well, let’s call it “not universal acceptance.” Fan reluctance was understandable; Díaz was the one bit of true glitter in the tarnished tiara of the team’s pitching prospects. Yet while Díaz might have been a decent starter, he has the potential...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

What to expect from Dan Vogelbach and Paul Blackburn

The Mariners are bringing sexy 'Bach to the lineup while adding some depth to the pitching side of things Unless you were off on a week-long hike through the Alaskan wilderness to find yourself, you're very aware that the Mariners have landed 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for Mike Montgomery. Losing Montgomery stings; he was a cheap and...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

White Sox refused to tip Mariners’ clubhouse attendants in protest of new policy

It’s been quite an interesting few days for Chicago White Sox in regard to clubhouse-related stories. By now you likely know of White Sox ace Chris Sale being sent home on Saturday — on a day he was supposed to start — and then being suspended five days by the organization, after literally cutting up throwback uniforms so that the team couldn’t wear them. And now, we have...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reaction: Mariners take series versus potent Jays

image courtesy of seattletimes.com Your Seattle Mariners (50-48) went into Toronto and faced an extremely powerful offense in the Blue Jays (55-44) and came out ahead winning 2 of 3 in the series.  The wining weekend would see the Mariners offense explode on Saturday and the induction of a legend into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jul 22     @            Toronto ...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

Slip costs Miley in otherwise strong start

Mariners starter Wade Miley made one mistake on Sunday afternoon, and it proved to be the difference in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Gutierrez (neck) a late scratch from lineup

Franklin Gutierrez was scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays in right field, but a neck issue forced Mariners manager Scott Servais to make a late lineup change.
Via Mariners.com
2 days ago

Mariners place Ketel Marte on DL, call up David Rollins

Friday night, the Seattle Mariners announced that starting shortstop Ketel Marte was bound for the disabled list with mononucleosis. Saturday morning, the corresponding roster move was revealed: left-handed relief pitcher David Rollins has been recalled from Triple-A. .@Mariners recall LHP David Rollins from Triple-A Tacoma, place INF Ketel Marte (mononucleosis) on 15-day DL (retro...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Mariners SS Marte has mono, is headed for disabled

TORONTO (AP) Seattle Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Mariners recalled infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. He replaces left-hander Mike Montgomery, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Marte complained of a sore throat following Sunday's loss to Houston...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners first-round draft pick to miss rest of season

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday that minor league outfielder Kyle Lewis, the team's first-round draft pick in 2016, injured his knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Lewis, 21, a two-time Southern Conference player of the year at Mercer, was the 11th overall pick in last month's draft. He was injured Tuesday in a collision at home plate while...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Blakney gives overly enthusiastic strike two call

It’s not uncommon to see a Major League Baseball umpire with an emphatic motion to signal strike three. Some have their own signature moves. On Sunday, Ryan Blakney gave an overly enthusiastic call for a strike that wasn’t the third one. With a two ball, one strike count during the top of the fifth inning of a game between the Astros and Mariners, Mike Montgomery delivered a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Buyers or Sellers?

Simply put for the Seattle Mariners, last week can be summed up as it could’ve gone a lot better.  The Mariners played a lot of close games in their seven game road trip before the All-Star break but ended up going 2-5.  That put them at 45-44 at the Break, the 2nd time in the last seven seasons Seattle has been over .500 at the All-Star Break.  The second half begins, and up...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Tough road before All-Star Break

The Seattle Mariners have reminded us with their recent play the baseball season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.  They rebounded from losing six straight on the road, where they were previously invincible, to go 7-2 on their recent home stand that included a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a four game sweep of the A.L. East leading Baltimore Orioles.  Even...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Baseball Names Before and After

The following pairings ask you to identify two MLB players of note who share a common name. But here’s the novelty of it: The answer to the first part of the clue will have a last name that overlaps with the first name of the second half of the clue. Can you identify the Before and After pairing? Non baseball example: David Bowie's lost astronaut meets Forrest Gump actor? Answer...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners have their (SODO) Mojo back

After what was a horrid month of June, the Seattle Mariners gladly turned the calendar a page and completed a four game sweep of the first place Orioles over the weekend. Just like that, the team is four games over .500 and is tied with the Houston Astros for second place in the AL West. If they keep up this pace headed into the All Star Break, they’ll find themselves in great...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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