MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Venditte delivers in Mariners debut

Ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte shined in his Mariners debut on Monday, allowing one run on one hit with five strikeouts in a three-inning stint.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

Rangers jump on Iwakuma, Mariners early

The Rangers scored five runs in the first three innings on Monday, and Yu Darvish struck out nine and allowed three runs as Texas rolled past the Mariners. Adam Lind knocked in a run for Seattle, but Hisashi Iwakuma allowed five runs in three innings.
Via Mariners.com
10 hours ago

Game 131, Mariners at Rangers

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Yu Darvish, 5:05pm A week after facing Masahiro Tanaka, Hisashi Iwakuma once again takes the hill opposite a superstar countryman. Yu Darvish missed most of the year recuperating from the Tommy John surgery that he had shortly before the 2015 season, and his absence is one reason why the Rangers have some strange pitching stats on the year. No team in the...
Via USS Mariner
13 hours ago

Left out: Mariners scuffling against southpaws

The Mariners have struggled against left-handed pitching in 2016. Going into Monday's series opener against the Rangers, the Mariners were 20-28 against southpaw starters compared to 48-34 against righties.
Via Mariners.com
13 hours ago

Hisashi Iwakuma’s 2017 Option Likely To Vest

Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma quietly surpassed 162 innings last week in a start against the Yankees, meaning he has now crossed the minimum innings threshold for his 2017 club option to vest at $14MM. However, MLBTR has learned that Iwakuma’s contract also stipulates that he must finish the season without incurring a specific injury, so while he’s now likely to see...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 hours ago

Reaction: Disappointment in the Windy City, Mariners losing ground in Wild Card race

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) With an opportunity to make ground on the Wild Card, the Seattle Mariners booted a great chance against a reeling Chicago White Sox team.  By losing 3 of 4 games vs the Chi Sox, the True to the Blue Mariners have been leapfrogged by the Detroit Tigers in a very crowded playoff race.  At this point, the M’s will need to get back to winning series if they...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

September Call-Ups – Will The Seattle Mariners Add Vogelbach?

With September 1st right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams will have the opportunity to add players from their respective 40-man rosters. It’s an exciting time of year for baseball enthusiasts – especially with your favorite team in the playoff hunt. The Seattle Mariners already brought up hard-throwing reliever Dan Altivalla who touched 100 mph with his fastball...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Mariners put RHP Wilhelmsen on DL; add relief pitchers

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms and added depth to their bullpen. Right-hander Dan Altavilla was selected from Double-A Jackson and Pat Venditte, who throws with either hand, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Seattle also recalled...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners make flurry of roster moves

The Seattle Mariners will play Game Two of their series versus the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, but not before making some moves. The M’s have selected infielder Dae-Ho Lee from Triple-A Tacoma, recalled relief pitcher Pat Venditte from the same affiliate, and have selected right-handed pitcher Dan Altavilla from Double-A Jackson. And, in another series […] The post Mariners...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Mariners option Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners came away with a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, but one member of the club was demoted following the victory in the Windy City Left fielder Norichika “Nori” Aoki was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times. The only action Aoki saw […] The post Mariners option Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

It’s time for the Mariners to DFA Adam Lind

The Mariners' goofy, lovable first baseman is also the Mariners' very bad first baseman, and it's time for him to be the Mariners' former first baseman. Writing this kind of post is among my least favorite things about this job, so I am going to try and be succinct. The decision to trade Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki, and Freddy Peralta to Milwaukee for Adam Lind was a perfectly...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

Seattle Mariners lose ground in Wild Card chase

It’s been a string of bad luck for the Seattle Mariners, and it’s not coming at an opportune time for their playoff chances.  After a win on Monday at home against the Yankees, Seattle pulled within one game of the Baltimore Orioles for the final Wild Card spot.  Three straight losses later, and the Mariners find themselves three games back and passed in the standings by the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zunino and Player Development

Appreciate current success by remembering failures of the past. As bossman Nathan wrote earlier this week, Mike Zunino has made some pretty severe adjustments and turned himself into one hell of a baseball player. Zunino was rushed through the minors, showed some flashes early, and then struggled under the supposedly watchful eye of Jack Z and the former front office. Zunino had...
Via Lookout Landing
4 days ago

A Yankees rookie is already being compared to Babe Ruth

Gary Sanchez has impressed just about everyone since his since call-up earlier this month. And that includes the Seattle Mariners, who intentionally walked him twice on Wednesday.The intentional passes came after Sanchez homered in the first inning and doubled in the fifth. That kind of respect for a guy who has played a grand total of 21 major-league games is nearly unheard of,...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Mariners activate Paxton off DL to start; LeBlanc cut

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have activated left-hander James Paxton following a stint on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised elbow. Paxton was scheduled to start Thursday night's game at the Chicago White Sox, his first appearance since he took a line drive off his left elbow Aug. 7. The Mariners opened a roster spot by designating left-hander Wade LeBlanc for assignment...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle’s Newest Phenom Is Keeping The Mariners In The Postseason Race

In May, the Seattle Mariners’ front office announced that they were going to begin converting top pitching prospect Edwin Diaz from a starter to a reliever. This was somewhat of a controversial move at the time, as it seemingly diminished the value of the 22-year-old Diaz, the Mariners’ reigning minor-league Starting Pitcher of the Year the last two seasons. With his ability...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez leads Mariners past Brewers 8-2

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers their sixth straight loss.Hernandez (8-4) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out eight and walking one to improve to 4-0 in seven starts since coming off the disabled list...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. to be guest analyst on first Mariners home game on ESPN since 2011

Fresh off his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr. is going to be doing some TV work, and covering the Seattle Mariners to boot. ESPN announced Thursday that Griffey will be a guest analyst in the booth for the entire broadcast of the Mariners-Yankees game this coming Tuesday. Here are more details from the release: Hall of Famer and 13-time MLB All-Star Ken...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Detroit Tigers that have played in at least 3 All-Star Games

26 players in the history of the Detroit Tigers have appeared in three or more All-Star Games while with the team. How many of these All-Star Tigers can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games-Position/Years active with team
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners right back in playoff hunt

The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.  For the Seattle Mariners, that cliché means they’re right back in the thick of the American League playoff race.  After what could’ve been a season derailing loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball where the Cubs rallied from down 6-0 to win 7-6 in 12 innings, the Mariners were a mere one game over .500 at 52-51. ...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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