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Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Rookie Report – Heaney, Matz and Montgomery

Andrew Heaney – Heaney debuted in the Majors last year for the Marlins, but he struggled in his 29.1 innings, allowing six home runs. So he was traded twice this offseason and ended up an Angel after being dealt to the Dodgers from Miami. Heaney’s 4.71 ERA in Triple-A this year looks bad, but he had some bad luck due to a high BABIP and low left-on-base rate. His FIP was a nice...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners To Recall INF Chris Taylor; DFA Willie Bloomquist

Wednesday night, Chris Taylor was removed from his game with the Tacoma Rainiers in AAA because of an impending recall back to the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners. It was unsure who exactly would be sent down or DFA’d at the time, but that has been cleared up Thursday morning via the Twitter page of Mariners utility-man Willie Bloomquist, thanking the Mariners for his...
Via Baseball Essential
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two seasons for Seattle Mariners’ Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners took a while to get warmed up this season.  But he’s gone from ice-cold to red-hot in a very short time. On Memorial Day, only five weeks ago, Walker had made nine starts and could have been wondering if he would get a tenth.  His record: 1-5 with a 7.33 ERA and 23 walks in only 43 1/3 innings.  He had managed only two quality starts in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Mike Montgomery and Taijuan Walker

There’s a lot of buzz about how well two members of the Mariners rotation have pitched. Those pitchers are Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery. Of the two I believe one of the breakouts has a shot at being legitimate and other looks like a fluke. Mike Montgomery In Montgomery’s last two starts he’s been fantastic – against the Royals and Padres, respectively, with two complete...
Via Baseball Professor
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Seattle Mariners: The Mariners Half Sweep the only team that hits worse than them

Mike Montgomery mowing down Padres The Mariners got the week off to a very good start, with a pair of shutout wins in sweeping the San Diego Padres.  Well, really only half a sweep as it was only 2 games but we will take what we can get.  The games were dominated by pitching although there was a bit of offense to go with it. In the first game on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery threw...
Via Seattle Side Up!
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Seattle Mariners: Mike Montgomery goes full monty– twice

In 164 minor league games, Mike Montgomery had zero complete game shutouts. In six major league games, he has two– both in his last two starts. It isn’t beginner’s luck anymore, it’s just a rookie that’s pitching well for a team that desperately needs him to. Or, as the Mariners’ twitter account puts it, it’s #MoneyMonty. Back-to-back shutouts is awfully impressive...
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Mike Montgomery A Pleasant Surprise For The Seattle Mariners

It’s been a long road to the big leagues for Mike Montgomery. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the 36th pick in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft, Montgomery toiled through 842.1 innings in three minor league systems before getting the call this year. He was packaged with Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi by the Royals in order to acquire two decent seasons of James Shields...
Via Baseball Essential
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Padres' bats stay silent, lose 7-0 to Mariners

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings to win his fifth straight start, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday. Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday. Walker (7-6) struck out seven and walked none. The 22-year-old...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Hisashi Iwakuma Leaves Rehab Start In AAA Tacoma With Blister

Coming in to 2015, the Mariners had a good five-man rotation, one of the best in the league in 2014. Seattle could afford to let Chris Young who had revitalized his career in Seattle go. The only decision that needed be made was Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias, which Walker ended up winning out of Spring Training. If there was one reason for concern, Seattle seemed to be a bit lacking...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez's house is for sale, and it's pretty great

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has listed his West Bellevue, Washington house for sale. As you'd expect, it's an extraordinarily gorgeous 10,400 square foot estate with a theater, five bedrooms, and a fancy pool, among other amenities fit for one of the game's best pitchers. The Puget Sound Business Journal has a gallery of images from the house up on its site, and it's worth...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Zunino adjusting, learning from Edgar Martinez's influence

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has struggled thus far in the major leagues becoming the hitter the M's believe he can be - but he's doing better lately. His mini-resurgence comes right after the club hired Edgar Martinez as its new hitting instructor, indicating that his presence may be helping the young catcher mature as a hitter.  Greg Johns of detailed Zunino's...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mariners consider a reunion with Ichiro?

With the Seattle Mariners struggling, entering play Monday 34-42 - just a game better than the last-place Oakland Athletics - many think the club should be considering upgrades ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times is one of those individuals advocating for change, and his suggestion in a new column is especially intriguing: bringing back...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano dons catcher’s mask after getting hit by ball in dugout (vid)

Robinson Cano fortunately avoided suffering a concussion after he was plunked in the head by an errant baseball while hanging in the dugout during Saturday’s tilt between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels.  And he demonstrated a pretty good sense of humor regarding the entire incident by jokingly donning a catcher’s mask in the...Read More The post Robinson Cano dons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Isn’t Just Aging

The Mariners have not gotten the production they were expecting from Robinson Cano so far. I know, bold statement. Surely the Mariners prepared themselves for paying Cano handsomely well into his decline years, giving him $240 million over ten years starting with his age-31 season. Still, nobody could have anticipated the steep drop in total […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street only wants to pitch in save opportunities

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street has pitched in the majors for 11 seasons for four different seasons. He’s been a Capital C Closer in all of those seasons for all of those teams. Needless to say, he’s been around the block and is very comfortable in his role as he approaches 300 career saves. During Friday’s Angels-Mariners game, Seattle manager Lloyd...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Robinson Cano Wears Catcher's Mask in the Dugout After Getting Hit in the Head the Day Before

The baseball dugout is supposed to be the place where players are safe during a baseball game, but that wasn't the case for Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano during Saturday's game with the Angels. An errant ball came flying in and gave him a nasty welt on the side of his head. He didn't have a concussion, so he wasn't held out of Sunday's game.He was not going to take any chances...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Gutierrez, Rodney back from hiatus

The Mariners won’t see the 2009 version of Franklin, but Gutierrez can still be an asset the team In 2009, Franklin Gutierrez had a tremendous season in Seattle, and Mariners fans thought of him as the centerfielder of the future. He had a .283/.339/.425 slash line while playing stellar defense in the outfield, adding up to a 6.6 WAR for that season. Gutierrez was supposed to...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cano leaves game after being hit in head

Robinson Cano left Saturday’s Angels-Mariners game after being hit in the head between innings. The Angels were warming up defensively prior to the start of the seventh inning and someone sailed a throw over first baseman Albert Pujols’ head. The ball went into the Mariners’ dugout and nailed Cano in the head. The Mariners second...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: An Open Letter to Howard Lincoln, CEO

Howard Lincoln sitting in a press conference with Jack Z Howard, Howard, Howard. Can I call you Howie? HoLo? No? Ok, Howard it will be. My name is Matt Piage, Baseball Editor and member of the Seattle fan base who have watched and lamented the Mariners during most of your tenure as CEO of the team. We’ve watched with pained expressions as you made media gaffe after media gaffe...
Via Seattle Side Up!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin Gutierrez returns, but Mariners need much more

If you were watching Wednesday’s Mariners-Royals game, caught some highlights or checked the boxscore, you may have done a double take when you saw Franklin Gutierrez’s name. And that would have been completely understandable. The 32-year-old outfielder hasn’t played in the major leagues since Sept. 27, 2013, and it seemed as if we might never see him play another MLB...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners release Rickie Weeks

After being designated for assignment last week, Rickie Weeks was released by the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Weeks posted a .167 batting average with two home runs and nine runs batted in through 37 games this season for Seattle. The Mariners signed the 32-year-old to a one-year, $2 million contract in the offseason with the hopes of using him in a utility role. As it turned out...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez's son brings the heat on ceremonial first pitch (Video)

The Seattle Mariners celebrated Father's Day by letting players' kids take part in the ceremonial first pitch. Hisashi Iwakuma, Seth Smith, Jesus Sucre and Felix Hernandez stood behind home plate as their children threw them the first pitches.Felix Hernandez' son Jeremy ended up stealing the show with a solid fastball to his dad, displaying some impressive skill. Keep an eye on...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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