MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

O'Neill, Unsworth to rep Mariners in Futures Game

Outfielder Tyler O'Neill and right-hander Dylan Unsworth, both members of the Mariners' Double-A Jackson affiliate, were named Tuesday to the World Team roster for the upcoming 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego.
Via Mariners.com
1 hour ago

Karns moving to Mariners' bullpen

With Wade Miley coming off the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday and newly acquired veteran Wade LeBlanc throwing well in his debut last week, the Mariners are moving right-hander Nathan Karns into the bullpen, manager Scott Servais said Tuesday.
Via Mariners.com
2 hours ago

Felix returns to mound work in rehab

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw about 25 pitches in the bullpen prior to Tuesday night's game against the Pirates, his first time throwing off a mound since going on the 15-day disabled list four weeks ago with a strained right calf.
Via Mariners.com
2 hours ago

Karns to Bullpen

More Room to Set Up the Karnsival There Anyway Today brought news that embattled starter Nate Karns is being moved to the bullpen. Taijuan Walker will avoid the DL—that gentle breeze you just felt is the relieved exhale of Mariners fans across the city—and make the start on Thursday, while recently acquired Wade LeBlanc will go on Friday. This is a good move because: Real...
Via Lookout Landing
3 hours ago

Series Preview: Mariners (38-38) vs. Pirates (37-40)

It's a battle on the high seas as the Mariners host the Pirates for a quick two-game series. At a Glance: Tuesday, June 28 | 7:10 pm Away Team vs. Home Team Pirates Mariners LHP Jon Niese RHP Hisashi Iwakuma 42% 58% Wednesday, June 29 | 7:10 pm Away Team vs. Home Team Pirates Mariners RHP Jameson...
Via Lookout Landing
10 hours ago

Building a better Mariners

With the season's first two months a distant memory, it's time for to re-examine the best way to put together this roster. After beginning the month at 30-21, the Mariners have gone 8-17 in June, plummeted out of the AL West lead, both Wild Cards, and find themselves in third place in their division. This kind of free fall is never as simple as one failing player, one broken roster...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Cardinals outfielder takes off his hat to block sun while making a catch

Seattle's Chris Iannetta launched a deep fly ball to center field in the seventh inning of Sunday's Cardinals-Mariners game, the sun was at the perfect angle to make St. Louis outfilelder Tommy Pham's job that much harder.Pham was wearing sunglasses, but to help see the ball he took off his hat and held it above his head to block the sun all while running from his starting position...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reaction: Mariners fight to get back to .500, take the series from the Cardinals

image courtesy of sports.mynorthwest.com   The Seattle Mariners (38-38) needed to get back on the winning side of the ledger after a horrific June. The St. Louis Cardinals presented quite the challenge, but the M’s would pull out 2 of 3 games this weekend.  And while the wins were close, it was important for the character of this team to come away with wins. St. Louis            ...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

A fan in Seattle ran through the outfield in the middle of a play

Usually when a "fan" decides to run out onto the field during a baseball game, the television cameras make sure not to show them -- the thought being that giving them air time only encourages other would-be fame-seekers.During the Seattle Mariners 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, one fan found a way around that tactic. Or through it really.In the fifth inning, a...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals can't overcome rough start, lose 5-4 to Mariners

SEATTLE -- Dae-Ho Lee drove in two runs and Leonys Martin had three hits to help Nathan Karns get his first win in almost a month as the Seattle Mariners beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday night.Karns (6-2) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings for his first victory since May 30, and Steve Cishek got the last three outs for his 17th save of the season.The Mariners...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Outfielder Boog Powell Tagged with 80 Game Suspension

With the Seattle Mariners already in a total tailspin, they received more bad news Thursday evening when minor-league outfielder Boog Powell was suspended 80 games for use of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. Powell was a member of the Mariners 40-man roster, and was the Tacoma Rainiers’ starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. In 64 games Powell was slashing .270/.326/.359...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizzling Cards will face injury-plagued Mariners pitching staff

SEATTLE -- Two teams heading in different directions take the field for a three-game interleague series when the Seattle Mariners host the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Friday.St. Louis appears ready to make a move in the National League Central, while Seattle could be falling out of the race in the American League West.The Cardinals (38-33) went into Thursday's off day on a high...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Facing a Crossroads

The American League West has been the home for hot teams this month. The Texas Rangers are trying to run away with the division with a record of 47-26 and hold a 10-game lead going into Thursday. The Houston Astros have found their groove and have leap frogged the Seattle Mariners for second place in the division. Not much needs to be written about the Rangers or Astros at the moment...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners continue to slide down the standings

After what was a dream start, the Seattle Mariners have plummeted back to earth. Remember when the team was 1½ games up on Texas and sitting a whopping ten games over .500? That was on May 26th. In the 26 days that have passed, the M’s have gone 8-16. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers have won 24 of their last 30, and that game-and-a-half lead has turned into a 9 ½ game deficit. I’m...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee drills TV camera lens with line drive

Television cameras are expensive, so getting a baseball lined at one can be costly for the owner of the equipment. Dae-Ho Lee of the Seattle Mariners nearly obliterated the lens of one during Thursday's game as he lined a ball directly at the camera. It made for a cool yet terrifying shot and an extremely loud noise, which surely frightened the guy operating it. Fortunately, it...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: James Paxton Refulgent Pitching Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Offense Is Both Good and Endearingly Quirky

To begin with a gross oversimplification of a maddeningly complex sport, there are two ways to win a baseball game: score runs and prevent runs. Those two acts inform the predictive significance of run differentials and Pythagorean record and represent the reason I enjoy perusing leaderboards to see which teams are currently the best at run generation and prevention. We’re at...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners draft pick player profile: Kyle Lewis

  It’s the words any aspiring athlete wants to hear: With the (select realistic draft pick for yourself, don’t get too cocky now) pick in the draft, the (insert desired team here) select *dramatic pause* YOU! For newest member of the Seattle Mariners Short-A affiliate Everett Aquasox (Neighboring hometown shout out!) Kyle Lewis, these words were finally said and his career...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona WR Griffey, son of Hall of Famer, selected by Mariners

Trey Griffey is a big-time collegiate athlete, but he is not following in his famous father’s footsteps. The son of former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds superstar Ken Griffey Jr. plays wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats, recording 56 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns through his first three years. He hung up his bat and glove years ago to focus on football, but...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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