MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marte's 'outstanding' D helps Karns get W

Right-hander Nathan Karns has benefitted from strong run support in his early going with the Mariners, but Monday it was several defensive gems by young shortstop Ketel Marte that helped Karns notch his third straight victory as Seattle topped the A's, 4-3.
Via Mariners.com
11 hours ago

Mariners back Karns with enough offense in 4-3 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night. Nelson Cruz added three hits, and Chris Iannetta and Adam Lind drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won five straight at the Oakland Coliseum. Nathan Karns (3-1) gave up three runs...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cano fuels Mariners' 12-hit attack to edge A's

Robinson Cano notched three hits and scored two runs, helping the Mariners spoil a two-homer night from Khris Davis in a 4-3, series-opening victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Monday night.
Via Mariners.com
13 hours ago

Mariners vs A’s: M’s Head to Oaktown to Take Arms of the East Bay

Jul 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits a single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The Seattle Mariners (13-11) are fresh off of winning 5 series in a row. The question is will they be able to keep it up against the Oakland Athletics (13-13)? Oakland...
Via Seattle Side Up!
18 hours ago

Joe Wieland Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster

Mariners clear space on the 40 man by outrighting Joe Wieland's contract to Tacoma The Mariners cleared space on their 40-man roster today by outrighting Joe Wieland's contract to Triple-A Tacoma; he has already passed through waivers. If the last two clauses are confusing, don't worry, only the first part is important. The Mariners now have 39 players on the roster, which gives...
Via Lookout Landing
19 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Are About To Finally Establish A Winning Culture

It’s Mariners season and for the first time since 2009, the team is currently over .500 to start the month of April! If you haven’t been paying attention to this team, then maybe you should be. “I wouldn’t stray too far from the SEA sports scene today…”  What exactly did Brock Huard, college football analyst and radio host of the Brock and Salk show, mean by this cryptic...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

The Seattle Mariners And Winning In April – Can You Believe It?

Sound the bells! Pop the corks! If you’ve got fireworks, set those bad boys off! The Seattle Mariners have a winning record in April for the first time in seven years. In 2009, Seattle finished April with a 13-9 record, but that was a while ago. While that record is a couple of games better than we finished the opening month of the season this year, it’s still great to see a...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Reaction: Mariners Win 5th Series in a Row, M’s Pitching Stymies the Royals

The Seattle Mariners (13-10) pitching stonewalled the Champs. The Kansas City Royals (12-11) were shut out for two straight games unable to get anywhere against Felix Hernandez and oddly enough Wade Miley.  Taking games one (1-0) and two (6-0) off of shutouts, the M’s were finally stopped on Sunday with a 4-1 loss. In the driver’s seat The Mariners are tied for first place...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

13-11: Chart

The Mariners drop the final game of the series to the Royals, 4-1. A complimentary Flaming Moe: Dad Smith (.068 WPA) Johnny Calhoun's This Things I Believe (sic): Taijuan Walker (-.125 WPA) Jerry's Equation: (Mariners hitters BB 3 + Mariners pitcher K 12) - (Royals pitcher BB 3 + Royals hitter K 12) = big flat nothin
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

The excitement and concerns of the Mariners' April

In a month of baseball that has Seattle considering whether it's ready to love again, the staff breaks down a few of the most exciting and concerning elements of the season's first stretch. The Mariners have just wrapped up, by far, their most successful April of the decade. The team is 13-10. Mariner pitchers have the second best FIP in the American League, fourth highest K%, and...
Via Lookout Landing
2 days ago

Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

SEATTLE (AP) Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals' fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip. Miley (2-2) struck out four and walked none for his second...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals one-hit the Mariners -- and lose 1-0

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez tied Jamie Moyer's franchise record for career victories at 145 in the Seattle Mariners' 1-0 victory over Kansas City on Friday night, the Royals' fourth straight loss.Seth Smith provided the only run -- and the only hit -- for the Mariners, leading off the sixth inning with a home run to right off Royals starter Kris Medlen (1-2).Hernandez (2-2), in his...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes Taijuan Walker

You’ve read articles like this before. That’s because Taijuan Walker has been a somebody for years, and we’ve all been waiting for him to kick it up. When you know a player is already hyped, you’re predisposed to think the most of any encouraging performances. It’s a bias, is what it is, leading observers to get ahead of themselves. I think, in the past, it’s been easy...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will try to snap road losing streak in Seattle

Felix Hernandez broke a franchise record in his latest start but didn't get enough support to match a second.The Seattle Mariners' ace tries again to tie Jamie Moyer's wins mark as the Mariners welcome the Kansas City Royals to Safeco Field on Friday night.Hernandez surpassed Randy Johnson's team strikeout record Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, finishing with 2,166, but...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ketel Marte Starting To Find His Niche For Seattle

The Seattle Mariners have been on a hot streak as of late, and with hot streaks come players starting to click. That label sums up Ketel Marte perfectly. The Mariners’ shortstop is currently riding a six-game hitting streak which includes three hits in each of the last two games. To add to that, Marte has seen his batting average rise 100 points up to .288 in just a matter of...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Majority stake of Seattle Mariners sold to John Stanton Group

The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday announced that a 90 percent stake in the team has been sold by Nintendo of America, the team’s majority ownership group, to a group led by current minority owner John Stanton.   Nintendo of America plans to sell a majority of its interest in the #Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With new gaming console coming, Nintendo bows out of Seattle Mariners’ ownership

Hours after announcing its plans to release a new console in 2017, Nintendo is stepping away from its majority ownership of the Seattle Mariners after 24 years, the team announced Wednesday. The Mariners announced the decision on their Twitter account hours before Seattle takes on the Houston Astros. According to the team, Nintendo will retain 10 percent of the franchise while...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nintendo is selling its majority ownership of the Mariners

It's been a busy day for Nintendo. The video game company announced earlier Wednesday that its new NX console will debut in 2017 and then dropped a real bombshell: Nintendo of America is selling a majority of its ownership in the Seattle Mariners.The company plans to retain a 10 percent stake in the team while the rest will be sold to other members of the current ownership group...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln To Step Down

According to multiple reports out of Seattle, Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln will be stepping down. The news was first reported by Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle. Major breaking news. Sources say major shakeup at Mariners ownership with Howard Lincoln retiring. Not confirmed by team. — Mike Salk, 710 ESPN (@TheMikeSalk) April 27, 2016 Lincoln has been in his position since...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez Makes Record Comeback After Illness

The weekend has been a mixed ride for starting pitcher Felix Hernandez; having initially missed out on the game against the Angels Friday night due to a suspected flu bug, the 30 year old then came back Saturday and smashed a Mariners club record. When the news hit Friday that Hisashi Iwakuma would replace the pitcher that evening, all speculation was focused to whether the seasoned...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Place RHP Joaquin Benoit On DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, the team announced Monday afternoon. With a spot open on the 25-man roster, right-handed reliever Mayckol Guaipe was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. The move is retroactive to April 22. Benoit was first diagnosed with shoulder problems about two weeks...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners crush it on the road to claw back to .500

For the Seattle Mariners, it’s been a strange three weeks.  The Mariners dropped their first five home games, and they stand at 1-5 at home.  Not the best of starts to be sure, so with a nine game cross country road trip on the horizon, it looked like a slow start was going to take place for the Seattle Mariners.  However, the Mariners won all three road series against the Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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