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Unlocking James Paxton

Theory: the Mariners want to be good soon. I haven’t talked about that with anyone in the industry, so I might be way off, but it’s the assumption I’m going to work with. Another assumption follows: if the Mariners want to be good soon, they probably figure James Paxton could and should be a part of it. The Mariners, probably, want Paxton to become a major contributor as soon...
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners interested in Marcell Ozuna

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Seattle Mariners are attempting to make a move for Marcell Ozuna. The #Mariners are working on a trade to acquire #Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, according to MLB sources. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 25, 2015 Ozuna would fill the hole the Mariners currently have in right field. This […]
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano opens RC22 DREAM School in Dominican Republic

Last week, Robinson Cano found his name in the news after Andy Van Slyke ripped him, saying he got the general manager, hitting coach, manager and coaching staff of the Mariners fired. This week, Cano was in the news for something much more positive in nature. On Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the above pictured RC22 DREAM School. According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: A new Catcher, Robbie Cano dissatisfied(?), and more

New Mariners Catcher, Chris Ianetta A new Catcher The Mariners, desperately thin at Catcher, signed former LA Angel (of Santa Monica), Chris Ianetta. The 32 year old, Ianetta is a 10 year veteran who should help the young and struggling Mike Zunino out. More known for defense than offense, last year, Ianetta hit .188 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games. He has signed a 1...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners DFA 2011 No. 2 overall pick Danny Hultzen

The Seattle Mariners new GM Jerry Dipoto all but promised that changes were afoot in his introductory press conference: "The lineup needs to be a little longer, the rotation needs to be a little deeper, the bullpen needs to have more layers than it presently has.” Of those changes is Friday's report that the team has designated pitcher Danny Hultzen for assignment. Hultzen was...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

M's acquire Sardinas from Brewers, designate Hultzen for assignment

Luis Sardinas will fill a utility infielder role with Seattle. Mike McGinnis Getty Images North AmericaMILWAUKEE -- New Brewers general manager David Stearns made a trade for the third consecutive day, dealing infielder Luis Sardinas to the Seattle Mariners on Friday for outfielder Ramon Flores.Sardinas, 22, was acquired by Milwaukee in January as part of the swap that sent pitcher...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Van Slyke: Robinson Cano ‘cost people their jobs’

Former Seattle Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke ripped into Robinson Cano during an interview with St. Louis’ CBS Sports Radio 920 Thursday. Among other things, the former first-base coach criticized Cano’s impotence in the batter’s box and faulted him for the downfall of the organization as a whole. Brent Strecker of ESPN 710 in Seattle transcribed portions of the interview that...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Status Quo Is No Mo’ – Seattle Mariners Offseason Update, Part One

It’s certainly been a busy week for our vaunted protagonists, the Seattle Mariners. After the trade that netted Nate Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser for Brad Miller, Logan Morrison and Danny Farquhar, the team made two more deals that should put them in a much better position come Opening Day 2016. As the new front office continues to wheel and/or deal, we’ll keep tabs on the moves...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners find their center fielder

If you were to click on Jerry Dipoto’s hypothetical profile, there is no doubt he would be seeking women “who are highly motivated and want to engage in a serious relationship quickly.” Forgive me. I know that was terribly cheesy, but, to avoid sounding redundant, I had to find a new way to get the point across that Dipoto is not a fan of wasting time, as he...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To Seattle, Leonys Martin!

In the last week or so, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people wondering what to make of all these trades we’ve seen in such a short amount of time, and it really has been a busy first couple of weeks for new General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Firstly, let’s all give a hearty welcome to new Mariners, Leonys Martin, Joaquim Benoit, Anthony Bass, Boog Powel, Nathan Karns...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners faces: Is Nate Karns the missing piece?

Aug 19, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Karns (51) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Mariners just got another solid, young arm to add to an already prestigious rotation. Nathan Karns is just the kind of pitcher to help break the longest...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Send Tom Wilhelmsen for Leonys Martin

The Mariners needed a center fielder after they sent Brad Miller and Austin Jackson packing over the past year. They had an extra reliever, maybe, after they acquired Joaquin Benoit from the Padres last week. And, even given all the flaws in their new (probably platoon) center fielder, it’s hard not to like such a low-risk, high-reward move. Even if you value relievers highly....
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

More New Friends – Meet Your New Seattle Mariners

Although the MLB offseason has officially begun, it doesn’t exactly feel like the stove is terribly hot. Those free agents who had the qualifying offer extended to them still haven’t let their respective teams know whether or not they’ll accept them (outside of Colby Rasmus, who will return to the Houston Astros after becoming the first player to ever accept the QO). The most...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Making sense of latest Seattle Mariners transactions, rumors

Jerry Dipoto is continuing to prove that if the Seattle Mariners miss the playoffs yet again, it won’t be due to a lack of effort from the GM. Here we are, a measly ten days into the MLB offseason, and Dipoto has already made two major trades, re-signed a sneaky-good outfielder from last season, and been rumored to be in trade and free agent discussions about/with various position...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees and Mariners have had Brett Gardner talks

The Yankees and Mariners have engaged in trade talks centering around Brett Gardner, according to a New York Post report. The Post’s Joel Sherman says that Gardner has long been a favorite of Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto, and Yankees GM Brian Cashman is open to moving anyone for the right price in the name of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

General manager Jerry Dipoto on the Mariners' new direction

Jerry Dipoto has a plan. Importantly, he also has the autonomy to implement it. Free from the shackles of Anaheim, he’s now able to do his own thing, with his own people, in Seattle. That’s good news for Mariners’ fans. Dipoto is doing more than simply replacing Jack Zduriencik as Seattle’s general manager. He’s enacting philosophical change. The erstwhile Angels GM is...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr — A Seattle Mariners Hall Of Fame Lock

The Hall Is Calling Junior The official Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot was released this week and it’s the first time we get to see a huge Seattle Mariners icon listed on it–  Ken Griffey Jr. As far as hall of fame resume’s go, it’s pretty hard to beat the one Junior put up in 22 major league seasons.  Here’s a glimpse at some of his no brainer, hall of fame...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle wants Mr. September? Great. But if all you do is trade with the Mariners, do you become the Mariners?

Joel Sherman - currently lead hamster on the treadmill at the GM toga party in Boca - says our old friends, the Mariners, are kicking the Goodyears on Brett Gardner. A year ago, no Yankee fan in captivity would let Gardy go yardy. Now, it's, "Who da we git?" Aside from Luis Severino and the performance artist who pretends to be Randy Levine's hair, there's nobody we wouldn't happily...

Seattle Mariners: Spring Training schedule released

The Seattle Mariners begin Spring Training and the tentative schedule is finally available!  Always one of the more exciting sports vacations for baseball fans, Cactus League baseball is around the corner and set to take place in the Valley of the Sun, in Arizona. 2016 Tentative Schedule Other key dates: February 19 – Pitchers and catchers report February 20 – Pitchers and...
Via Seattle Side Up!
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Manny Acta hired as Mariners third base coach

ESPN is losing one of its MLB analysts, as former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta is heading back to the majors. Acta has reportedly been hired as the new third base coach of the Seattle Mariners. Sources: Manny Acta will be the new third base coach for the Seattle Mariners. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 9, 2015 Acta joined ESPN before the 2013 season, and...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Seattle Mariners Have a Successful Season?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking you through all 30 MLB teams, discussing their positives and negatives from the year that was. Regardless of how lopsided it may get, we will stay the course and ultimately determine whether or not their 2015 efforts resulted in a successful season. The last year the Seattle Mariners were in the playoffs was 2001: Ichiro’s rookie (and...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Varitek interviewed for Mariners’ manager job

Jason Varitek apparently is interested in reuniting with the organization he began his career with. Varitek recently interviewed with the Seattle Mariners for their open managerial position, according to multiple reports.’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news. The former Boston Red Sox captain is among a handful of candidates the Mariners are considering...
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners hire former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto

Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto didn’t stay a special assistant with the Red Sox for too long. On Monday, he was named as the new general manager of the Seattle Mariners, replacing Jack Zduriencik. #Mariners name Jerry Dipoto new General Manager. Press conference tomorrow at 10 a.m. More: — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September...
Via The Outside Corner
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

How Seattle's new GM can start cleaning up Zduriencik’s mess

The next general manager of the Seattle Mariners has a considerable job ahead of him. Jack Zduriencik created quite a mess to clean up, constructing a roster of parts that didn’t fit together cohesively, nor provide the necessary offense for the Mariners to compete in the AL West. That exacerbated the problem of top prospects who never developed into stars, such as Justin...
Via The Outside Corner
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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