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Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview and Prediction

This shapes up as a season of hope — and expectation — in Seattle after last year’s 16-game turnaround and the addition of the...
Via Athlon Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Seattle Mariners Team Preview

View image | gettyimages.com OFFSEASON OVERVIEW Seattle was fairly active this offseason, acquiring one impact bat and several complementary pieces that could help the Mariners win the American League West for the first time since 2001. The major addition was Nelson Cruz, he of 40 home runs in Baltimore last year. Cruz will try to continue his six-year stretch with at least 22...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Jesus Montero Be A Sleeper Contributor For The Seattle Mariners In 2015?

Much has been made of the Seattle Mariners offensive additions this offseason, ranging from the big free agent signing of Nelson Cruz to the trades for Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano to the under the radar signing of Rickie Weeks. But every once in a while the potential surprise “addition” to a team comes in the form of a player an organization has all but written off. Is it...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #17: Robinson Cano | 2B | SEA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! The biggest question facing prospective Robinson Cano owners heading into 2015 is his home run potential. Currently there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about Cano as his home run total, ISO, and HR/FB rate last season all were (or were tied) for career...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bubble Watch:  M’s Will Have 25 Man Roster Decisions To Make

Multiple Players Will Not Make Mariners 25 Man Roster As the first Cactus League action gets under way there are plenty of underlying stories  to keep an eye on as veterans and young players all try to scratch their way on to the Seattle Mariners’ 25 man roster. For some, not making the M’s roster means a trip into the M’s minor league system some place.  For others, it...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No Guts, No Glory!  My 5 Bold Predictions For the 2015 Seattle Mariners

Who Breaks Out?  Where Will The M’s Finish? I think it’s safe to say that expectations have not been as high as they are right now for the Seattle Mariners in a very long time.   And why not?  The M’s, at least on paper, should be a very improved club, even after a solid 2014 campaign. It’s true.  The M’s are the sexy pick to win the AL West in 2015.  When is the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Seattle Mariners

For two consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners have made splashy free agent signings to show that they are serious about making a run in the American League West. With the signing of Robinson Cano, they paid a huge price for the prime years of a player that could fall off at any point. With the signing of Nelson Cruz, they’re hoping that whatever Cruz has left in him can finally...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Doesn’t Right-Hander Chris Young Have A Job?

Chris Young. Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images. Right-hander Chris Young was almost unanimously named the 2014 American League Comeback Player of the Year. At least he swept all three of the awards for A.L. Comeback Player of the Year being given the award by Major League Baseball,  the Sporting News and the award as voted on by his peers, he was the Player’s Choice...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) By now, Seth Smith is used to joining a new team in spring training. Smith was acquired by Seattle in a trade with San Diego in December, his fourth team in five years. ''At this point, it's not that big of a deal,'' Smith said of being on so many new teams. ''The first time is a little bit weird. But after that you understand that it's a part of it. You never...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Infield Position Players

Catcher: Projected Starter: Mike Zunino Projected Backup: John Hicks Dark Horse: John Baker Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate.  Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured.  Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a full season, though his 22 home runs last season are promising...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker gets first chance to shine for Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team's starting rotation. The 22-year-old with ace potential will start the team's Cactus League opener Wednesday against San Diego at the Peoria Sports Complex. ''I feel comfortable, confident, too,'' said Walker, who's vying for the Mariners' fifth starter spot...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zunino, Baker, and Sucre A Rare Combination Behind The Plate

The 2015 Seattle Mariners Spotlight One position the 2015 Seattle Mariners are not going to worry too much over is the catcher position.  The Mariners are about as deep with talented catchers in their organization as any club out there.  Together, Mike Zunino, John Baker, and Jesus Sucre are a trio that bring the best abilities in every facet of the game. Zunino has the power...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano cites Seattle weather for last season’s weight gain: Report

During Robinson Cano's first season with the Mariners his stats were a little lighter than the ones he usually put up when he was with the Yankees. But they reportedly didn't coincide with the heavier numbers he put on the bathroom scale by season's end. The second baseman still put up decent numbers on the stat sheet. He was an All-Star Game starter, a Gold Glove finalist and...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners remain crowded at shortstop, even in Triple-A

Repeatedly and reflexively, the names of Brad Miller and Chris Taylor appeared in reports about the Seattle Mariners’ offseason trade activity. The reason: Miller and Taylor both play shortstop, and there’s a good chance the Mariners will carry only one of them on the Opening Day roster. Provided the Mariners remain healthy throughout spring training — hazardous words in...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Prospect Profile: D.J. Peterson

The Seattle Mariners have a few hefty bats lurking in their minor league system. One such slugger may be ready to make an impact as soon as 2015. D.J. Peterson, the Mariners No. 2 prospect and the 49th best overall in Major League baseball, may be the most major league ready player in the Mariners fold and there could be an opening for him much sooner than later. Peterson was the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle mascot pays up on Super Bowl bet

The Seattle Mariners mascot made a bet with the Boston Red Sox’s mascot and it’s nice to know that despite losing, Mariner Moose is a good sport and has followed through with the bet since his cities football team lost the big game…. Mariner Moose is the official mascot of Seattle’s Major League Baseball team and back in January, he was pretty excited about the Super Bowl...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Prospect in Critical Condition

Seattle Mariners’ pitching prospect Victor Sanchez was relaxing in his native Venezuela last weekend, getting ready to report to minor league spring training in three weeks, when he was involved in a horrific boating accident. Reports from Venezuela have been very sketchy, but several details have emerged in the aftermath of the incident. Sanchez was reportedly enjoying a day...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Seattle Mariners will win the AL West

The Emerald City is buzzing with optimism about the Mariners’ chances in the 2015 season. After missing the playoffs by one game in 2014, the Seattle Mariners look to bounce back and make the playoffs for the first time since they won 116 games in 2001. Could this finally be the year for long-suffering Mariners fans? 1. King Felix Since Felix Hernandez made his Mariners debut...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks – Another Platoon Piece For The Seattle Mariners

Last week, the Seattle Mariners added another right handed bat in former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. The Mariners and Weeks agreed to a club friendly $2 million / one year deal, with built in incentives in the unlikely event he’s used as more than a platoon against left handed pitching at the corner outfield positions or as an occasional reliever for Robinson...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Is No Longer Fat

Pitchers and catchers don’t officially report for spring training until Friday, but the good news for the Seattle Mariners is that their highly-touted catching prospect Jesus Montero appears serious about re-establishing his role with the organization. His 2014 season got off to a rocky start when he showed up for camp 40 pounds overweight. As Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 Questions For Spring Training

We’re two weeks ago from the start of Spring Training games, and the Seattle Mariners have announced they are ready to build upon the success of 2014.  The Mariners’ latest addition is adding free agent Rickie Weeks on a one-year deal.  In doing so, Seattle adds another quality bat along with Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano, and Nelson Cruz.  It looks like the roster is pretty...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Predicting the rotation after King Felix

No 2 starter: Hisashi Iwakuma RHP Mariners All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma Over the past two years Iwakuma has been one of the most underrated players in the MLB. He made a splash in the 2013 season, finishing 3rd in the Cy Young voting. He had injury problems at the beginning of the 2014 season, but bounced back by posting 15 wins with a 3.52 ERA. He is not a flamethrower; his fastball...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners will travel 43,281 miles during 2015 season, doubling some teams

The “Curse of the West Coast” that comes with usually having to navigate much more travel and a lot more mileage affects all teams based in that particular geographical region, and the Seattle Mariners are going to feel the brunt of a brutal travel schedule pretty severely during the 2015 MLB season. According to calculations...Read More The post Mariners will travel 43,281...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners have awesome new alternate uniforms

The Seattle Mariners are calling back to the past with their new alternate uniforms for Sunday home games, and they are *awesome*. Introducing the #Mariners Sunday Home Alternate Uniform. pic.twitter.com/nNS8qofwYD — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 23, 2015 Well yeah, it’s just their current uniform with a different color scheme…but those stirrups are fantastic. The...
Via The Outside Corner
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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