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Seattle Mariners’ Struggles Prompted by Those of Cano

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, right, watches his RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 25, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners’ Seth Smith scored on the hit. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A season after only getting eliminated from postseason contention on the...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano's slump: The good news, the bad news

If you just look selectively at some of the names, it doesn’t seem so bad. So far this year, through a little more than a quarter of the season, Robinson Cano has hit about as well as Matt Kemp. He’s hit a little better than Troy Tulowitzki, and a lot better than Carlos Gonzalez and […]
Via Fangraphs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriotic fan snags foul ball, dances like crazy (GIF)

On Memorial Day, it seemed appropriate that a fan with a stars-and-stripes jacket snagged a foul ball and broke out some crazy dance moves during Monday's Tampa Bay Rays game against Seattle. It happened in the top of the third inning as Mariners batter Robinson Cano hit a foul ball into the stands near left field. The patriotic fan grabbed the ball on the aisle steps, then expressed...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, Toronto Blue Jays 8: Blue Jays fly away from M’s, avoid the sweep

Another day, another disappointing Taijuan Walker start. The Mariners were denied the sweep of the Blue Jays today with a 4 run 5th inning that they were unable to overcome. Walker held his own until the middle of the 5th, when a missed pitch to Ryan Goins. From there, it all unraveled. The single bright spot today was the two runs scored by Kyle Seager. He hit his 2nd home run in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Young studs

We’re now more than a quarter of the way through the season, and it’s becoming more clear which players are studs and which are duds. At 20-23, the Seattle Mariners continue to try to get over .500, and while the team hasn’t been off to the greatest start, there are some young players on the roster who have had big roles on the team. This article will examine three young players...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2: Cool Canadian Paxton controls the fierce Blue Jays offense

The Cool Canadian returned home to start an early game today, earning his 3rd win in as many starts. James Paxton had a rough start to the inning, earning a visit from McClendon early in the 1st inning. But the breather did the trick and the young hurler settled in for 6 innings of quality work. The M’s bullpen did their part, carrying the 7th-9th innings with dominance. Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3: The King Reigns Supreme, Once Again Reminding his Subjects Never to Doubt Him

Happy Felix Hernandez Day Everyone! Today, was another example of why Seattle fans eagerly await their King’s starts. When the team has a rocky road trip, a start by the King usually lifts our spirits. Watching him make another team’s mound his own is a special treat to see. He was back in usual form today, resuming his Cy Young award pace for wins and dominating hitters with...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Get A New Backstop, Trade For Castillo

Experienced Catcher Smart Move For M’s The Seattle Mariners bolstered their catching staff this week by trading for an experienced catcher in Welington Castillo.  The Cubs had no room for Castillo.  Three catchers is not something you see on a 25 man roster these days so they were willing to part with him but not for free. The Mariners shipped Yoervis Medina to the bullpen needy...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut the Cord Mariners — It’s Time To Let Ackley Go!

The Struggles Continue For M’s Left Fielder I’m done.  I cannot watch any more of Dustin Ackley playing for the Seattle Mariners.  The guy has been here five years and it’s just infuriating to watch this guy hit.  Please, for the love of all things sacred, Jack, let this guy go. Anyone else feel this way about Ackley?  Beard or no beard, it’s time for a change of scenery...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Zduriencik on Mariners' struggles: 'They've got to figure it out'

Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has weighed in again regarding his club's inability to get going in 2015, roughly two weeks after he took them to task for their early season struggles. Jack Z. was  guest on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk Show on Wednesday morning, and he took the opportunity to discuss the performances of players such as Mike Zunino, Dustin...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano looking to heat up on Mariners' current road trip

With Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano off to an uncharacteristic start in 2015 (.260/.299/.357 with just one home run, 11 RBIs and only eight walks so far), he's looking for answers. Judging by his career numbers at the stadiums the Mariners will hit on this current road trip, he could find those answers in the coming week - if things go his way. As Brent Stecker of...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Cano: .253... 1 HR... 11 RBIs... 9 more years...

Seattle is getting - well - a bit apprehensive, would you say?Only nine years, $216 million, yet to go...Says Seattle blog Lookout Landing,I mean, come on, it's Robbie Cano. All you have to do is look at the back of his baseball card to know he's going to be alright. That's what everyone says, from commentators to Jack Zduriencik and on down to manager Lloyd McClendon. After Sunday...

Mariners Add Offense With Welington Castillo Trade

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 17: Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on an RBI double scoring teammates Starlin Castro and Nate Schierholtz as catcher Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers watches the ball during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) In a move that is sure to help bolster the Seattle Mariners’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Mariners cut ties with Willie Bloomquist?

At age 37, Willie Bloomquist is at a crossroads in his Major League career. Employed by the Seattle Mariners, Bloomquist rarely plays these days (he's appeared in just 15 games so far this season), and he primarily plays a position (shortstop) at which the Mariners are very deep. As Lookout Landing suggested in a new piece, it might be time for the Mariners to cut ties with Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fans taunt Red Sox with 'Brady cheated' chant (Video)

Seattle Mariners fans taunted the Boston Red Sox by chanting "Brady cheated" during the sixth inning of Saturday night's game at Safeco Field.The chant was, of course, a reference to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his suspension for his role in the "DeflateGate" scandal. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX back in February, and Seattle fans...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans chant 'Brady cheated' to Red Sox

The Red Sox were in Seattle this weekend for a series against the Mariners and fans at Safeco Field didn’t pass up the opportunity to voice their feelings about Tom Brady. During the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game, a chorus of “Brady cheated” could clearly be heard with Brock Holt up to bat. Brady...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Areas of concern

At 16-20, the Seattle Mariners are 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros in the American League West and 4.5 games out of the wild card race. With the vast majority of the season still in front of them, let’s examine which three areas the Mariners must improve in if they wish to get back into contention in the American League. 1. Center Field The Mariners have not been getting...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans break out timely 'Brady cheated' chant

The elephant in the room has been addressed. A large contingent of Seattle Mariners fans — presumably also Seattle Seahawks fans — drowned out those supporting the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Safeco Field by starting a “Brady cheated!” chant. @Mariners fans chanting "Brady Cheated." Classic — Charlie Clarke (@CWClarke18) May 17, 2015 The...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 6: LoMo Rising

Logan Morrison, 1B/OF, SEA Verdict: Buy! Who knew borrowing Nelson Cruz’s bat could make you hit like him? While Morrison’s overall numbers still don’t look that exciting, in deeper leagues, or if your team lacks power production out of a corner infielder or utility spot, I’d give Morrison a look. After a dismal April, Morrison has hit .333 with 5 HR and 9 R in May. Power...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: M's Turned Down Bradley For Furbush

Bradley, Jr. (L); Furbush (R)According to's Gordon Edes, the Seattle Mariners turned down a trade that would have sent Jackie Bradley, Jr. to The Great Northwest. The prospective trade—which was proffered earlier in the Spring—would have brought lefty reliever (and South Portland, Maine native) Charlie Furbush to Fenway. The 29-year old Furbush holds a 4.05 career...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero doesn't know the trade is over and the Yankees won

Jesus was already too chubby as a Yankee farmhand.Sometime soon, the Seattle Mariners likely will recall Jesus H. Montero from the Pacific Coast League, where the newly toned, 1B mountain of muscle is hitting .336 with 4 HR.Apparently, Jesus doesn't know the Great Cashman Trade is over, and Cashman won.Clearly, Michael Pineda turned out to be the prize of the deal. Right now, he...

Is Felix Hernandez The Best Pitcher In Baseball?

“King” Felix Hernandez just notched his 2,001 strike out on Mother’s Day.  Is “King” a fitting title for the 4th youngest pitcher in MLB to hit this mile-stone? Signed, by the Seattle Mariners in 2002, the 29 year old pitcher has been one of the dominant pitchers in the American League almost from the beginning. Watching him throw, it is clear to see why so many...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Up and down start to 2015

Not great, but not disastrous.  At the beginning of the season, many pundits, and me, thought we would watch the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim battle for the A.L. West crown.  And, after thirty-one games, both teams find themselves looking up at the surprising Houston Astros.  However, it looks like the Mariners may be putting a slow start behind them.  They...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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