MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Column: Mariners should part with Walker and Paxton now before it’s too late

The starting pitching in Seattle has been drawing interest from around baseball. According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, teams have come calling about veteran Wade Miley and two of their younger starters in Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. Friday, however, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports spoke with Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto, who didn’t dispel […] The post Column...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Mariners' Wade Miley no-hits Cubs through 6 innings

CHICAGO (AP) Seattle's Wade Miley has no-hit the Chicago Cubs through six innings Saturday in a game tied 0-0. Kris Bryant has been Chicago's only baserunner, reaching when third baseman Kyle Seager booted his one-out grounder in the fourth for an error. Bryant was picked off first. A 29-year-old left-hander who is winless in his last six starts, Miley threw 71 pitches through...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recovering Walker ready for rehab start

Taijuan Walker will fly back to Seattle on Sunday and start a rehab game on Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma as the Mariners work to get the 23-year-old right-hander back into their rotation.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

Mariners place RHP Karns on DL; RHP Martin recalled

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Nathan Karns on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain a day after he was roughed up in a relief appearance. Right-hander Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Cubs. Chicago scored five runs in two innings off Karns in Friday's 12-1 romp. He gave up three hits, walked...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners GM says Taijuan Walker will not be traded

Unfortunately, it looks as though Walker, Texas Ranger will remain just a TV series for the foreseeable future. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said on Friday that the team will not be moving young right-hander Taijuan Walker at the trade deadline, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto: “We’re not currently discussing Taijuan (Walker) with anybody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners call up OF Guillermo Heredia, option Dave Rollins to Tacoma

The 25 year old Cuban makes the majors after only eighty-four professional games in America With Nori Aoki running after fly balls like he’s trying to shake a tail, and Franklin Gutierrez, Seth Smith, and Nelson Cruz moving at various speeds of Dad, the Mariners outfield situation is a mess, again. Despite Jerry Dipoto’s stated desire to make Seattle’s roster "more athletic...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Seattle Mariners call-up Guillermo Heredia, demote David Rollins

The Seattle Mariners have called up outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma and have sent down LHP David Rollins in a corresponding move. Heredia is a 25-year-old hailing from Matanzas, Cuba, and just signed on with the Mariners this season. Batting righty but throwing left-handed, he began in the Cuban League as an 18-year-old, posting […] The post Seattle Mariners call...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Seattle Mariners Down on the Farm: The 3rd Basemen

Everett Memorial Stadium, home of the AquaSox (Photo Credit milblogs.com) Seattle Mariner fans have been spoiled by great 3rd basemen in recent memory. Kyle Seager and Adrian Beltre are a blend of excellence in pretty much every part of their game. Both Mariner legends have the combination of offensive production, great hands, quick reactions and quicker feet, a strong arm...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

Report: Mariners showing interest in Jay Bruce

Springsteen played a show in Seattle just last March, but apparently the city is still hungry for Bruces. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners are one of the teams that have recently reached out to the Cincinnati Reds about the availability of outfielder Jay Bruce. The #Mariners are among the teams that have reached out to the #Reds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Catcher Who Suddenly Stopped Catching

I’m going to let you in on a little writer secret. We don’t just write exclusively for traffic, but without traffic, there’s no FanGraphs. So we do want more clicks instead of fewer clicks, and when you’re composing a post about Chris Iannetta, it can be beneficial to disguise the subject. You might not be interested in reading about Iannetta, if you knew that’s what you’d...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night. Hernandez (5-4) gave up four runs - all in the first two innings - and struck out three in six innings in his first win since May 21. Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth for his 24th...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians, Rangers join White Sox in Mariners' clubhouse dues protest

White Sox players are not the only ones to protest a new Mariners policy regarding visiting clubhouse dues.The Indians and Rangers both tried to circumvent the policy in June by tipping visiting clubhouse manager Jeff Bopp but not paying clubhouse dues, according to major-league sources.The White Sox refused to pay Bopp at all after their visit to Seattle July 18-20, objecting to...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

White Sox refused to tip Mariners’ clubhouse attendants in protest of new policy

It’s been quite an interesting few days for Chicago White Sox in regard to clubhouse-related stories. By now you likely know of White Sox ace Chris Sale being sent home on Saturday — on a day he was supposed to start — and then being suspended five days by the organization, after literally cutting up throwback uniforms so that the team couldn’t wear them. And now, we have...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Might Be Stuck, Even in Seller’s Market

The Seattle Mariners are in a tough spot. They’re not a bad team, sitting a game over .500. By both Pythagorean wins and BaseRuns, they profile a few games better than that. Over the course of the rest of the season, they’re expected to continue to be a bit above average and our projections have them finishing at 83-79 for the year. That’s not a bad season — and if the team...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Blakney gives overly enthusiastic strike two call

It’s not uncommon to see a Major League Baseball umpire with an emphatic motion to signal strike three. Some have their own signature moves. On Sunday, Ryan Blakney gave an overly enthusiastic call for a strike that wasn’t the third one. With a two ball, one strike count during the top of the fifth inning of a game between the Astros and Mariners, Mike Montgomery delivered a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Buyers or Sellers?

Simply put for the Seattle Mariners, last week can be summed up as it could’ve gone a lot better.  The Mariners played a lot of close games in their seven game road trip before the All-Star break but ended up going 2-5.  That put them at 45-44 at the Break, the 2nd time in the last seven seasons Seattle has been over .500 at the All-Star Break.  The second half begins, and up...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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