MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

First impression: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez looks new and improved

PEORIA, Ariz. — Despite the rain Sunday, I was able to check in on what was No. 1 on the priority list to watch in spring training: Felix Hernandez. Felix and the other members of pitching “Group 2” were able to throw their bullpen sessions. And aside from the usual great-to-hear-the-pop-of-the-glove good feelings about baseball, there was also a sense of security in seeing...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 hour ago

Cruz says Mariners are 'more ready' in 2017

Nelson Cruz had only been back at Mariners camp for a day, but the slugger has already adopted manager Scott Servais' new slogan for 2017: "Whatever it takes."
Via Mariners.com
1 hour ago

Mariners adopt 'Whatever It Takes' mantra for season

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The words are displayed prominently inside the Seattle Mariners' spring training clubhouse. In two languages. Whatever It Takes. Lo Que Sea Necesario. It's a sign of raised expectations for the Mariners after coming close to a wild-card spot and finishing 86-76 last season. ''We've got to stay on the process. It's controlling the zone. It's how we play. If...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

From the Red Carpet in Peoria, Arizona!

In which we reimagine the way position players arrive at Spring Training Scene: Peoria, AZ outside the Mariner’s Spring Training facility. A red carpet is set out to guide players to the clubhouse. Fans and photographers congregate behind ropes. ROOT Sports is providing live coverage. Brad Adam: Hello, Mariner fans! Welcome to the red carpet. Position players will be arriving...
Via Lookout Landing
4 hours ago

Felix impressing teammates early in camp

Felix Hernandez, who normally starts spring on a slower schedule, looked sharp again in his second bullpen outing on Sunday, as the Mariners ace continued impressing teammates after some rigorous offseason training.
Via Mariners.com
4 hours ago

Ariel Miranda is still a starter...for now

The 28-year-old’s potential switch to the bullpen will remain on hold While Ariel Miranda is still very much a candidate for a bullpen role in Seattle, he will spend the bulk of Spring Training being stretched out as a starting pitcher. This is hardly a surprise. While General Manager Jerry Dipoto added an abundance of pitching depth in Chris Heston, Rob Whalen, Dillon Overton...
Via Lookout Landing
5 hours ago

Servais embraces Mariners' high expectations

A busy offseason for a team that just missed the playoffs last year has raised expectations and pressure on a Mariners club that hasn't made the postseason since 2001.
Via Mariners.com
5 hours ago

Mallex Smith cracks funny joke about short stint with Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith came to his current team by way of the Seattle Mariners. His tenure in the Pacific Northwest lasted just 77 minutes, as he was traded twice in one day.Smith looked back on his illustrious tenure with the Mariners, and the quotes are pretty hilarious. Hey, that short tenure can be his claim to fame now. Not many players get traded twice in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners first day of full squad workouts moved inside

PEORIA, Az- Greetings from soggy Peoria. For a second straight day weather has forced the Mariners to hold the majority of their workouts inside. Saturday it was just the pitchers and catchers who saw their work brought under cover. Sunday, the full squad was scheduled to hold their first workouts on the field together. That did not quite go according to plan. “It’s disappointing...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 hours ago

Robinson Cano optimistic about Mariners' season

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Robinson Cano's 13th major league season starts Sunday when the Seattle Mariners gather as a full squad for the first team workout of spring training, and the seven-time All-Star was all smiles after arriving at team headquarters. There's reason for Cano's sunny disposition, despite the rain that fell Saturday in the greater Phoenix area. The Mariners came up...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/18/17: Position Players Report, Thyago Vieira, and Goose Goosage

Happy full squad day! Good morning everybody! Today Mariners position players will join pitchers and catchers in Peoria which means we are that much closer to the first pitch of 2017. The first game of Spring Training is now only a week away! In the meantime, here’s what has been going on in Mariners camp and around the league. In Mariners news... In the latest internet scandal...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners’ Tuffy Gosewisch provides scouting reports on fellow former D-Backs Segura and Haniger

As one of three players on the Mariners’ roster who played with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch probably is more familiar with the other two than anybody else at the team’s spring training. According to Gosewisch, the third catcher on the depth chart for Seattle, the Mariners should be plenty happy with their acquisitions of Jean Segura and Mitch...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Ex-Mariners Dae-ho Lee returns to South Korea's Lotte Giants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Former Seattle Mariners first baseman Dae-ho Lee has returned to his former South Korean baseball club, the Lotte Giants. The Giants say in a statement the 34-year-old has signed a four-year deal worth 15 billion won ($13 million). Lee played with Lotte for 11 seasons before playing in the Japanese and U.S. professional baseball leagues. During his 11...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Hope Is Appropriate for Felix Hernandez?

Felix Hernandez looks like a new man. He’s created a new self because he wants to more closely resemble his old self, the self that ranked consistently among the best pitchers in baseball. There are many different ways to tell the story of his decline, but I could note that he was most recently a one-win pitcher, where he used to be a six-win pitcher. The season before last, he...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Under the Greydar: The Inevitable James Paxton Column

Way back in January, when the very first signs of ADP data sprouted out of the ground, I went down the rabbit hole, hoping to catch a glimpse of early signs of value. ADP at that point was more convoluted than forming an expectation for how much Pablo Sandoval would weigh coming into Spring Training, but since it was the only sign we had as to the 'market' rate for various players...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reinvention of Franklin Gutierrez, Baseball Miracle

The Dodgers signed Franklin Gutierrez over the weekend. Now, I didn’t realize the Dodgers still had room on their major-league roster, but they probably know better than I do. Here is a list of problems that have sent Franklin Gutierrez to the disabled list over the past several years: stomach gastritis strained left oblique torn right pectoral concussion strained right hamstring...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico rips a walk-off grand slam to defeat Venezuela in Caribbean Series

If you have missed baseball and cannot possibly wait until Spring Training or the World Baseball Classic, you can watch the Caribbean Series. The tournament takes place this week and pits the winter league champions from four different countries and Puerto Rico to see who is the best team in Latin America. The host nation Mexico sure made the fans happy last night. Tied 1-1 in...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Remembering 'The Catch' 35 years later

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon joins historic ranks with Rolex 24 win

Competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the second time in his career with Wayne Taylor Racing, Jeff Gordon joined historic ranks when his teammate Ricky Taylor passed Filipe Albuquerque with six minutes to go to win the race.Gordon kept the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R near the front of the pack for his segments in the car. Overall, the Wayne Taylor Racing ride raced...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Wayne Taylor Racing wins thriller at Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor Racing has claimed victory in the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona, despite controversial late-race contact between Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque with less than 10 minutes remaining in the rain-effected enduro.Taylor took his No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R across the line just 0.671 seconds ahead of Albuquerque's No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac, after the two DPi cars collided...
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago
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