MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sizzling Cards will face injury-plagued Mariners pitching staff

SEATTLE -- Two teams heading in different directions take the field for a three-game interleague series when the Seattle Mariners host the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Friday.St. Louis appears ready to make a move in the National League Central, while Seattle could be falling out of the race in the American League West.The Cardinals (38-33) went into Thursday's off day on a high...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners minor leaguer Powell draws 80-game drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) Seattle Mariners minor league outfielder Boog Powell has been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office made the announcement Thursday. It was Powell's second penalty for a banned substance. The 23-year-old Powell, not related to the former...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBlanc expected to start as Mariners host Cards

Carlos Martinez will try to continue his June success against an unfamiliar opponent on Friday at Safeco Field. Seattle acquired left-hander Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash on Wednesday, and he could start Friday instead of Taijuan Walker, who has tendinitis in the arch of his right foot.
Via Mariners.com
20 hours ago

Reaction: Mariners slide continues in June swoon, swept by Motor City Kitties

Miguel Cabrera #24 after hitting a solo home run during the first inning. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) The Seattle Mariners (36-37) and June are not friends; this month, the True to the Blue have only won 6 of 24 games. The M’s went to Comerica Park looking to bounce back and end a horrible skid that has seen them lose 3 series in a row.  Unfortunately, in this 4 games...
Via Seattle Side Up!
22 hours ago

Injuries put Mariners' rotation in flux

The Mariners are returning to Seattle after a 10-game road trip with a depleted starting rotation. They host the Cardinals in a three-game series this weekend with Taijuan Walker's spot in the rotation due up Friday, but he is battling tendinitis in his right foot.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Mariners starter leaves before throwing official pitch

DETROIT (AP) Seattle Mariners scheduled starter Adrian Sampson has left Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers before throwing an official pitch. It was supposed to be the right-hander's second major league start. But after coming to the mound and making a warmup pitch, catcher Chris Iannetta signaled to the dugout and Sampson came out. Manager Scott Servais summoned Vidal...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Facing a Crossroads

The American League West has been the home for hot teams this month. The Texas Rangers are trying to run away with the division with a record of 47-26 and hold a 10-game lead going into Thursday. The Houston Astros have found their groove and have leap frogged the Seattle Mariners for second place in the division. Not much needs to be written about the Rangers or Astros at the moment...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Cruz: HR Derby can “mess up your swing”

In an interview on MLB Network Radio, Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz noted that there is a downside for hitters who participate in the Home Run Derby over the All-Star Break. Cruz said: “It’s not like taking BP. It’s a great event, but as a hitter, if you mess up your swing, it’s really bad.” Cruz is currently tied for 17th in the majors with 16 total home runs, a...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

36-36: Holy Crap the Mariners Fell to .500 and This is the Recap

Hisashi Iwakuma gives up a career-high 11 hits and oh **** it you don't want to keep reading. So the Mariners, that fun team we all know and love just ohhhhhhhhhh wait nooooo Oh god this is so obnoxious in the first inning? can't they even wh-- FFFFFFFFFGGHHHHHHHHHHH GHHHHHHHHBbbbghhhhhhhhhhfffghghhhhhhhFFFFFFFFGHHHH I wonder what on earth would cause a man to tweet this...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

36-36: Holy Crap The Mariners Fell To .500 And This Is The Chart

Welp Cold Celery: Leonys Martin (.037 WPA) Pee-Smellin'-Asparagus: Kuma (-.258 WPA) Jerry's: (1 M's BB + 9 M's K) - (3 Tiger BB + 9 Tiger K) = -2woops
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Game 72, Mariners at Tigers

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Michael Fulmer, 4:10pm Is this road trip over yet? Remember when fans were convinced the M’s biggest problem was playing at home? Good times. The M’s, who now find themselves just a half-game up on the 3rd place Astros, face Detroit’s young Michael Fulmer today at Comerica Park. Fulmer, a right-hander whose fastball sits at 96, was the big prize the...
Via USS Mariner
1 day ago

Mariners slumping on road, lose 8-7 to Tigers in 12 innings

DETROIT (AP) The Seattle Mariners started the day with the American League's best winning percentage away from home. The way they're slumping, that distinction won't last long. Justin Upton hit a line drive over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second home run of the game, lifting the Detroit Tigers past Seattle 8-7 on Monday night. The Mariners have lost three straight...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee drills TV camera lens with line drive

Television cameras are expensive, so getting a baseball lined at one can be costly for the owner of the equipment. Dae-Ho Lee of the Seattle Mariners nearly obliterated the lens of one during Thursday's game as he lined a ball directly at the camera. It made for a cool yet terrifying shot and an extremely loud noise, which surely frightened the guy operating it. Fortunately, it...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: James Paxton Refulgent Pitching Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Offense Is Both Good and Endearingly Quirky

To begin with a gross oversimplification of a maddeningly complex sport, there are two ways to win a baseball game: score runs and prevent runs. Those two acts inform the predictive significance of run differentials and Pythagorean record and represent the reason I enjoy perusing leaderboards to see which teams are currently the best at run generation and prevention. We’re at...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners draft pick player profile: Kyle Lewis

  It’s the words any aspiring athlete wants to hear: With the (select realistic draft pick for yourself, don’t get too cocky now) pick in the draft, the (insert desired team here) select *dramatic pause* YOU! For newest member of the Seattle Mariners Short-A affiliate Everett Aquasox (Neighboring hometown shout out!) Kyle Lewis, these words were finally said and his career...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona WR Griffey, son of Hall of Famer, selected by Mariners

Trey Griffey is a big-time collegiate athlete, but he is not following in his famous father’s footsteps. The son of former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds superstar Ken Griffey Jr. plays wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats, recording 56 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns through his first three years. He hung up his bat and glove years ago to focus on football, but...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Paxton’s New Angle on Life

This past Monday, against Cleveland, Seattle left-hander James Paxton recorded the highest single-game average fastball velocity of his career, at just under 99 mph. While sources differ on the matter, it was at least a mile per hour harder than his previous single-game high, which he’d established in his previous start (and season debut) at San Diego about a week earlier. Jeff...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe jokingly reaches for fan’s hot dog after foul ball chase (vid)

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe nearly succumbed to a case of the mid-game munchies when he jokingly reached for a fan’s hot dog after a jog to the stands to chase down a foul ball. The tomfoolery occurred during Tuesday’s tilt against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. A foul pop-up from Mariners designated hitter Adam Lind prompted Uribe to chase it down toward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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