Found March 16, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Seattle Mariners old-school logo. It has been a long and rough 11 years for Seattle Mariners fans, as that was last time the team gave them anything to celebrate about in October. And in 2011 the Mariners teased fans by staying in contention in the AL West until a 17-game losing streak put an end to any hopes of a surprise run in the division. The team finished last season with just 67 wins, as the club scored the fewest runs, 556 in total, in the AL for the third season in a row. And the Mariners found themselves as the AL West bottom feeders for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. Now the question is can the Mariners take the positive start from 2011 and stretch it all the way into October? Let’s take a look… THE POSITIVES: The big off-season move was a trade to help elevate their weak offense so the Mariners gave away pitching phenom Michael Pineda for New York Yankees promising young catcher, Jesus Montero. Montero’s catching still needs a lot of work but the kid without ...

Could Pineda Open the Season in the Minors?

According to George A. King III, it's definitely a possibility:Paperwork might determine what the Yankees pitching rotation looks like, and it's not out of the question Michael Pineda could start the season at Triple-A. Wednesday, for the second straight day, manager Joe Girardi mentioned minor league options and how they may factor into the four-arm competition for the...

Michael Pineda: 2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

Author: Andrew SwansonFantasy Baseball fans and writers are constantly searching for the next big thing. A prospect who possesses a mixture of both freakishly good, god-given talent, and the mental fortitude to excel in the Major Leagues.  One possible candidate for this year’s next big thing is Michael Pineda, a 22 year old pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.  A native of the...

Yankees Spring Training Game 14: 4-Run 7th Wins Game

New York Yankees 8 — Washington Nationals 5   Five consecutive singles in the 7th inning led to 3 runs in today’s 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals. Michael Pineda started today’s Spring start and went 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk, and 4 hits that led to 2 runs. Pineda’s velocity was [...]

The Wire: Michael Pineda

Author: Andrew SwansonThe Seattle Mariners boast one of the best young arms in the American League.  A flame throwing pitcher who possesses a knee-buckling slider, an excellent change up, and a blazing fastball that has been clocked in the triple digits.  No, I am not referring to reigning AL CY Young winner Felix Hernandez, but rather rookie sensation Michael Pineda. With just...

Time to End the Charade and Name Nova and Pineda to the Starting Rotation

Well, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova just completed their third spring training appearances. Lucky for Nova, his consisted of a four inning, no run, no walk affair, and Pineda has a pretty good outing yesterday, too. Glad they both performed well or each could likely have been banished to the bullpen. Or even worse – Triple-A. Yes, you heard that correct, a guy who won 16 games...

Yankees 8, Nationals 5

Michael Pineda moved a step closer to securing a spot in the Yankees' rotation with 3 2-3 solid innings but Chien-Ming Wang had a setback in his pursuit of a starting job with the Nationals when he strained his left hamstring in New York's 8-5 win over Washington on Thursday. Wang left the game in the third inning after he collided with Russell Martin. Wang fielded Martin...

Top surprise performances of the Seattle Mariners spring

Do you like surprises? The Mariners are just into double digits in spring training games, so there is still plenty of time for testing the talents of the young roster before the season begins. The M’s are coming off one of the most dismal seasons in baseball history in terms of offensive production. And thus, Seattle is looking for changes that can help them to win games. While...

Yankees Spring Game 14 Lineup: 03/15/12

The New York Yankees are in Viera, Fla., to take on the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Michael Pineda will be making his third start this spring. Former Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will be on the mound for the Nationals. New York Yankees (5-8) Brett Gardner LF Russell Martin C Andruw Jones DH Chris [...]

Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte un-retires and loses millions of dollars in the process.

TAMPA, Fla. – To hear Andy Pettitte tell it he’s ok with what is basically amounting to at least a  7.5 million dollar pay cut. His 19 post season wins are the most in MLB history. He’s nearing  40 but he’s not quite there yet, but he’s Andy Pettitte. But unlike Brett Favre who always made sure he got his paper, Pettitte’s “I’m retired” holdout didn’t net...

2012 Seattle Mariners commercials have been released

Smell the Hot Dogs & Beer?! We look forward to baseball season every single year. And one event that lets us Seattle Mariners die-hard fans know the season is right around the corner is the Mariners releasing their commercials. The M’s unveiled their 2012 commercials Tuesday morning. The newest season features Larry Bernandez, flying fish, famous hollywood actor impressions...
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