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Alex Liddi had a long baseball season in 2011, getting called up by the Mariners and playing an extra month longer than he's used to. It appears that all that extra time on the field finally caught up to Liddi, who struggled down in Venezuela while playing winter ball with the Lara Cardenales.
The Lara club has struggled as well, and this week decided to send Liddi home and seek a more experienced third baseman. Liddi will head back to Italy and prepare himself for Mariners spring training.
"He had some struggles down there and it's tough for a real young kid in those leagues,'' Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik told me this morning. "When you get off to a slow start, they often like to make changes and go with more experienced players.''
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Mariners infielder Luis Rodriguez was outrighted Wednesday and opted to become a free agent. Rodriguez, 31, hit .197 with two home runs 14 RBIs in 44 games for the Mariners in 2011. He played all four infield positions. He is the second player from the 40-man roster to become a free agent this offseason, joining [...]
While much of the talk of future Mariners pitching revolves around top Draft picks Danny Hultzen, Tai Walker and James Paxton, another name to keep an eye on is Erasmo Ramirez.
Left-handed pitcher Anthony Vasquez, who struggled in seven late-season starts with the Mariners, was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
The housekeeping continues for the Mariners, who today saw infielder Luis Rodriguez opt for free agency after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster. Rodriguez could indeed be re-signed later on, as the team appreciated his versatility.
But this is about the 40-man roster, now at 36. The Mariners have to finalize the roster by Nov. 18 to protect minor leaguers in the upcoming Rule...
Bob Engle of the Seattle Mariners, the Twins' Mike Radcliff and Mel Didier of the Toronto Blue Jays were named 2011 Scout of the Year winners on Wednesday.
The Seattle Mariners outrighted pitcher Anthony Vasquez to Triple-A Tacoma Thursday.
So, I’ve been rolling these posts out every winter for about a decade now, but this year, I’m actually doing two of these posts. As you’ve probably gathered from my musings over the last few months, I’m of the opinion that the M’s should target a certain first baseman from the Cincinnati Reds this winter, and make acquiring him priority #1. However, there is the potential...
It was 10 years ago today that the Diamondbacks set a World Series record for hits in a game, racking up 22 hits en route to a 15-2 rout of the Yankees in Game Six of the 2001 Series. This set the stage for a legendary seventh game that saw Luis Gonzalez's bloop single in the ninth inning off Mariano Rivera give the D'Backs their first world championship.
Longtime Mariners vice-president of international operations, Bob Engle, has been named 2011 Scout of the Year winner.
Engle received the award, along with Toronto Blue Jays scout Mel Didier and Minnesota Twins scout Mike Radcliff, to honor their respective 25-plus years in baseball. This is the 28th year in which the awards have been handed out and Engle -- for anyone who watched...
Bob Engle, who in his role as the Mariners' vice president of international operations has been involved in the signing of Felix Hernandez and Michael Pineda, among numerous other players, is among the 2011 Scout of the Year honorees.
My lunch at Ivar's yesterday with a group of concerned Mariners fans. Counter-clockwise around table beginning at front towards the left side: Don McDonald, Anna McCune, Rich Johnson, Geoff Baker, Tim Rice, Brian Ware, Tricia Reisenauer, Thomas Gerard
Every year for the past decade, a group of colleagues from an architectural firm in Seattle has gotten together to conduct a...