Found December 19, 2011 on
The Biz of Baseball:
While Major League Baseball continues to thrive, it seems that almost every week there is a story on one club or the other being hit with some type of financial calamity. Whether it’s been the Rangers, Mets, Dodgers, or a long list of clubs out of debt compliance, Bud Selig seems to be fighting a war on many fronts every day.
The issue of divorce can throw a wrench into the works, and we’re not talking just the Dodgers. The Moores get divorced, the sale of the Padres takes place. As they say, “it” happens.
The same is now happening within the ownership of the Seattle Mariners, and with it, key details into the amount ownership holds, and talk of club value have surfaced.
Based on an in-depth story by Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, the value of the Mariners is much higher than what has been reported through the most recent Forbes valuations (Note: Forbes publishes the valuations in April, but the numbers are from the prior season. Therefore, the most recent figure available sho...
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Back in July, Bleacher Report put out an article citing their reasons why they believed Felix Hernandez would not be traded in 2011. Well, technically it’s still 2011, and now Andrew Marchand of ESPN is writing blogs about ‘How the Yankees can acquire King Felix.
I’ve been monitoring this situation closely, and I can give you 5 reasons why the Yankees and Mariners will make...
Looking for a place to sign a big free agent contract this offseason? Go West, young man! The Mariners must feel left out after seeing their division rival Angels and Rangers make big free agent splashes, so they may be trying to join in on the fun. Seattle has reportedly made an offer to first baseman Prince Fielder, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. According to Heyman,...
Sometimes, we forget that Latin American prospects sign at times other than the mid-summer and early fall. Sure, the high profile signings usually go down pretty close to the opening of the period in July, but those that come later are not inherently worse. I have an old media guide lying around and, perusing that, it turns out that Pineda and George Mieses both signed in December...
After throwing 231 innings and compiling a 3.31 ERA in the independent league ranks between 1999 and 2003, the Seattle Mariners took a chance on left-hander George Sherrill and signed him to a minor-league deal. He promptly broke into the big leagues a year later and served as a core piece of the Mariners’ bullpen for four years before being shipped to Baltimore prior to the 2008...
The line to sign Prince Fielder may start in Seattle. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Tuesday that the Mariners have made Fielder an offer to continue his career in the American League West.
The Mariners have made an offer to free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweeted Tuesday. “mariners made prince fielder an offer (or at least told him what they’d pay). seattle people love him but said to have $ limits,” Heyman tweeted, sounding lukewarm as to whether the team can actually afford the [...]
One thing many of us have seen since the financial markets melted down in 2008 is how difficult it can be to come up with cash in a time of need. Mariners minority owner Chris Larson is no exception to that.
Larson, who owns 30.6 percent of the Mariners, was in serious financial trouble in 2008 after a longstanding strategy of borrowing against his vast Microsoft stock holdings in...
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team has made no formal offers to any non-pitching free agents. But he says the team has continued discussions that began at the winter meetings.
Arizona Fall League (FINAL):
RF Chih-Hsien Chiang: 20 G, 76 AB, 9 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, SB, 15/9 K/BB, .263/.337/.368
RHP Steven Hensley: 1-1, 11 G, 11.30 ERA in 14.1 IP, 23 H (2 HR), 18 R, 15/16 K/BB, 2 HB
LHP Danny Hultzen: 1-0, 6 GS, 1.40 ERA in 19.1 IP, 16 H (HR), 3 R, 18/5 K/BB, 2 WP
SS Nick Franklin: 24 G, 89 AB, 15 R, 23 H, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, SB, 25/11...