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The problem with the Blue Jays is they don’t have the killer instinct to put an opponent away when they have a chance. That’s why following a 9-7 loss to the M’s at Safeco Field on Wednesday they are eight games below .500 and out of contention.
The Jays had built a 7-2 lead after three innings and blew it. Against M’s long reliever Brandon Maurer they had three hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings but failed to add any runs. But this loss may have fallen on manager John Gibbons.
With a number of fresh arms in the bullpen and an off-day before the weekend series vs. the A’s Gibbons stayed with his starter two batters too long in the fifth inning. The Jays entered the fifth with a four-run cushion and looking for three outs to qualify J.A. Happ for his first win since April 12. However a leadoff error by Brett Lawrie and a single by Kyle Seager keyed the trouble. Gibbons left his left-hander in until the fourth run had scored and the tying run was at first base. The M’s scored five ...
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Raul Ibanez attempted a throw on Tuesday night that will land him on blooper reels for a long time. Edwin Encarnacion singled during the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays-Seattle Mariners game, and Ibanez went to his left to field it. Jose Bautista went from first to third on the hit. It looked like [...]
The Seattle Mariners are a better team than their record shows. They are in the top three in total home runs in the American League, they have a Cy Young caliber pitcher at the top of the rotation, and they have an assortment of young, phenom-level talent that fleshes out their order.
So, with all the positive qualities the Mariner’s possess, why do they lose so...
At the end of this season, the Seattle Mariners will have a decision to make. Do they make Kendrys Morales a qualifying offer - likely in the $14 million per year range, or do they let him walk via free agency. The Mariners desperately want to be competitive, but they have to do so on a budget far less than many AL competitors. Fortunately, they now have a successful and productive...
Seattle Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez's "throw" (we're using an incredibly loose definition of the word) leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia was a late scratch
from yesterday’s game, as the backstop was removed from the lineup due to
soreness in his right knee. Following the decision, Arencibia underwent an MRI
to determine the extent of the damage, and more should be known today, according
to Josh Liebeskind of MLB.com.
For his part, Arencibia did his best to downplay...
So much of what we do is try to separate the signal from the noise. That is, a lot of what we do is investigate whether what we’re looking at, statistically, is real. We’re always chasing evaluations of a player’s true talent because we want to know what that player’s going to do. We want to know how his team is going to do because we think we want to know the future. As...
Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
Wilhelmsen was the Mariners' closer just one week ago but his implosion against the Red Sox last Thursday was apparently the last straw. The 29-year-old has a disappointing 4.37 ERA and 35/26 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 inning this season. Danny Farquhar is the pitcher to own in his bullpen right now.
I got some good news and some bad news.
To get the misery over with, we’ll started with the bad news.
The Toronto Blue Jays did not have a good weekend in Anaheim as the Los Angeles Angels won three out of four games.
The Jays got hammered in the first game 8-2. Josh Johnson continues to struggle on the mound as he gave up 10 hits, six earned runs, and two walks. Johnson also...
The flailing Seattle Mariners’ need for bullpen help went into jeopardy on Sunday when general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor was being shut down for the remainder of the season with an injury to his right triceps.
Zduriencik says Stephen Pryor shut down for season with triceps injury.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 4, 2013...
There were likely people around America willing to bet the mortgage on Tuesday’s game that matched the uber-struggling Josh Johnson for the Blue Jays against King Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.
Felix had won six in a row last losing on May 25 while Johnson had lost six straight starts with his last victory in fact his only win of the year on June 23.
Result: Jays win Jays...
I love it when professional athletes do something horrendously bad. Such was the case with Seattle Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez, who chased down...
Humberto Quintero's two-run homer highlighted a six-run fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 9-7 victory over Toronto on Wednesday to spoil the return of Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ.
Happ made his first start since May 7, when he suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee after being struck behind the left ear by a line drive from Tampa Bay's...
Fundamentals can be tough, even for players who have been in the big leagues for a long time.
The Seattle Mariners' rough loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night got worse in the seventh inning when Toronto padded its six-run lead thanks to some throwing troubles by Raul Ibanez in left field.
Well, Ibanez had no trouble throwing -- it was the release point that got him all fouled...
Mariners’ outfielder Raul Ibanez did his best Delmon Young impersonation on Tuesday night attempting to throw a ball into the infield.