Found February 16, 2012 on
Back by popular demand, we have some more footage of Jesus Montero taking batting practice this morning. This footage, shot about 20 minutes ago, shows Montero unloading a couple of bombs.
You can hear the gasps from some fans watching him swing.
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A new year, and some fresh beginnings
With the 2012 MLB baseball season about to kick off, I thought I’d take a look at the Seattle Mariners roster going into this season and try to decipher who will have a breakout year.
There’s a guy who comes out of nowhere every year to take the league by storm, why can’t it be a Mariner this year?
With all but three starting...
The Sweet Spot?
I sometimes wonder what is happening in the back rooms at the Seattle Mariners front office.
It is like there is a high stakes poker match going on within the stake holders of the organization that end up in lost bets having to be carried out on the field.
Some of these nonsensical moves are the way the M’s are moving the position players around the field.
And 1 I don’t…
I may be a bit on the odd side, I know, but I have to admit that I like watching the rebuilding process that the Seattle Mariners are going through.
It is exciting to watch the youngsters without the hefty paychecks and egos go out and just play baseball. It doesn’t mean that I don’t wish that the team had some elements that would actually help them to score...
Jesus Montero took some more batting practice today and when he got warmed up, the balls began flying out at a regular rate. Watch the reactions of people nearby in the video above as the home runs begin to fly, particularly Mariners front office special assistant Pete Vuckovich, wearing the light blue shirt.
Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders and pitcher Steve Delabar used offseason workout routines that are different from the ones promoted by the team. The Mariners say that's OK, the goal is for the players to improve, no matter how they do it.
As TSHQ continues our MLB preview, we stay in the American League and look to a team that has been on the down since they ridded themselves of Alex Rodriguez: the Mariners. From the days of the early 2000s, the Mariners looked like the cream of the AL West crop. Since their last playoff run, however, they have been in a perpetual state of rebuilding. After the Rangers and Angels...
Michael Saunders did indeed go out for batting practice and I was there to see him deploy the 60-ounce bat that I wrote about in the prior post.
You can see Saunders using it in this BP session.
Another hitter in his grouping was Vinnie Catricala, the Class AA minor leaguer with the power swing. There has been talk that the M's will convert Catricala to the outfield, but manager...
Hot News for C Chris Gimenez
Last year was supposed to be the lavish unveiling of Justin Smoak, power savant and franchise cornerstone.
Among the many players to report to camp looking in visibly better shape this spring is Blake Beavan, who is in a dogfight for a spot in the back of the team's rotation.
The Mariners have Beavan, Kevin Milwood, Hector Noesi and Charlie Furbush fighting for only two spots after the top three of Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas and Hisashi Iwakuma, so something's got to give...
I know it's a rarity, but with the depth the Mariners have at the starting pitcher position, what do you think of the Mariners going with a 6 man rotation?
I'm intrigued by the idea and honestly don't think I mind the thought one bit.
The Mariners haven't said a thing about this, this is me on a tangent.
What do you think?
One of the interesting things that came out of my chat with Blake Beavan this morning was a story he relayed to me about his father. Turns out dad had played some college hoops in his day and is a pretty big guy who knows about working out.
Anyhow, here's what father half-kiddingly said to son late last year.
"He told me, maybe when you turn 23, you'll get your '...
Most of the Seattle sports world is abuzz today with the announcement of a broad plan to build a $500 million arena south of downtown that would house a new NBA team and possibly an NHL franchise as well. It's all still in the preliminary stages, but city and county officials today revealed that the plan would involve roughly $300 million in private funds and an additional $200...
Tampa - Austin Romine and Jesus Montero always had what Romine describes as “a fun rivalry, pushing each other to get better.”