Found July 30, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
After 11 1/2 seasons in Seattle, Ichiro Suzuki has left the only baseball club he's known since coming over to the U.S. from Japan. Suzuki had been apparently been requesting a trade from the last-place Mariners for several weeks now. He got his wish granted when the New York Yankees traded two minor league pitchers to Seattle in exchange for him. The trade was extremely convenient for Ichiro and the Yankees, as it occurred only a few hours before a three game series started between the Yankees and Mariners in Seattle. It's almost as if New York came to pick up Ichiro from his old team and rub the noses of Seattle fans in it. Ichiro switched his jersey, his number, and his dugout but he still played his first game as an enemy in the place that made him a sports icon in America. The fact is, had Seattle traded Ichiro to about any other team than the Yankees it would have been an easier pill to swallow. The Yankees have been hated by Mariners fans since their first playoff ...

Ichiro Suzuki makes nifty behind-the-back catch (Video)

We all know that Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is a wiz at making defensive plays but one move that he pulled off in batting practice proves that he might have eyes in the back of is head. Check out Ichiro going behind-the-back to snag this fly ball: Your browser does not support iframes.

Seattle Mariners fantasy baseball stats & breakdown – Week 17

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Mariners deal two relievers for prospects

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Mariners trade Brandon League to Dodgers for prospects

Per a tweet tonight from the Mariners twitter account we've learned the Seattle Mariners have acquired two prospects from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Brandon League. The minor leagues coming back the M's way are OF Leon Landry and P Logan Bawcom. More to follow.

Brandon League Now A Dodger

In one of the least talked about trades today. The Seattle Mariners traded reliever, Brandon League, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor leaguers; outfielder Leon Landry and pitcher Logan Bawcom. The deal went down late Monday night. League has been a viable relief option lately, not only for the Mariners, but for fantasy owners as well.  He did struggle this year as closer...

Mariners 7, Royals 6

Felix Hernandez shook off a line drive to his left wrist and threw seven strong innings, and the Seattle Mariners overcame bullpen problems to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 Sunday for a four-game sweep. Seattle swept Kansas City in a four-game set for the first time since May 2001. Hernandez gave up just five hits and two runs but lost out on his sixth straight win when the Mariners...

Dodgers acquire League from Mariners

The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen for a playoff run, acquiring former All-Star reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for two prospects Monday night. The teams announced the deal a day before the deadline to make trades without waivers. Seattle also sent righty reliever Steve Delabar to the Blue Jays for outfielder Eric Thames. ''New league, new...

Top Play: Ichrio Makes Behind the Back Catch

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Mariners in Holding Pattern at Trade Deadline

The Mariners weren’t able to make a big splash at this year’s trade deadline, but with the way the club is structured and the type of players that he covets, General Manager Jack Zduriencik will likely be better served in trying to make that blockbuster deal over the winter. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at what such a deal could look like.

Welcome to the Mariners Eric Thames, Leon Landry, and Logan Bawcom

Here's a bit about the three new Mariners. Welcome to the organization. All info courtesy of Full Name: Eric Allyn Thames Born: 11/10/1986 in Santa Clara, CA Bats/Throws: L/R HT: 6'3'' WT: 205 Bio Debut: 5/18/2011 College: Pepperdine Appeared in 95 games in his rookie season... Appeared in left field in 52 games and in right field in 27 contests. ...

Mariners send Delabar to Jays for Thames

The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, who opened a three-game series in Safeco Field on Monday, completed a minor trade after the game. Seattle sent right-handed reliever Steve Delabar to Toronto for outfielder Eric Thames. Thames, 25, hit .243 with three homers, 11 RBI and a .652 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 46 games for the Blue Jays earlier this season. He was...

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Mariners acquire Eric Thames from Blue Jays for Steve Delabar

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired reliever Steve Delabar from the Mariners for Eric Thames, the teams announced. Thames is hitting .243/.288/.365 with 3 home runs and 40 strikeouts. Delabar is 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA with a 11.3 k/9, 5.6 h/9 in 36.2 innings. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.

John Sterling's controversial Ichiro home run nickname

New York Yankees fans are used to the odd and sometimes disturbing nicknames Yankees' radio announcer John Sterling comes up with for the home town players.  This is the guy who brought you home run calls like "It's a A-Bomb for A-Rod" for an Alex Rodriguez dinger, "That's a Tex Message" every time Mark Teixeira goes long and calls Curtis Granderson...
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