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Even though the season is just underway, it's never to early to talk trade candidates. We're going to name a few players that could be trade candidates as the July Trade Deadline approaches. First, lets take a look at the American League.
The American League East is a really fun division to watch right now, led by the surprising play of the Orioles who are half a game above the Rays. The Blue Jays are third and in my opinion they could be contenders for one of the Wild Card spots, and then the Yankees and Red Sox close out the standings, but for how long are they going to stay there? My guess is probably not for long. But either way I'm not making judgements about who is going to get last and who they will probably trade, let's just enjoy what the Orioles are doing and hope they remain in contention for the reminder of the season.
The AL Central is different. Even though the Tigers are in second place right now, they remain the clear favorites to take the division. M...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Losing a plenty!
Welcome to the sixth edition of the State of the Seattle Mariners update for the 2012 regular season. In these weekly updates you will find all the information and news regarding the Seattle Mariners Baseball Franchise.
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The Tigers will be looking for vengeance after the Mariners swept Detroit on their last road trip. The M’s will then get...
Hilarious situation in Seattle this weekend. Hector Noesi had two balls thrown at him. One by the ump, one by his catcher. Have a look.
Nice reflexes Hector!
He threw one low pitch, but ended up getting back two baseballs. Wish I had this luck with women.
The Seattle Mariners started their latest ten game road trip in grand fashion, winning their first four games. They then dropped their last six, including all four games to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are tied for best record in the American League, and it was a competitive series for Seattle losing three games by one run and the other by two. The Mariners then finally returned...
The new-look Seattle Mariners lineup with Dustin Ackley leading off and Brendan Ryan batting
second is off to a good start. The Mariners won two of three from the Twins over the weekend with this lineup, which
came in the wake of left fielder/third baseman Chone Figgins being moved into a utility
role. Figgins was hitting .189 as the club's primary leadoff hitter, one...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Noesi must have thought he was seeing double during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins when— after having a pitch land in the dirt— his catcher and the umpire got their signals crossed and each threw a ball back at the surprised Noesi.
In the third inning, the former New York Yankees pitcher threw a strike to catcher John Jaso. Jaso...
Tigers In Town!
The M’s were able to rally together and break a 7 game losing streak in their second game against the Twins.
The M’s have lost the most games in which they once had the lead in all of baseball with 10.
Their problem is obvious, although they are in 4th place of all the 30 teams in hits, they are not getting those base-runners home.
As the M’s are edging toward...
Can the Mariners take a punch? Easy, easy, I’m talking figuratively.
I say that because the Tigers are in town tonight to open a three-game series. Item one in the Detroit memory bank is the Mariners coming to the Motor City, taking the Tigers apart April 24-26 in a three-game sweep, outscoring them 21-9. How good a stretch was it for the Mariners as they opened a long 10-game...
Rookie slugger Jesus Montero lined a two-run double in the first inning to get Seattle on the board, Mike Carp added his first homer of the season and the Mariners cruised to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit. Despite the homer, Noesi (2-3) allowed just...
The game of baseball can tend to be a long one and at times, players can lose track of how many outs there are in the game.
It happened last night to Mariners catcher Jesus Montero against the Detroit Tigers as he started running off the field after a strike-out of Brandon Inge assuming that it was the final out of the inning.
Sadly for Jesus, it wasn't:
M’s Finally Snap Skid
The Headline: the Seattle Mariners 1-hit the Minnesota Twins, and break their 7-game losing streak.
Seattle Mariners 7, Minnesota Twins 0
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 4, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Laz Diaz, 1B — Mike Everitt, 2B — Paul Schrieber, 3B — Tim Welke
1. The Win
John Jaso's sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Octavio Dotel came on in the ninth for Detroit with closer Jose Valverde unavailable after three consecutive appearances. Dotel walked Brendan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki then advanced both with a wild pitch. Ryan scored...
It looks like some Seattle fans had their rally caps on last night as the mariners went into the bottom of the ninth down 2-0 to the Detroit Tigers.
With Detroit closer, Octavio Dotel on the mound, the bottom of the ninth inning quickly gave M’s fans hope as Brendan Ryan and Ichiro both walked. Dotel’s struggle to find the strike zone continued with two wild pitches during Jesus...
Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo is in his 11th season in the major leagues, and while it is fair to say that he hasn't ever truly lived up to expectations for some, the 33-year-old's impact on the game shouldn't be discounted.
Nine closers made it to the All-Star Game last year.
Four of them aren't closing right now.
Mariano Rivera and Brian Wilson are on the disabled list with season-ending injuries. Jordan Walden (Angels) and Heath Bell (Marlins) have been demoted after floundering for teams with World Series expectations.
Jose Valverde was arguably the best closer in baseball last year, going...
In one league I got skunked, in another league one of my competitors went #Bananas claiming Johnny Damon. Full results:
Main Event (112.5 points, 1/15 to begin the day, 10/420 overall)
The Strained Obliques
Johnny Damon (LF)