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This Thursday, Erasmo Ramirez gets his first major league start of the season against the Boston Red Sox. If you remember, the right-hander developed into a bright spot for the Seattle Mariners’ rotation, and may have even helped out fantasy owners down the stretch. Still, even with 2012’s success, this match-up isn’t ideal for any young pitcher’s first start of the season. And because of this, some fantasy owners may opt to use the ‘wait and see’ tactic for Ramirez. This gives others the opportunity to strike, and if you wait too long, you could cost yourself a key piece to your fantasy rotation.
During his time in the minors, Ramirez always had strong control and solid FIPs, but at times had mixed results. In 2012, he started turning the corner. He started the season with the Mariners as a reliever, but was demoted to the minors on two separate occasions where he was stretched out. The bouncing back and forth didn’t seem to affect his performan...
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As the All-Star break approaches, many teams on the bubble of contention have to decide they are buyers trying to win a postseason berth or sellers who need to retool for next year. As play begins on July 9, the Seattle Mariners find themselves just outside that bubble at 40-49, 12.5 games out in the A.L. West and 9.5 games out of a wild card slot. The Seattle Times Sports' Larry...
There have been more downs than ups this season, but the Seattle Mariners are on a definite up after their recent six-game road trip. Seattle faced two teams both ten games over .500, Texas and Cincinnati, and took both three-game series. While it’s true the Mariners still haven’t swept any team this season, a 4-2 road trip against that kind of competition is a step in the...
The Seattle Mariners may soon have more power in the outfield to complement that of Raul Ibanez. Right fielder Michael Morse has steadily progressed from his quadriceps strain, and will soon prepare for a Minor League rehab assignment according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.
Morse, out since June 21, has resumed batting practice and light running this week. In fact, as Johns...
Right-hander Jeremy Bonderman's comeback with the Seattle Mariners is over after he was designated for assignment following consecutive poor starts.
The Mariners made the move on Monday. The team recalled left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to take Bonderman's roster spot but the Mariners will still need a starter for Thursday's game against the Boston...
Towards the Break
It’s been awhile since we’ve done a preview of Seattle Mariners games (mostly because I’ve spent more time watching them and really trying to break them down than anything else), but this time we’re back with a vengeance.
The Mariners have looked pretty good as of late. Though they dropped a slugfest to the Boston Red Sox last night in an 11-8 triumph by...
Who stays? Who Goes?
As Mariners fans, we know how scary the trade deadline can be.
This team has been built around a plethora of deadline deals that have worked more for the other team than our own.
This year is no exception. The Mariners are treading water a cool 10 games under .500, though the past week has seen some good ball out of the boys in blue.
To my count, we currently...
Felix Hernandez held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings and Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd home run in leading the Seattle Mariners to an 11-4 victory over Boston on Monday night.
Hernandez (9-4) walked two and struck out six, maintaining his 2.69 ERA, second lowest in the American League behind teammate Hisashi Iwakuma's 2.60.
Hernandez allowed two or fewer...
Hot News for RP Lucas Luetge
It would have been a good idea to go to sleep early, as the Red Sox West Coast trip continued to head South. The team gave up 15 hits and 11 runs in a blowout loss in the first game of the series against the Mariners. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Justin Smoak
Smoak went 3-4 for the Mariners with 2 RBI's and 2 runs cored. He hit 2...
When the Red Sox traded away Manny Ramirez, they received Jason Bay.
Bay reported to Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates immediately and was in the Sox lineup the next day. He had a remarkable first few games with the ball club and, though he was only with Boston for two seasons, Bay has fond memories with the team.
Bay talked about them with NESN’s Jamie Erdahl before the Sox matched...
Two tough losses in Anaheim have put the Boston Red Sox (54-36) in a 1-2 hole to start the West Coast road trip. Typically, a series against the Seattle Mariners (39-49) is a relief for the Sox. But for a team struggling at the plate facing one of the game’s best pitchers (if not the best), tonight is not anticipated to be a strong night.
If you have been staying up the past several games watch the Red Sox play on the West Coast, then kudos to you. Not only have the nights been long, but the games haven’t been great, especially if you’re a Sox fan watching your team get off to a 2-3 start to midway through this 10-game trip.
Last night was much better, as the Boston Red Sox...
It was supposed to be a showdown of aces. Big Jon Lester vs. King Felix. Problem was, only one showed up.
Felix Hernandez held Boston to just six hits and two runs in seven innings of work as the Seattle Mariners beat up on the Red Sox 11-4.
Lester was not at his best. The Red Sox starter struggled with his command through five innings, giving...
7 p.m. ET: The Red Sox faced the Angels’ top two arms in C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver over the weekend, and they’ll open the week against the best Seattle has to offer.
The Sox begin the second leg of their West Coast swing Monday night, visiting Safeco Field for the first time this season. It’s been another underwhelming season for the Mariners, who currently sit 12 1/2 games...
We have been highlighting specific positions in our weekly look at prospects recently and so far we have talked about pitchers part 1 - part 2, shortstops, and outfielders. This week we are going to take time to discuss three prospects making their big league debuts - Grant Green, Josh Phegley, and Erasmo Ramirez. Grant Green OAK | 2BBatting .317 with 11 HR’s, 49 RBI’s...