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Things have improved for the Seattle Mariners offensively in the last 12 months, indeed in the last 24 months, but they haven't improved nearly enough to rid general manager Jack Zduriencik of the notion that he's got to rework the lineup options he gives to manager Eric Wedge going forward. Seattle finished last in the league in batting average, runs, hits and on-base percentage in 2010, again in 2011 and again in 2012. At least this year the Mariners found a little bit of power and finished with 40 more home runs than a year ago (149-109). The Mariners finished with more than 600 runs scored (619) for the first time since 2009, but they finished at least 48 runs behind everybody else in the league and almost 100 runs under the AL median. Simply put, they can't hit. Kyle Seager (.259, 35 doubles, 20 homers, 86 RBI), Michael Saunders (.247, 31 doubles, 19 homers, 57 RBI and 21 steals) and John Jaso (.276, 10 homers, 13 game-winning RBI) exceeded expectations, but...
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Finding the good in the bad
It’s been a long season for the Seattle Mariners, and personally a long season for this pundit. I’ve done a lot of these “love ‘em & hate ‘em” pieces for a lot of games. Some were fun, some were horribly depressing.
That’s pretty indicative of the 2012 Seattle Mariners.
At times they were a joy to watch. Other times, it was all you could...
The Seattle Mariners announced they will not renew the contract of hitting coach Chris Chambliss. "We will begin an immediate search for a new hitting coach,'' Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement released Thursday. "As we go through the process of getting this team where we want it to be, the coaches are a big part of it.'' Chambliss...
The fences at Safeco Field are coming in.
The Seattle Mariners announced plans Tuesday to move in the outfield fences at their spacious ballpark for the 2013 season after years of debate on the impact that having one of the more vast outfields in baseball was having on their offense.
The biggest change will come in the left-center field alley, where the fence will move in as much...
2013 Dimension change
The Seattle Mariners announced today that they are altering the Safeco Field dimensions in preparation for the 2013 season.
The park is a notorious stomping ground for pitchers. Long renowned for it’s big outfield and tough home run fences, The Safe is one of the best pitching spots in the Major Leagues.
Thought to be cursed by Ken Griffey Jr.—it is believed...
The Mariners are planning to move in the fences at Safeco Field for the 2013 season to make it less of a pitcher’s park and more hitter-friendly. Here are the changes they plan to make, according to the Seattle Times:- The biggest change will be from left-center to straightaway center, where the wall will be moved in anywhere from four to 17 feet.- From the left-field corner to...
After years of hearing that there was too much room in the outfield in Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners have decided to do something about it. Starting with the 2013 season, the Mariners' home will see the fences brought in from the left field corner to the right field power alley. Most of the change will see the fences come in about 4 feet, but in straightaway left field...
One of baseball's most spacious outfields will be getting a little smaller next season.
Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, will move in the fences for the 2013 season ending the debate on whether or not to move the fences on one of the games most expansive outfields.
The left-center field power alley will be moved in from 390 feet to 378 feet and instead of having...
The Seattle Mariners had one of their worst weeks in these past two September series against AL West rivals Los Angeles Angels (88-71) and Oakland A’s (91-68). This was when we wanted them to break some hearts—cause some tears—since they aren’t going to be competing in the playoffs. However, even though the Mariners lost 2 of 3 to the Angels, they outscored them in the 3...
Dance Dance Revolution
One of the best things that major sports organizations do these days is promote good will for its cities, and create events that generate money for local charities.
The Mariners have been doing this for as long as I can remember, and they seem to have the most fun while doing it.
This time around, it was the mascot dance off for kids appreciation day at Safeco...
Casper Wells tied a career-high with five RBIs including a three-run homer in Seattle's six-run seventh inning, and the Mariners closed out the season with a 12-0 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Angels' star rookie Mike Trout went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double leading off the sixth and a single in the eighth to finish the season with a .326 average. That...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kyle Seager became the first Seattle batter to hit 20 home runs in a season since 2009 with a solo shot in the first inning and the Mariners beat Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Tuesday night.
The penultimate game of the season came a night after the Angels were eliminated from the AL wild card chase. And they played like a team with nothing tangible...
I think we can all agree the most surprising thing here is that there were actually people attending a Seattle Mariners home game. The good news for all the fans here is that because of their ‘derp’...
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