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The names just keep on coming. Today, The Daily News has learned that former Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero, now of the Seattle Mariners, appears on records from the “anti-aging” clinic in Miami, Fla. Montero, 23, was traded to Seattle last winter in exchange for Michael Pineda.
The extent of Montero’s involvement with the clinic is not yet known. Yesterday, news broke that former NL MVP Ryan Braun appeared on a list from the clinic as well. Braun originally failed a drug test last year, but appealed and won, claiming his sample was mishandled, causing the positive test. Braun said in a statement that his only involvement with the clinic came when he and his agents consulted owner Anthony Bosch to gain more knowledge on how a sample could be tampered with.
Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli was also linked to the clinic. He came out via twitter claiming he was trying to recover from an injury last year, and took supplements from Bosch that he thought were allowed by Major League Baseball.
MLB is investigating the matter, and will conduct interviews with those involved to gain a better understanding of what seems to be a major PED operation. As the investigation unfolds, more names could be released, creating more headaches for baseball and it’s fans.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Seattle Mariners have been fortunate enough to never have really been implicated by alleged steroid use or PED use throughout their history. Aside from a 2005 season that saw three players suspended for PEDs (Jamal Strong, Ryan Franklin, and Mike Morse), Seattle has brought natural talent to the field that, at least prior to 2003, was very competitive in the...
Felix Hernandez is an incredible pitcher. I'd take Clayton Kershaw over him, sure, and maybe Matt Cain. Other than that, though, Felix might be the most valuable pitcher in the game today.
That being said, he's not worth 7 years and $25 million a year. No pitcher is (or, I should say, was), unless he is vintage Pedro or Maddux. Unfortunately (for the Mariners), that's...
GOOD TO BE THE KING
You can put to rest any questions as to whether or not the M's will deal their ace, as they reportedly have re-signed him to a deal that will keep in Seattle for the next seven seasons.
The Next Wave
The Super Bowl is over and baseball is now officially acceptable to discuss on a daily basis! Seattle Seahawks fans may have been spurned by an absurd 10 AM start time in Atlanta a few weeks ago, but the Seattle Mariners baseball team is making moves worth being a little excited about.
We all know that the top of the rotation is held down by one of the best pitchers...
Towards the end of the 2005 season, the Seattle Mariners had very little to be hopeful about. Despite much success around the turn of the century, it was clear that their run was ending. Names like Edgar Martinez, John Olerud, Kaz Sasaki, and Brett Boone were no longer on the club.
Enter the King.
With a couple months left to go in the season, the Mariners debuted a 19-year...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez just became an extremely wealthy man. According to USA Today, Felix and the Mariners agreed to a 7-year, $175 million deal earlier today. The deal will make Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in MLB history. Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in ’14. [...]
Replacing Alex Rodriguez isn’t a realistic target to throw on any draft pick, or even on a pair of draft picks. But the Seattle Mariners missed badly when they tried to do their best at that in the 2001 draft as the names they called -- and the names they passed over -- when considering where they selected may go down as the worst draft in franchise history.
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The Seattle Mariners aren't just focused on locking up ace right-hander Felix Hernandez with a seven-year, $175 million contract.
The team also has reached agreement with free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders on a one-year deal, according to major-league sources.
The deal is pending a physical, sources said.
Saunders, 31, will replace lefty Jason Vargas, whom the Mariners traded...
The Seattle Mariners extended Felix Hernandez‘s contract on Thursday and many St. Louis Cardinal fans reacted quickly, feeling Adam Wainwright‘s price tag just went up. The problem with that thought is simple, Hernandez is no Wainwright, he’s much, much better.
Hernandez agreed to a deal that will keep him in Seattle for a reported financial windfall to the tune of seven...
With an imminent stroke of Felix Hernandez's pen, the persistent trade rumors surrounding him will come to a very expensive end.
Hernandez, 26, and the Seattle Mariners are close to announcing a seven-year, $175 million contract extension, a major-league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today first reported the news. The contract will supersede Hernandez...
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Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, and yes, even Alex Rodriguez. The Mariners have made a habit in the past of failing to re-sign their superstars. Instead, they’ve opted to trade or even let them walk away via free agency. Yes, the return trade package has been decent in a couple instances (see Randy Johnson to Astros). But nothing can...