Found March 06, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
As many of you know, Franklin Gutierrez is going to start the season again on the disabled list with a right pectoral injury.  This is extremely disheartening news for Gutierrez, who arrived to camp healthier than last year and was looking to bounce back from an injury plagued year.  But with each setback, an opportunity presents itself.  I know Gutierrez has a great glove but I think his lack of offense cost us wins.  If you look at his past years, using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) model, Gutierrez peaked in 2009 with a 5.4 WAR but has been trailing off since then with 3.0 in 2010 and a dismal -.4 in 2011 (to compare, the WAR model indicates 8+ is an MVP, 5+ is an All Star, 2+ is a Starter, 0-2 is a Substitute, and < 0 means you are better off with a replacement player) . His ability with the glove is clearly evident, but his bat really brings down his overall value.  This would be a great opportunity for the Mariners to get a good look at the outfielders of the future and ...

Version 1.0: Seattle Mariners Spring Training Update

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Peace Out Carlos Guillen

The beleaguered Carlos Guillen has decided to call it career, rather than attempt to stick with the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal. Over the past 4 seasons, he has only played 290 games, steadily decreasing every year. The 36 year old is retiring a 3-time All-Star with a .285/.355/.443 slash line and 733 R, 124 HR, and 660 RBI over 14 seasons with the Mariners and Tigers...

Jason Vargas An Integral Part of Mariners Rotation This Season

                                                                        Photo Credit: Ben Van Houten/MarinersThis is the first installment in a series of cross-promotional aritcles on SeaTown Sports. Staff writers Patrick Leary and Anthony Davis have started a new blog, "Way Out in Left Field", dedicated to all things Mariners. This piece...

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Mariners 13, Padres 7

Dustin Ackley had three hits and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 13-7 on Monday. Hitting in the leadoff spot, Ackley doubled to left-center against Dustin Moseley in the first inning. Ackley, who scored two runs, singled to right in the third and also tripled to center to start the fifth. Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin doubled, singled and walked in his spring...

Padres, Mariners extend spring training lease

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Carlos Guillen announces retirement

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Infielder Carlos Guillen Announces Retirement

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Cactus League #3 - Mariners vs. Padres

Spring Training is officially a reality now as the Mariners took on the ever so preseason present Padres. The Savior of Seattle’s Offense (AKA Montero) makes his return to the lineup after taking Saturday off to recover from two consecutive sweet chin music foul balls in Fridays contest (yes that was a WWF/Shawn Michaels reference). In nothing short of fantastic news it appears...
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