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It took a trip to Triple-A and some injuries to the big league regulars to get him his chance, but Casper Wells is capitalizing on that chance and showing that he is deserving of an extended look as an everyday option in the outfield for the M's going forward.
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The Seattle Mariners had yet another bad week. What else is new, though, right? At least this time last year, they were still in the race. This year, they’re racing for mediocrity.
The Mariners scored 21 runs vs. 19 for their opponents in 6 games and still managed to win just 2 of them. 2 of those game went into extra innings, just like last week.
An ode to an All-Star
This weeks segment is all about King Felix Hernandez and his selection to the American League All-Star team.
As the lone Mariner making the trip to the Kansas City for the annual All-Star game, I thought I would do my piece on him this week.
This video is a collection of strikeouts from three appearances; San Francisco, Boston, and San Diego.
This past week before the All-Star break wasn’t a very good one for the Mariners, as they lost 2-out-of-3 to each of the teams they faced.
Taking games deep into extra innings in 2 of the 3 games played against the Oakland Athletics, the Mariners would come up short both times. Tied at 1 a piece in Game 1, in the 11th inning, a 3-run, Chris Carter home run would end the duel....
The All-Star Break is here, and we are now at the mid-point of the 2012 MLB season. For the Seattle Mariners, 2012 has been unkind to them so far. They were hoping young offensive players would take a step forward to carry the load, and it hasn’t been enough of a step to date. The Mariners are 29th in the league team batting average at .230, and they are 30th in on base percentage...
It might be shape up or ship out time for Seattle first baseman Justin Smoak. Ever since his high-profile arrival from Texas, Smoak has failed to live up to expectations. His manager, Eric Wedge, makes it sound as if the organization is nearing their wits’ end and may make a move:
We’ve been patient, they’ve been addressed, and we’ve come at them in different ways and different...
Eric Wedge started with pure optimism, moved on to defending some of his underperformers and eventually grew increasingly angry and frustrated as his Seattle Mariners continued regressing.
Through a trying first-half of the 2012 season, the Mariners' manager has stayed with his belief that eventually the inconsistencies will level off and Seattle's young prospects will start...
Thank God for the All-Star break
With the final week of the first half of the season done, the Seattle Mariners look to head home with their tails between their legs and hopefully rest their weary heads just a bit.
Since we are only sending one player to the annual All-Star game, this means a time for reflexion for some of our under performing players.
Unlike the other two major...
The 2012 Futures Game is in the books and Scout.com's National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere is here to provide all of the analysis on the top performers in Kansas City. In this segment, he joins FOX Sports/Scout.com reporter Kelly Boring to break down Mariners' prospect, Danny Hultzen.
If the Mariners plan to make an aggressive move at the July 31 non-waiver deadline, they’ve got an interesting way of showing it.
While one Mariners official says the team is “wide open” on potential deals, rival clubs report that the M’s have made a long list of players untouchable in trades.
The list includes right-hander Felix Hernandez, second baseman Dustin Ackley...
From Perfect Game
With scouts beginning to populate the Cape Cod League in increasing numbers as the 2012 season approaches the midway point, they have been left with the unmistakable conclusion that the Harwich Mariners are the most-talented team on the Cape, if not the entire nation.
The Mariners began the summer as the No. 1 team in Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s...