Found April 08, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
The Seattle Mariners have only played four games. All of them have come against the Oakland Athletics. As such, it seems rather absurd to get too excited over anything that has happened thus far. But, gosh, isn't it kind of exciting to see Chone Figgins play the way he is? Figgins has been the colossal bust in Seattle since signing that four year, $36 million dollar contract after his 6.9 fWAR season for the Angels in 2009. He fell hard in 2010 but still had a semblance of value. But last year he really bottomed out becoming one of the least valuable players in all of baseball. And then his manager, Eric Wedge, proclaimed before the start of Spring Training that Figgins would lead off and Ichiro Suzuki would bat third. We all scoffed. This space said that Wedge had lost his mind. Again, it is very early, but don't we all look pretty stupid right now? After four games, Chone Figgins is batting .412 after starting the season seven for seventeen. In yesterday's win, Figgin...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Seattle Mariners got the season off to a sluggish start hampered by their old friend, lack of offense, in splitting the first two games of the season against Oakland in Tokyo. However, between that slow start of the season and this weekend, the Mariners’ bats have come alive. The offense led the way twice to lead the Mariners to a weekend sweep of the A’s. Seattle won...
M’s Arms Under The Spotlight
After completing one of the most unorthodox 4-game series in team history that resulted in 30 plus hours of travel time between Peoria, Arizona and Tokyo, Japan to start the regular season, the Mariners came back to play five Cactus League games before traveling to Oakland to finish the four-game series with the A’s.
Suffice it to say that the Mariners...
Each Monday during the season, we will take a statistical look at the good and the bad in the Seattle Mariners system from the past seven days. In this abbreviated version, a few players still did have a chance to stand out, good and bad.
When Felix Hernandez broke into the Majors as a 19-year-old, he threw the ball really hard. Here’s the Pitch F/x plot of his start against the Oakland A’s on April 2nd, 2007, the first for which we have Pitch F/x data available.
The fastball was 95-100, the slider was 89-92, the change-up was 86-89, and even his “slow curve” was 82-87. Felix was the embodiment of a power...
Seattle vs. Texas Matchup
Series Starts April 9th. (Yes that’s today)
Young Seattle Mariners line-up travels to Arlington to find out if their newly acquired offensive production is legit.
Probable Pitching match ups:
Game 5: Hector Noesi vs. Yu Darvish
Texas will debut Yu Darvish in this game. Darvish is dominate pitcher similar to Felix Hernandez. His career numbers are...
Photo Credit: Getty ImagesBe sure to check out all the great work over at wayoutnleftfield.blogspot.com. Here, Patrick Leary examines the resurgance of Chone Figgins, at least for a couple games.Is Chone Figgins back?First of all, back to what? Well, I guess...
Chone Figgins had three hits and two RBIs, and Kyle Seager singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, leading the Seattle Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night in the stateside opener for both teams.
Seager's two-run single highlighted a four-run third inning that broke the game open for the Mariners, resuming a series that began in Japan more than a week ago...
The “Boys of Summer” is a term associated with baseball players, but not always with morality. Nonetheless, many professional baseball players understand that they are examples for young boys and girls, who will undoubtedly look up to them. Many people have a baseball player hero – having grown up in Seattle during the 1990s, my baseball role models are (for better or worse...
In the bottom of fourth inning in today’s game against the Mariners, Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletics killed a baseball delivered by Jason Vargas … then admired it
MLB Matchup Insight M’s vs. Rangers
It made a lot of headlines in the offseason when the Seattle Mariners traded a pitcher with a great future in Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees in exchange for slugging catching prospect Jesus Montero.
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Monday April 9
The Ballpark at Arlington – Arlington, TX
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports (Seattle), Fox...