Found February 26, 2012 on
Oft-injured infielder Carlos Guillen said he was glad to sign a minor-league deal with the Mariners because "it was my first house, my first team in the big leagues."
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M’s Need Angels in the outfield
The Seattle Mariners have been without a true left fielder since Raul Ibanez went off to greener pastures. Milton Bradley had the potential to bring a power bat in that position, but when that didn’t happen his .964 fielding percentage combined with his off the field antics were not worth the price tag and he was designated for assignment.
Veteran Carlos Guillen, who has a long history of leg ailments, has a tight calf and has been taking treatment the past few days rather than stay on the field. He wont play in todays intrasquad but may be able to re-take the field today or Monday.
Trayvon Robinson, whose tight legs have kept him from running the past three days, ran for trainers Saturday. Hes close to being...
A winning season from these guys would be a fantasy…
It’s that time of year, folks. Fantasy baseball season is upon us. All the fantasy freaks are frothing at the mouth to pre-rank their teams and find out what position they draft in. Being a Seattle Mariners fan, I always look at the roster and see who has the best prospects of actually helping you put together a competitive...
The big storyline that is brewing around our youth oriented Seattle Mariners this Spring Training has to do with our aging veterans; Ichiro and Figgins.
First, Manager Eric Wedge has decided that Ichiro will be our number three hitter for this season. I’m a little torn on this decision. I have been arguing (with friends and family) that Ichiro should be our number three hitter...
It is strange in some ways to leave my sons and long-time home in New York City yet feel like I am arriving home when I land in Seattle. My wife and I got in last night to attend the Starlight Foundation’s Oscar Night fundraising event tomorrow.
On-deck: Tuesday getting to Peoria, AZ and Mariners spring training. What a great time of the year!
I’m already buzzed having read...
Another Mariners intra-squad game has come and gone, this one won 7-3 by Team 2 after it fell behind 2-0 early on.
Plenty of extra-base hits today, beginning with the Franklin Gutierrez solo homer to left off Felix Hernandez at the very start of the game. That's as many home runs as Gutierrez had all of last season.
Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer off Josh Kinney in the fifth...
For the next few weeks, SeattleClubhouse will be doing a Mariners' prospect depth chart series. We start today by ranking the Top-15 Starting Pitchers in the organization.
Just chatted with Lance Painter, the former big league pitcher who handled James Paxton and Erasmo Ramirez in Class AA last season. Painter has had the chance to observe both guys up close this spring -- along with Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker -- and does not expect any of the quartet to b overcome with nerves during today's intra-squad game.
The game gets underway in about...
There were a couple of key defensive plays that went largely unnoticed by casual observers of yesterday's game, but which did resonate with some members of the front office.
How do I know this? I was standing right in front of them shooting photos.
Anyhow, one came on the photo you see above, where catcher Jesus Montero slides to his let to block a pitch in the dirt from James...
Theyu just put out the list of pitchers throwing in tomorrow's intrasquad game and Hisashi Iwakuma tops the list of Team 1. Iwakuma is slotted to throw two innings atop that team's rotation, while Jason Vargas is to throw three innings for Team 2.
Vargas, you'll recall, retired all seven hitters he faced -- striking out four -- in Friday's first intrasquad affair.
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Franklin Gutierrez, seen in the photo above taking BP earlier this morning, will be starting in center and batting leadoff for Team 2 today in his first spring training intra-squad action. Jesus Montero will be batting cleanup for Team 2 and catching.
For frequent updates, stay tuned right here and to my Twitter feed @gbakermariners.
Pro scout and one-time Seattle Mariners director of player development Frank Mattox has died at age 49.
Much is riding on Montero's development behind the plate. He's getting plenty of support in spring camp from veterans Guillermo Quiroz and Miguel Olivo.