Found January 02, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
We're hearing via MLB Trade Rumors
that the M's have a possible liking towards Kevin Millwood.
The Mariners have interest in free agent right-hander Kevin Millwood, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets.
Seattle is looking at veteran pitchers who could join Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda and Jason Vargas in the projected 2012 rotation.
Millwood posted a 3.98 ERA with 6.0 K/9, 1.3 BB/9 and a 42.2% ground ball rate in 54 1/3 innings for the Rockies over the course of the final two months of the 2011 season.
The 37-year-old Scott Boras client spent most of the year pitching for the top minor league affiliates of the Yankees and Red Sox, posting a 4.32 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 89 2/3 minor league innings.
The Rockies are the only other team that's been linked to Millwood so far this offseason.
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Our Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us an offseason update on Seattle Mariners Adam Moore who started last season as Miguel Olivo's backup for the Mariners but injury derailed his very bright future. Looking to stay with the Mariners, Moore will have to show the fans and the organization why he's more valuable to the club than Jon Jaso and Chris Gimenez.
Entering a season where they are not expected to compete in a division that is getting better right now and bigger in 2013, the Mariners need to resist temptation to simply react and pledge to stay focused on the long-term goal: building a sustainable contender.
The Mariners and two other American League teams are in the hunt for free agent starter Hisashi Iwakuma, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Mariners rumor has been kicking around in Japanese reports since Friday. A week ago, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that four teams inquired on Iwakuma, with the Athletics in that mix but with "lukewarm" interest...
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Over the last week or so, various reports have been circling that the Mariners were closing in on a deal with Japanese RHP Hisashi Iwakuma. Today, we get the best confirmation of those reports, in the form of a report from Sponichi (in Japanese, but helpfully translated by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker) where Iwakuma is quoted as saying:
“We’ve received terms from a number of...
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Hisashi Iwakuma, a right-handed pitcher from Japan who couldn't work out a deal with the A's last offseason, is leaning toward signing with the Mariners, according to a report in Sponichi, a Japanese newspaper.
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