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Kyle Seager is putting himself among some elite company with his bat this season. Seager is hitting .289/.353/.487 with 16 home runs and 46 RBIs, which is a drastic improvement from his solid but unspectacular 2012 campaign. However it’s not his triple slash line that has me so impressed with Seager right now—it’s his streaks and consistency.
Only three players have managed to put together three 10-game hitting streaks in 2013: Kyle Seager, Miguel Cabrera, and Jacoby Ellsbury. More impressively, Seager has done something the other two have not done this year; he has had two hit streaks of 15 or more games. Seager has been worth 3.7 fWAR, putting him easily in the top 20 offensive players in the MLB. Seager’s 16-game hitting streak from earlier this season is the fourth longest in the American League in 2013.
How rare is two 15-game hitting streaks in one season by the same player? Pretty rare actually. From 2010 to 2012, only four players have had multiple hit strea...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
One of the most shocking, short-sighted developments to pop up this week (a week full of shocking, short-sighted developments) is that the Seattle Mariners won't be looking to sell leading up to next Wednesday's trade deadline. Now, I can wholly understand the team not wanting to trade young players like Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Nick Franklin, and Mike Zunino...but what...
Justin Smoak is enjoying a fine 2013, can Mariners fans say he is putting it together?
On July 9th, 2010, after a disappointing not even half of a season with the Seattle Mariners, Cliff Lee (and Mark Lowe) was dealt to the Texas Rangers in exchange for top Rangers prospect, Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, and Matt Lawson. At the time, the Mariners were welcoming...
For the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros have been an unexpected road block this season. Despite the Astros’ residence in last place, Seattle went 4-5 against Houston in the first half of the season, including Houston taking two of the three series. But July has been a different story for the Mariners. Seattle, after earning just one three-game sweep in the first half...
GET WELL SOON
The Mariners announced on Wednesday that manager Eric Wedge suffered a very mild stroke, but it is expected to make a full recovery.
According to Jacob Thorpe of MLB.com, outfielder Michael Morse made a rehab start Monday night as the designated hitter for AAA Tacoma. Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez made his first rehab start Tuesday for Tacoma.
Morse hasn’t played since being placed on the disabled list with a strained right quad June 22nd, retroactive to June 21st.
"We worked him out pretty good...
Mariners manager Eric Wedge suffered a dizzy spell during batting practice, had to be helped into the dugout by team personnel and was taken to a hospital as a precaution before Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Wedge was helped off the field about halfway through the Mariners hitting session and into the Seattle clubhouse, general manager Jack Zduriencik said...
Seven wins in a row. The young guys playing well. The old guys playing well. Everything seems to be coming together for the Seattle Mariners, who are now only five games below .500 and are coming up on a seven game home stand.
There are a couple obvious storylines as to why the Mariners are succeeding, starting pitcher Felix Hernandez is probably the first half Cy Young, 41-year...
Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle's July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Morales led off the fourth inning with a homer and Zunino did the same in the fifth off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez, helping Seattle...
SEATTLE—In a city known for their lack of sleep, Indians bats remained in a deep snooze Monday night at Safeco Field.
More offensive woes continued, as the red hot Seattle Mariners squeezed by the Tribe, 2-1 to win their seventh straight and the first of the three-game series.
The loss slides Cleveland (52-45) 2 1/2 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central...
Keith Allison The fantasy stock report is a weekly article that will provide insight on particular hitters or pitchers whose stock is either rising or falling based on recent performances. This week we will take a look at two current and former Texas Rangers' first baseman: Justin Smoak and Mitch Moreland. Bullish- Justin SmoakJustin Smoak has appeared in 73 games and has...
Mike Zunino wasn’t around to witness firsthand how his team’s season was largely derailed early on by its current opponent.
The Mariners dropped four straight to the Cleveland Indians back in May, setting off a prolonged losing skid the team still hasn’t completely recovered from. But Zunino and some other newcomers are trying to help, and his solo home run that was a difference...
SEATTLE—It was just last season that Tribe starter Zach McAllister led the league in unearned runs. Making his first start since June 2, the right-hander received no help defensively again Tuesday night.
Three more errors and lack run support proved more than a recipe for disaster, as the Indians fell one run short to the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night, 4-3.
M’s win another series
The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds.
Cleveland 10, Seattle 1
When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Lance...