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It’s unknown at this point in the game how many more at bats Seattle will get trying to bring an NBA franchise back to town, but right now the Seattle Mariners are working on a shutout against such aspirations.
The same can be said about the Maloofs and the Sacremento Kings.
On Tuesday, the Mariners sent a formal letter -- signed by team chairman, Howard Lincoln -- to the city of Seattle and King County officials standing against the notion of a new multipurpose arena sharing the same neighborhood as Safeco Field, home to the Mariners.
Lincoln and the Mariners’ concerns: parking issues, event schedule conflicts, and an already congested neighborhood serving as the playground to both Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field -- home to the NFL’s Seahawks and MSL’s Sounders.
Forget taking their ball and going home. The Mariners plan to resist the game getting to that point as they oppose the general idea of a proposal to build a new NBA and shared NHL arena in Seattle, or at least ...
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Another opening day, another new roster for M’s
The special circumstances surrounding the Japan trip are offically over and the Seattle Mariners, along with every other MLB team submitted their finalized 25 man roster for the start of the 2012 season.
Now most of the roster is the same as what was posted last week, with these changes:
RHP – Shawn Kelley who missed the majority...
Version 2.0: Seattle Mariners Spring Training Update
Spring training comes to a close for the Seattle Mariners on April 4. In the two months since the players reported to the valley of the sun, there have been some gasps of excitement and some groans of despair.
Things that made us gasp:
Jesus Montero smacked a ball so hard it flew out of the park where it hit a passing...
A short while ago via the Seattle Mariners twitter feed we learned that the team has announced RHP Shawn Kelley has been optioned to AAA Tacoma.
This officially puts the M's roster at 27 players; we all know to well of course that they need to be at 25 by 2 pm Wed.
Looks like Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik wasn't happy...
Seattle is dying to have an NBA team back, but the Mariners are not too thrilled about an arena being built in the same area.
The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Tacoma to reach the major league-mandated 25-man roster limit.
Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of its final exhibition game against Colorado. The Mariners will go through a second opening day on Friday when they play at Oakland. The Mariners and A's...
Here's a scary animated gif from the Seattle Mariners spring training game yesterday in Peoria Arizona.
He was held back from charging the mound by Eric Wedge and others. Wasn't too happy. But no way was he targeted, the bases were loaded. The pitch got away.
Thanks to Bleacher Report for this one.
The Seattle Mariners have sent a letter to the city of Seattle and King County officials saying as of now they do not support the idea of a new NBA/NHL arena in the same neighborhood as the Mariners home of Safeco Field.
The letter was sent from the team on Tuesday and signed by Mariners chairman Howard Lincoln. In the letter, Lincoln says the franchise supports the idea of the...
First hit of the season for Ichiro
With the short week last week, I didn’t have too many choices for top plays of the week, but I think the video I selected is a special one.
Ichiro Suzuki, Japan’s native son, singles for his first hit of the season, and first of four on the day against the Oakland A’s at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.
The crowd goes wild for Ichiro
With his first...
By the time Oakland gets through its first eight games, the Athletics will already have faced Mariners ace Felix Hernandez three times.
It's a crazy schedule that began with these two clubs facing off in their first two games last week in Japan, with each winning once - including ''King Felix's'' Game 1 victory at the Tokyo Dome.
Now, the AL West rivals...
Hot News for P Aaron Heilman
We here at Deep League Thoughts love things cheap. If the 5 finger discount were legal, we’d be doing it hand over Doug Fister. Over the course of the year, we’re going to keep our eye on the bargain bin FA market, targeting the guys that are less than 5 percent owned and try to sprinkle you with tasty little nuggets of info on these gems. Alright let’s start…sorry...
Did not think this dude would be sitting on all my rostersPhoto Credit: Ozmafan
You’ve pored over my “Tiers, Not Fears” series, fawned over my cheat sheet, and masturbated to episodes of Starbonell Station. At some point, you may have wondered, “does this handsome hooligan actually follow his own advice on draft/auction day?” It’s a fair question. To help answer it,...
The most traded players in The Sporting News fantasy baseball right now are two guys who were actually traded for each other this offseason. The Mariners dealt Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero this winter in a classic swap of young pitching for young hitting. Fantasy baseballers are getting antsy with the kids and moving them from their fake teams as well. Although presumably...
What A Cluster****
Here’s what we know. The project proposed to the city by Chris Hansen is a good one.
The project does NOT rely on NEW taxes, it would be self-funding, IN any given year shortfalls would be covered by the teams. NO Public subsidies. This will avoid the roadblock many Seattle ventures have faced.
Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech Hit the brakes. A road block? Yes we have...
From 1967 to 2008 the city of Seattle, Washington was home to the NBA’s SuperSonics (minus a brief stint in Tacoma). Fans turned out last summer to see an exhibition game at KeyArena that featured NBA stars Spencer Hawes, Martell Webster, Aaron Brooks, Jamal Crawford, Michael Beasley, and Dorrell Wright. Along with enjoying [...]