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General managers in trouble always want more time.
Time for prospects to develop. Time for injured players to heal. Time for the GM's blueprint to become a fully formed vision of a championship contender.
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik is running out of time.
The M's are 9-15 in a season in which they were expected to at least continue their recent incremental improvement, from 61 to 67 to 75 wins the past three years. And while the schedule is still less than 15 percent complete, the Mariners again are last in the AL in runs per game - a position they held in each of Zduriencik's first four years as GM.
Zduriencik was talking about the need for more time Thursday, referencing injuries to three pitchers and each of the Mariners' starting outfielders, pointing out that his front office has had only four drafts, explaining that some of the top prospects from Triple-A will be in the majors before the end of the season.
His argument makes sense only if you belie...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the Mariners departed for Texas, they were coming off a solid home stand where they went 4-6. Texas was not as kind to the Mariners as they were swept by the Rangers and lost two out of three to the Astros, their second series loss to the Astros this season. At 8 up and 15 down, the Mariners are hardly at the stage they hoped to be at this early in the 2013 season. After...
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik called it "a perfect storm in a negative way."
Six players injured, including three pitchers and three starting outfielders. Young hitters getting off to slow starts, then pressing to end their slumps.
The result is that the Mariners, after going 22-11 in spring training, are one of baseball's biggest disappointments in April...
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.
At least that's how he seemed after his team's 10-3 loss to the Houston Astros Wednesday night. That gave the Mariners their second series loss of the season to the Astros, and it's only April.
Houston was generally considered to be the worst team in MLB — if for no...
Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Wedge told reporters -- including Greg Johns of MLB.com -- that the team is expecting to get outfielder Michael Saunders back from the disabled list next week.
Saunders is set to head out on a minor league rehab assignment with Seattle's Triple-A club over the weekend. If all goes well during the rehab stint, Saunders should be activated...
M’s win 6-0
Seattle 6, LA Angels 0
When: 10:10 PM ET, Thursday, April 25, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Marty Foster, 1B – Scott Barry, 2B – Wally Bell, 3B – Mike Everitt
Behind strong performances from young studs…
A beautiful day in Seattle could only be followed by an amazing night...
The Seattle Mariners say a pre-recorded announcement that requested fans to evacuate Safeco Field before Thursday's Mariners-Angels game was a mistake.
About two hours before the 7:10 p.m. game time, a technician pressed the wrong button and the unnecessary evacuation announcement was heard. There was no follow-up to the announcement, but there were few people in the ballpark...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Carlos Peguero hit a mammoth homer in his first at-bat of the season and Kyle Seager had a two-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Thursday night.
Peguero hit his solo shot on a 3-2 pitch from Garrett Richards (1-1) in the third, 451 feet to deep center. The only two longer home runs in the stadium's 12-year history were...
Carlos Peguero hit a mammoth homer in his first at-bat of the season and Kyle Seager had a two-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Thursday night.
Peguero hit his solo shot on a 3-2 pitch from Garrett Richards (1-1) in the third, 451 feet to deep center. The only two longer home runs in the stadium's 12 1/2-year history were 462 feet by...
Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley`s elbow, then discuss the Mariners` decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle`s organization.
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It’s still April and the samples are still small, but we’re over 10 percent of the way into the 2013 season and a few statistics are beginning to stabilize. Approach-related statistics in particular are starting to reach the point where the regression can be a little less aggressive. Swing rate begins to tell a bit of a story after just 50 plate appearances, for instance.