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We went over Danny Hultzen in our last fantasy baseball podcast, but that was a bunch of jibber-jabbering, you want the facts! Well, actually, there were some facts in there. Rudy, for instance, stated he thought Hultzen would be up by June 26th. Okay, that’s more of an opinion. Okay, facts. 1) When Hultzen was drafted last year, he was one of the top pitchers in the country and seemed most “major league ready.” 2) “Major league ready” is scout-speak for safe. 3) Fat Jonah Hill fired all the scouts. 4) He throws over 100 MPH. 5) I bet you didn’t know Fat Jonah Hill threw that fast. 6) Hultzen, on the other hand, throws his fastball 91-95 MPH. 7) His ceiling is slightly lower than the top arms in the minors. G) He walked a bunch of batters when he first arrived at a high level of competition, this might translate to the majors. F) He’s controlled his pitches better recently. 9) There’s no 9. 10) He’s only in Double-A. 11) If he goes to Triple-A, I think he’s still
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On April eighth, Mariners top pitching prospect Danny Hultzen allowed five earned runs in his first Double-A start. Since then, the University of Virginia product has taken the hill a dozen times for the Jackson Generals allowing only five additional earned runs. This stretch of consecutive dominant outings has Mariners fans and prospect fans alike wondering how long it will take...
Evaluating the M’s sixth starter
Erasmo Ramirez started the season in the Seattle Mariners bullpen, but it was soon realized that using him as a reliever wasn’t getting the best value from the 22 year old youngster.
So off he went to Tacoma to stretch out his arm.
While with the AAA team, Ramirez played in 7 games going 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA.
It is no secret that the M’s pitching...
The Seattle Mariners called up left-hander Oliver Perez from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned right-hander Steve Delabar to Tacoma. They also designated outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang for assignment. Perez, 30, was 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Tacoma. His 12.19 strikeouts per nine innings led Pacific Coast relievers. Delabar made one appearance in his most recent...
The last place Mariners (27-38) stinging from a sweep at home from the team with the worst record in baseball look to correct their mistakes against a team coming off of a perfect game. The M’s continue their interleague match ups against the San Francisco Giants for a weekend extravaganza.
Pitching match ups
Game 67: RHP – Ryan Vogelsong vs...
It had been a good week previously for the Seattle Mariners. They went 3-3 against a tough patch of schedule including two road wins over the Angels and a no-hitter against the best team in baseball, the Dodgers. That momentum, though, has now left the building. The San Diego Padres entered Seattle with a 20-41, but left with three straight victories. San Diego recorded their first...
A Major League Baseball season is one of many ups and downs , with good weeks and bad weeks. The Seattle Mariners have had several ups and downs as of late, and have had some very noteworthy wins mixed in there. Things definitely could be worse for the Mariners; they're not doing great this year but also not bad, especially considering who they've been up against lately....
Seattle Mariners rookie shortstop Munenori Kawasaki made an amazing jumping catch against the Padres on Thursday, robbing Alexi Amarista of a bases loaded hit in the fifth inning of a tied ball game.
Kawasaki used every inch of his modest 5′ 10″ frame to make the grab, and relied on a snow cone catch to haul in the possible run scoring drive from Amarista.
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MLB Interleague Matchup Insight Giants vs M’s Game 2
Ok I’ve been trying to get a read on the Mariners for a bit here with my bets, so I’ve been laying off for a couple weeks. I almost dropped some money on a few last week but glad I didn’t. I have a pretty good read on them right now though. I’m not sure Vegas does.
San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners
Erasmo Ramirez - He was recently recalled from the minors where he pitched extremely well. The Mariners are going to insert him in to the rotation and given how well he pitched during his stint in triple AAA, coupled with the fact that he’s a ground ball pitcher (they tend to do well in spot starts) and Ramirez makes for an interesting case.
Barry Zito – (5-3), 41 K, 3.24 ERA...
Tim Lincecum was hoping to stop the worst skid of his career when he pitched in front of family and friends during his homecoming Saturday night.
It ended up being more of the same.
Casper Wells and Jesus Montero greeted Lincecum with long first-inning home runs, Franklin Gutierrez's infield single in the sixth gave Seattle the lead for good and the Mariners snapped a six-game...
Ichiro Suzuki is the epitome of public enemy. In OPS leagues, there are two kinds of SAGNOFs: those who destroy your OPS and those who only have a minimal impact. Ichiro (and every sub .700 OPS player) is the former. Two of the main reasons people have loved him are his batting average and his steals. Well, this year he has a career low .266 batting average and only nine steals....
The Padres arrived in Seattle to face their natural rivals in the first three games of the 16th annual Vedder Cup. The took to the challenge, sweeping their first series of the year against the hated Mariners to grab a commanding three game to none lead in Vedder Cup competition.
They will face each other again a week from Friday at Petco Park after the Padres travel to Oakland...
I have friends who ask, since they know that I'm their Way Too Into The NBA Guy, if it's OK to root for the Thunder, given the circumstances of their birth.Let's take this away from the ownership right away. The vast majority of NBA owners are, as we learned during the lockout, complete and utter scumbags, dirtballs, blackmail artists and thieves. The lockout just showed...