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Teams like the New York Yankees can dream about trading for Felix Hernandez, but the Seattle Mariners still will not consider dealing their ace.
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Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge says he's still figuring out where to bat longtime leadoff man Ichiro Suzuki.
The 38-year-old Suzuki is coming off a season in which he hit .272 with a .310 on-base percentage, by far the lowest marks in his 11-year career with the Mariners.
Suzuki has hit exclusively in the leadoff spot for several years. Wedge says he's met with the...
Key Stats: Going back to 2006 (and probably further, but I don't keep records that far back) Ichiro Suzuki has not been ranked worse than 116 in any season. When we talk about the term consistency in fantasy baseball Ichiro is the standard which we based that term off of. Despite being on the worst offense for the second straight year in all of baseball, Ichiro has never had...
When Mariners vice president of international operations Bob Engle is honored as one of Major League Baseball's Scouts of the Year on Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, he'll actually have to stop moving long enough to be recognized.
Other teams say they don't want to pursue Fielder if it means signing the slugger to deal of six years or longer.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed a report Tuesday at the Winter Meetings that his team is the current leader for free-agent slugger Prince Fielder.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge indicated on Tuesday in his meeting with the media at the Winter Meetings that Ichiro Suzuki's role could indeed be changing after 11 seasons almost exclusively as the club's leadoff hitter.
Not much going on yet as far as deals go here at the baseball winter meetings in Dallas, but the Mariners are laying the groundwork to get some deals done that do not involve Prince Fielder.
One of the areas the team would like to upgrade is third base. Wil Polidor, the agent for former Mariners infielder Carlos Guillen, told me he'll be meeting here with all interested parties...
Just got done speaking with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik up in his suite and as you all know, he's very reluctant to discuss free agents by name when it comes to who his team is looking at. But sometimes, it's not what you say directly, but how you respond to questions.
Based on what Zduriencik told us, I'd say he's in a holding pattern on Prince Fielder for now...
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik doesn't like to have his ongoing negotiations with teams and players leak out in public before anything comes of them. So, it was expected, tonight, when he met with Seattle media in his suite at the Hilton Anatole hotel, that he'd try to downplay a tweet that declared his team "frontrunners'' in the Prince Fielder chase.