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Bob Engle of the Seattle Mariners, the Twins' Mike Radcliff and Mel Didier of the Toronto Blue Jays were named 2011 Scout of the Year winners on Wednesday.

Luis Rodriguez outrighted by Mariners, becomes free agent

Mariners infielder Luis Rodriguez was outrighted Wednesday and opted to become a free agent. Rodriguez, 31, hit .197 with two home runs 14 RBIs in 44 games for the Mariners in 2011. He played all four infield positions. He is the second player from the 40-man roster to become a free agent this offseason, joining [...]

Top prospect Ramirez stands out in Venezuela

While much of the talk of future Mariners pitching revolves around top Draft picks Danny Hultzen, Tai Walker and James Paxton, another name to keep an eye on is Erasmo Ramirez.

Mariners outright Vasquez to Triple-A

Left-handed pitcher Anthony Vasquez, who struggled in seven late-season starts with the Mariners, was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.

Hultzen, Franklin in AFL Rising Stars Game

Danny Hultzen and Nick Franklin, two of the Mariners' top prospects, have been chosen to play for the West Division All-Stars in the sixth-annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game this Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Mariners bid farewell to Luis Rodriguez for now, plus other odds and ends

The housekeeping continues for the Mariners, who today saw infielder Luis Rodriguez opt for free agency after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster. Rodriguez could indeed be re-signed later on, as the team appreciated his versatility. But this is about the 40-man roster, now at 36. The Mariners have to finalize the roster by Nov. 18 to protect minor leaguers in the upcoming Rule...

Alex Liddi sent home from Venezuelan winter leagues after struggles

Alex Liddi had a long baseball season in 2011, getting called up by the Mariners and playing an extra month longer than he's used to. It appears that all that extra time on the field finally caught up to Liddi, who struggled down in Venezuela while playing winter ball with the Lara Cardenales. The Lara club has struggled as well, and this week decided to send Liddi home and seek...

Mariners hire Chris Gwynn for front office job

The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their director of player development. Gwynn, the younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, replaces Pedro Grifol, named the new manager of Class-A High Desert. Gwynn will oversee Seattle's minor league system. He previously was the San Diego Padres' director of player personnel. Gwynn has spent 14 years working in baseball front offices.

Mariners outright Vasquez

The Seattle Mariners outrighted pitcher Anthony Vasquez to Triple-A Tacoma Thursday.

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players, Round 1 - Ryan vs. Cabrera

The Movember MLB Mustache Madness continues.  Shortstop mustaches are in short supply, but they are a bit like the Marines.  The few.  The proud.  The current MLB shortsops with mustaches. Brendan Ryan Another contender to win it all.  Ryan is another player who offers us multiple looks and is the rare middle infielder who has grown, kept and cultivated a mustache for...

Mariners international scout Bob Engle receives award

Longtime Mariners vice-president of international operations, Bob Engle, has been named 2011 Scout of the Year winner. Engle received the award, along with Toronto Blue Jays scout Mel Didier and Minnesota Twins scout Mike Radcliff, to honor their respective 25-plus years in baseball. This is the 28th year in which the awards have been handed out and Engle -- for anyone who watched...

Dave’s 2012 Off-Season Plan (Part One)

So, I’ve been rolling these posts out every winter for about a decade now, but this year, I’m actually doing two of these posts. As you’ve probably gathered from my musings over the last few months, I’m of the opinion that the M’s should target a certain first baseman from the Cincinnati Reds this winter, and make acquiring him priority #1. However, there is the potential...
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