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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the year in his Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. A 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo Japan. The bullpen gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. Shawn Kelley could only pitch 0.1 innings, while George Sherrill couldn't even get through an inning.
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This week in Tokyo Seattle Mariners left fielder Mike Carp was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Not a great way to start your season.
Carp suffered the injury diving for a double hit by Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland A's in game 1 of the MLB 2012 season's opening series in the Tokyo Dome.
Your probably wondering how this came to be since Carp stayed in through the entire...
The Mariners' season-opening trip to Japan provided shortstop Brendan Ryan with the perfect opportunity to pop the question, and Major League Baseball provided an assist.
The 30-year-old told his longtime girlfriend he would be taking her on a tour of the city Tuesday, but the guide was actually an employee of Major League Baseball who was in on the plan.
When the couple reached...
Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning and Ichiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday in baseball's season-opener in Tokyo.
Brendan Ryan doubled to lead off the 11th, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chone Figgins and scored on Ackley's single to center.
Suzuki then gave Seattle an insurance...
Sports make people do crazy things. Whether it’s the Little League father who feels the need to beat up a Little League umpire for calling a third strike on their six year-old son, or Bud Selig deciding to start the 2012 Major League Baseball season in Tokyo, Japan in the middle of spring training, sport causes insanity. As a fan of baseball and a writer of sports, I’ve...
Ichiro looks good in pink
Hello all, and welcome to the first edition of my new weekly column titled The Mariners: Week That Was.
This is going to be a fun column, with lots of laughs, I hope, and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman, but since this was a short week, I’m starting off with five.
So here goes. I hope you all enjoy it, our first...
From fellow Yardbarker website Hall Of Very Good...
Apparently, the Seattle Mariners superstar has a doppleganger and, naturally, he took it upon himself to show up at an autograph signing Monday...dressed exactly like the ten-time All-Star.
"I couldn't tell the difference," Saunders said. "It was unbelievable. Full uni, the facial hair...
The Oakland Athletics had a difficult year last season, and how did they respond going into 2012? Simple, they blew up their team (again) and gave it another whirl. Nearly the entire starting rotation is new, and a good bit of the lineup is too. The A's don't look like contenders in the loaded AL West this season, but it's at least a different look for A's fans.
Dave Cameron laid out the methodology behind the rankings last Friday. Remember that the grading scale for each category is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
Seattle’s 2011 Ranking: #17
2012 Outlook: 36 (26th)...
Bartolo Colon tossed eight solid innings and Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes belted a two-run homer in the seventh as the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split with their American League West rival after a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Josh Reddick and Jonny Gomes also went deep for the Athletics, who rebounded from a 3-1 loss in 11 innings in Wednesday's season...
Your browser does not support iframes. Rollie Fingers is referred to as “an A’s legend” in the introduction to the latest commercial from the Oakland Athletics which promotes the mustachioed reliever’s upcoming Bobblehead Night on April 22. In a humorous bit, Rollie’s place in the pantheon of Oakland legends is not lost on current starting [...]
Photo Credit: Itsuo Inouye/Associated PressSince a first-place finish in the 2001 season, the Seattle Mariners have rarely sniffed first place in the A.L. West over the last decade, grabbing a pair of second-place finishes in that time frame. Is this the season that things...
Holy bling, Batman! Have you seen Josh Reddick's championship belt? It's awesome.So, naturally, I had to reach out to and ask the Oakland A's outfielder who he was rooting for this weekend at WrestleMania 28...John Cena or The Rock."(I've) always rooted for Cena," Reddick told me. "He's always been about the business and takes pride in it. That...
Baseball is here! Well, sort of. The Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners began their season-long race for third place this week, and in the process gave the HardballChat crew a few minutes of conversation.
FanGraphs writer Eno Sarris joins Hudson and Scott for a discussion of fantasy baseball, its evolution, and a few strategy points. Eno talks about FanGraphs: The Game...
The Oakland A’s (74-88) had a myriad of injuries to a few of their top-line starters, which directly hindered their chances of winning the AL West in 2011. For instance, Brett Anderson and Dallas Braden both were sidelined early in the year due to arm issues and missed most of 2011. For a team that