Found November 13, 2011 on Sporty Blog:
Was in the checkout line the other day when I heard the cashier gushing effusely over this year’s Major League Baseball Worlds Series being the best ever Baseball he’d ever witness… To which I wanted to say “Put a Sock-in-it Bubbah! Although I must admit I don’t follow Baseball and only idly listened to this year’s Game-7 as background dinner noise. As I guess I’d haveda been rootin’ for Texas since ex-Mariners Adrian Beltre was playing for them… Yet all of this Baseball fervor made me harken back to the fact that the Seattle Mariners did a really cool thingy this past September when they unveiled their very first ever statue in tribute to Mariners “lifer” Dave Niehaus. Ironically the larger-then-life statue of the Hall of Famer MLB Broadcaster - the voice of the Mariners since their inception was unveiled prior to the game vs. the Texas Rangers. The bronze statue fittingly features Niehaus at a desk behind the microphone, replete with Dave resplendent in a baseball motif tie, headp...

Pineda, Ackley earn respect in rookie vote

Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda and second baseman Dustin Ackley placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in balloting for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday.

Chone Figgins on the trade market, Mariners hope to engage San Francisco

According to Jon Morosi, the Seattle Mariners are looking to trade Chone Figgins and are willing to include cash. This, of course, comes as no surprise. The Giants, apparently, are a target of interest for the Mariners, as a team that’s “in need of a leadoff guy”: Mariners officials are hopeful that teams in need of a leadoff man will engage them in trade talks over the next...

Mariners Hope For A Prince?

The Seattle Mariners are considering on whether or not to make a big splash in free agency. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Mariners have expressed interest in Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. It surprises me a bit considering the team finished fourth in the American League West and have a lot of holes but he could help rejuvenate the fan base....

Freddy's Two-a-Days: Seattle Mariners

67-95, 4th place, 29 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the Seattle Mariners.  Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season.  For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went...

Michael Pineda fifth, Dustin Ackley sixth in AL Rookie of the Year voting

Michael Pineda lost his chance at American League Rookie of the Year when he put up a very average looking string of outings after the All Star Break, coinciding with the decision by the Mariners to back him off a bit. That said, I find it difficult to reconcile him dropping all the way to fifth. That said, I have no qualms about Tampa Bay starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson taking...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players Semi-Finals - Bautista vs. Ryan

In our next Movember MLB Mustache Madness Current Player Semi-Final, we get an epic slugger versus an epic slappy, but we also get two epic mustaches.  What more could you ask for? Jose Bautista Joey Bats has the power and the power mustache, but is his short-liven flirtation with an upper lip umbrella enough to overtake the long-cultivated crumb catcher of his counterpart...

Catching up with Jack Zduriencik on eve of GM meetings

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Could Mariners fit free-agent slugger Prince Fielder into their budget?

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team will try to improve its offense this offseason. "We'd love to be able to secure some kind of bat if possible," he said. The Mariners are one of several teams who might make a run at free agent Prince Fielder.

ROY Award

In about 10 minutes, the BBWAA is going to announce the winners of the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards. Odds are pretty good the AL trophy will end up going to Ivan Nova, Jeremy Hellickson, or Mark Trumbo, while Dustin Ackley and Michael Pineda will get a token vote here or there. Personally, I just don’t care. The results of the voting don’t matter to me at all. Ackley...
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