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The Kid’s all grown up and going to the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame!
In less than two weeks, Ken Griffey Jr. – arguably the best player ever to wear a Seattle Mariners uniform and one of the greatest of all time in the game – will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame. It was only a matter of time for Junior to receive this honor and this is only a precursor to his future entry to Cooperstown in 2016. Regardless of the predictability, it will be an exciting and historic day at Safeco Field and it gives me an excuse to relive some of the Mariners’ glory days in expectation of Griffey Day on August 10th.
There are too many great Griffey moments to choose from and there are lots of lists out there, so many of these may sound redundant, but here’s a handful that I remember fondly.
5. Return and Records
Griffey was the Mariners’ number one overall draft pick in 1987 and he went on to have an amazing eleven-year career in Seattle. He left in 1999 for his homet...
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Raul Ibanez attempted a throw on Tuesday night that will land him on blooper reels for a long time. Edwin Encarnacion singled during the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays-Seattle Mariners game, and Ibanez went to his left to field it. Jose Bautista went from first to third on the hit. It looked like [...]
At the end of this season, the Seattle Mariners will have a decision to make. Do they make Kendrys Morales a qualifying offer - likely in the $14 million per year range, or do they let him walk via free agency. The Mariners desperately want to be competitive, but they have to do so on a budget far less than many AL competitors. Fortunately, they now have a successful and productive...
Seattle Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez's "throw" (we're using an incredibly loose definition of the word) leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Rookies To Watch For This Fall
An ugly 3 game set in Boston last week pretty much dashed any last hope I had for the Mariners to make some noise in 2013.
Instead of complaing about another failed season I decided to look at the AAA Tacoma Rainier’s roster.
Who is going to be the next young gun most likely to be called up in September when rosters expand? Already we have seen...
Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
Wilhelmsen was the Mariners' closer just one week ago but his implosion against the Red Sox last Thursday was apparently the last straw. The 29-year-old has a disappointing 4.37 ERA and 35/26 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 inning this season. Danny Farquhar is the pitcher to own in his bullpen right now.
Lyle Raymond is now a fan of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager.
Two weeks ago the Astros and Mariners played at Minute Maid Park and at one point in the game a young fan was hit by a bat that came out off the hands of Kyle Seager.
Seager says he is an Astros fan but will cheer for the 25-year-old Seager as well and that he had given Seager his bat back.
Currently Seager is hitting...
The flailing Seattle Mariners’ need for bullpen help went into jeopardy on Sunday when general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor was being shut down for the remainder of the season with an injury to his right triceps.
Zduriencik says Stephen Pryor shut down for season with triceps injury.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 4, 2013...
I love it when professional athletes do something horrendously bad. Such was the case with Seattle Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez, who chased down...
Fundamentals can be tough, even for players who have been in the big leagues for a long time.
The Seattle Mariners' rough loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night got worse in the seventh inning when Toronto padded its six-run lead thanks to some throwing troubles by Raul Ibanez in left field.
Well, Ibanez had no trouble throwing -- it was the release point that got him all fouled...
Mariners’ outfielder Raul Ibanez did his best Delmon Young impersonation on Tuesday night attempting to throw a ball into the infield.
What is going on here, Raul? Check out the incredible laser throw that the Mariners’ Raul Ibanez made on Tuesday night trying to get Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays to hold up at first base. To be fair to Raul I actually made the same sort of throw during a softball game 4 years ago, but I also received what doctors call a ‘spiral fracture’ on the play.
After concluding a losing road trip in positive fashion, the Seattle Mariners will try to keep heading in the right direction with help from what they hope is a healthier Hisashi Iwakuma.
The right-hander looks to lead Seattle to a third straight win Monday night by claiming his third in as many starts against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Seattle (52-59) dropped four straight to open...
Today is going to be a pretty depressing day for sports fans. The Biogenesis suspensions are supposed to come out and will serve as a reminder of the sad state of America’s Pastime. So today we are working hard to bring you the most uplifting baseball videos we can find featuring guys who played the game right.
Here’s a cool one of Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey Jr. interviewing...