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NorthWest Sports Beat:
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. James Paxton, a British Columbia product, has already earned his way into the ranks of the Seattle Mariners farm system. After dominating up through high school, a bad experience with Scott Boras led Paxton to return to college before Seattle drafted him in 2010.
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Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the MLB trade today between Seattle and Tampa Bay. That sent Josh Lueke to the Rays, and the M's received catcher John Jaso. Danny lists five things that Jaso will bring to Seattle, and says the trade is a good thing if the future player in the deal is Chone Figgins.
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso.
The trade was announced on Sunday.
Lueke made the Mariners opening-day roster last season, but was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma in April after allowing 12 runs over 6 1-3 innings in eight appearances. He rejoined the Mariners in July and in 25...
Even though the Mariners would probably have around $15 million to spend this off season, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com, their GM, Jack Zduriencik, says they would like to sign free agent Prince Fielder. As Johns points out, “early media speculation has Fielder seeking something in the eight-year, $200-million neighborhood.”
“There's no question we could use a big...
The Mariners would like to dive into the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, but with an already stretched budget, filling the club's needs will require general manager Jack Zduriencik to continue his bold deal-making.
I liked the way the previous post showed what you should expect from Jaso, so while I had the data sitting in a spreadsheet, I decided to apply the same analysis to another guy on the M’s roster – Mike Carp. Given his power spike at the end of last year, I know a lot of people want to see the M’s give Carp a full season to show what he can do, while I’m a bit more skeptical...
Vinnie Catricala has been named the Mariners' Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Taijuan Walker earned Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
I know the title above pretty much sums up what you are about to read, but I just can't help myself. Feel free to vent in the comments at the end of the post. Tony Jackson of ESPNLA says the Dodgers are near an agreement with veteran infielder Adam Kennedy. The terms of the deal were not immediately available, but I have checked in with Dylan Hernandez via Twitter to...
The Central Coast Mariners have confirmed they are in talks with potential new investors for the A-League club. The Mariners...
The M’s have made their first move of the off-season, and my initial reaction is that I love this one. They’ve traded RHP Josh Lueke and a PTBNL (or cash, indicating that it’s probably not a very important secondary player) to the Tampa Bay Rays for C John Jaso. Lueke you know about, so here’s the lowdown on Jaso.
He’s a 28-year-old left-handed catcher who worked his...
Jack Zduriencik knew the questions would be coming about his long relationship with slugger Prince Fielder and the synergy of Fielder being a free agent and the Seattle Mariners needing an influx of power.
Source says the club is closing in on an agreement with the 36-year-old former Angels second baseman, who batted .234 with the Seattle Mariners last season.Their visions of landing Prince Fielder already something of the past, the Dodgers are spending another off-season shopping in the bargain aisle.