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2012 Mariners finalize their 25-man roster for opening day…again

Another opening day, another new roster for M’s The special circumstances surrounding the Japan trip are offically over and the Seattle Mariners, along with every other MLB team submitted their finalized 25 man roster for the start of the 2012 season. Now most of the roster is the same as what was posted last week, with these changes: RHP – Shawn Kelley who missed the majority...

Mariners reveal new strengths along with familiar weaknesses

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Seattle Mariners Move Figgins To Make Way For Fresh Blood

The Mariners have transitioned Chone Figgins from third base to a utility backup in the outfield and infield, to make room for promising new players. The Mariners announced their 25-man roster on Wednesday. With Figgins out at third base, the Mariners can now concentrate on putting their most competitive lineup on the field. For instance, it would have been a shame to block Kyle...

Shawn Kelley sent to Tacoma AAA

A short while ago via the Seattle Mariners twitter feed we learned that the team has announced RHP Shawn Kelley has been optioned to AAA Tacoma. This officially puts the M's roster at 27 players; we all know to well of course that they need to be at 25 by 2 pm Wed. Looks like Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik wasn't happy...
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Mariners oppose basketball arena

Seattle is dying to have an NBA team back, but the Mariners are not too thrilled about an arena being built in the same area.

Seattle options Furbush, Peguero to reach 25 limit

The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Tacoma to reach the major league-mandated 25-man roster limit. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of its final exhibition game against Colorado. The Mariners will go through a second opening day on Friday when they play at Oakland. The Mariners and A's...

Maloofs and Mariners playing hardball with new stadiums in Sacramento, Seattle

It’s unknown at this point in the game how many more at bats Seattle will get trying to bring an NBA franchise back to town, but right now  the Seattle Mariners are working on a shutout against such aspirations. The same can be said about the Maloofs and the Sacremento Kings. On Tuesday, the Mariners sent a formal letter -- signed by team chairman, Howard Lincoln -- to the...

Jesus took one to the head! Animated gif of Jesus Montero getting beaned

Here's a scary animated gif from the Seattle Mariners spring training game yesterday in Peoria Arizona. He was held back from charging the mound by Eric Wedge and others. Wasn't too happy. But no way was he targeted, the bases were loaded. The pitch got away. Thanks to Bleacher Report for this one.

My oh my! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners: (Video)

First hit of the season for Ichiro With the short week last week, I didn’t have too many choices for top plays of the week, but I think the video I selected is a special one. Ichiro Suzuki, Japan’s native son, singles for his first hit of the season, and first of four on the day against the Oakland A’s at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. The crowd goes wild for Ichiro With his first...

Mariners oppose new arena

The Seattle Mariners have sent a letter to the city of Seattle and King County officials saying as of now they do not support the idea of a new NBA/NHL arena in the same neighborhood as the Mariners home of Safeco Field. The letter was sent from the team on Tuesday and signed by Mariners chairman Howard Lincoln. In the letter, Lincoln says the franchise supports the idea of the...

Five things to expect from the Tacoma Rainiers in April

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners & Tacoma Rainiers blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect from the AAA farm team of the M's in 2012. Fans should see Adam Moore, Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Carp in Tacoma on training assignments before being activated off the disabled list. Does Tacoma have the same potential this season as well? It is hard to know exactly what to...

A's gear up to face Felix Hernandez yet again

By the time Oakland gets through its first eight games, the Athletics will already have faced Mariners ace Felix Hernandez three times. It's a crazy schedule that began with these two clubs facing off in their first two games last week in Japan, with each winning once - including ''King Felix's'' Game 1 victory at the Tokyo Dome. Now, the AL West rivals...

MLB Real Talk: Auction/Draft Recaps

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Mariners vs. Athletics Opening day (North American style)

After launching the season in Tokyo with a split of two games, the Athletics and Mariners resume their unorthodox four-game series on Friday night at the Coliseum. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who held Oakland to two hits and a run in 6 1/3 innings in Japan, gets the start on Friday night for the Mariners. Vargas had a couple of throwing sessions and moved him up to Friday so he...

Sodo not the right location for new teams? #thingsthatmakemegohmmmm

What A Cluster**** Here’s what we know. The project proposed to the city by Chris Hansen is a good one. The project does NOT rely on NEW taxes, it would be self-funding,  IN any given year shortfalls would be covered by the teams. NO Public subsidies. This will avoid the roadblock many Seattle ventures have faced. Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech Hit the brakes. A road block? Yes we have...
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