Found January 10, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
Congrats to Larkin for getting into the HOF. Too bad it came at the expense of Edgar.
Former Mariners DH Edgar Martinez received 36.5 percent of the vote in Monday’s National Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, a step forward from 2011 voting but still shy of the 75 percent needed for election.
A candidate must receive votes from three-quarters of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters to gain election
Martinez will be back on the ballot in 2013 for his 4th chance at Cooperstown.
Edgar played his entire 18-years with the Mariners and made 7 All-Star teams, won 5 Silver Slugger Awards and 2 American League batting championships.
We hope 2013 is his year! Good Luck Edgar.
BEST OF MAXIM
Edgar Martinez missed out on a National Baseball Hall of Fame nod Monday. Though the former Mariners designated hitter will have to wait another year for a chance to be inducted into Cooperstown, his support among voters increased from 32.9 percent last year to 36.5 percent this time around. “I know this is going to [...]
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us it is possible to strike gold as is the case with Josh Hamilton – a rule five pick who became the 2010 American League MVP. This year the rule five draft was again utilized by the Mariners in the selection of a left handed relief pitcher from the Brewers organization, Lucas Luetge.
First off, don't let the title fool you. I am a huge Mariners fan. I can't even count the number of 2-1 losses I've suffered through over the past two seasons. More than most, I bet. I am also a realist. I have come to terms with the fact that the Mariners are a low-level organization. Cellar-dwellers. Under-achievers. Belly-scratchers. Etc. In the greatest sports...
Munenori Kawasaki, an eight-time All-Star infielder in Japan's Pacific League, officially signed with the Mariners on Wednesday as a Minor League free agent with an invitation to the club's Major League camp in Spring Training.
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Mariners fans really, really want the team to sign star free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. But all that speculation may be “extremely overblown.” At least, so says ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Twitter. That’s what an agent apparently told him. On 710 AM ESPN Seattle radio Tuesday afternoon, Crasnick said Fielder probably won’t be calling Safeco [...]
Former Mariners star Edgar Martinez received 36.5 percent of the votes cast for the Hall of Fame, well short of the 75 percent needed. He realizes it will be a long, slow, climb if he makes it to the hall.
The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman to a minor league contract with an invite to the Mariners' major league spring training camp. The Mariners announced the contract on Tuesday. It will be his second stint with the Mariners, although Heilman's first season in Seattle never got started as he was traded to the Chicago Cubs before the 2009 season began.
As far as I know, this news doesn’t affect the Mariners chances of signing Prince Fielder, so I apologize in advance for the lack of update on that front.
I do, however, have some news to share. I underwent a bone marrow biopsy yesterday morning – my third one, in fact. The procedure is pretty crappy, and involves drilling into my tail bone to extract some bone and marrow samples...
The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman to a minor-league contract with an invite to the Mariners' major-league spring training camp.