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The 2012 season is all about defining roles and evaluating the young talent that the Mariners are counting on for the future. For the most part, the young talent has been a disappointment.
Casper Wells has been one of the bright spots this season. Since being recalled from the Triple-A Tacoma on June 13, he has been getting consistent playing time and has been the Mariners most productive hitter. He is batting .301 with three doubles, one triple and five home runs during this stretch.
Consistent playing time is huge for young players. “It’s allowed me to have a consistent approach and not try to do too much at the plate,” Wells said. “I can be a little more relaxed, just knowing you’ll get a chance to play against righties and lefties alike. I think it’s made me dial into a really consistent mindset and approach at the plate.”
Going into the offseason, the Mariners will have some tough decisions to make with their outfield. The elephant in the room is Ichiro, who turns 39 in O...
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I have been a Mariners fan my entire life, and Felix Hernandez is one of the best individual players to suit up for the franchise in its history.
It would be sad to see him go, but now is the time to trade King Felix.
I grew up in Spokane, Washington and cheered the Mariners every season. I saw some great seasons with the likes of Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, John...
Jack Zduriencik has made it quite clear that the Seattle Mariners will not be trading their superstar ace, Felix Hernandez, this season. This is where Mariners fans should probably avert their eyes, because -- with all due respect to their team's general manager -- King Felix has to be traded. The idea seems preposterous on the surface, and not only because Hernandez is a former...
The Seattle Mariners placed left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left triceps.
Furbush left the game Tuesday night in the seventh inning after retiring the only Kansas City batter he faced.
He is 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 34 relief appearances this season, with 47 strikeouts in 37 1-3 innings.
The Mariners recalled right...
The last time the Seattle Mariners saw Blake Beavan, he was saying his goodbyes after having given up 17 runs over the space of three starts in late May and early June. Beavan was sent down after that to work on his game. He returned Tuesday, and despite giving up five runs in six innings in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals, he showed signs of the progress the Mariners had...
The Seattle Mariners have been waiting for a breakout performance from Jesus Montero, and this week in Kansas City, they got it. Coming into the four-game series against the Royals, Montero was in a major funk. Picked up from the Yankees in the off-season in a trade that sent Michael Pineda to New York, the 22-year-old was a .257 hitter with seven homers and 27 RBIs through May...
Goin’ fishing in Florida
The headline: Seattle Mariners hope for a continued advantage in being away from their home field.
Pitching match ups:
Game 95: RHP – Hisashi Iwakuma vs. RHP – James Shields
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Heading to Florida
Hisashi Iwakuma is still yet to show the stuff that made him famous in Japan. This will be just his third start of the season...
Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen has steadily improved his performances at the minor league’s highest level and, following a very good outing last night, may have shown that he’s ready to step up to the big leagues right now.
The Seattle Mariners' quick-strike offense has scored 13 runs in the first two innings in winning their first two games at Kansas City.
Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit two-run homers and the Mariners beat the Royals 9-6 Tuesday night.
Every Mariners starter had at least one hit. Jesus Montero went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs.
Smoak homered with Montero aboard...
With the July 31 MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, rumors have begun flying around the league. This is the time of the year when teams must decide whether to be buyers or sellers and identify their weaknesses. As strong as the Red Sox bullpen has been, it has been clear that starting pitching has not lived up to expectations. There are plenty of big name pitchers involved in...
Jonathan Sanchez is the next Oliver Perez
Felix and Montero Seal Victory
The Headline: Jesus Montero goes deep and Felix Hernandez pitches a gem as the Mariners win the series.
Seattle Mariners 6, Kansas City Royals 1
When: 2:10 ET, Thursday, July 19, 2012
Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City
Umpires: Home — Mike DiMuro, 1B — Jim Reynolds, 2B — James Hoye, 3B — Jim Joyce
The Mariners got back to work after the all-star break this week, facing their AL West opponent, the Texas Rangers. The Rangers lead the American league in scoring, but against the Mariners, they didn’t do too much damage. The Mariners would lose 2 out of 3 games to them, but would actually walk away with more runs, outscoring Texas, 9-7.
The first game was handled by starter...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Even with Felix Hernandez pitching for quick outs instead of trying to overpower hitters, the Kansas City Royals couldn't solve the Seattle Mariners' ace.
Hernandez won his fourth straight decision, Jesus Montero homered and drove in four runs as the Mariners beat the Royals 6-1 Thursday.
"He pitched outstanding," Royals manager Ned Yost...
(AP) -- It's been more than a month since Felix Hernandez lost a start for the Seattle Mariners.
The right-hander looks to continue his recent run of success to help the Mariners rebound from their latest defeat and take three of four on the road from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Hernandez (7-5, 2.92 ERA) is 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA in six starts since losing to San Diego...