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Baseball’s winter meetings are here, a time where there is a lot of trades and free agent movement. Mariners’ fans are hoping one of the big players this week will be the Seattle Mariners. Having been passed by the Rangers, Angels, and A’s in the A.L. West, the team needs to improve their roster to catch back up. Even though Seattle’s record improved this season to 75-87, the offense again was the team Achilles’ Heal stopping any more improvement. Seattle has money to spend and great young pitching talent they could risk to bolster the offense. It’ll be an interesting week. Here’s what roster moves have already taken place.
Departures. The front office decided to let go of Chone Figgins with one year remaining in his deal. The move wasn’t a surprise as Figgins became a fixture on the bench with his offensive struggles. Never able to give Seattle a spark at the No. 2 spot in the line-up, Figgins only appeared in 147 games over the last two seasons batting .188 in 2011 and .
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With plenty of noise in the Mariners camp, we’re recapping recent Seattle rumors coming out of the Winter Meetings.
M’s are targeting outfielders
About this time last month, it was reported that the Mariners were surprise suitors for Josh Hamilton. Now that other big market teams seem to be back in the running, Hamilton looks like more of...
Right handed pitcher Felix Hernandez is under the Mariners control through 2014, but the team is already pushing to sign him to a contract extension that would make him a “Mariner for life” according to Jon Heyman of CBSSPorts.
People is always talking about when the Mariners will finally trade him to a competing team, although nobody in the Mariners organization has given any...
As the resident Mariner’s expert at Off the Bench, I’ve been given the opportunity to tell the world what is happening up here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (besides Macklemore’s rapid rise to relevancy and all the rain and none of the snow).
So far its been quiet this offseason. There have been rumors about bigger dealings, but none have come to fruition. The Mariners...
NASHVILLE Seattle was one of the suitors when Justin Upton was available at the 2010 winter meetings, and it appears the Mariners interest has not waned.
The D-backs and Mariners met Monday night, sources with knowledge of the D-backs said, with Upton the major piece in discussion.
Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik has made it clear that ace right-hander Felix Hernandez...
The Seattle Mariners are “in on everybody” when it comes to
offense, and their list of potential targets includes free agents Josh
Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Nick Swisher and Cody Ross as well as Arizona
Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The Mariners are looking all over for offense.
"They're in on everybody,'...
Two weeks ago, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed the possibility of the Mariners signing free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, telling MLB.com, "You have to be realistic about how you're going to allocate your dollars."
The Mariners still might exercise such restraint with Hamilton, but they're at least exploring the possibility of signing him....
Each Monday for 10 weeks, SeattleClubhouse gives you an inside look at the Top-50 prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization as 2012 winds down. Rankings are complete with scouting notes, quotes from various sources and extended player info. As we crack the Top-20 here, the reports get deeper. These last 20 prospects are among the best in a talented organization -- among the best in baseball.
Justin Upton has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Seattle Mariners as one of the teams he could block. That hasn't stopped the Mariners from meeting with the Arizona Diamondbacks about a potential trade. The trade talks just may not exclusively be regarding Upton, but the Mariners are definitely interested in the right fielder.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sport suggests...
It appears to be no secret that Detroit would be open to moving Boesch -- he fell out of the rotation in the outfield last season and does not appear to have much of a role heading into 2013. Continue reading →
While I was off brandishing metaphorical swords against metaphysical monsters, other fellows were meeting with a different kind of axe, and thus we have seen two cuts, the first sending out LHPs Ryan Feierabend, Nick Hill, Chris Seddon, and Mauricio Robles; RHPs Josh Fields and Steven Shell; and Cs Luis Oliveros and Steve Baron and the second knocking out 1Bs Tommy Everidge and Brad...