Found August 31, 2012 on
Oregon Sports News:
Coming into the 2012 season, the Seattle Mariners were planning to lean on Franklin Gutierrez on and off the field. He was penciled in as the starting center fielder and was going to bat in the middle of a young Mariners line-up. Gutierrez was going to be the veteran position player in a young line-up full of rookies and second year players.
Gutierrez’s career with the Seattle Mariners has had few ups and more downs. In 2010, he’d a career year at the plate and in the field. The 6’2 Venezuelan won a gold glove back in 2010 when he was aptly nicknamed Death to Flying Things by former Mariners announcer, the late great Dave Neihaus. Last season, he was poised to take the next step and become an elite outfielder before he was sidelined by a stomach ailment that caused him to play in just 91 games and was a shadow of his former self when he returned.
Coming into the 2012 season, Gutierrez entered spring training with 20 lbs. of added muscle and was poised to have a bounce-back yea...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Wildcard 9 Games Back
The Seattle Mariners return home with hope that Safeco Field is still a field of dreams. The Mariners sitting at 64-68 are only 9 games out of a wild card slot. Could they pull off a miracle?
Pitching match ups:
Game 132: RHP – Dan Haren vs. RHP – Kevin Millwood
Matchup | Preview
The Mariners have tallied 210 career at bats against...
Dustin Ackley has a strikeout problem. It’s not a problem new to him at this level. Last season in the American League, average hitters struck out on 18% of his trips to the plate. Dustin Ackley did so in 21%. However, it was new to him overall. In the minors, Ackley was terrific at avoiding strikeouts. With Tacoma in 2011, Ackley struck out on 12% of his PAs whilst the average...
As most of you know, there is a daily feature here that picks games every day. While it is
easy to just do it every day without thinking, there has been some reflection on how the year
has changed since the beginning. The Padres and Mariners were hard to pick to win in the
beginning of the season. Now they are hard to pick against. How did that happen? Take the
Most major league teams will be adding a players Saturday as the roster limit expands from 25 to 40. The Seattle Mariners are one of the teams that has no plans to do so. Seattle, a 9-1 loser in the opener of a homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, will wait until after the minor league season ends on Monday. The one player the club had thought about bringing...
The Seattle Mariners played well in their recent trip to the Midwest, but they came away with a 3-4 record. They played the A.L. Central division leading White Sox close but came up on the short end of the stick in all three games losing all three games by one run. Seattle then went into Target Field and kept playing strong taking three of four from the Twins. However, since...
With three wins in the four-game series over the Twins in Minnesota this week, the Seattle Mariners enter the last day of August with a 15-11 record. That comes in the wake of a 15-11 July, giving Seattle back-to-back winning months for the first time since the 2009 season. It was in 2009 that the Mariners last finished over .500, and heading into the final 30 games of the season...
A Dutch court has acquitted the brother of Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman of stabbing the baseball star to death last year.
Rotterdam District Court cleared Jason Halman on grounds of temporary insanity.
The court said Thursday that ''the suspect was in a state of psychosis at the time of the stabbing'' and could therefore not be held accountable for his...
A Dutch court acquitted the brother of Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman on Thursday of stabbing the baseball star to death last year, saying he was temporarily insane at the time.
Rotterdam District said Jason Halman ''was in a state of psychosis at the time of the stabbing'' and could therefore not be held accountable for his actions.
Greg Halman hit .230...
Let’s take a look at Taijuan’s 2012 season in three pieces:
From 4/09 - 5/27 - 2.24 ERA
9 GS (4-1) - 44.1 IP, 38 H, 11 ER, 14 BB, 44 K.
3.14 K/BB ratio
In these 9 starts Walker posted 2 quality starts (mainly due to pitch count control) and never allowed more than 2 ERs in a single game.
From 6/02 - 7/14 - 8.07 ERA
7 GS (1-4) - 31.2 IP, 33 H, 28 ER, 23 BB, 33 K.
I have been in a few conversations since the Seattle Mariners announced their 2012 Arizona Fall League (AFL) rosters about who really 'should be' going and I just want to set the record straight about something:
There is a reason why these guys were picked
Let's take a look at what those are.
I partially expect a player with Romero's skill set (16...
Blake Beavan gave up two runs in seven innings and Trayvon Robinson drove in two runs to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
Beavan (9-8) scattered five hits, walked two and struck out one.
Kyle Seager also drove in two runs for the Mariners, who have won 11 of their last 15 games.
Brian Duensing (3-10) gave up three earned runs and...
Remember speedy Mariners IF Luis Ugueto who totaled 6 hits for the Mariners batting .214 in '02-'03; you do? Well they are not related but it's nice to take a trip down memory lane.
Jesus Ugueto, 21, signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2009; meaning he is currently on his 4th season in the Venezuelan Summer League (VSL). Progress in the VSL from year-to-year is something...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mark Trumbo hit a two-run single in the eighth inning that helped hand Felix Hernandez his first loss in nearly three-months as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 Saturday.
Hernandez (13-6) lost for the first time since June 12. He entered this outing 9-0 with a 1.40 ERA over his previous 14 starts.
Mike Trout and Torii Hunter singled to open the...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kendrys Morales drove in four runs and Torii Hunter had four hits, helping the Los Angeles Angels snap the Seattle Mariners' eight-game home winning streak with a 9-1 win Friday night.
Morales hit a three-run homer in the first off Seattle starter Kevin Millwood. His drove in Mike Trout with a single up the middle in the fourth inning.
Dan Haren (9-10) pitched...