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We may never know what the Mariners’ players do on their off-days, what their pre-game rituals are, or what they talk to players about on the base paths (like, did Brendan Ryan just ask Albert Pujols for hitting advice?) We may never know. What we do hope for, though, is that during the offseason these players put in the time and energy to make something happen under the bright lights when it counts. After going 19-for-39 in a 9-game road trip this week, with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 runs, and 5 RBIs, Mariners’ fans were convinced that centerfielder Michael Saunders’ workouts were bigger, stronger and faster than the other guys this winter. Even he admits, “I’m seeing my hard work pay off a little bit.” If a little bit means raising your batting average in a season from .149 to .272, we’ll take it. However, 25-yr-old Saunders is the first to admit that, “I know I’ve come a long way, but the work’s not over… There’s still a lot of work to be done and a lot of baseball left.”
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After a terrible start with the Angels, Albert Pujols loos to be finally settling in. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After such a miserable and well documented start to his first seiason as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is having a very hot month of June thus far.
Pujols, who has raised his average to .264 on...
I have to admit is was fun watching Albert Pujols struggle after he left St. Louis for the big money of LA, but now the slugger seems to be back on track.
The combination of elevated expectations, new surroundings, unfamiliar pitchers and stadiums, a family left behind 1,800 miles away – whatever else you can come up with – that led to the worst month of Albert Pujols’ baseball...
Heading in to Seattle Mariners spring training there was word that Franklin Gutierrez had completely worked through his stomach issues, added nearly 20 lbs. of muscle and kept his speed.
By all accounts from Peoria he’d shown up to camp looking like an absolute stud of a major league center fielder.
Michael Saunders on the other hand was a bit of an afterthought...
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The June 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals' top pick in the draft, visited Busch Stadium after he signed his contract earlier Thursday.
The right-pitcher from Texas A&M was the No. 19 overall pick in the draft. Wacha was taken with the pick the Cardinals earned as compensation from the Angels for the free-agent departure of Albert Pujols over the winter.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound...
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly rolled the dice and Albert Pujols made him pay.
The Angels had Mike Trout on second base representing the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with Pujols at the plate and first base open, but Mattingly decided against walking him and pitching to cleanup hitter Mark Trumbo.
Pujols muscled a broken-bat single into left field with two outs in the top of...
Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night.
The Angels rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. Mike Trout homered in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Chris Capuano and added an RBI single in the sixth to tie it. He then scored the go-ahead run...
Who’s hot, who’s not?
The Seattle Mariners came out even again this week with a 3-3 record. The team played well including a combined No-Hit effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the offense has certainly picked up, they seem to completely overpower their opponents or allow themselves to be the overpowered.
The team was outscored 23 to 36 by the Los Angeles combo of...
Seattle's Northwest League affiliate in Everett has seen some of the best players in the organization -- including current Mariners Felix Hernandez, Stephen Pryor, Michael Saunders and Tom Wilhelmsen -- over the years. This season's club has several potential future major league talents on the roster as well.
Bryce Harper, the rookie of the Washington Nationals, hit his 7th homerun today against the Toronto Blue Jays. This amazing hitter is on pace to become the youngest player to ever hit 500 homeruns, a feat Alex Rodriguez holds the record for. Bryce, after hitting his homerun, was asked a question regarding the young drinking age in Canada and if he was going to take advantage of it...
Negotiations continue with several of the team's 42 draft picks including first rounder Nick Travieso (14th overall). With that said, there are many draftees who have already signed on the dotted line. Here is an up-to-date list of those players who the Reds have been able to ink to deals so far:
1s (49) Jesse Winker OF Olympia High School (FL)
2 (78) Tanner Rahier...
Felix Rusty in Return, M’s Drop Series Opener
The Headline: Felix Hernandez returned to the mound, but rustiness and a lack of runs ruins the party for the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle Mariners 4, San Diego Padres 5
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Gary Darling, 2B — Paul Emmel, 3B —...