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The Seattle Mariners and their general manager, Jack Zduriencik, are making leaps and bounds in progress over this 2012-13 offseason.
For starts, the Mariners picked up additional middle infield talent (see: http://t.co/QAJryJH1) in Robert Andino and in the Triple-A portion of the Winter Meetings, we selected 2nd baseman Eric Ferris from the Brewers. Our middle infield starters, Brendan Ryan and Dustin Ackley, are also on the mend. Throughout 2012 both had painful bone spurs, which was unbeknownst until season’s end when it was announced that both would undergo surgery. From all accounts, they went well! Word on the street is that Ackley, supposedly, is very good when healthy—and, I’ll be honest, when we won our first game of the season in Tokyo because of his solo home run, I was impressed.
Again referencing my aforementioned 2012 postseason article, the Mariners have gotten rid of Jason Vargas. In addition, they picked up new hitting talent in Kendrys Morale...
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The spring is right around the corner, but the Seattle
Mariners still have some work to do, as the club is currently eyeing a veteran
starting pitcher along with a catcher or two, according to Larry Stone of The
Seattle Times and Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Jack Z says "door wide open" for young pitcher to make staff, but would like to add veteran
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry...
The Seattle Mariners' offseason focus was on adding bats to the worst offense in baseball.
They believe they accomplished their goal with the additions of Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse, and they hope Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez still have some pop left in their bats.
The additional benefit is that they added some veterans that manager Eric Wedge and general manager Jack Zduriencik...
Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.
The Mariners announced the induction Tuesday. Griffey's ceremony will take place Aug. 10 before the Mariners face the Milwaukee Brewers.
Griffey spent 13 of his 22 seasons in the majors with the Mariners. He was drafted by Seattle in 1987, made his debut at the major league level...
Mike Morse debuted with Seattle at shortstop during the 2005 season. Four seasons after leaving the Northwest, Morse returns all of 50 pounds heavier, regarded as one of the top sluggers in baseball.
If reports are to be believed, Felix Hernandez is considering a contract extension offer from the Seattle Mariners for $100 million over four years. That's an amazing offer, one well worthy of King Felix's talent, but it is also a team-friendly deal, in relative terms. Recall now that Zack Greinke just received a six-year, $147 million pact and then think about what Hernandez...
The next big contract in baseball? It could go to Felix Hernandez.
The Seattle Mariners continue to talk to Hernandez about an extension, according to major-league sources. And while no deal is close, the Mariners are at least weighing a four-year, $100 million proposal, sources said.
It is not known whether the Mariners actually have made Hernandez such an offer; one source described...
Each and every year we see big name free agents sign deals that are absolutely ludicrous and well beyond the player’s actual value. Each and every year we see people lambaste the Yankees for having a roster full of terrible deals and overpriced stars. Each and every year we see a small market team with a small payroll doing much better than a team with a payroll of $100 million...
Felix Hernandez is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and the Mariners might not be opposed to paying him as such.
According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners continue to talk to Hernandez about a contract extension, and they’re “at least weighing” a four-year, $100 million proposal.
Rosenthal reports that it’s not known whether the Mariners have made Hernandez...
When Jack Zduriencik completed the deal that landed the Mariners Michael Morse, he was not applauded for his efforts. In fact, the countdown to his dismissal as the Mariner general manager was started or perhaps the clock was just sped up a bit.
The Mariners and their lowly offense needed a power bat and Jackie Z went out and got a power bat. But of course that is not the whole...