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The Seattle Mariners have opened camp in Peoria fresh off another last-place finish in the AL West, facing the same problem that’s hounded the club for the past decade—they can’t score any runs. In 2012, the Mariners ranked 27th in baseball in runs scored, and last in batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage. They’ve finished last in the American League in scoring four seasons in a row. GM Jack Zduriencik tried to sign Josh Hamilton, a long shot to begin with, and made a deal for Justin Upton before Upton vetoed the trade. At the very least, Zduriencik swung for the fences. Plus, the fences at Safeco Field are closer this season. Left-center, straightaway center and right center field have been moved in.
Zduriencik signed Raul Ibanez and Jason Bay, and traded for Mike Morse and Kendrys Morales. Ibanez will turn 41 this year, and has been washed up for a few years now. Bay is looking to revive his career. Once a 30-homer per year player, he’s been ...
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Usually, reporting to spring training is a time when players make news for how much weight they’ve lost. Just this year, for instance, Josh Hamilton made news for showing up to Angels camp in Tempe 20 pounds lighter than he played at last season.
Well, tell that to Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin.
According to The Seattle Times, Franklin, who is 6-foot-1, spent the 2012...
The Seattle Mariners are in the middle of a youth movement. A number of scouting analysts rate the Mariners as having the second-best minor league farm team and this season a few of those players could gain an opportunity on the big stage. Mike Zunino is one of those players.
Drafted No. 3 overall by the Mariners in 2012 Mike Zunino started out in Single-A where he hit .371 with...
Last week, the Seattle Mariners inked their ace, Felix Hernandez, to a $175 million extension for the next seven years. The dominating righty will be entering his age-27 season this year, meaning the contract will through his age-33 season. That is, unless, he injures his right elbow.
Embedded within Hernandez’s contract is a clause that gives the Mariners a club option for...
It has been no secret throughout Major League Baseball that the Seattle Mariners offense the last few seasons has been, well, offensive. Lowest scoring output in the American League since 2009. The only team in all of baseball last season to have a team On-base Percentage of less than .300. The last time the Mariners did not finish last in the American League in runs scored...
The Red Sox have reached a trade agreement with the Seattle Mariners that will send 1B/OF Mike Carp to Boston in exchange for a player to be named later or cash (cue the "we wanted Mike Trout, not Mike Carp jokes"). Carp was designated for assignment by Seattle on February 12, and Boston was one of teams vocally interested in him.
Carp is a 26 year old lefty who has...
SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall has had a few one-on-one sit downs to talk Mariners' prospects and player development over the past few weeks, as well as being in attendance for some quotes from General Manager Jack Zduriencik at the Media Luncheon. Pieces of those conversations ring true today in looking what the club has accomplished in putting together their 2013 roster.
Seattle Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin is looking to gain weight. The 21-year-old wants to bulk up for the upcoming year to better prepare himself for handling the rigors of a long baseball season, but he is not relying dietary supplements like most other pro athletes would. Instead, Franklin has just been stuffing his face and pounding shakes.
According to The Seattle Times...
Dave Niehaus would have turned 77 today. The longtime Seattle Mariners broadcaster was the face of the organization since the club’s inception in 1977. His catch phrase “My, Oh, My” is certainly what Niehaus will be remembered for. He was the team’s broadcaster for the first 34 years of the club’s existence until his sudden death on November 3rd, 2010. There may never be...
We begin our position-by-position look at the prospect depth of the Seattle Mariners minor league system around the diamond from behind home plate. This list of the top catchers represents a lot more quality depth than the club had a few short years ago.
This will be updated periodically with additional photos from Seattle Mariners spring training in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo Credits: Alex Gallant/SeaTown Sports)
The Boston Red Sox have traded for Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp earlier today according to the team. They acquired the recently DFA’d Mariners player for a player to be named later or cash. Sources say it is not expected to be a significant prospect going to Seattle.
Carp, who is out of options, is required to stay on the 40 man roster after being shipped...
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 20
According to NESN, the Boston Red Sox have acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Carp provides a bit of insurance at first base. The Red Sox signed Mike Napoli, but he still has issues with his hip and the Sox have not set a date for when Napoli...
The Red Sox added some depth at a couple of thin positions Wednesday, and they did so by acquiring just one player.
The Sox acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later. In order to make room for Carp (who is out of options) on the 40-man roster, Boston moved outfielder Ryan Kalish...
Casey: I’ll take Mets Oddities for $400, Alex.
Alex: The answer is Bobby Bonilla and Jason Bay.
Casey: Who are the highest paid outfielders on the 2013 Mets?
Alex: Good job, Casey, and I’m afraid we’re all out of time for this round as we head into Final Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy category will be “Ponzi Schemes.” Think about your responses while we go to a quick commercial...
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has said that he is on the verge of trading first baseman Mike Carp, whom the team designated for assignment last week.
But the Milwaukee Brewers, a team with a glaring need at first base, are not in the mix for Carp, major-league source say.
The Brewers lost Mat Gamel to a season-ending ACL injury on Monday. They also will...