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The Seattle Mariners activity and aggressiveness at the trade deadline this year will tell us a lot about the future; not just who will be a part of it but how ownership and upper management feel about the prospect of Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge returning for 2014. I, for one, think that Jack Zduriencik should be back in 2014 but that is a post for another day. If the Mariners let Zduriencik trade a lot of guys and maybe even take a few ‘risks’ it likely means that they are not ready to move on from him yet, or at least that he will have an opportunity to interview in 2014. The types of ‘risky’ moves that would be a sure fire sign of confidence in Jack Zdurencik include taking on salary, trading prospects for young MLB players or veterans, trading players under contract or arbitration eligible for 2014, and/or trading for players who are under contract for multiple years.
Despite being bad, this year’s Mariners have an abnormally large amount of serviceable pieces a conten...
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Youth propelling change
When Jack Z took over the reigns of the Seattle Mariners front office, he asked for patience. He wanted to build a talent laden farm system that would eventually translate to a young, exciting team that would finally put the Mariners in contention once again. Well, Mariner faithful, it seems that time is approaching.
With the call ups of both SS Brad Miller...
Let’s face it, the Seattle Mariners‘ organization has had a tough go-of-it in the past decade. After Bill Bavasi trashed the organization with some of the worst moves in league history and subsequence managers and presidents failed to correct his mistakes, fans of the Mariners have been left with a product on the field that is less than desirable.
The Seattle Mariners enter the final few weeks before the trade deadline hopelessly out of playoff contention but in perhaps the best position to maximize value as sellers.
Make no mistake, this Mariners team is not going to make any noise in 2013 and its deep farm system of pitching prospects are still adjusting its way into major league uniforms, but Seattle could be the most relevant...
Outfielder Michael Morse has been recalled from his rehabilitation assignment by the Seattle Mariners and veteran outfielder Jason Bay has been designated for assignment.
The Mariners made the moves on Monday before opening a six-game road trip at Boston and Baltimore.
Morse had been on rehab at Triple-A Tacoma while recovering from a quad injury that landed him on the disabled...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
The 41-year-old Ibanez hit a fourth-inning blast 438 feet into the right-field second deck and a 421-foot shot to center in the seventh. He has the fourth most homers in a season for a 41-year-old...
A popular band from Seattle sang, “run and tell all of the angels, this could take all night.” Well tonight in Seattle, the Angels were possibly thinking that this game could take all night to finally end, as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-3.
The Mariners put a nice eight to nothing cushion for Joe Saunders to work with into the seventh inning which...
Bill Nye - yes, the one and only Science Guy - threw out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners-Anaheim Angels game. So much scientific swagger right there.
After attending the Boston Red Sox’s 11-4 beat down of the Mariners last night, I left Safeco Field even more thoroughly convinced that this season was as a lost cause for Seattle. However, in the spirit of optimism, I have decided to think about the good things. The Mariners have been struggling at the bottom half of the AL West for pretty much the whole season, but their shortcomings...
Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
The 41-year-old Ibanez hit a fourth-inning blast 438 feet into the right-field second deck and a 421-foot shot to center in the seventh. He has the fourth most homers in a season for a 41-year-old player, five shy...
Some time ago, in talking about the upcoming trade deadline, Dave offered Jesse Crain as a potential alternative to the potentially expensive Jonathan Papelbon. Relievers are always in demand around midseason, and Crain was proving himself to be a hell of a weapon. Shortly thereafter, Crain went and landed on the disabled list, and while his value wasn’t completely obliterated...
The Seattle Mariners followed up a strong road trip Monday by defeating the Boston Red Sox soundly 11-4. Then, Boston returned the favor putting up 11 runs on back-to-back nights in winning Tuesday and Wednesday. Still, Seattle had a chance to earn the four game series split against the A.L. East leading Red Sox, but let 5-1 and 7-4 leads get away before eventually falling 8...
Monday: Seattle Mariners 11 Boston Red Sox 4 Felix Hernandez 9-4 W Jon Lester 8-5 L Raul Ibanez was the star of the game as he hit his 22nd home run to help King Felix win his ninth game in the Mariners' 11-4 victory over the Red Sox on Monday night. Ibanez's home run broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth. It was his seventh go-ahead home run this season and extended his hitting...
Seattle Mariners starter Joe Saunders is still looking for his first victory over his first major-league club, although that's not entirely his fault.
He's enjoyed success against several of the Los Angeles Angels' stars, and has shut down Josh Hamilton this season after previously struggling in those matchups.
Hamilton, however, is heating up with four homers and 10...
Moments In Time
Toward the beginning of the NBA offseason, I compiled part one of my unnecessarily long top five Seattle Supersonics memories.
Here’s a look at part two, which will comprise my top two moments in franchise history:
2. The Tuna Fish
My grandmother and grandfather were day one season ticket holders for the Seattle Pilots and the Seattle Seahawks. They were also...