Posted January 28, 2013 on
One of the Seattle Mariners top prospects and one of the most highly thought of young left-handed pitching prospects in baseball, James Paxton talked with SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall about his favorite team, favorite pitchers, his draft story and his minor league career.
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Smell The Spring
The Seattle Mariners opened up Safeco field over the weekend to 18,000 loyal fans.
An ever-shifting club like the Mariners desperately needs fans to re-engage if they want to kick-start the season. Walking into Safeco this past weekend helped to show everything the franchise is doing to accomplish just that.
Even through the 2013 season doesn’t feel all that promising...
A Mariners Legend
Earlier this week, the Seattle Mariners released the news that Ken Griffey Jr. would be added to the Mariners Hall of Fame. Griffey will be the seventh member of the most elite members of the Seattle franchise.
The Mariners Hall of fame was formed in celebration of the club’s 20th anniversary in 1997. Since that time, other members have slowly been added...
Not long ago, the rumors began to swirl about a possible four-year contract extension for Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. After his dominating performances over the last few seasons, it would make sense for the Mariners to try to lock him up for as long as possible. However, Hernandez may not be interested in such an extension.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says Hernandez...
In The Outfield
Headline: With FanFest wrapped up, it’s time to dive into the season ahead and the outfield spots…
This season may not be as predictable as originally anticipated.
Some have called Jack Zduriencik desperate and worried about his job by adding veterans like Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez, or one-year contracts like Kendrys Morales or Michael Morse.
If this multitude...
Contract talks between the Seattle Mariners and their star pitcher, Felix Hernandez, have stalled, according to CBS Sports. Hernandez still has two years left on his current contract but both sides want to extend the deal. Seattle is reportedly looking to give Hernandez four additional years while Hernandez is seeking a six-year extension. A six-year deal would likely make Hernandez...
Wanted to watch Oliver Perez again? Of course you do. Oliver Perez will be playing for Mexico in this year’s World Baseball Classic. Mexico is keeping the same color pallet from last year and the same hat however the uniform update didn’t go so well:
The hat still looks good. The uniform is suffering from the same characteristic as a lot of other teams, the small jersey font...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Jesus Montero is ready for the challenge of being an everyday catcher for the Seattle Mariners.
That would be quite a job for a veteran catcher to take on, let alone a 23-year-old about to enter his second full season in the majors.
As it stands now, Montero is the only sure thing the Mariners have behind the plate...
Michael Bourn has transformed as a hitter over the past few seasons. He has become a line drive hitter, gravitating away from the ground ball. The Seattle Mariners could use his new found aggression at the top of the lineup.