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Seeing how opening day starts a week from tomorrow, March 28th when the Mariners and Athletics square off in Tokyo, and since it will probably be the only time all year that the Mariners and Athletics are in the spotlight, I thought it fitting that I should write something focusing on the team that is furthest away from the rest of the league, never gets any play on national television, and is probably most overlooked team in the MLB. Now, the A’s can claim that they need some publicity too, but they just had an Academy Award nominated film about them, and they have bigger issues such as whether they are moving to San Jose or not, so I am going to write an article explaining baseball up here in the Northwest, where kids grow up playing baseball in rainy weather and have no hope for any future Mariners success.
I grew up in Seattle and I live here now, but I spent four years on the east coast in college and I played college baseball. I’ve been to Yankee stadium, I’ve been to Wrigley ...
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Mariners roster cuts show a commitment to the youth movement.
The Mariners will be leaving the Peoria complex on Thursday the 22nd with 30 players in tow for the opening series in Japan against the A’s. The Mariners currently have 38 men in camp after cutting Cesar Jimenez, Hong-Chih Kuo and Shawn Camp.
Only 25 men can be on the roster for Seattle for the two...
PER Greg Johns blog over at MLBlogs.com today we've learned that skipper Eric Wedge has announced his starting rotation. The final rotation. Wedge said his five-man rotation will be Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hector Noesi, Blake Beavan and Kevin Millwood. Wedge said Noesi will start the first exhibition game in Japan on Monday, with Iwakuma starting the second game. Hernandez...
Another day another arm cut from the Mariners spring training camp.
We've learned this morning that the Mariners have released Shawn Camp.
Following M's beat writers for MLB.com and Mariners.com Greg Johns tweeted.
The 36-year-old signed a Major League deal worth $750K in Feburary.
Looks like the bullpen is going to include League, Kelley, Wilhelmsen, Sherrill...
Should the Mariners consider Johnny Damon?
Over the offseason, the Mariners repeatedly indicated the team wish list:
A left handed reliever
A veteran presence
The M’s currently have a four way race for the lefty in the bullpen with Charlie Furbush, Cesar Jimenez, George Sherrill and rule five draft pick Lucas Luetge.
In the catcher race, Adam Moore’s injury leaves...
PEORIA, Ariz. -- This time last year, Seattle Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen was a long shot, a novelty act, not much more than a footnote. But now? He's a bonafide major league pitcher.
A seventh-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 out of Tucson High, Wilhelmsen and his mean fastball seemed destined for the big leagues. But after a pair of positive drug tests...
Less than two years after making the NL All-Star team, left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo has been released by the Seattle Mariners.
Signed to a $500,000 contract last month, Kuo had a 17.55 ERA in six spring training appearances over 6 2-3 innings. He allowed 13 earned runs and gave up five home runs.
Kuo was an All-Star in 2010 with the Los Angeles Dodgers but struggled last season with...
It’s decision week for the Mariners, the Japan trip looms with a Thursday departure. They have to pare the roster down to 30 for the trip. Interesting outfield decisions to be made – we”ll keep you posted. Saunders has swung the bat really well, Wells has not. It looks like Carp may have left field locked up. Peguero has also shown a lot of improvement at the plate.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Millwood pitched five strong innings on Tuesday, leading the Seattle Mariners to an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Millwood pitched for the Red Sox, Yankees and Rockies last season. The 37-year-old is competing for the fifth spot in the Mariners rotation with Hisashi Iwakuma. Millwood allowed a run on four hits.
Carlos Peguero homered and singled...
Today the Seattle Mariners announced their starting rotations going into the start of the 2012 season in Tokyo, Japan. Felix Hernandez and Jason Vargas were, of course, the number one and two starters, respectively. The real drama was the last three spots for the rotations that were fiercely competed by five pitchers: Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, Kevin Millwood, Hisash Iwakuma...
Forget the outing Wednesday, Felix Hernandez declared he was primed for his next start, on opening day.
Hernandez was roughed up for eight runs in the Seattle Mariners' final game in Arizona this spring, a 13-8 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
''They hit everything I threw,'' Hernandez said. ''I feel strong. I'm ready. I threw 92 pitches and got my...
The Seattle Mariners released left-handed pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo on Tuesday.Kuo had a 17.55 ERA in just under seven innings pitched this spring training. He allowed 13 earned runs and gave up five homers.The former All-Star signed a $500,000 contract with the Mariners last month and is owed $81,967 in termination pay by the team.
The Oakland A's play their final Cactus League game on Wednesday and head to Japan for their season-opening series versus the Seattle Mariners. Both the A's and Mariners are allowed 30 players on their roster for the series. With two more roster moves made on Tuesday, the A's are down to those 30 players.
Seattle starter Jason Vargas was pounded for seven runs and eight hits while getting just two outs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Mariners 12-7 Monday.
Ichiro Suzuki, Jesus Montero and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners, who tied the score 7-7 in the third against Travis Wood.
Preparing for next week's major league opener in Tokyo against Oakland, the Mariners used a starting...
Photo Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated PressThis is the second installment in a series of cross-promotional aritcles on SeaTown Sports. Staff writers Patrick Leary and Anthony Davis have started a new blog, "Way Out in Left Field", dedicated to all things Mariners. This piece...
Jose Bautista doubled twice and scored a run and Brandon Morrow allowed one hit over six innings, outdueling Cliff Lee and leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Lee allowed one run and struck out seven in six innings. He escaped a first-inning jam by striking out the side, two coming after Kelly Johnson singled and Bautista doubled...