Found January 30, 2013 on
Oregon Sports News:
I was listening to Sports Radio on 710 AM in Seattle today. My dad likes the show. They were talking about the Mariners—specifically, our ace pitcher, Felix Hernandez.
What does everyone think? Does he like it here? Is he happy about the changes that have been made to the team structure?
He did pitch a Perfect Game—he should be asked. In my opinion—historically, it was probably the highlight of the entire Mariners Franchise. There have only been 23 in Baseball—America’s Pastime. 3 in 2012!
Are millions of dollars worth keeping the “King?” Will he still be good in 8 years, at the tender age of 34—his number? Is this really a question? 8 years is the contract length they are talking about; the “King” is 26.
What qualifies as a King? Should we look to the Bible—to Israel’s 1st King, Saul? What about David? David slayed Goliath. Ahab? The Giants won the World Series—does the Spirit of the LORD rest in Sports Franchises?
Do the best teams/players win the World Series
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AROUND THE WEB
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...
Kelly Shoppach has signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. Shoppach has stopped off in four Major League cities in his eight-year career, and Seattle will make his fifth. But the Mariners think he can help soften the blow of losing John Jaso.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners reached the agreement yesterday.
Kelly shoppach to #mariners
To the infield
Headline: Prospects have turned into veterans quickly for Seattle, but will that be a strength or weakness going forward?
The infield has less new faces than the outfield heading into Spring Training, but change is still brewing in Seattle.
Led by 3B Kyle Seager and 2B Dustin Ackley, the future of the Mariners groundball specialists is especially bright.
One of the Mariners top hitting prospects -- infielder Nick Franklin -- spent some time off stage at the weekend's FanFest festivities to talk with SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall about his Big League Spring invite, playing the middle infield and switch-hitting.
With the exits of Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood, the
Seattle Mariners are left in need of a “dependable starting pitcher,” according
to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times.
The Mariners now need a No. 3 guy capable of logging close
to 200 innings and doing so without embarrassing himself. In other words, doing
it without an ERA up near 5.00.
Millwood left via...
Shawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
The team announced the deal Wednesday.
Kelley gets a raise from $610,000 last season, when the right-handed reliever went 2-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 47 appearances. He had asked for $1.2 million this year and was offered $750,000 by the Mariners.
The 28-year-old Kelley...
On Tuesday, news surfaced that the Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with C Kelly Shoppach. The deal is worth a reported $1.5 million for the 2013 season and will be finalized this afternoon after Shoppach passes a physical with the Mariners. The deal also includes a possible $500,000 dollar bonus if Shoppach reaches performance based incentives.
Shoppach, 32, will serve...
Poor guy doesn’t realize the pain he’s causing people.
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...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Seattle Mariners. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cardinals / Cubs / Diamondbacks / Giants / Mets / Nationals...
The Seattle Mariners, finding a catcher to pair with Jesus Montero, are in agreement with free agent Kelly Shoppach on a one-year deal, according to a major-league source.
The deal, first reported by CBSSports.com, will become official once Shoppach passes a physical. Shoppach will earn $1.5 million with a chance to make an additional $500,000 in incentives, according to ESPN.com...