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Can the new cast of Mariners top prospects and young Major Leaguers replace the all too frequent disappointments of Montero and Ackley?
The Seattle Mariners have been bad for a long time. We all know the M’s last made the playoffs in 2001, despite winning 93 games in both ’02 and ’03. So, it is safe to say the Mariners have been rebuilding for about a decade now. The fluke years of 2007 and 2009 were nice, but the Mariners crashed back to square one after those years. What we really want is some sustained success—a consistent playoff contender and eventually a team worth of a world championship. The process, in this day and age where medium market teams lock up their young superstars, is to build from within; it’s about turning prospects into All Stars. This is an area where the current Mariners’ rebuild has fallen on its face.
The new faces of the Mariners’ latest rebuild are different than they were two years ago, or even just last season at this time of year. Gone ...
BEST OF MAXIM
For 2013, the Seattle Mariners find themselves almost to the midway point. The key in the offseason was to address the offense, which they did and has paid dividends. The Mariners have gotten nice offensive boosts from Michael Morse, Raul Ibanez, and Kendrys Morales. However, record wise, the Mariners are a little below what they probably hoped for at the beginning of the season...
Your browser does not support iframes. Seattle Mariners DH Kendrys Morales had an embarrassing moment during Saturday's game at Safeco Field as he was caught losing track of the count during his seventh inning at-bat. Morales took a 3-2 pitch low for ball four, but continued to stand in the batter's box preparing for the next pitch. Eventually Morales made it to first...
Yoervis Medina is quickly becoming the budding star and prospect in the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen. Signed in 2005 as an amateur free agent when he was just 16 years old, Medina spent 2006-2009 on the VSL (Venezuelan Summer League) Seattle Mariners before moving to the United States in 2010 to play in Seattle’s farm system.
Playing the next three years for the...
The Seattle Mariners are struggling, but it’s not because of their free agent signings. While players like Jesus Montero, Brendan Ryan, Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak have all struggled to create a strong core for Seattle, guys like Jason Bay, Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez have offered excellent value to Seattle offensively.The Mariners are 34-43, good for third place in the...
The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list and placed outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad injury.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Gutierrez, the Mariners designated outfielder Eric Thames for assignment.
Gutierrez has been on the disabled list since April 23 with a right hamstring...
Eric Thames was designated for assignment yesterday by the Seattle Mariners to make room for the returning Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day DL. Thames has not seen action in the Major Leagues yet in 2013 but has hit well in the Pacific Coast League for the Tacoma Rainiers (.295/.382/.479, 7 HR, 3 SB). Is Thames worth the phone call to Seattle?
What they would get
Thames, 26, is...
Can they get on a roll?
Nine games under .500, but another series win for the M’s, what do we know?
The month of June has been a good example of the Seattle Mariners thus far, from terrible pitching performances to multiple home runs by a surprisingly average offense.
Felix Hernandez blew a 7-run lead last week, and the day before Joe Saunders pitched a complete gem against the...
The injury issues continue for Seattle Mariners outfielder
Franklin Gutierrez. Two games after his return from the disabled list, manager
Eric Wedge told reporters – including Greg Johns of MLB.com – that Gutierrez
exited the M’s contest against the Oakland Athletics due to tightness in his
"His legs tightened up on him again, so we'll see how
It’s been a long time since 2001, even longer since 1995 when Junior rounded third to the tune of Dave Niehaus’s voice. Here we are in 2013 watching those Seattle Mariners at the bottom of the AL west looking to let this season slip away again. The M’s sit at 33-43 and 10.5 games out of first place not even to the All-Star break yet. It is year five of the Jack Zduriencik regime...
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
There are some new names on the backs of Seattle Mariner jerseys, but the hopes of Mariner fans remain the same. It’s a hope that this latest wave of highly touted minor league prospects will finally deliver at the major league level. It’s been awhile since a homegrown product...
It took a couple of rallies, but the Seattle Mariners have Oakland’s number this season so far. After dropping the series opener on Friday, Seattle took the final two games of the series. For the Mariners, this was their third series victory over the A’s, who were leading the division coming into Seattle before the Rangers passed them this weekend. The Mariners put a disappointing...
Nick Franklin had tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Brendan Ryan singled off Ryan Cook (1-1) to lead off the eighth. Ryan moved up on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Endy Chavez's bunt single. Chavez took second on indifference before Franklin...
Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning and Raul Ibanez connected twice for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Ibanez gave the Mariners the lead with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third, his team-leading 17th. It was his second multihomer game this season and 18th...
We hope The Bartender has not forgotten any martini recipes.
Taylor is in a much more exciting place then the rest of us this week (India), so I’m taking over the IcyHot award and keeping it alive in his absence.
It’s only fitting that a guy in his city of residence take home the hardware for this week. Everybody, put your hands together for Seattle’s very own Tom Wilhelmsen...
Pirates (46-30) at Mariners (34-43)
10:10 PM–Safeco Field, Seattle
The Bucs look to move in to uncharted territory – 17 games over .500 and a 5 game winning streak – tonight in Seattle in a late-night contest with the Mariners. The Pirates and M’s have already met twice this season and split a two game set at PNC, and they will now play a two game...