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The still-surprising Baltimore Orioles are rumored to be “poking around” on Seattle Mariners pitcher Jason Vargas. I am not sure how that sort of physical contact is permissible (nailed it!), but it makes some sense for the Orioles to try and improve their team. Is Vargas the right pitcher to aim...
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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the laundry list of ideas he has for turning around the U.S.S. Mariners pathetic 2012 season. His ideas include cutting Chone Figgins, trading Felix Hernandez for assets, finding out if Jesus Montero is the every day catcher, even though Mike Zunino is now in the system, sending Justin Smoak to Tacoma for a bit,...
It might be shape up or ship out time for Seattle first baseman Justin Smoak. Ever since his high-profile arrival from Texas, Smoak has failed to live up to expectations. His manager, Eric Wedge, makes it sound as if the organization is nearing their wits’ end and may make a move:
We’ve been patient, they’ve been addressed, and we’ve come at them in different ways and different...
This past week before the All-Star break wasn’t a very good one for the Mariners, as they lost 2-out-of-3 to each of the teams they faced.
Taking games deep into extra innings in 2 of the 3 games played against the Oakland Athletics, the Mariners would come up short both times. Tied at 1 a piece in Game 1, in the 11th inning, a 3-run, Chris Carter home run would end the duel....
The Baltimore Orioles signed fourth overall pick Kevin Gausman minutes before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline. News of the deal was posted on 21-year-old's Twitter account Friday. Gausman's slot bonus was $4.2 million, but the Orioles agreed to $4.32 million. They avoided a penalty by using the savings on some below-slot signings. Gausman, a Louisiana State University...
Taylor Teagarden ended his first game with the Baltimore Orioles in stunning fashion, hitting a two-run homer in the 13th inning that sealed an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
In a crazy, back-and-forth duel that lasted 4 hours, 43 minutes, Baltimore scored three runs in the 13th to secure its 10th straight extra-inning win and snap Detroit's six-game winning...
The Baltimore Orioles made another step in the right direction by signing this year's No. 4 overall pick Kevin Gausman to a contract. According to the Baltimore Sun, Gausman agreed to a $4.32 million signing bonus – slightly above the
$4.2 million slotted by major league baseball for the fourth pick
Source: Kevin Gausman on Twitter
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Texas Rangers. PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA) in the series opener. Millwood hasn't won a game since the end of May, but has pitched well in his past few starts.
Outfielder Endy Chavez was activated by the Orioles from the 15-day disabled list, where he had been since June 13 with a strained right hamstring. Chavez is hitting .171 in 32 games this season.
Matchup Insight Rangers vs. M’s Game 1
The All-Star break is behind us. We are now into the second half of the season that most Seattle Mariners fans would like to be over with already.
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Friday July 13
Safeco Field – Seattle, WA
Moneyline: Texas -145, Seattle +135
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Felix Hernandez struck out 12 in a three-hitter and the Seattle Mariners beat Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers 7-0 on Saturday night.
Hernandez (7-5) limited the powerful Rangers lineup to three singles while improving to 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA in his last six starts.
John Jaso homered for Seattle, which scored four times in the first inning. Michael Saunders and Kyle...
If any team wants to get better, they have to make some moves. If the Seattle Mariners want to get better, then they'd better make a lot of moves. However, that seems to be unlikely as the trade deadline approaches. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and middle infielders Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley are reportedly untouchable at this year's trade deadline, according to FOX Sports...
If the Mariners plan to make an aggressive move at the July 31 non-waiver deadline, they’ve got an interesting way of showing it.
While one Mariners official says the team is “wide open” on potential deals, rival clubs report that the M’s have made a long list of players untouchable in trades.
The list includes right-hander Felix Hernandez, second baseman Dustin Ackley...
As per Nick Cafardo’s Sunday column in the Boston Globe, Jon Lester has “been on the Pirates’ radar” along with the usual suspects of Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels, Matt Garza, and Ryan Dempster. Carfardo goes on to say that, “It doesn’t appear the Sox would deal unless they got exceptional value back, and it doesn’t appear the Pirates would part with pitching prospect Gerrit...
So … I thought tonight’s game would be a good match-up. And on paper, it was. But I forgot the troubles Yu Darvish has with the Mariners’ offense. I don’t know why they give him fits, but I’m beginning to think it’s all mental. Sigh.
Right away, Darvish struggled. Giving up four runs in the first inning. Two of them scored before he could log an out. Seattle...
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a Minor League deal with right handed pitcher David Pauley according to Shannon Drayer of 710am ESPN Seattle.
Pauley, 29, began the season with the Angels, but was claimed by the Blue Jays after being designated for assignment twice by the Angels. Then, the Blue Jays also designated him for assignment earlier this month. In 2012, Pauley has pitched...