Found December 04, 2011 on
Two things you can count on as baseball's annual Winter Meetings play out this week at the luxurious Hilton Anatole hotel just north of downtown Dallas: There'll be plenty of rumors and news coming out of the Big D ... and will be there to keep you informed.

How moving the fences at Safeco could ruin the Seattle Mariners

Great Seattle Mariners analysis on the configurations of the fences at Safeco Field in Seattle. Remember Alvin Davis, and Ken Griffey Jr.? It may be better to leave the fences where they are, invest the money into good pitching and solid defense to invest in Mike Carp or Dustin Ackley while in prime and before being courted by the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees.

Reaping What You Sow: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

With special thanks to Zach Sanders of FanGraphs for his input, I present to you the Seattle Mariners' Top 10. This season didn’t exactly go very well for the Mariners. Having finished last in the AL West for the second straight season, the Mariners continue to look toward the future for hope because the present offers none. Fortunately, the minor leagues seem to be a legit...

Michael Pineda's First Season Was Impressive

After another woeful season, the Seattle Mariners showed once again that they simply couldn't hit the baseball. The shame of that sad fact hides another terrific season by their starting pitching. Felix Hernandez wasn't as dominating as he was the year before, but he was pretty darned good. Doug Fister showed how good he was once he was traded to the Tigers and rookie,...

Rockies may be interested in Figgins

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Monday that Chone Figgins is looking to have a comeback season and compete again for the team's starting third-base job, but there are indications the club has talked to the Rockies about dealing the veteran infielder as the Winter Meetings opened in Dallas.

Ichiro Suzuki Player Projection No. 126

Key Stats: Going back to 2006 (and probably further, but I don't keep records that far back) Ichiro Suzuki has not been ranked worse than 116 in any season. When we talk about the term consistency in fantasy baseball Ichiro is the standard which we based that term off of. Despite being on the worst offense for the second straight year in all of baseball, Ichiro has never had...

Hot Stove report: Seattle Mariners

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Mariners linked to a number of 3B and pitching candidates

Not much going on yet as far as deals go here at the baseball winter meetings in Dallas, but the Mariners are laying the groundwork to get some deals done that do not involve Prince Fielder. One of the areas the team would like to upgrade is third base. Wil Polidor, the agent for former Mariners infielder Carlos Guillen, told me he'll be meeting here with all interested parties...

How much do the Mariners have on them to spend at baseball winter meetings this week?

Well, it's come to that time of year again. The time when we take our "unauthorized" look at the Mariners and their payroll and attempt to determine how much they have in their coffers to spend this coming year. Two years ago, we raised a huge fuss by publishing the amount. Not because the amount was inaccurate. It was actually pretty bang-on. No, the problem was assuming...

Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik appears to be in a holding pattern on Prince Fielder

Just got done speaking with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik up in his suite and as you all know, he's very reluctant to discuss free agents by name when it comes to who his team is looking at. But sometimes, it's not what you say directly, but how you respond to questions. Based on what Zduriencik told us, I'd say he's in a holding pattern on Prince Fielder for now...

Mariners steadfast about not trading King Felix

Teams like the New York Yankees can dream about trading for Felix Hernandez, but the Seattle Mariners still will not consider dealing their ace.
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