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Some Belated Thoughts on the Miller-Karns Deal

Baseball’s hot stove season got off to an uncharacteristically early start this time around, as the Rays and Mariners made a “challenge” type of trade, centering around two young, inexpensive players with plenty of years of control remaining, shortstop Brad Miller and starting pitcher Nate Karns. I agree with most of Dave Cameron’s thoughts in the immediate wake the trade...
Via Fangraphs
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Make 6 Player Trade to Rays Including Brad Miller

New Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto made his first big splash yesterday, making a 6 player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.  The deal shows a stark change in philosophy from the old regime, so let’s take a look at it and what it means. Who We Gained The Mariners got a total of 3 players on the deal.  First is reliever C.J. Riefenhauser.  Riefenhauser is a 25 year old relief pitcher...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays and Mariners Get Hot Stove Fired Up Early

Four days. It took MLB all of four days to bring us the first transaction of the off-season, as the Mariners and Rays got together on a six player trade that ships some interesting players in both directions. The full trade, as announced on Thursday evening. Tampa Bay receives: SS Brad Miller 1B Logan Morrison RHP Danny Farquhar Seattle receives: RHP Nate Karns OF Boog Powell LHP...
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays acquire Brad Miller from Mariners in 6-player deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired shortstop Brad Miller, first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison and right-handed relief pitcher Danny Farquhar from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, left-handed relief pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league outfielder Boog Powell.Miller, 26, hit .258 (113-for-438) with 11 home runs...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mariners turned a bizarre 3-6-2 triple play

By TOC Locker  On Sunday, the Seattle Mariners turned a triple play that will go down as one of the most bizarre I’ve ever seen. Ryan Goins grounded to Mark Trumbo at first base. Trumbo stepped on the bag for the first out, and threw to shortstop Brad Miller. Kevin Pillar got in a rundown, and Miller eventually ignored Pillar and fired home to catcher Mike Zunino. Zunino then...
Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miller identifies positives from Mariners' recent road trip

Though the Seattle Mariners lost 6-2 on Tuesday, splitting a pair of games in San Francisco against the Giants, shortstop Brad Miller was pleased with what he saw.  For Miller, returning to the Bay Area was a treat - having visited AT&T Park as a teenager - so hitting a home run was especially meaningful for him.  As he told Greg Johns of, Miller drew a few positives...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

Potentially some good news on the Chris Taylor front. Reporting from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets have had discussions with the Seattle Mariners about both of their young shortstops — Taylor and Brad Miller. Some reports have suggested that Seattle may keep both of them, playing Taylor at short and Miller in the outfield, but I think...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Could Trade Shortstops Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Yesterday, Adam Rubin tweeted that the Mets and Mariners matched up well for a trade, according to a front office person and an agent. These two teams have reportedly been a good match for some time now, and we’ve reportedly scouted them a few times and they’ve scouted us. So this is nothing entirely new. But who do they have that we would want? We can throw away the earlier...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Back To Square 1 For The Mariners At Shortstop

Struggling SS Equals Understatement How in the world did the Seattle Mariners wind up with this problem?  If you had asked me after spring training what the position to worry about on the Seattle Mariners roster I’m pretty sure I would not have said shortstop. Who would have? Less we forget that the M’s had an open competition at shortstop this spring between Nick Franklin...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller in competition for Seattle's shortstop job

The arrival of Robinson Cano suddenly left Brad Miller in the midst of a competition. Throughout his first experience last season with the Seattle Mariners, Miller showed signs at the plate and in the field that he could be a long-term answer at shortstop. And then the Mariners threw $240 million toward Cano, and Miller was left to enter spring training in a battle with teammate...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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