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EDGAR MARTINEZ RUMORS

Edgar Martinez on Hitting

To say Edgar Martinez knows hitting would be to state the obvious. The Seattle Mariners legend slashed .312/.418/.515 between 1987 and 2004, and he won a pair of batting titles along the way. He ranks 21st all-time in OBP and is 44th all-time in adjusted OPS. Martinez is now entrusted with getting the most out of Mariners hitters. The should-be Hall-of-Famer took over as the team’s...
Via Fangraphs
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariner catchers gun for the record books

Let’s get right to the point. It’s not often that I use OPS instead of wOBA or wRC+, but sometimes OPS is just easier, like when you’re relying on the Baseball-Reference Play Index. OPS is the inferior statistic, but the correlation is very strong, so, with that out of the way, here are this year’s worst-hitting catchers, by team: Twins, .591 OPS Marlins, .580 Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Edgar Martinez Made A Difference For the Mariners?

Is The Edgar Effect Real? The Seattle Mariners hired by baseball hero, Edgar Martinez, back on June 20th to be their new hitting coach.  Everyone knows that Edgar was one of the best right handed hitters the game ever saw but his ability to coach others on a craft that he perfected still remains a question mark. Could it be that the M’s brass just wanted to sell a few more tickets...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s legend Edgar Martinez selected as batting coach

Seattle Mariner’s legendary designated hitter, Edgar Martinez, was selected as the new Hitting Coach for the team.  The former coach, Howard Johnson, has been let go in place of the Mariner great.   “HoJo is a good friend of mine and it’s a very difficult thing to do to sit across the table and tell a friend of yours that you are changing his life in a certain way,” McClendon...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners hire former player Edgar Martinez as hitting coach

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners are looking to the past to reinvigorate the worst hitting team in baseball, hiring Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach on Saturday and reassigning Howard Johnson to the minor league system. The surprising announcement was made before the second game of a weekend series against first-place Houston. The surprise wasn't so much the re-assignment of...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners name Edgar Martinez hitting coach

The Seattle Mariners, presumably desirous of a more consistent team offense, named Edgar Martinez their new hitting coach on Saturday afternoon.The news was broken by Ryan Diish of the Seattle Times, who noted the ramifications of the move for previous hitting instructor Howard Johnson:More on this story as it develops...(h/t Twitter) 
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Edgar Martinez Deserves To Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

The road to Cooperstown has not been an easy one for former Seattle Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez. His Hall of Fame votes have dipped the last few years, and the fact that a player can only be on the ballot for 10 years warrants a bit of concern. But he could be getting a much needed shoutout from a former teammate of his to help boost his Hall of Fame appeal. Amid Randy Johnson’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Reveals Hitter He Most Hated To Face During Career

This embed is invalid" /> Who knew Pedro Martinez’s worst nemesis was a guy who hit .120 off the three-time Cy Young award winner? Martinez was asked by MLB analyst and former Boston Red Sox teammate Kevin Millar on Tuesday which hitter he most hated to face during his Hall of Fame career. Pedro threw everyone one of his devastating changeups, figuratively...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Edgar Martinez Should Be Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

Edgar Martinez. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Some people call him a one-dimensional player. Some say he’s one of the greatest hitters the game’s ever seen, in fact the game’s greatest relief pitcher Mariano Rivera would’ve said it. Actually he did. After retiring from baseball after the 2013 regular season, baseball’s all-time saves leader was interviewed by Charlie Rose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Designating A Spot In Cooperstown For Edgar Martinez

We are a little under a month away from the results being announced for the 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee class. Among the small handful of great Seattle Mariners over the years, many would argue that, with the possible exception of Ken Griffey Jr., none would rival Edgar Martinez for significance. To date, Edgar remains one of the most popular athletes in Seattle...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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