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Paxton's progression key for Mariners in '18

Felix Hernandez has anchored the Mariners' rotation as the ace of the staff for the past decade, serving as the club's Opening Day starter for 10 of the past 11 years and establishing himself as one of the top right-handers in MLB.
Via Mariners.com
2 days ago

Felix changing up routine to increase flexibility

Felix Hernandez is taking a different approach to his offseason training, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday, as the longtime Mariners standout attempts to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2017 campaign by working more on flexibility instead of bulk in his shoulders.
Via Mariners.com
5 days ago

Where will Shohei Ohtani land? Handicapping each team's odds

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect moves made Wednesday by certain teams to clear up more international spending money.]The sweepstakes to land the services of Shohei Ohtani have been extensive to say the least. The availability of the two-way Japanese star has become a thing of mythical proportions, as pursuit of the 23-year-old has been the most sensational...
Via Yardbarker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners GM says Felix Hernandez will need to be ‘managed differently’

The Seattle Mariners are accepting the reality that longtime ace Felix Hernandez is no longer the pitcher that he once was.On Tuesday, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said the former Cy Young winner will need to be “managed differently” to get him through the season and hinted at pitch counts, skipped starts, and the like, per local writer Shannon Drayer. The 31-year-old Hernandez was bitten...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

On this date five years ago, Felix Hernandez retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters that he faced en route to the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. Oddly enough, it was the third perfect game in 2012 (the most ever in one season) and there have not been any perfect games in the half-decade since. For the five-year anniversary, Larry Stone of the Seattle Times compiled an oral history...
August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners place pitchers Felix Hernandez, David Phelps on DL

The contending Seattle Mariners were dealt double bad news on Tuesday. Both starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and reliever David Phelps will miss extended time. It’s been a rough season for Hernandez. This is King Felix’s second DL stint of the season. When he’s pitched, he’s struggled. Hernandez’s ERA (4.28) and WHIP (1.357) are both up from 2016, which was the worst season he had...
Via Sportsnaut
August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

Not so long ago, it was easy to say what makes a Hall of Fame pitcher. 300 wins? Check. 3,000 strikeouts? Check. Mix in a few Cy Young Award wins, a memorable season or two, and maybe some October success, and you’re in there. But the win was the clinching stat; if a pitcher was viewed as a winner, he was considered a Hall of Famer.However, times are changing, and wins are becoming...
Via Yardbarker
June 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners SS Jean Segura could miss two months

As if the Seattle Mariners weren’t dealing with enough injuries, it looks like star shortstop Jean Segura will be out through July.Mariners GM GM Jerry DiPoto indicated recently that Segura could very well be out for the next two months after he suffered an ankle injury on Thursday and was immediately placed on the 10-day disabled list. That’s some horrible news for the Mariners...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss 3-4 weeks for Mariners

If the Seattle Mariners are going to turn things around in the early going this season, they’ll have to do it without two of their top players.The Mariners announced on Friday that pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger are expected to miss 3-4 weeks with injuries: Haniger was one of the hottest hitters to start the season but strained his oblique during an at-bat against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

How Much Hope Is Appropriate for Felix Hernandez?

Felix Hernandez looks like a new man. He’s created a new self because he wants to more closely resemble his old self, the self that ranked consistently among the best pitchers in baseball. There are many different ways to tell the story of his decline, but I could note that he was most recently a one-win pitcher, where he used to be a six-win pitcher. The season before last, he was...
Via Fangraphs
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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