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Dipoto: Mariners believe very highly in new OF'er Martin

Seattle is happy to have Leonys Martin, even if the outfielder had a rough-go in 2015 for the Rangers.  Joe Nicholson USA TODAY SportsOn Monday, the Seattle Mariners made headlines by acquiring outfielder Leonys Martin and pitcher Anthony Bass from the Texas Rangers in exchange for reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a PTBNL. It was the latest move by new GM Jerry...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To Seattle, Leonys Martin!

In the last week or so, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people wondering what to make of all these trades we’ve seen in such a short amount of time, and it really has been a busy first couple of weeks for new General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Firstly, let’s all give a hearty welcome to new Mariners, Leonys Martin, Joaquim Benoit, Anthony Bass, Boog Powel, Nathan Karns...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire outfielder Martin from Rangers in four-player trade

Leonys Martin is an excellent defender and likely the starting center fielder in Seattle. Rick Yeatts Getty Images North AmericaSEATTLE -- The Mariners have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers.Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in Monday's deal, and Seattle received right...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Send Tom Wilhelmsen for Leonys Martin

The Mariners needed a center fielder after they sent Brad Miller and Austin Jackson packing over the past year. They had an extra reliever, maybe, after they acquired Joaquin Benoit from the Padres last week. And, even given all the flaws in their new (probably platoon) center fielder, it’s hard not to like such a low-risk, high-reward move. Even if you value relievers highly....
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire Leonys Martin from Rangers

Newly appointed Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is continuing to wheel and deal this offseason. This time he has swung a deal with a division rival in the Texas Rangers. The Mariners have acquired center fielder Leonys Martin and right-handed reliever Anthony Bass from the Rangers in exchange for right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player-to-be...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners trade Tom Wilhelmsen to Texas for Leonys Martin in five-player deal

The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have agreed to a deal which will send center fielder Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass to the Mariners in exchange for reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones, and a player to be named later. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan broke the initial deal. The Rangers have acquired RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones, and a PTBNL from Seattle for...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams asking Rangers about Martin, who could be dealt 'for value'

Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin catches a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Delmon Young (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Tim Heitman USA TODAY SportsWith the winter meetings heating up soon, all MLB clubs will be looking to address their...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin expects big things in second full season with Rangers

Texas centerfielder Leonys Martin talks a lot about how he's more comfortable this spring as he prepares for his second full season in the majors. All you have to do is speak to him to know that's the case. Last season Martin did most of his interviews through a translator as he wasn't comfortable answering questions in English. That's not the case anymore, as Martin handles questions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sleeper Watch: Leonys Martin has quiet potential at bottom of Rangers lineup

We’ve spent a lot of time hyping rookie Cuban defectors this offseason, both on this site (Jose Abreu, Alexander Guerrero) and throughout the fantasy community but it isn’t just the first year players who warrant our attention. For a brief period this offseason, it was anticipated that Leonys Martin – by default – would be the Rangers’ leadoff hitter in 2014. After the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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