Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/29/16: Free Agency, Cameron for HoF, and a Straight Steal of Home

Just some offseason news to start off your day. Good morning and happy Thursday! Yesterday, Craig Edwards at Fangraphs looked ahead to the next offseason. He previewed the class of hitters, which don’t look much stronger than this year’s free agent group. The dearth of talent in position players going forward might help to explain Jerry Dipoto’s approach to dealing someone...
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December 29, 2016

#EdgarHOF - Day 54

When we were unbreakable There are only four days left until Hall of Fame voting closes, so it’s time to start pulling out the heavy artillery. Today, it’s Edgar’s home run from Game 1 of the 2001 ALDS. The 2001 Mariners had posted one of the best winning percentages ever seen in MLB, but the ALDS didn’t start out so rosy for the Mariners. However, after Seattle had been...
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December 28, 2016

5 MLB stars whose Hall of Fame bids hinge on a final push

Magglio Ordonez finished his career with a batting average better than .300 and a slugging percentage better than .500. Mike Cameron accumulated more than 275 homers and 275 steals plus three Gold Gloves. Jorge Posada has the most homers by a switch-hitting catcher. Each year when I receive the Hall of Fame ballot, as occurred...
Via New York Post
November 21, 2016

Derek Jeter explains what makes Ichiro a 'once in a lifetime' talent

With Ichiro Suzuki on the cusp of becoming the 30th member of baseball’s 3,000-hit club, Derek Jeter took the opportunity to praise him for a Hall of Fame career.Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Jeter chronicled his relationship with Ichiro through the years, beginning way back with their first chat at second base when the Japanese-born star knew basically no English. Although...
Via FOX Sports
August 03, 2016

QUIZ: Name every MLB player to hit four home runs in one game

Sixteen different MLB players have hit four home runs in a single game. Can you name them all? Note: An asterisk (*) in the clue below indicates a player who is in the MLB Hall of Fame. A caret (^) indicates a currently active player.
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros sign pick Daz Cameron, son of former MLB'er Mike

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros celebrated coming to an agreement with another of their 2015 Draft picks - Daz Cameron, said to be a five-tool outfield prospect. The Astros selected Cameron, the son of longtime Major League outfielder Mike Cameron, with the 37th pick in the 2015 Draft.  According to's Chandler Rome, Houston's deal with Cameron is good for $4 million, indicative...
Via FOX Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Trade That Altered Chicago White Sox History

CHICAGO, IL —  Is there a better change-of-scenery trade for two players than the Paul Konerko-Mike Cameron swap back in 1998? You will be hard pressed to find a trade more balanced than the one the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds stuck on Nov. 11, 1998, in which the White sent Cameron to Cincinnati in exchange for Konerko. Most experts and hardball enthusiasts insist...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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