It’s a sign of the times that, when you think about Mike Zunino, you might well first think of his defense. He’s proven himself to be a tremendous receiver of pitches, and when you fold in the rest of his defensive skillset, Zunino has a lot of value, even independent of his bat. There’s evidence […]
An easy way to think about productivity is Efficiency x Frequency. If you’re really efficient at doing something, but you don’t do it very often, you won’t be very productive. Look at the career of Carlos Quentin. When he’s played, he’s always hit, but rarely is he healthy enough to play, so he hasn’t actually […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of them by 2-1 scores.
Elias (7-5), a 25-year-old left-hander from Cuba...
Watch a Seattle Mariners game when Mike Zunino‘s behind the plate and, eventually, there’ll probably be a runner on third. At that point, a wild pitch or a passed ball brings in a run, but you might still see something breaking, thrown in the dirt. Then you’ll hear about how much trust the pitcher must have […]
Another week of replay is in the books, and with the transfer rule clarified, that won’t be an issue anymore…well, we thought it wouldn’t be.
April 29th, Mariners vs Yankees – Zunino can hustle.
Mike Zunino is a catcher, and predictably doesn’t run too well. So when he has the opportunity to get an infield single, he’ll do whatever he can to get there – even if that...
Can the wiley old vet help out the rook?
I find that the catching story of the 2014 Seattle Mariners might be one of the most interesting yet most under-reported stories of the upcoming MLB season.
Then again, maybe I’m just a former catcher trying to glorify the toughest position to play in baseball.
Either way, here’s a look at the two backstops the M’s will deploy behind...
The Associated Press Now that he's spent some time in the major leagues, Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino expects big things.
''To get up there and have 50 games under your belt, it's just nice to know. You know what to expect. You know what you need to do, the kind of work you need to put in,'' Zunino said. ''It makes the transition going into this year a little bit easier...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014