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STEVE CISHEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Mariners don't lose, and in fact beat the Blue Jays, 2-1

Steve Cishek hangs on while Michael Saunders' homer isn't enough to ensure that Nori Aoki's leadoff triple combined with Seth Smith's RBI double kept the Mariners in position to win the first game of the series against the Jays despite hav The joke, of course, is that the Mariners both won today's ball game and successfully stole a base. This alone would be a thing worthy of praise...
Via Lookout Landing
2 days ago

Mariners' Cishek returns to closing role with new team

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Steve Cishek will soon be working about as far from south Florida as one can be, which is a good thing for him. The veteran reliever with the sidearm delivery has a new opportunity as the closer for the Seattle Mariners, only a few months removed from that role with the Miami Marlins. In between, Cishek was sent down to the minors, then traded to the St. Louis...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

The Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with free agent right-hander Steve Cishek to be their new closer, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam. Cishek’s agreement includes incentives for games finished that could increase his overall payout to $17 million, a source also told Crasnick...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

Latest Update Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Radio is reporting that as many as a dozen teams have checked in with former Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, has been getting a lot of attention and generating a lot of buzz since he was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals last week. The New York Mets are reportedly one of the teams that have expressed interest. This is a player...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Have Reliever Steve Cishek On Their Radar

The Mets “will cast a wide net” in searching for relief help, according to Marc Carig of Newsday, and one option they are now focusing on is former Marlin closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, was non-tendered by the Cardinals on Wednesday as he was due to earn close to $7 million dollars in arbitration – an amount that was driven by his dominant years as a closer in 2012 to 2014...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher Steve Cishek is heading to the Cardinals

By Joe Lucia  The first reliever is off of the trade market – the Miami Marlins are dealing ex-closer Steve Cishek to the St. Louis Cardinals. Cishek will probably roll off a run of something like two runs in 25 innings after the trade, because that’s just what happens with the Cardinals. He has an ugly 4.50 ERA in 32 innings on the season to go along with 28 strikeouts,...
Via The Outside Corner
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek on Steve Cishek: The Making of a Marlin

Steve Cishek learned to throw a slider in 2009. Three years later, the side-winding Miami Marlins righty learned how to throw it more effectively against left-handed hitters. He has since emerged as one of the best closers in baseball. Cishek – as Eno Sarris wrote in December – has a reverse platoon split, despite an […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek gets early call, shuts door as Marlins sweep Braves

MIAMI -- Marlins closer Steve Cishek paced the dugout rather than the bullpen during the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night. With two men on against reliever A.J. Ramos in the top half of the frame, manager Mike Redmond elected to go with Cishek for the four-out save. Knowing Andrelton Simmons is a good fastball hitter who rarely strikes out, Cishek went to his slider out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Steve Cishek starts 2014 much like he ended 2013

MIAMI -- There's a difference between pitching in spring training and regular season games. Look no further than Marlins closer Steve Cishek. The 27-year-old struggled in Grapefruit League action, allowing eight runs -- six earned -- on 13 hits over 10 innings for a 2-0 record and 5.40 ERA. Most of the time, he entered during the middle innings rather than in save situations. "Obviously...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Faith gets Marlins closer Steve Chisek through tough times

Faith plays a big part in Marlins closer Steve Cishek's life. When he struggled during the first two months of the 2013 season his faith seemed to waver along with his confidence. As the Marlins went 14-41 heading into June, Cishek had recorded five saves, three losses, a hold and a blown save. In seven separate outings he surrendered a run. After consecutive appearances in which...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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