It’s obvious, now, that Taijuan Walker is going to enter the season as a member of the Mariners’ rotation. He survived an offseason of trade rumors and beat out the recently-demoted Roenis Elias, and this is the kind of thing that can happen when you’re a pitcher who allows but a single run in 25 […]
When it comes to 22-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker making the Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation manager Lloyd McClendon has been non-committal.
Despite Walker’s quietly incredible spring, the fifth and final spot in the rotation is still up for grabs between Walker and 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias.
Walker’s been in the rotation conversation for two seasons...
Phenom Talent Has It All Working
It seems we’ve been here before. The Seattle Mariners have had dozens of young arms throughout the years that were blessed with unimaginable talents to do the what seems like such a simple thing — throw a baseball.
All of them could throw the ball of course but precious few, however, have lived up to the promise of becoming dominant.
Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs.
The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits.
Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run and Robinson Cano...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015
The battle for the last spot in the Seattle Mariners pitching rotation has been escalating during spring training. Highly-rated prospect Taijuan Walker has been pitching absolutely lights out this spring, while 2014 breakout Roenis Elias has also had a solid spring. Both starters are slated to get another start before manager Lloyd McClendon makes a final decision on the rotation...
The Time For A Deal Is Now
The Seattle Mariners have a problem and it’s not a new problem either.
Fresh out of the All-Star break the same thing that haunts this team is still present. I guess I shouldn’t have expected it to go away just because the M’s had a few days off.
The problem is easily identifiable if you watched the most recent series against the Angels.
In case you missed it, Taijuan Walker was optioned to AAA Tacoma on Wednesday, three days after a rough outing against the Chicago White Sox. That’s not the PSA though, in fact, its hardly relevant – if you hadn’t read it here, Walker could be back in the Major Leagues before you know it. There are different schools of thought as to whether the demotion is performance based...
Taijuan Walker will make his 2014 MLB debut on July 30 in Houston against the Astros.
Taijuan Walker is set to make his 2014 MLB debut on Monday, June 30. He will be replacing the struggling Erasmo Ramirez in a surprising Seattle Mariner rotation – currently ranked in the top five in ERA, WHIP, and BAA.
Heading into the season, Walker was ranked as the number six overall prospect...
Taijuan Needs More Time
It was a good news, bad news kind of week for the Seattle Mariners when it comes to their prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker.
Walker had his third rehab start since the most recent shoulder injury setback on Monday, and this time the results were a bit better. Walker managed to throw 77 pitches over five innings giving up four hits and two runs.
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The Seattle Mariners enter Tuesday's game with a record of 34-29, third in the American League West. They are staying close to the division leaders due to a pitching staff that is sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher that Mariners are hoping to see back soon, is Taijuan Walker, who hasn't appeared in a game for the Mariners this season. Walker made an appearance for Triple...