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TOM WILHELMSEN RUMORS

Mariners trying Wilhelmsen at closer for the time being

The Seattle Mariners have been using young right-hander Carson Smith as their closer for much of the season, especially after (now DFA'd) option Fernando Rodney lost his ninth-inning duties. That's not the case anymore, as the club used Smith for the eighth inning and right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen as the closer for two wins earlier this week.As manager Lloyd McClendon told Shannon...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 21: The S.S. Wilhelmsen

The Mariner bullpen has basically been that round-up ride at your local carnival.  It doesn't look that bad until it totally messes with your vertigo and you end up spewing up kettle corn and other assorted goods for two hours there after.  Last year, the Mariners bullpen had a 2.60 ERA, good for tops in the MLB.  They also saved 51 games to only 11 blown saves.  They were all...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 21: The Wilhelmsen Scream

SAGNOF just keeps finding ways to stay absurd.  Tom Wilhelmsen, Jean Machi, John Axford = good.  Carson Smith, Junichi Tazawa.... even Greg Holland = bad.  If all you care about are saves there's been a wealth of options available.  Realistically, I think chasing saves with bad closers can be a losing proposition.  What do the first three (the so called "good") have in common...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen refused to turn down after Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Despite beating the Angels 4-1, the M’s missed out on the final playoff spot in the American League as the Oakland Athletics clinched the AL’s second wild-card berth on the same day. But spirits were still high in Seattle even after they learned their fate...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilhelmsen lets loose, dances to 'Turn Down For What' (Video)

Seattle Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen let loose by breaking out his best dance moves to "Turn Down For What" during Sunday's season finale against the L.A. Angels.The Mariners had nothing at stake, as their valiant efforts to make the postseason fell one game short. Still, the Mariners had their most wins in a season since 2007, so they gave it a good run.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

The Mariners came up one game short of making the post season despite finishing the season strong with three straight wins in front of their fans. You’d think the close call for October baseball would be somewhat of a bummer, but the Mariners and their fans showed a lot of camaraderie and spirit by celebrating an unexpected strong season after years of mostly disappointment. Leading...
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners coach, pitcher dance to 'Turn Down for What'

Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits and pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen turn down for what with serious dance moves.
Via Gamedayr
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Replace Good Closer with Good Closer

The Mariners lost Tom Wilhelmsen last year, not to injury, but to whatever it is that capriciously claims the effectiveness of relievers with otherwise quality stuff. In stepped Danny Farquhar, one of two guys the Mariners got for Ichiro in a deal interpreted as nothing other than a dump and a favor. At the time, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Closer edition

The position of closer looked to be one of strength for the Seattle Mariners going into 2013.  Tom Wilhelmsen stepped into the closer’s role after Brandon League was traded to the Dodgers, and he had a fine 2012 saving 29 games with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He came hot out of the gate in 2013 saving 8 games in April with a 0.75 ERA, but a disastrous June (0-2, 4 saves, 3...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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