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Robinson Cano not happy in Seattle

It appears the honeymoon phase between Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners may be wearing off. Sources, including Michael Kay on his radio show on Monday, are speculating that Cano, just a year and a few months into his mega contract with the M’s, is unhappy in Seattle. The reasons include the lack of a Dominican population in Seattle, which is about as far away from the DR...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager’s terrific catch potentially saves toddler from harm (video)

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager chased down a ball in foul territory and made a terrific catch while leaning over the railing down the left field line during Monday’s tilt against the New York Yankees. But what makes the grab that much more impressive is how it may have spared a pacifier-toting toddler from...Read More The post Kyle Seager’s terrific catch potentially...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kay: Robinson Cano Is Miserable in Seattle

Robinson Cano went 0-4 with two strikeouts last night/this morning in the Yankees 7-2 win at Seattle.  He is batting just .246 this season, with two home runs and 16 RBIs. What's the reason for this? On his radio show yesterday, Yankees play-by-play announcer Michael Kay offered up a theory that, apparently, is shared by several others: Robinson Cano is miserable in Seattle.Instead...
Via Lady At The Bat
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano’s 2015 struggles are cause for concern

In the past, when we talk about Robinson Cano we think perennial All-Star, best second baseman in the league and a top-10 if not top-five player in Major League Baseball. Today? Well let’s just say Cano is sort of an afterthought. With the emergence of Jose Altuve and Jason Kipnis, the days of Cano and Dustin Pedroia commanding the attention as the best second basemen in baseball...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda Outduels Felix Hernandez in Seattle

Back in 2012, the Mariners and Yankees executed a trade that sent pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees for catcher and big bat Jesus Montero. The Yankees were in search of pitching at the time while the Mariners were in dire need of a bat and that is why this was supposedly a great trade for both sides. Pineda had just made the All Star game for Seattle while Montero was breaking...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Shortstop Chris Taylor sent down to Triple A

Dissatisfied with the bullpen inadequacies, Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon optioned starting shortstop Chris Taylor to Triple A Tacoma to bring up right-handed relief pitcher prospect Mayckol Guaipe. The addition of Guaipe puts the M’s at 8 relievers to use during the 3 game stretch versus the New York Yankees. In 2015, Mayckol has a record of 0-2 with three saves in 16 appearances...
Via Seattle Side Up!
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Kyle Seager Catch Probably Saved a Kid’s Life

#Mariners Kyle Seager's great catch in the 1st … kid gotta be like "mom. Mom. MOM!" pic.twitter.com/uGN6bEigrI — Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) June 2, 2015 It’s usually a good idea for parents to keep an eye on their kids at all times, especially at baseball games where flying projectiles could lead to major injury. Fortunately for one child at Monday’s Yankees-Mariners game...
Via Busted Coverage
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Mariners?

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws the first pitch of the opening day baseball game in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team...
Via TopSportsReport
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Paxton to miss time with strained tendon in finger

Seattle Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton left his start early on Thursday with a 'twinge' in his finger, and that turned out to be worthy of a stint on the disabled list.  That was the word on Friday, when the club placed him on the 15-day D.L. with a diagnosis of a strained tendon in his middle finger (via Bob Dutton of the News Tribune).  The team is preparing itself...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker Shines In Picturesque Seattle

It was one of those evenings at Safeco Field where it was so beautiful that you just couldn’t stop taking pictures of the picturesque skyline and sunset that was right in front of your eyes. It’s what makes Safeco Field and Seattle one of the best settings in all of baseball to watch a game, and it sure made for a good setting for Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker who had it going...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Smith Lead Seattle to Triumph; Mariners 2, Indians 1

Taijuan Walker showed the Seattle Mariners how good he can be. Walker allowed just two hits over eight innings and Seth Smith hit a two-run homer to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Walkergot his first win since April 27 with one of the best starts of the 22-year-old’s young career. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight, matching...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma slowly making his way back to the mound

Hisashi Iwakuma is slowly making progress toward getting back on the mound for the Seattle Mariners. When the club returned to Safeco Field for Thursday night’s series opener with the Cleveland Indians, ‘Kuma was seen throwing a baseball – the third consecutive day he had done so, according to ESPN Seattle’s Shannon Drayer. Iwakuma has been on the shelf since April 20thwith...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Turning the corner

Sometimes being away from home does you some good.  For the Seattle Mariners, they have hopefully turned a corner ending a nine game road trip strong with a series victory in Toronto against the Blue Jays, and a sweep of the Rays in Tampa.  With the sweep, Seattle is back up to .500 at 23-23.  The Mariners haven’t been at .500 since the Opening Week of the season when they ended...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Back to .500

After a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Seattle Mariners have finally crawled their way back to .500 at 23-23. The team is in sole possession of second place in the American League West, and stands 6 games back of Houston and 4 games back in the wild card race. This marks the first time the Mariners have been at .500 since April 12, when they were 3-3 after a 8-7 victory...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley Watch Continues

Ackley Still With The Club But Not Playing Much The Seattle Mariners are playing their best baseball of 2015 so far.  They suddenly find themselves back at the .500 level in terms of their record, the bats are all heating up, and the pitching staff, with a few changes, looks to be returning to their dominate form of 2014. The only possible exception to all that was written above...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager Continues To Impress

M’s 3rd Baseman Shining Bright The MLB draft has to be the least predictable of the four major professional sports.  In the NFL, NBA, and the NHL, a first round draft pick is far more likely to find a reasonable amount of success in their chosen sport.  In baseball, even the top picks don’t pan out nearly as often they fail. The Seattle Mariner’s Kyle Seager is a shining...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McClendon still backs Rodney as Mariners' closer

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has had some adventures on the mound this season. Despite picking up 13 saves, he's allowed 15 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings pitched and seemingly has to walk a high-wire act to emerge with the save - and the Mariners' win - intact. On Tuesday night, Rodney blew a lead in the ninth inning, a game Seattle eventually won in extras. Lefty Joe...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners At The Quarter Pole Of The 2015 Season

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Seattle Mariners accomplished something they hadn’t done in the nearly two weeks prior – win consecutive baseball games. May 12th against the San Diego Padres, the Mariners took a 11-4 victory to culminate a four game winning streak, their longest of the season, and then went on a back to back win drought that lasted until Saturday, May 23rd...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez’s Other Weapon

Wednesday afternoon in Tampa Bay, Felix Hernandez wrapped up a complete-game shutout. It was just his second in the past three seasons, but you shouldn’t let that fool you. He’s one of the best pitchers in baseball — pitching at his peak — and he’s one of those guys where a single underwhelming outing is enough […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano's slump: The good news, the bad news

If you just look selectively at some of the names, it doesn’t seem so bad. So far this year, through a little more than a quarter of the season, Robinson Cano has hit about as well as Matt Kemp. He’s hit a little better than Troy Tulowitzki, and a lot better than Carlos Gonzalez and […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Young studs

We’re now more than a quarter of the way through the season, and it’s becoming more clear which players are studs and which are duds. At 20-23, the Seattle Mariners continue to try to get over .500, and while the team hasn’t been off to the greatest start, there are some young players on the roster who have had big roles on the team. This article will examine three young players...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut the Cord Mariners — It’s Time To Let Ackley Go!

The Struggles Continue For M’s Left Fielder I’m done.  I cannot watch any more of Dustin Ackley playing for the Seattle Mariners.  The guy has been here five years and it’s just infuriating to watch this guy hit.  Please, for the love of all things sacred, Jack, let this guy go. Anyone else feel this way about Ackley?  Beard or no beard, it’s time for a change of scenery...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans chant 'Brady cheated' to Red Sox

The Red Sox were in Seattle this weekend for a series against the Mariners and fans at Safeco Field didn’t pass up the opportunity to voice their feelings about Tom Brady. During the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game, a chorus of “Brady cheated” could clearly be heard with Brock Holt up to bat. Brady...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans break out timely 'Brady cheated' chant

The elephant in the room has been addressed. A large contingent of Seattle Mariners fans — presumably also Seattle Seahawks fans — drowned out those supporting the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Safeco Field by starting a “Brady cheated!” chant. @Mariners fans chanting "Brady Cheated." Classic http://t.co/uxM4TsXgtc — Charlie Clarke (@CWClarke18) May 17, 2015 The...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: M's Turned Down Bradley For Furbush

Bradley, Jr. (L); Furbush (R)According to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes, the Seattle Mariners turned down a trade that would have sent Jackie Bradley, Jr. to The Great Northwest. The prospective trade—which was proffered earlier in the Spring—would have brought lefty reliever (and South Portland, Maine native) Charlie Furbush to Fenway. The 29-year old Furbush holds a 4.05 career...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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