MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Mariners president, GM O'Brien dies at 87

Dan O'Brien Sr., a baseball lifer who was president and general manager of the Mariners as well as general manager for the Rangers and Angels, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday. He was 87.
Via Mariners.com
9 hours ago

Will There Be Enough for Martin/Dyson to Do?

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone. So, with the trade of Mallex Smith, the M’s are back down to 2 or 3 CFs, with Mitch Haniger – a competent CF himself – playing RF. There’s nothing wrong with defense first OFs, and in general, I subscribe to the idea that a run saved is essentially equal to a run scored. As M’s fans, we’ve seen an object lesson that...
Via USS Mariner
15 hours ago

Inbox: Dyson or Segura leading off for Seattle?

With Jarrod Dyson now in the mix, does Jean Segura still lead off or does he slide into the No. 2 slot? Mariners beat reporter Greg Johns addresses this another questions in the Inbox.
Via Mariners.com
19 hours ago

Dipoto’s plans coming together as M’s come to agreement with 8 players

Photo Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Dipoto’s plans coming together as M’s come to agreement with 8 players The Seattle Mariner’s general manager Jerry Dipoto identified 4 of his players who are to be arbitration eligible soon and locked them up with new deals. He also found 4 more who were close to the end of their deals and locked them down too. Jean Segura, Leonys...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago

M's avoid arbitration with all players, like Smyly, Dyson

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners agreed to terms Friday on 2017 contracts with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including left-hander Drew Smyly and outfielder Jarrod Dyson after acquiring them in trades earlier this month. Smyly will earn $6.85 million, a raise from his $3.75 million last year, while Dyson is set to make $2.8 million after he earned $1,725,000 in 2016. Second...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners outright righty Martin to Triple-A

The Mariners outrighted the contract of pitcher Cody Martin to Triple-A Tacoma after the 27-year-old right-hander cleared waivers on Friday.
Via Mariners.com
3 days ago

Did Drew Smyly Already Fix What Was Broke?

The last time I saw Drew Smyly, it was during one of the lowest points of his career. It was July and he’d just completed a stretch of 20.2 innings over which he’d allowed 21 earned runs. He’d been assured that his job was secure, for the moment, but when a local beat writer asked him how it felt, the pitcher had a hard time looking up, doing his best to provide an honest answer...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jean Segura agrees to $6.2 million contract with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Jean Segura and the Seattle Mariners have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $6.2 million, one-year contract, a huge raise from his $2.6 million salary last year. The centerpiece of Seattle's offseason moves, which have included 11 trades, Segura was acquired from Arizona in late November and is projected to play shortstop and hit leadoff. Segura batted a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay, Now the 2017 Mariners Are Interesting

On Monday, I wrote about how the Mariners were transitioning back to a speed-and-defense team, looking to cover up the weaknesses of their pitching staff with elite athletes in the outfield. In comparing them to the Royals of recent years, I ended the piece with a little bit of skepticism. And, of course, another part of the recent Royals success was some magic, as they significantly...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

40 in 40: Paul Fry

In honor of our most awaited 40 in 40, let’s play a little game Good morning! To boost Monday morale we’re going to forego tradition and play a little game of “Guess Who: Minor League Reliever Edition” Is he a lefty? Yes! Was he protected from the Rule 5 draft and put on the 40 man roster? Yes! Did they do that because he’s going to be a super reliever? No...
Via Lookout Landing
7 days ago

Seattle Mariners: Busy cooking on the Hot Stove

2017 is barely a week old, and already Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto has been busy reshaping the roster to break the Mariners’ playoff drought.  After a 2016 season where the Mariners almost broke through, Dipoto made a splash early in the offseason acquiring Jean Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks to shore up the top of the order.  In two separate deals on Friday, Dipoto...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners acquire outfielder, starting pitcher via trades

The Seattle Mariners made a pair of trades on Friday, trading outfielder Seth Smith to the Baltimore Orioles for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, and trading right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jarrod Dyson. Smith had been on the trading block ever since the Mariners starting making their big splash this offseason, acquiring outfielder Mitch...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 2017 Lineup Preview

Jerry Dipoto, who I will forever refer to as JeDi, has seemingly found his starting lineup for 2017. While he still looks for another arm for the bullpen, I am going to look at the offense and see what the Seattle Mariners are bringing to the plate to try and end that long and painful drought of 16 postseason-less years. My New Years Resolution is to not cry (again) if the Mariners...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Seattle Mariners

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Seattle Mariners. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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