MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners outright contract of Wieland to Triple-A

The Mariners outrighted the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, which opens a spot on the club's 40-man roster for future use.
Via Mariners.com
59 minutes ago

First month retrospective

How different a year feels May 2nd of 2015 was a Saturday. The Mariners would fall to the Astros, in the middle of a four-game series sweep, and end the day sitting at 10-14 on the season. The recap from that day bears a title that could have told the story of the entire season. The M's were already 7 games out of first place in the AL West. Back then, around these parts the first...
Via Lookout Landing
5 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Are About To Finally Establish A Winning Culture

It’s Mariners season and for the first time since 2009, the team is currently over .500 to start the month of April! If you haven’t been paying attention to this team, then maybe you should be. “I wouldn’t stray too far from the SEA sports scene today…”  What exactly did Brock Huard, college football analyst and radio host of the Brock and Salk show, mean by this cryptic...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 hours ago

The Seattle Mariners And Winning In April – Can You Believe It?

Sound the bells! Pop the corks! If you’ve got fireworks, set those bad boys off! The Seattle Mariners have a winning record in April for the first time in seven years. In 2009, Seattle finished April with a 13-9 record, but that was a while ago. While that record is a couple of games better than we finished the opening month of the season this year, it’s still great to see a...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 hours ago

Reaction: Mariners Win 5th Series in a Row, M’s Pitching Stymies the Royals

The Seattle Mariners (13-10) pitching stonewalled the Champs. The Kansas City Royals (12-11) were shut out for two straight games unable to get anywhere against Felix Hernandez and oddly enough Wade Miley.  Taking games one (1-0) and two (6-0) off of shutouts, the M’s were finally stopped on Sunday with a 4-1 loss. In the driver’s seat The Mariners are tied for first place...
Via Seattle Side Up!
15 hours ago

Seattle gaining confidence after 5th series win

Seattle rebounded on the road, winning six of nine, and carried that momentum into the recently completed homestand, where the Mariners won four of five before a 4-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Via Mariners.com
19 hours ago

Mariners look to bounce back against Athletics

Mariners right-hander Nathan Karns will square off against A's righty Kendall Graveman in the opener of a three-game set on Monday night at Oakland Coliseum.
Via Mariners.com
21 hours ago

13-11: Chart

The Mariners drop the final game of the series to the Royals, 4-1. A complimentary Flaming Moe: Dad Smith (.068 WPA) Johnny Calhoun's This Things I Believe (sic): Taijuan Walker (-.125 WPA) Jerry's Equation: (Mariners hitters BB 3 + Mariners pitcher K 12) - (Royals pitcher BB 3 + Royals hitter K 12) = big flat nothin
Via Lookout Landing
22 hours ago

The excitement and concerns of the Mariners' April

In a month of baseball that has Seattle considering whether it's ready to love again, the staff breaks down a few of the most exciting and concerning elements of the season's first stretch. The Mariners have just wrapped up, by far, their most successful April of the decade. The team is 13-10. Mariner pitchers have the second best FIP in the American League, fourth highest K%, and...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

SEATTLE (AP) Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals' fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip. Miley (2-2) struck out four and walked none for his second...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals one-hit the Mariners -- and lose 1-0

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez tied Jamie Moyer's franchise record for career victories at 145 in the Seattle Mariners' 1-0 victory over Kansas City on Friday night, the Royals' fourth straight loss.Seth Smith provided the only run -- and the only hit -- for the Mariners, leading off the sixth inning with a home run to right off Royals starter Kris Medlen (1-2).Hernandez (2-2), in his...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes Taijuan Walker

You’ve read articles like this before. That’s because Taijuan Walker has been a somebody for years, and we’ve all been waiting for him to kick it up. When you know a player is already hyped, you’re predisposed to think the most of any encouraging performances. It’s a bias, is what it is, leading observers to get ahead of themselves. I think, in the past, it’s been easy...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will try to snap road losing streak in Seattle

Felix Hernandez broke a franchise record in his latest start but didn't get enough support to match a second.The Seattle Mariners' ace tries again to tie Jamie Moyer's wins mark as the Mariners welcome the Kansas City Royals to Safeco Field on Friday night.Hernandez surpassed Randy Johnson's team strikeout record Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, finishing with 2,166, but...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ketel Marte Starting To Find His Niche For Seattle

The Seattle Mariners have been on a hot streak as of late, and with hot streaks come players starting to click. That label sums up Ketel Marte perfectly. The Mariners’ shortstop is currently riding a six-game hitting streak which includes three hits in each of the last two games. To add to that, Marte has seen his batting average rise 100 points up to .288 in just a matter of...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Majority stake of Seattle Mariners sold to John Stanton Group

The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday announced that a 90 percent stake in the team has been sold by Nintendo of America, the team’s majority ownership group, to a group led by current minority owner John Stanton.   Nintendo of America plans to sell a majority of its interest in the #Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With new gaming console coming, Nintendo bows out of Seattle Mariners’ ownership

Hours after announcing its plans to release a new console in 2017, Nintendo is stepping away from its majority ownership of the Seattle Mariners after 24 years, the team announced Wednesday. The Mariners announced the decision on their Twitter account hours before Seattle takes on the Houston Astros. According to the team, Nintendo will retain 10 percent of the franchise while...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nintendo is selling its majority ownership of the Mariners

It's been a busy day for Nintendo. The video game company announced earlier Wednesday that its new NX console will debut in 2017 and then dropped a real bombshell: Nintendo of America is selling a majority of its ownership in the Seattle Mariners.The company plans to retain a 10 percent stake in the team while the rest will be sold to other members of the current ownership group...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln To Step Down

According to multiple reports out of Seattle, Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln will be stepping down. The news was first reported by Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle. Major breaking news. Sources say major shakeup at Mariners ownership with Howard Lincoln retiring. Not confirmed by team. — Mike Salk, 710 ESPN (@TheMikeSalk) April 27, 2016 Lincoln has been in his position since...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez Makes Record Comeback After Illness

The weekend has been a mixed ride for starting pitcher Felix Hernandez; having initially missed out on the game against the Angels Friday night due to a suspected flu bug, the 30 year old then came back Saturday and smashed a Mariners club record. When the news hit Friday that Hisashi Iwakuma would replace the pitcher that evening, all speculation was focused to whether the seasoned...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Place RHP Joaquin Benoit On DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, the team announced Monday afternoon. With a spot open on the 25-man roster, right-handed reliever Mayckol Guaipe was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. The move is retroactive to April 22. Benoit was first diagnosed with shoulder problems about two weeks...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners crush it on the road to claw back to .500

For the Seattle Mariners, it’s been a strange three weeks.  The Mariners dropped their first five home games, and they stand at 1-5 at home.  Not the best of starts to be sure, so with a nine game cross country road trip on the horizon, it looked like a slow start was going to take place for the Seattle Mariners.  However, the Mariners won all three road series against the Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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