MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners reacquire Minor Leaguer Misiewicz

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made his first trade of the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, reacquiring lefty Anthony Misiewicz from the Rays in exchange for international bonus pool money.
Via Mariners.com
3 hours ago

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: James Paxton carries Mariners rotation in 2 stellar months

The 12 hosts of 710 ESPN Seattle have voted on the top Seattle sports stories of 2017. Each day we will count down to the top story of the year with an article by a different host. Today, Tom Wassell of Bob, Groz and Tom kicks off the countdown by covering the 12th biggest story of the year, Mariners pitcher James Paxton’s masterful months of April and July. This was supposed to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 hours ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/13/17: Winter Meetings, Elbows, and CRISPR-Cas9

Some good news, some strange news, some nerdy news Hello, and a very happy Hump Day to you. It was a fairly wild Tuesday for a variety of reasons, so let’s recap the ones that the general rules of this website will allow me to recap. It was the second day of Winter Meetings last night, and not as much happened as we’d perhaps like. Still, there was enough to talk about. In Mariners...
Via Lookout Landing
4 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Dipoto “entirely focused on pitching” in day 2 of the Winter Meetings

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings was relatively quiet for the Mariners in terms of roster moves. We did hear from Scott Servais who took his turn at the microphone as well as Jerry Dipoto who had his daily sit down with a small group of local media. Dipoto reinforced what he said Monday, that barring anything unforeseen the work on the position player side is done for now. His attention...
Via MyNorthwest.com
17 hours ago

Mariners still eyeing reliever as pace slows

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto continued pushing for pitching Tuesday as the club zeroed in on the available free agents in a relief market that remained largely stalemated after the second day of the Winter Meetings.
Via Mariners.com
18 hours ago

Mariners poised to land free-agent reliever

Jerry Dipoto acknowledged the obvious disappointment of not landing top target Shohei Ohtani as the Winter Meetings opened on Monday, but the Mariners' general manager never sits still for long and believes his club is now close to landing an impact pitcher -- most likely a reliever -- to bolster his staff.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Mariners notebook: Jerry Dipoto makes first comments since Shohei Ohtani’s decision

Jerry Dipoto held the first of what will be daily media sessions for the Winter Meetings with the members of the Mariners media who traveled to Orlando on Monday afternoon. Full disclosure, I am not there but as they do with most media gatherings, the Mariners have made that audio available. Of interest of course were Dipoto’s first comments to the news that Shohei Ohtani chose to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

The Mariners signed Gordon Beckham & claimed Mike Morin & Cam Perkins and we can’t ignore them anymore

They’re moves, dammit. Take your mittens off and learn about some new Mariners In our sorrow this weekend we somewhat overlooked a transaction, and while it may not be the one we’d all hoped for, any addition to the pile is still valuable. Depending on how you look at it, Mike Morin has been a decent or atrocious reliever over the last four years. Over his first four seasons the...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

How the Mariners move past Ohtani’s rejection

The first step to recovery is investigating free agency It’s been approximately 70 hours since Shohei Ohtani chose the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, tipping the expected balance of power in the AL West and breaking the hearts of Mariners fans and Jerry Dipoto alike. Rejection stings, and when it arrives it usually brings its nastier cousin, failure. Fear of rejection and failure...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners claim Cameron Perkins

The Mariners have claimed outfielder Cameron Perkins from the Phillies, the team announced and Devan Fink of SB Nation first tweeted. He had been placed on outright waivers recently. The move leaves the Phils with one open 40-man spot and the Mariners with three.Perkins, 28, struggled badly in his first taste of the majors in 2017. But the 2012 6th-rounder had shown more at times...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins’ Christian Yelich sends cryptic tweet amid Stanton rumors

As the Miami Marlins prepare to ship Giancarlo Stanton to New York, one must wonder what current Marlins players are thinking.One, outfielder Christian Yelich, gave us a glimpse of that thought process. The 26-year-old sent a rather cryptic tweet on Saturday as the Stanton rumors intensified to the point where it was being widely reported that a deal was done.Yelich’s tweet was a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colombians Abroad: Daniel Torres Plays In Alaves’ Win, Adrian Ramos, Miguel Perez Scores In Ecuador and More

This Friday, six Colombian players abroad featured in five different games across Spain, Portugal and Ecuador. The most notable player in these matches was arguably Daniel Torres while the only goalscorer was Miguel Antonio Perez but here is a rundown of all the Colombian players abroad that played this Friday. Daniel Torres The defensive midfielder […]
Via FutnSoccer
4 days ago

Mariners claim Mike Morin

The Mariners have claimed Mike Morin off waivers from the Royals, per a club announcement. He figures to represent yet another depth option for the Seattle staff, so long as he remains in the organization through to Spring Training.Morin, a 26-year-old righty, went from the Angels to the Royals by way of the waiver wire late in the 2017 campaign. All told, he stumbled to a 7.20 ERA...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Acquire Dee Gordon To Play CF. Are You Not Entertained, Shohei Ohtani?

Two days ago, the M’s traded recent draft pick, a high-floor catcher who’d rank around their 10th-best prospect to Minnesota in exchange for international bonus pool money. Yesterday, the M’s acquired Dee Gordon from the Marlins *to play CF* in exchange for two of their very few remaining prospects, along with an intriguing pop-up arm who did well in Clinton. Again, the M’s got...
Via USS Mariner
4 days ago

Shohei Ohtani has made his decision

After multiple meetings and presentations, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani has come to a decision. After weeks of waiting for the bigger dominoes to fall, that wait is over. And, it even came as a surprise. A few things here. One, the Angels have arguably the best player in all of baseball in Mike Trout. And two, they were not too bad last season en route to an 80-win campaign.And...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners now have most money to offer Shohei Ohtani

Just when you thought the Seattle Mariners had done everything possible to give themselves the best shot at landing Shohei Ohtani, they go out and do more.The Mariners on Thursday acquired Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins. In exchange, Seattle sent Miami Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres. One really interesting note from the trade is that the Mariners acquired ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners acquire All-Star Dee Gordon from the Marlins

Let the firesale commence. With rumors swirling about that the new Miami Marlins ownership group is set to cut a ton of payroll, the first shoe has apparently dropped.No. It’s not Giancarlo Stanton. Instead, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Miami has traded two-time All-Star infielder Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners. Gordon, 29, hit a robust .308 with an NL-best...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News: Ohtani ‘chicken’ for snubbing Yankees

The New York Daily News, as it is wont to do, took a cheap shot at Shohei Ohtani on its cover for Monday’s edition after reports surfaced the Japanese phenom will not sign with the New York Yankees.But the case can be made the Daily News took things a bit too far by tabbing Ohtani as a “chicken” who “fears” playing in the big New York market. The tabloid promoted the cover in a tweet...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: November Offseason Report

The dust has settled from the 2017 Major League Baseball season, and the Houston Astros took home the title of World Series Champion.  Looking to 2018, the Seattle Mariners will be looking to dethrone the champs and make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.  As the fans have seen from GM Jerry Diptoto, it will be a busy offseason as the roster will be tweaked to put the Mariners...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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