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MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Seattle Mariners rumors: The case for Delmon Young

During last year’s offseason, the Seattle Mariners made what was perhaps the most surprising deal when they signed All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano. It was also one of the more lucrative: 10 years for $240 million. This year, the Mariners may have to dig a bit deeper if they’re going to make another splash. Despite a solid pool of free agents that includes Jon Lester, Max...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Seattle Mariners

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (25) | 2013 (2) | 2012 (9) | 2011 (18) | 2010 (12) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [87-75] AL West AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League - Tacoma AA: [63-76] Southern League - Jackson A+: [78-62] California League - Bakersfield (former Reds' affiliate) A: [61-77] Midwest League - Clinton A(ss): [28-48] Northwest League - Everett ...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Mariners may make move for Justin Upton

If the Seattle Mariners hope to take hold of the American League West, they need a bat, but getting one has not been easy.  First, they lost out of the Victor Martinez sweepstakes.  Then, as I reported earlier Melky Cabrera appears not to be an option.  Bob Nightengale of the USA Today is now reporting however that the team may make a move to add Justin Upton.#456936006 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Robinson Cano breaks toe, 3-4 weeks

Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right small toe while playing in Japan’s All-Star Series, which began November 10, 2014. The injury will not require Cano to wear a cast or any kind of treatment aside from rest. However, Cano will miss the rest of the All-Star Series, forcing him to sit out the next 3-4 weeks. The injury...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Seattle will not pursue top pitchers

The Seattle Mariners primary issue last year was offense. They had one of the best pitching staffs in baseball, including the bullpen. However, their offense was weak and they frequently got blanked. The Mariners missed the postseason by just two games, finishing third in the AL West. #459029712 / gettyimages.com Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune seemed to confirm on Saturday...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Seattle Mariners Attempt To Re-Sign Their Own Free Agents?

Six M’s Players Not Under Club Control Headed Into Winter While I, and virtually everyone else, have been talking about big name free agents and possible trades the Seattle Mariners should be considering this winter, no one seems to be considering the M’s own free agents. The Mariners do have six names on that list, and while none of them are along the lines of a Robinson Cano...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano suffers fractured toe in Japan

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a fractured toe in Saturday's MLB/Japan All Star Series Game 3 when he took a pitch while batting in the seventh inning. Cano left for X-rays before the game ended, and the tests confirmed a non-displaced fracture says Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Cano will miss the rest of the series. Source: Robinson Cano has a non-displaced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Free Agent Gossip and Trade Scenarios

MLB Offseason Red Hot Already The Seattle Mariners have big plans.  They want offense.  They want to make splash in the off-season just one year after making the biggest splash of all in signing Robinson Cano. What can they do?  Well, we know they aren’t going to get Victor Martinez as he has already spurned a Mariner overture and re-signed with the Tigers. Where does that leave...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: McClendon fourth in AL voting

The MLB on Tuesday announced its winners for the top managers in baseball. During a season of remarkable depth in both the American and National Leagues, first-year Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was a noteworthy candidate for top managerial award. A year after finishing with just 71 wins, McClendon took over a strong pitching team and, with the help of All-Star Robinson...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking At The Seattle Mariners Offseason Options

The Second Season As the MLB general managers’ meetings wind down this week in Phoenix, Arizona, the buzz surrounding the playoffs and the World Series fade and the focus shifts to free agency. Speculation and intrigue about where this year’s crop of free agents will play in 2015 will dominate the baseball news for the next couple of months. One thing that Seattle Mariners...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez "disappointed" finishing 2nd in Cy Young

SEATTLE (AP) If he needed any extra incentive going forward, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez found some on Wednesday when he finished second in the AL Cy Young voting. ''I don't know what to say. That was tough,'' Hernandez said after finishing 10 points behind Cleveland's Corey Kluber in the voting. ''A little disappointed. Just give me more...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the M's again looking for an expensive marginal upgrade?

Last December, the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a contract worth slightly more than the GDP of all Palau. Insofar as Cano had been good previously and seemed likely to continue that trend for the time being, the move wasn’t an illogical one. But acquisitions don’t occur in a vacuum, either. While it’s generally […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Could Trade Shortstops Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Yesterday, Adam Rubin tweeted that the Mets and Mariners matched up well for a trade, according to a front office person and an agent. These two teams have reportedly been a good match for some time now, and we’ve reportedly scouted them a few times and they’ve scouted us. So this is nothing entirely new. But who do they have that we would want? We can throw away the earlier...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners are looking to spend big again in free agency

After dropping nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on Robinson Cano last winter, it looks like the Seattle Mariners are poised to throw some more cash around in free agency this offseason. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Seattle has their eyes on both Victor Martinez and Hanley Ramirez: Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners want Hanley Ramirez ‘badly,’ plan to spend

The Seattle Mariners made a major move in free agency last year by signing Robinson Cano, and the acqusition paid off. The team finished 87-75, which was their best record since 2007. After finishing a game out of the playoffs last season, the Mariners may feel like one more hitter can put them over the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders reportedly on the trading block, and it would be a disappointment

According to reports, the Mariners and General Manager Jack Zduriencik will be shopping RF Michael Saunders in the upcoming GM meetings. Saunders’ career for the most part has been mired with injuries, inconsistency, and overall disappointment. However when you take a closer look at Saunders’ numbers over the past 3 seasons, you can see he has actually been a serviceable player...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

M’s Outfielder Michael Saunders Is Not A Fit For Mets

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Seattle Mariners are expected to shop right fielder Michael Saunders at the GM Meetings which begin on Monday at Phoenix, Arizona. Crasnick says the two sides are ready to move on from each other. That said, Saunders is not really a fit for the Mets on many, many levels. For one, he bats lefthanded and the Mets already have a glut of left...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Pick Up 2015 Option on Hisashi Iwakuma

To the surprise of no one, the Seattle Mariners have decided to pick up the 2015 option on SP Hisashi Iwakuma, according Greg Johns of MLB.com. #Mariners say they’ve picked up $7 million option for 2015 for Hisashi Iwakuma, as expected. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) October 30, 2014 The option will pay Iwakuma a mere $7 million for the upcoming season. Seven million could be...
Via On-Base Talk
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: What will happen with Michael Saunders?

Michael Saunders is a favorite of Seattle Mariners fans and a player that when healthy can be one of their biggest run producers, but heading into the offseason he may have played his final game with the club.#453565616 / gettyimages.comSaunders has been with the organization since he the 2004 draft and shown flashes of greatness at time.  Through six major league seasons, Saunders...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Taijuan Walker done for the AFL

Although Taijuan Walker was scratched from his Arizona Fall League start, MLB.com's Greg Johns is reporting that the Seattle Mariners top prospect is completely healthy.  He has simply decided that he will not to pitch anymore this fall. #454690106 / gettyimages.comGeneral Manager Jack Zduriencik confirmed that Walker is shutting himself down and focused on his bright future...
Via MLB Injury News
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is Jack eyeing?  Seattle Mariners Top Free Agent Targets

Adding Offense Must Be Priority For M’s For the Seattle Mariners the 2014 season is finished.  Yes, the MLB playoffs rage on but the Mariners fell a single game short of joining the postseason party.  I know many of you are still pointing to one game or another that they should have won or some stat where the M’s were lacking in 2014. I say it’s time to move forward. It...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 16, 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 catcher spills fan's beer with souvenir ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Seattle Mariners catcher Humberto Quintero accidentally knocked over a fan's cup of beer with a souvenir baseball during Sunday's game against Texas.It happened in the bottom of the second as Rangers batter J.P. Arencibia hit a foul ball into the Mariners dugout. Quintero saw the fans in the front row behind the dugout and tried to be...
Via Holdout Sports
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero benched for season after incident with scout

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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