MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/20/18: Chasen Bradford, The Farm, and Trevor Hoffman

Happy Saturday! We’re nearly three weeks into the new year. Would you say these three weeks went by fast, slow, or somewhere in between? I know that you’ll have so much fun reading these links, that this wonderful Saturday morning will fly. In Mariners News... Baseball America breaks down the Mariners farm system. The Mariners claimed Chasen Bradford from the Mets. Here’s...
Via Lookout Landing
8 hours ago

Mariners claim Chase(n) Bradford on waivers from the Mets

Mets spend seven years creating reliever in lab and Dipoto just...claims him off waivers In the next installment of the 2018 winter blockbuster MLB Hot Stove: The Great Deadening, the Mariners have claimed RHP Chase(n) Bradford off waivers from the Mets. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bradford is his first name controversy. Fangraphs calls him “Chase,” Baseball-Reference...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners pluck righty Bradford from waivers

Chasen Bradford, a 28-year-old reliever with the Mets, was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Baseball America rates the Mariners farm system as the worst in baseball

At last, some good news this offseason. Pitchers and catchers report in just over three weeks, with the first Spring Training game barely a month away, but until then there is little salvation from the flood of gloom that this offseason is delivering Mariners fans. Today the Mariners were up in Baseball America’s Top-10 prospect rankings, and it wasn’t pretty. Baseball America ...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners claim P Chasen Bradford

The Mariners announced that they’ve claimed right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford off waivers from the Mets, who had designated him for assignment yesterday. Seattle’s 40-man roster is now full.The 28-year-old Bradford reached the majors for the first time this past season and racked up a fair amount of time in the Mets’ bullpen. Bradford appeared in 28 games with New York and tallied...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners check in as Baseball America’s worst farm system

Baseball America has been unveiling its top 10 prospect rankings for each organization this week, and Friday the Mariners got their turn in the spotlight. The evaluation? Not particularly good in the eyes of Baseball America. “There is little truly strong in baseball’s worst farm system,” wrote Bill Mitchell. Mariners Hot Stove show with Dr. Martin, Altavilla, Moore There it is....
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

BA Locates Names of Ten Mariners Prospects

Just before the holidays, fans of prospecting in general were gifted a tweet by Baseball America’s JJ Cooper which said what many had been thinking for a while: Reading the back of the Mariners Top 30 for the Prospect Handbook. The back of this list is…..fascinating in a “Wow, we’re ranking this guy, and this guy and this guy and this guy.” The Mariners have been in a precarious...
Via USS Mariner
1 day ago

Mariners Hot Stove Podcast high performance edition

Aaron Goldsmith, Mike Blowers and yours truly settled into the 710 ESPN Seattle main studio which was a little chillier than usual sans hot stove Wednesday night for two hours of baseball talk on The Hot Stove show. If you missed it, never fear, we have a podcast. We kicked things off with an extended interview with the Mariners Director of High Performance, Dr. Lorena Martin who...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Why the Mariners’ roster is talented enough to snap playoff drought

The Seattle Mariners’ offseason has lacked the noteworthy additions of previous years, with a trade for Dee Gordon serving as by and far the biggest move by general manager Jerry Dipoto since the end of the 2017 season. While that has tempered hope of the Mariners snapping the longest playoff drought in all of the four major sports, MLB Network host Greg Amsinger pointed out to 710...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Mariners' female scout Hopkins blazing trail

Amanda Hopkins, the daughter of special assistant to the general manager with the Pirates and former longtime scout, has been making a name for herself as a full-time scout for the Mariners.
Via Mariners.com
2 days ago

Prospects Bishop, Miller among Mariners' NRIs

Promising young outfielders Braden Bishop and Ian Miller and right-handed relievers Art Warren and Matt Festa are among the 22 non-roster players invited to the Mariners' big league camp when Spring Training opens next month, the club announced Tuesday.
Via Mariners.com
3 days ago

Cooperstown 2018: Kevin Millwood

KEVIN MILLWOODFirst Year on BallotPLAYING CAREER: Atlanta Braves (1997–2002), Philadelphia Phillies (2003–2004), Cleveland Indians (2005), Texas Rangers (2006–2009), Baltimore Orioles (2010), Colorado Rockies (2011) and Seattle Mariners (2012)ACHIEVEMENTS: Compiled a 169-152 record with 2083 strikeouts and a 4.11 ERA in 16 Major League seasons. Threw a no-hitter in 2003. Pitched...
Via Hall of Very Good
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Edgar Martinez

EDGAR MARTINEZ Ninth Year on Ballot (58.6% last year) PLAYING CAREER:  Seattle Mariners (1987–2004) ACHIEVEMENTS:  Career batting average of .312 and 2247 hits.  309 home runs and 1261 RBI.  Seven-time All-Star selection (1992, 1995-1997, 2000-2001 and 2003).  In 2004, Major League Baseball renamed the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in Martinez’s honor. A five-time winner of...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Edgar Martinez

EDGAR MARTINEZ Ninth Year on Ballot (58.6% last year) PLAYING CAREER:  Seattle Mariners (1987–2004) ACHIEVEMENTS:  Career batting average of .312 and 2247 hits.  309 home runs and 1261 RBI.  Seven-time All-Star selection (1992, 1995-1997, 2000-2001 and 2003).  In 2004, Major League Baseball renamed the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in Martinez’s honor. A five-time winner of...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

International notes: Ji-Man Choi receives minor-league offers

Happy New Year to all of our readers here at MLBTR! As MLB teams begin to gear up for what should be the most active January in hot stove history, here are a few notes on the international market… First baseman Ji-Man Choi’s agency in Korea recently spoke to the media about their client’s current foray into free agency and revealed that he’s received offers (presumably of the minor...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners now own longest playoff drought

With the Buffalo Bills clinching a postseason berth for the first time in 17 years, the Seattle Mariners now hold a distinct honor. Of course, it’s not one any team wishes to hold. But the Mariners now own the longest major-league playoff drought of any North American sports franchise.After a historic 116-win season in 2001, Seattle would fall to the Yankees in the ALCS, 4-1. And...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon rips into Marlins

There is no trying to hide what the Miami Marlins are doing this offseason. And, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred also isn’t hiding his thoughts on the matter. But, his thoughts aren’t stopping players from speaking out. Players such as Dee Gordon, who would spend the past three seasons in Miami. Of course, he goes into greater detail.“It’s almost – I’m not even going to say almost....
Via The Sports Post
December 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners release Andrew Albers to pursue opportunity in Japan

The Mariners have granted lefty Andrew Albers his release so that he may pursue an opportunity in Japan, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (via Twitter).The 32-year-old Albers, a client of True Gravity Sports, is no stranger to playing overseas after spending the 2014 season playing for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. However, this would mark the first...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 18, 2017  |  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
December 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon posts thank you to Miami after trade to Mariners

Dee Gordon is headed for a new team and a new position.Gordon was traded from Miami to Seattle on Thursday in exchange for three minor leaguers. The Mariners also acquired $1 million in international pool money as part of the deal, which they could use to entice Shohei Ohtani to sign with them.Upon being traded, Gordon shared the following image and caption on Twitter and Instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2017  |  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
December 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners, Giants among finalists for Shohei Ohtani

Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani is narrowing his options.Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners have been informed that they are still in the running for the phenom. We had already heard elsewhere that the Yankees did not make the cut, which comes as a bit of a surprise. It sounds like he may, instead, be setting his sights on the west...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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