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Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash upon entering the boxing game...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

Get Ready For A Wild Six Weeks Anyone know what this crazy, tingling sensation is? No, I don’t have some sort of communicable disease. Yes — that’s it!  This is what it feels like to me in the midst of genuine, bonafide, legitimate pennant chase as a fan of the Seattle Mariners. Fun isn’t it? As I write today, the Mariners, for the moment, are in possession of the second...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma and an Unexpected Record

Somewhere along the line in their development, pitchers are instructed to try to control the running game. At younger ages, pitchers are more able to stop runners than catchers are, since the catchers aren’t very good and the runners aren’t very good. At upper levels, catchers tend to get most of the credit, and indeed […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders to get more rehab at-bats before return

The Seattle Mariners lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday by the score of 4-1. The loss dropped the Mariners to 67-57, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying in the playoff race behind a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense needs to improve on their 19th ranking in runs scored. One player who could help is outfielder Michael...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez to make next scheduled start

Getty Images Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said on Monday that ace starting pitcher Felix Hernandex would be able to make his next start. “He’s fine,” McClendon said via the Mariners website. “He may push [his bullpen] back. I’m not sure. Sometimes he pushes it back, sometimes he doesn’t even throw. But he’s fine.” Hernandez was hit on a one-hopper in the...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Felix Hernandez exits after five with sore hip

Seattle Mariners ace right-hander Felix Hernandez threw only five innings in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers due to a high pitch count and a sore hip, reports Matt Slovin  of  MLB.com. King Felix was clipped by an Ian Kinsler ground ball in the fourth inning (video here and below).Hernandez said after the game that he was "pretty sore," but expects to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Ackley (2B / OF, SEA) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Very Deep Mixed and AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Since his rookie season in 2011, Dustin Ackley has done nothing but disappoint Mariners fans and fantasy owners. In 2012, he had still-standing career-highs in home runs, stolen bases and runs, but only managed a .294 OBP. For a guy with a .397 OBP […]
Via RotoBaller
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Brings Success To Seattle

SEATTLE, Wash. — As his first full season in Seattle winds down, no free agent player seems to have had as much of an impact as Robinson Cano on the Seattle Mariners. When the Mariners and free agent Cano agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract this past off season, it was hard to quantify how much of an impact the 31-year old second baseman would have. After a 7-2 victory over...

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano exits after fouling pitch off foot

The Seattle Mariners took hold of the second wild card spot Friday, but it wasn't all good news as Robinson Cano came out of the game after fouling a pitch off his foot. MLB.com's Matt Slovin reports that the star second baseman exited in the eighth, when the Mariners were five runs up, after sustaining the injury in the seventh. Manager Lloyd McClendon told reporters that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Is King Felix MVP good?

This comes as a surprise to no one: Felix Hernandez can pitch. At 28 years old, Hernandez has won a Cy Young with two other top four finishes, been named an All Star five times in his career and Friday marks the two-year anniversary of his perfect game, the most recent in Major League Baseball. A second Cy Young looks very much in his reach this year. In 180.1 innings tossed, he...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Seattle Mariners Deliver In September?

It’s mid-August and the Seattle Mariners are still relevant. With six weeks left to play, the Mariners are a half game out of the second wild card spot. If they reach the postseason, it will end a drought of 13 years. This is the fun time to be a Mariners fan. Every game matters and scoreboard watching is a must. With an eye towards the postseason, looking at their roster – there’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jays fans troll Rodney with arrows

Throughout his career Fernando Rodney has irritated opposing fans with his routine of shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after each save.On Thursday, a group of Blue Jays fans trolled the Mariners closer by drawing back on their own invisible bows and riddling Rodney with barrage of unseen arrows as he walked out to the mound.These guys might want to brush up on...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The best teammate trio in MLB belongs to...the Mariners?

No, Mariners fans, this is not some sort of cruel joke, it’s not just another far-fetched fantasy — this is real life. The Seattle Mariners have the best teammate trio in MLB. Let that sink in. It might be hard to believe, but the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, and Kyle Seager are the best three players on any one team in the majors. Both Kyle Seager and Robinson...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners sweep Blue Jays, end dominating homestand

wanted to write a bit tonight about Kendrys Morales. He's had a bit of a SSS resurgence the past 5 games because he's on the Mariners and the Mariners are currently the Tesseract and produce boundless, unceasing force and destroy everything in their path. In the classic write up Kendrys Morales won the game for the Mariners tonight. He swung at a (not a strike) in the 1st...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. Did Jack make the right moves? The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, made some moves that might not...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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