MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

For The Seattle Mariners, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The language of baseball has always been fascinating to me. There are literally thousands of terms and sayings. Paul Dickson’s The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary lists and notates over 7,000 terms and it is remarkable how much of that is woven into our lives and regularly impacts the way we talk, whether we realize it or not. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to write a little...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 minutes ago

Nelson Cruz hits 20th homer, Seattle beats Pittsburgh 5-2

SEATTLE (AP) Nelson Cruz hit his 20th home run of the season, Robinson Cano had three hits including an RBI single and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night. Cruz and Cano led Seattle's offense, which had 12 hits. Cano's two-out single in the fifth scored Franklin Gutierrez and gave Cruz the opportunity for his two-run homer into the second deck...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miley returns as Mariners eye another win vs. Bucs

Veteran lefty Wade Miley returns from the disabled list on Wednesday night to lead the Mariners against the Pirates and highly touted rookie Jameson Taillon in the finale of a two-game Interleague series at Safeco Field.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

39-38: Chart

Avast! The Mariners prevail in a rollicking sea battle against Pirates! Right and honourable Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma (.215 WPA) Immoral and villainous Pirates: Ketel Marte (-.083 WPA) Jerry’s Equation: (6 + 2) - (7 + 1) = 0
Via Lookout Landing
9 hours ago

Cruz's 20th HR, Cano's 3 hits send Mariners past Bucs

Nelson Cruz launched his 20th home run of the season and Robinson Cano had a three-hit night as the Mariners topped the Pirates, 5-2, in Tuesday's series opener at Safeco Field.
Via Mariners.com
9 hours ago

Seattle moves Karns to bullpen, LeBlanc stays in rotation

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners are moving starter Nathan Karns to the bullpen and keeping Wade LeBlanc in the rotation moving forward. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Taijuan Walker would start on Thursday against Baltimore and LeBlanc would be pushed back to Friday. That left out Karns, who for a time earlier this season was Seattle's most consistent starter...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Karns to Bullpen

More Room to Set Up the Karnsival There Anyway Today brought news that embattled starter Nate Karns is being moved to the bullpen. Taijuan Walker will avoid the DL—that gentle breeze you just felt is the relieved exhale of Mariners fans across the city—and make the start on Thursday, while recently acquired Wade LeBlanc will go on Friday. This is a good move because: Real...
Via Lookout Landing
14 hours ago

Building a better Mariners

With the season's first two months a distant memory, it's time for to re-examine the best way to put together this roster. After beginning the month at 30-21, the Mariners have gone 8-17 in June, plummeted out of the AL West lead, both Wild Cards, and find themselves in third place in their division. This kind of free fall is never as simple as one failing player, one broken roster...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Cardinals outfielder takes off his hat to block sun while making a catch

Seattle's Chris Iannetta launched a deep fly ball to center field in the seventh inning of Sunday's Cardinals-Mariners game, the sun was at the perfect angle to make St. Louis outfilelder Tommy Pham's job that much harder.Pham was wearing sunglasses, but to help see the ball he took off his hat and held it above his head to block the sun all while running from his starting position...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals can't overcome rough start, lose 5-4 to Mariners

SEATTLE -- Dae-Ho Lee drove in two runs and Leonys Martin had three hits to help Nathan Karns get his first win in almost a month as the Seattle Mariners beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday night.Karns (6-2) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings for his first victory since May 30, and Steve Cishek got the last three outs for his 17th save of the season.The Mariners...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Outfielder Boog Powell Tagged with 80 Game Suspension

With the Seattle Mariners already in a total tailspin, they received more bad news Thursday evening when minor-league outfielder Boog Powell was suspended 80 games for use of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. Powell was a member of the Mariners 40-man roster, and was the Tacoma Rainiers’ starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. In 64 games Powell was slashing .270/.326/.359...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizzling Cards will face injury-plagued Mariners pitching staff

SEATTLE -- Two teams heading in different directions take the field for a three-game interleague series when the Seattle Mariners host the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Friday.St. Louis appears ready to make a move in the National League Central, while Seattle could be falling out of the race in the American League West.The Cardinals (38-33) went into Thursday's off day on a high...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Facing a Crossroads

The American League West has been the home for hot teams this month. The Texas Rangers are trying to run away with the division with a record of 47-26 and hold a 10-game lead going into Thursday. The Houston Astros have found their groove and have leap frogged the Seattle Mariners for second place in the division. Not much needs to be written about the Rangers or Astros at the moment...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners continue to slide down the standings

After what was a dream start, the Seattle Mariners have plummeted back to earth. Remember when the team was 1½ games up on Texas and sitting a whopping ten games over .500? That was on May 26th. In the 26 days that have passed, the M’s have gone 8-16. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers have won 24 of their last 30, and that game-and-a-half lead has turned into a 9 ½ game deficit. I’m...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee drills TV camera lens with line drive

Television cameras are expensive, so getting a baseball lined at one can be costly for the owner of the equipment. Dae-Ho Lee of the Seattle Mariners nearly obliterated the lens of one during Thursday's game as he lined a ball directly at the camera. It made for a cool yet terrifying shot and an extremely loud noise, which surely frightened the guy operating it. Fortunately, it...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: James Paxton Refulgent Pitching Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Offense Is Both Good and Endearingly Quirky

To begin with a gross oversimplification of a maddeningly complex sport, there are two ways to win a baseball game: score runs and prevent runs. Those two acts inform the predictive significance of run differentials and Pythagorean record and represent the reason I enjoy perusing leaderboards to see which teams are currently the best at run generation and prevention. We’re at...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners draft pick player profile: Kyle Lewis

  It’s the words any aspiring athlete wants to hear: With the (select realistic draft pick for yourself, don’t get too cocky now) pick in the draft, the (insert desired team here) select *dramatic pause* YOU! For newest member of the Seattle Mariners Short-A affiliate Everett Aquasox (Neighboring hometown shout out!) Kyle Lewis, these words were finally said and his career...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona WR Griffey, son of Hall of Famer, selected by Mariners

Trey Griffey is a big-time collegiate athlete, but he is not following in his famous father’s footsteps. The son of former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds superstar Ken Griffey Jr. plays wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats, recording 56 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns through his first three years. He hung up his bat and glove years ago to focus on football, but...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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