Bob & Groz: Mariners send message with trade for David Phelps

Jerry Dipoto is making moves again: The Seattle Mariners general manager acquired right-handed reliever David Phelps in a trade with the Miami Marlins Thursday. Phelps, 30, is 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA in 44 games this season; the six-year veteran also adds depth to the Mariners bullpen. Seattle is sitting at .500 (48-48) facing a four-game series at home against the New York Yankees ...
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Mariners acquire David Phelps for four prospects

Trader Jerry couldn’t sit still until the deadline, and the M’s bullpen (or even rotation?) benefits as a result. For those of you who aren’t night owls, you may have missed this last night: But you certainly can’t have missed this in the morning: And, finally, it’s official: David Phelps, Marlins reliever, is now David Phelps, Mariners reliever. And four prospects are...
Via Lookout Landing
6 hours ago

Mariners To Acquire David Phelps

The Mariners and Marlins have agreed to a trade that will send right-handed setup man David Phelps from Miami to Seattle, tweets FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that multiple minor leaguers are headed back to Miami in the swap. Seattle has been playing well of late, getting back to the .500 mark and drawing within 1.5 games of an American League Wild...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/20/17: Trade Rumors, Yoan Moncada, and J.D. Martinez

Things are getting exciting on this Thursday! Good morning everyone! As I write this, trade rumors about the Mariners are swirling (finally!) revolving something about how the team is about to acquire a reliever. Maybe David Phelps. By the time you’re reading this we will probably know many more details. Those moments between when we hear a trade is imminent and then when we...
Via Lookout Landing
8 hours ago

Mariners Nearing Trade For As-Yet Unidentified Reliever

The Mariners are closing in on a trade to pick up a relief arm, according to’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). It’s unclear at this point just who could be heading to Seattle, or even whether it’s a significant trade. With a victory today, the M’s have pulled back to .500 and are firmly in the Wild Card hunt — though the AL West is still a one-horse race. While the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 hours ago

Mariners Mess with Texas

I mean, they had it coming Sometimes things work out. The forever-hangin’-‘round-.500 2017 Seattle Mariners won a series in Houston against a team with 63 wins on July 19. This is the same Mariners team who went 2-8 through the first 10 games of the season thanks largely to having to play these same aggressively good Astros seven times. But lo and behold, here they are. Battling...
Via Lookout Landing
22 hours ago

Heredia's throw 'play of the game' for Mariners

Despite having his playing time reduced considerably by the return of Mitch Haniger in recent weeks, Guillermo Heredia continues to put up some of the top outfield defensive metrics in baseball in his limited time.
22 hours ago

Paxton stifles Astros as Mariners win series

James Paxton continued his mastery of the Astros, allowing six hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings, as the Mariners took a series at Minute Maid Park with a 4-1 victory Wednesday afternoon. Ben Gamel's two-run homer in the fourth inning put the Mariners ahead, 2-1, and was all the offense needed for Paxton, who improved to 2-0 in three starts this year against...
1 day ago

Game 96, Mariners at Astros – Paxton’s Situational Splits

James Paxton vs. Charlie Morton, 11:10pm It’s an early one today for getaway day in a pretty important series. Tied at a game apiece, the M’s could get an important psychological and playoff-odds boost by beating the Astros in Houston, and the M’s are handing the ball to their ace, James Paxton. It’s been another very good season for Paxton, full of the full spectrum...
Via USS Mariner
1 day ago

Mariners hope Haniger returns for Yanks series

Mitch Haniger was sidelined for a fourth straight game on Wednesday with a jammed right index finger, but manager Scott Servais is hopeful the rookie right fielder will be ready to go when the Mariners open a four-game set with the Yankees on Thursday at Safeco Field.
1 day ago

Lineup: Still no Mitch Haniger in Mariners’ finale vs Astros

Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger is out for the fourth straight game in Seattle’s series finale in Houston on 710 ESPN Seattle at 11:10. Haniger hasn’t played since taking a pitch off his right index finger on a bunt attempt last Saturday, though manager Scott Servais said before Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to the Astros that he was available to come off the bench. With Haniger...
1 day ago

Seattle Mariners Trade Rumors: will they be buyers or sellers?

The Seattle Mariners have entered the All-Star Break four games under .500, at 43-47. Despite a dismal 4-8 stretch to close the first half of the season, they sit just four games back of a wild card spot and are faced with an interesting dilemma. They must now decide whether to be buyers or sellers at the upcoming MLB trade deadline. With an aging core, and a farm system that is...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz stops All-Star Game for photo with Joe West

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game no longer counts for home field advantage in the World Series, and has subsequently been a bit more light-hearted than in previous seasons.That was made quite obvious in the top of the sixth inning, when Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz stepped up to the plate with his cell phone and prompted catcher Yadier Molina to take a picture of himself with home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Buyers or Sellers?

It’s been a rough two weeks for the Seattle Mariners.  After reaching a season high two games over .500, the Mariners have lost ten of the last thirteen games, including a surprising eight games in a row at home.  As the calendar turns to July, the trading deadline approaches in Major League Baseball.  I thought the Mariners would be contenders for a playoff spot, but, as we...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Today we celebrate our Independence Day!' quiz

Happy July 4th, everyone!With apologies to both Joey Chestnutt and Takeru Kobyashi, no person or franchise in all of sports is more closely associated with Independence Day than the New York Yankees, and it goes well beyond the patriotic nickname. Newsday has a rundown of all the significant events in Bronx Bombers history that took place on this day, but there are three that stand...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners trade rumors: starting pitcher edition

With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, and the Seattle Mariners just 1.5 games back of a wild card berth, they are expected to be buyers, not sellers, at the deadline. Perhaps their biggest need at this moment is another starting pitcher. At the beginning of the season, the Mariners were projected to have at least four solid starters in Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, James...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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