MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

PEORIA, Az. Who in camp has stood out the most in particular, beyond expectations, for the skipper? “Mitch Haniger,” said Scott Servais without hesitation in his Thursday morning media session. “Very very professional approach. He has a plan, every time he is in the outfield, he is on the bases, he is in the batters box, it is a very professional approach. He knows this...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 hours ago

Will Felix Hernandez be the key to the Mariners’ 2017 season?

The one player with the most amount of focus on him for the upcoming Mariners season is Felix Hernandez, and it’s not hard to see why. Hernandez has been with Seattle for over a decade, and during the vast majority of that time he has been recognized as the team’s ace and one of the best pitchers in the big leagues. But after a rough 2016 season plagued by inconsistency and interrupted...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 hours ago

Martin arrives at camp ready to play

Centerfielder Leonys Martin missed the first three days of full-squad workouts, but arrived in time to take his physical and be on the field for most of Wednesday's session. It didn't take long for his presence to be felt.
Via Mariners.com
23 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Leonys Martin arrives, ‘ready to play 180 games’

PEORIA, Ariz. – Leonys Martin finally arrived in the Mariners clubhouse at the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday morning, just minutes before it closed for meetings. It was a scurry of activity – Martin looked for his locker and familiar faces, greeted media in the room warmly with handshakes for all then said he would talk after practice. It has been a whirlwind week for Martin...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Heston carving out revival in Seattle

Two years ago, Chris Heston was a promising right-hander, who won 12 games for the Giants, including a no-hitter in an outstanding rookie season. Now the 28-year-old is carving out a revival in Seattle.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

40 in 40: Marc Rzepczynski

Scrabble will help the bullpen, sure, but he’s still a bit of a strange acquisition. Multiple things confuse me about Marc Rzepczynski. For starters, there’s the obvious matter of his alphabet-soup last name. It’s pronounced “zep-CHIN-skee,” which makes the R silent. I think I’ve mostly figured this one out by now, but it could take Dave Sims a while. Next, there’s...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Let’s look at the Mariners pitching depth

The dust has settled and potential spot starters are everywhere One of the bigger storylines that emerged from this offseason was how heavily Jerry Dipoto addressed the issue of starting pitching depth. The Mariners are fresh off of a season in which every starter not named Hisashi Iwakuma got injured, and a lot of those guys will be back in 2017. Here is a chart showing all of...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/22/17: Intentional Walks, Ichiro, and Mo’ne Davis

Hump DAAAAAAY!! Good morning everyone! The biggest news to come out yesterday was that Major League Baseball will no longer require four balls to be thrown for an intentional walk. Instead, managers will simply signal to the umpires that the batter will be allowed to move to first. While many may have issue with this rule as a fundamental aspect of the game — such as arguing that...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners hope Martin arrives soon

Leonys Martin's energy is contagious, and his personality is missed in the clubhouse, said manager Scott Servais. Martin should be in camp by Wednesday.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Ex-Royal Dyson plans to be a clubhouse cut-up with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Soon enough, Jarrod Dyson will be a vocal and emotional presence in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse. He's just working on getting to know his new teammates first. Dyson has the credentials and experience to back up his history of good-natured ribbing, jokes and holding teammates accountable. A former 50th-round pick, he spent the past seven seasons carving out a...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New guy Jarrod Dyson to play key roles with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Soon enough, Jarrod Dyson will be a vocal and emotional presence in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse. He's just working on getting to know his new teammates first. Dyson has the credentials and experience to back up his history of good-natured ribbing, jokes and holding teammates accountable. A former 50th-round pick, he spent the past seven seasons carving out...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let Mike Zunino show you what it’s like to catch a major league pitcher

Technology is making it easier to embrace everything where you are no longer on the other side of FOMO. In this case, Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be a major league catcher. The 25-year-old wore a mask-cam (or some derivative)  during a pitching session. It’s incredible. Not only are the pitchers throwing heat, he’s winging...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners manager Servais expects plenty from lefty Paxton

PEORIA, Arizona (AP) Forget the batter's box, pitching mound or anywhere else between the chalk lines of a baseball field. According to Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, the location of one of the biggest obstacles blocking a player from consistently excelling isn't on the diamond. ''A lot of it with that last hurdle is between your ears,'' Servais said at the Peoria Sports...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallex Smith cracks funny joke about short stint with Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith came to his current team by way of the Seattle Mariners. His tenure in the Pacific Northwest lasted just 77 minutes, as he was traded twice in one day.Smith looked back on his illustrious tenure with the Mariners, and the quotes are pretty hilarious. Hey, that short tenure can be his claim to fame now. Not many players get traded twice in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Hope Is Appropriate for Felix Hernandez?

Felix Hernandez looks like a new man. He’s created a new self because he wants to more closely resemble his old self, the self that ranked consistently among the best pitchers in baseball. There are many different ways to tell the story of his decline, but I could note that he was most recently a one-win pitcher, where he used to be a six-win pitcher. The season before last, he...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Under the Greydar: The Inevitable James Paxton Column

Way back in January, when the very first signs of ADP data sprouted out of the ground, I went down the rabbit hole, hoping to catch a glimpse of early signs of value. ADP at that point was more convoluted than forming an expectation for how much Pablo Sandoval would weigh coming into Spring Training, but since it was the only sign we had as to the 'market' rate for various players...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reinvention of Franklin Gutierrez, Baseball Miracle

The Dodgers signed Franklin Gutierrez over the weekend. Now, I didn’t realize the Dodgers still had room on their major-league roster, but they probably know better than I do. Here is a list of problems that have sent Franklin Gutierrez to the disabled list over the past several years: stomach gastritis strained left oblique torn right pectoral concussion strained right hamstring...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico rips a walk-off grand slam to defeat Venezuela in Caribbean Series

If you have missed baseball and cannot possibly wait until Spring Training or the World Baseball Classic, you can watch the Caribbean Series. The tournament takes place this week and pits the winter league champions from four different countries and Puerto Rico to see who is the best team in Latin America. The host nation Mexico sure made the fans happy last night. Tied 1-1 in...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Remembering 'The Catch' 35 years later

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Taylor Racing wins thriller at Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor Racing has claimed victory in the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona, despite controversial late-race contact between Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque with less than 10 minutes remaining in the rain-effected enduro.Taylor took his No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R across the line just 0.671 seconds ahead of Albuquerque's No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac, after the two DPi cars collided...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago
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