Marlins trim roster to 34

The Marlins trimmed their roster by four Tuesday morning with Opening Day less than a week away. Right-handed relievers Arquimedes Caminero and Carter Capps were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Caminero, who earned his call-up last season and allowed four runs over 13 innings, went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in seven spring appearances. He struck out nine batters and walked just one....
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Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Rolling the dice It’s been a rough go if you’ve been a fan or employee of the Seattle Mariners lately. Over the last few season now, the team has looked more like a three ring circus than a professional baseball organization. Whether it was the talent or the management, there has always been a source of blame. Eight of the last ten seasons saw the team finish with a losing record...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Mariners' Acquisitions

The MLB off-season has produced a lot of excitement thus far, but the past few weeks have been slower. The biggest news to break recently was a contract extension for Los Angeles Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw. Aside from that, there hasn't been too much to report. So let's look back at the off-season so far: Seattle Mariners edition. They surprised many a fan by swooping...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Seattle Mariners’ hot stove gone cold?

Are the M’s broke thanks to Cano? After an early, red hot start to the baseball offseason, the Seattle Mariners have certainly closed the dampers on the fire as of late.  There has been next to nothing in the rumor pile from “unnamed sources” since Robinson Cano signed his jackpot 10 year, $240 million deal. Are the M’s out of cash? Mathematically speaking, no, the Mariners...
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December 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Busy Marlins still looking for upgrade at 3B

The thrifty Miami Marlins were nonetheless busy at this week's winter meetings, and they're not done trying to upgrade an offense that ranked a distant last in the majors. ''We've made tremendous strides in improving our offense and improving our ability to win more games in 2014,'' president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Friday. Miami signed...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Market Value of Post-Hype First Basemen

Logan Morrison came up with glove, power and patience and a big twitter presence. It was exciting. Then he was injured, the power waned, and he used that twitter account to upset his franchise. Now he’s a Mariner, traded for Carter Capps. And all of this means something for the Mets and Ike Davis. The bar is so high when it comes to first base that a little bit of struggle can...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners Add a Pair Of Bats

Wednesday was a busy day for the Seattle Mariners at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. First, they inked outfielder and first baseman Corey Hart to a one-year contract for $5 million plus incentives that could increase the deal to $13 million. They weren’t done as they sent promising relief pitcher Carter Capps to the Miami Marlins for another outfielder and first baseman...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners trade for Logan Morrison, send Carter Capps to Miami

The Seattle Mariners have continued their flurry of offseason activity by trading for Miami Marlins outfielder and first baseman Logan Morrison. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reported that right-handed reliever Carter Capps is heading the other way in exchange for Morrison.Source: #Marlins trading Logan Morrison to Seattle for RHP Carter Capps— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins land reliever Capps from Mariners for LoMo

The Marlins on Wednesday reached an agreement on a deal that sends Logan Morrison to the Mariners for reliever Carter Capps. The trade comes a day after the Marlins announced the free-agent signing of first baseman Garrett Jones to a two-year contract. The deal was first reported by the Miami Herald, and confirmed by It has yet to be announced by either team. Where Morrison...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners Acquire Logan Morrison In Trade With Marlins

The Seattle Mariners acquired 1B/OF Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins in a trade in exchange for right-handed reliever Carter Capps. Morrison, 25, hit .242/.333/.375 with six home runs in 85 games in 2013. Capps, 23, has a 5.04 ERA and 2.76 K/BB ratio in 84 relief innings spread across two major-league seasons. In those 84 innings, he’s recorded 94 strikeouts, but he’s also...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire Logan Morrison from Marlins for relief pitcher

getty images The Seattle Mariners have acquired first baseman Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins. Morrison, 26, had been dangled in trade talks since the offseason began and its the Marliners who landed him. Morrison was a .249/.337/.427 hitter in four seasons with the Marlins and had a career best 23 home runs and 72 RBI in 2011. The Marlins got reliever Carter Capps in return...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

With Hart and LoMo Off The Boards, Plot Thickens For First Base Market

About ten minutes after announcing that they had acquired Corey Hart to their roster, news broke that the Seattle Mariners have also acquired Logan Morrison from the Marlins for right-hander Carter Capps, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Morrison has been mostly injured and ineffective for the past two seasons, hitting just .236 with a .708 OPS in 178 total...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners trade for Logan Morrison

Seattle adds second bat in an hour in trade of Carter Capps for Marlins' first baseman Morrison.
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking Back: Mariners vs. Cardinals series rewind

Coming to a Close Don’t be fooled by the Seattle Mariners dropping two of three to the St. Louis Cardinals, they actually played pretty well for  team who was just swept by the Houston Astros. Making the trek across the nation, the Mariners could have easily tuned out for the rest of the season, slunk their heads and shoulders, and taken a beating from a team looking to win it’s...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Moss' homer seals 7th straight win for Jarrod Parker

With All-Star Bartolo Colon on the disabled list Jarrod Parker is now the A's ace - and he really has held that distinction for a month or more. Parker was at his best again Monday night at the Coliseum throwing his first career complete game in Oakland's 2-1 win over Seattle - a walk-off victory thanks to Brandon Moss' homer to dead center off Carter Capps with one...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Struggles of Carter Capps

Despite having huge velocity and a delivery that would lead you to believe he is tough to pick up, Carter Capps ranks among the least effective pitchers in Major League Baseball this year. Why is he struggling so badly, and what should the club do to try and fix him?
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Home Runs Give A’s Win Over Mariners

It was definitely a happy Father’s Day in Oakland as the Oakland Athletics (42-29) avoided a sweep of the Seattle Mariners (31-39) and still making them the hottest team in the MLB. It was the fourth time this season that the A’s had back-to-back home runs in a game and it helped catapult them to a win against the Mariners with a final score of 10-2. The home runs came in the...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The closer situation

In a way, it’s déjà vu all over again.  In 2012, the Seattle Mariners came into the season thinking they were set at closer.  Brandon League had proved himself in 2011 with 37 saves.  However, after blowing six saves with the Mariners in 2012, Seattle turned to Tom Wilhelmsen.  Wilhelmsen finished the year strong, embracing the closer’s role earning 29 saves.  He started...
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Verlander outdueled by Mariners in 2-0 loss

Just as you can't assume the double play, you can't assume Justin Verlander will win every game. Verlander certainly pitched well enough to win Thursday's getaway game in Seattle, allowing just two runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out a season high 12. But Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma matched him in the outs department, if not in strikeouts, and...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Verlander outdueled by Mariners in 2-0 loss

Just as you can't assume the double play, you can't assume Justin Verlander will win every game. Verlander certainly pitched well enough to win Thursday's getaway game in Seattle, allowing just two runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out a season high 12. But Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma matched him in the outs department, if not in strikeouts, and...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

It Isn’t Always About Framing

Saturday night in Seattle, the Mariners were playing the Rangers, and the score was 1-1 going into the top of the eighth inning. Carter Capps relieved Joe Saunders, and the broadcast warned that Capps shouldn’t walk leadoff batter Craig Gentry, because Gentry is one of the quicker runners in the league. Also because you shouldn’t walk anybody if you can help it. Capps subsequently...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 3 Rangers vs. Mariners Saturday recap

Mariners lose game three 3-1 to Rangers at Safeco Joe Saunders gave up one unearned run on three hits over seven innings and there's no way he can be blamed for this tough loss. I'm not sure if Carter Capps can be either. (Insert picture of terrible UMP tonight) Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre drove in runs with back-to-back singles in the eighth inning and visiting Texas...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 3, Mariners 1

Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre each hit two-out, RBI singles in the eighth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Joe Ortiz (2-0) pitched two innings for his second win in three days. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in four chances. Jason Bay had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who have lost four...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Early season review: Mariners top pitching prospects

Aces and closers aplenty Before the regular season we took a look at the best positional prospects in the Mariners farm system. Today we take a look at Seattle’s crown jewel: the pitching prospects. It’s well known that the M’s have three of the best pitching prospects in baseball. That trio has been dubbed “the big three,” and consists of starters James Paxton, Taijuan...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Sleepers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

During my 2011-12 Top 15 prospects lists (in other words, prior to the 2012 season) I added a 16th player to each list by identifying a sleeper, or potential breakout star. Looking back more than a year later, I am still quite pleased with the picks – although I had more than a few misses with my collection of hits. Prospecting writing is, after all, about trying to be right more...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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