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The Hall Calls Johnson, Edgar Left Out Again

Johnson In, But Edgar Deserving Tuesday the MLB Hall of Fame released the results of the hall vote.  At last we know who is headed to Cooperstown and who is stuck on a clogged ballot loaded with names of worthy candidates. The good news for Seattle Mariners fans was that ace starting pitcher Randy Johnson is in on his very first try.  The bad news is that Edgar Martinez is still...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Edgar Martinez Deserves To Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

The road to Cooperstown has not been an easy one for former Seattle Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez. His Hall of Fame votes have dipped the last few years, and the fact that a player can only be on the ballot for 10 years warrants a bit of concern. But he could be getting a much needed shoutout from a former teammate of his to help boost his Hall of Fame appeal. Amid Randy Johnson’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Reveals Hitter He Most Hated To Face During Career

This embed is invalid" /> Who knew Pedro Martinez’s worst nemesis was a guy who hit .120 off the three-time Cy Young award winner? Martinez was asked by MLB analyst and former Boston Red Sox teammate Kevin Millar on Tuesday which hitter he most hated to face during his Hall of Fame career. Pedro threw everyone one of his devastating changeups, figuratively...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

The 2015 induction class for the Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday, and four players will be joining baseball’s immortal’s in Cooperstown: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Johnson received 97.3% of the vote on his first year on the ballot to coast into Cooperstown. He’ll be the first player to wear either a Mariners or Diamondbacks...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

The 2015 induction class for the Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday, and four players will be joining baseball’s immortal’s in Cooperstown: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Johnson received 97.3% of the vote on his first year on the ballot to coast into Cooperstown. He’ll be the first player to wear either a Mariners or Diamondbacks...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Edgar Martinez Should Be Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

Edgar Martinez. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Some people call him a one-dimensional player. Some say he’s one of the greatest hitters the game’s ever seen, in fact the game’s greatest relief pitcher Mariano Rivera would’ve said it. Actually he did. After retiring from baseball after the 2013 regular season, baseball’s all-time saves leader was interviewed by Charlie Rose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox a Hall of Famer?

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners, and Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox are the premiere designated hitters of the past few decades. Frank Thomas has been elected into the Hall of Fame, an honor that Edgar Martinez may never hold. Will David Ortiz of the Boston […]
Via Infield Single
23 days ago  |  Discuss

My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

The Hall of Fame debate to me these days is less about who is deserving and more about why they should or shouldn’t be disqualified. For several years now, each new candidate comes with their own set of speculations as opposed to qualifications. Every candidate that played in the steroid era will always have suspicion or doubt cast upon them, warranted or not This is one of the...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Designating A Spot In Cooperstown For Edgar Martinez

We are a little under a month away from the results being announced for the 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee class. Among the small handful of great Seattle Mariners over the years, many would argue that, with the possible exception of Ken Griffey Jr., none would rival Edgar Martinez for significance. To date, Edgar remains one of the most popular athletes in Seattle...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis of 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The ballot for the 2015 is set to be released for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Of the four major American sports, the Baseball Hall of Fame is the most highly regarded. Since there are no set criteria for a player to be inducted, most baseball fans have varying opinions on what constitutes a Hall of Famer. The 2015 class has the potential to be one of the strongest in a long time....
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Paul Sorrento

After retiring from playing Major League Baseball, former Indians first baseman Paul Sorrento did something that was normal for a lot of newly retired fathers. “I’ve been a dad,” Sorrento said. “I’ve got two kids. My son is 16 and my daughter is 14. I retired in 2000, so from 2000 to 2011 I was just raising my kids.” It wasn’t until 12 years after retiring from playing...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: catchers, 1B, 3B

The next segment of TOC’s free agent primers will move onto position rankings. We’ll have a post going up each day this week ranking the top players available at each position, with each post focusing on a different group of positions. Today, we’re going to look at catchers, first basemen, and third baseman. It’s worth noting that the viable DH options on the market, most...
Via The Outside Corner
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: catchers, 1B, 3B

The next segment of TOC’s free agent primers will move onto position rankings. We’ll have a post going up each day this week ranking the top players available at each position, with each post focusing on a different group of positions. Today, we’re going to look at catchers, first basemen, and third baseman. It’s worth noting that the viable DH options on the market, most...
Via Bloguin Best
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – September Surge

Boston’s late-August surge continued into September, as they swept three from the struggling Kansas City Royals and split a four-gamer with Seattle. Pedro Martinez took care of things in the opener, fanning 11 and walking one while allowing 4 hits and a run in 6 frames as the Sox breezed 7-1. They broke open a 2-1 contest with 4 in the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors, with Butch...
Via Fenway West
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 20, 1991

1991: Mike Boddicker and three relievers combined to shut out the Mariners while Brian McRae drove in two runs in the Royals’ 3-0 win at the Kingdome in Seattle.Boddicker only allowed two hits and three walks in six innings. Although he only struck out one hitter, he got the Mariners to hit into three double plays. As a result, the Mariners did not have a runner reach third base...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 8, 1997

1997: The Royals broke out the long ball to build an early 7-1 lead, and coasted to a 9-2 win over the Mariners at Kauffman Stadium.Seattle held a 1-0 lead after Royals starter Jim Pittsley battled his control in the first inning. He walked Joey Cora and Ken Griffey, then threw a wild pitch that moved the runners up a base. Cora scored on an Edgar Martinez groundout.But the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part Two

In my column, The All-Time Mariners: Part One, I took a look at the greatest offensive seasons for Mariners position by position.  Some of the usual suspects, like Ken Griffey, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Ichiro spearheaded the team, but there were also some surprises like Alvin Davis and Phil Bradley. In The All-Time Mariners Team: Part Two, we’ll be rounding out...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part One

With the All-Star break approaching next week and the Oregon Sports News taking a short break this week, I thought it might be fun to look at an All-Time Seattle Mariners Team.  To keep with the spirit of the All-Star game, I’ll be looking at single season performance at each position, using FanGraphs’ version of WAR, to assemble the greatest Mariners fantasy team possible....
Via Oregon Sports News
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Attendance at Safeco Not There Despite Winning Dear, Northwest Sports Fans, I realize you may have forgotten, since that team of yours hasn’t played a decent season in more than a decade, but I thought I’d drop you a line and remind you that you have a baseball team. They are called the Seattle Mariners.  Does that ring a bell? Do you remember Ken Griffey Jr.,  Edgar Martinez...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Memorable Vedder Cup Moments

We’re one week away from the beginning of 2014′s installment of the storied Vedder Cup. The Mariners currently hold a 47-43 edge in the all-time series, but the Padres can even things up with a season sweep. Not only have there been several players who’ve been on both sides of baseball’s most intense interleague series (as things are scheduled right now, Chris Young should...
Via Padres Public
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

“It was 20 years ago today…”

Manny being Manny…in 1994 The Home Opener is hands down the biggest baseball day of the year in each Major League city. No matter the town,  the game is sold out1. It is the one time that every team play in front of a house packed full of their own fans. Bunting is all around the park. Excitement is in the air. Balloons. It is just flat out American: Hot dogs, cracker jacks...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Assenmacher

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Ken Hill

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks win pushes Mariners further towards irrelevance

I'm not going to sit here and break down the dominant win by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday night - they decimated the Broncos. Besides - this is a baseball blog. If you want a detailed game analysis, head on over to our sister site This Given Sunday. But anyway, the Seahawks' win was just the second big four championship for the city of Seattle, and first since...
Via The Outside Corner
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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