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The Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker Is Coming Of Age

Phenom Talent Has It All Working It seems we’ve been here before.  The Seattle Mariners have had dozens of young arms throughout the years that were blessed with unimaginable talents to do the what seems like such a simple thing — throw a baseball. All of them could throw the ball of course but precious few, however, have lived up to the promise of becoming dominant. We live...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals pitchers solid in 3-0 win over Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0. Hernandez, the ace who led the AL with a 2.14 ERA last season, gave up one run. He struck out four and walked none. "Changeup was nice, slider was good, fastball was unbelievable," Hernandez said...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez throws 6 sharp innings in Mariners' loss to Royals

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0. Hernandez, the ace who led the AL with a 2.14 ERA last season, gave up one run. He struck out four and walked none. Hernandez retired the side in order in four of his six innings. A leadoff double...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryant hits 2 more HRs, Cubs tag King Felix in win over Mariners

  Top prospect Kris Bryant continued his torrid spring with two more home runs Saturday, and the Chicago Cubs roughed up Felix Hernandez in a 12-10 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Bryant hit a towering shot to the left-field berm off Hernandez in the first inning and connected against Kevin Correia in the fourth before 15,323 fans at Sloan Park. Bryant is hitting .480 this spring...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryant hits 2 HRs, Cubs tag King Felix in 12-10 win over M's

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Top prospect Kris Bryant continued his torrid spring with two more home runs Saturday, and the Chicago Cubs roughed up Felix Hernandez in a 12-10 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Bryant hit a towering shot to the left-field berm off Hernandez in the first inning and connected against Kevin Correia in the fourth before 15,323 fans at Sloan Park. Bryant is hitting...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Changes Schedule For Game 162; All Teams To Start At 3 P.M.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Fans at Camden Yards, Dodger Stadium and Safeco Field might need to bring a few extra screens to the ballpark on the final day of the season. Major League Baseball is tweaking this year’s schedule, hoping to create a huge playoff scramble by starting all 15 games on Oct. 4 at virtually the same time. “Could add some drama,” Washington...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB is syncing all first pitches on Game 162

By Joe LuciaGoing into the final day of the 2014 MLB season, there was still a lot at stake for a few teams. The NL Central title was still up for grabs between the Cardinals and Pirates. The AL Central title was still on the line between the Tigers and Royals. The Mariners still had hope of forcing a one game playoff with the Athletics for the final AL Wild Card spot.But there would...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Schedules Simultaneous Starts For Final Day of the Season

Major League Baseball is definitely looking to add some drama to the final day of the regular season. All 15 games on the final day of the season will start at 3:00 p.m Eastern, which will set into motion a flurry of dramatic finishes throughout the sport. Unlike previous seasons, teams starting later on the day won’t have the option to rest starters based on what happened earlier...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

One of the more surprising teams last season in all of Major League Baseball was the Seattle Mariners.  From 71-91 in 2013, the Mariners in their first season under new manager Lloyd McClendon finished 87-75, a sixteen game turnaround.  The Mariners weren’t eliminated from postseason competition until the final day, finishing one game short of forcing a one game playoff with...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Mariners Have the Best Rotation in the MLB?

  View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Venezuela's turmoil spurs exodus of major league teams

AGUIRRE, Venezuela (AP) Moving day is just around the corner and trainer Emilio Carrasquel is inspecting baseball bats and loading unused jerseys into boxes making sure nothing has gone missing. For the past 15 years, this small mountain town a four-hour drive from the capital has been the Venezuelan home of the Seattle Mariners and the testing ground for a bevy of homegrown big...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #6: Felix Hernandez | SP | SEA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here! Our two-tool package comes complete with regular updates throughout the spring, best-in-class customer service, and a 100% money back guarantee! It’s crazy to think that entering his 10th big league season last year and with 1,800 IP under his belt, Felix Hernandez still had room for improvement. Well, he did. Hernandez...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners are reloaded and ready

It’s officially less than one month away from Opening Day in Seattle. It’s easy to forget that Seattle was a baseball town at heart amidst the Seahawks’ return to legitimacy.  A season ago, the Seattle Mariners surprisingly exceeded expectations en route to winning 87 games, falling one game short of the playoffs. Seattle fans could argue that the 2014 Mariners resembled...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball First Round Confusion

Getting a top 5 pick in your fantasy baseball draft is key this year. You know you are getting one of these guys - Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen or Clayton Kershaw. If you land any of those guys you should be extremely happy.However it's the second half of the first round that is very difficult.Do you go with: Felix Hernandez (SP) - The only...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #11: David Price | SP | DET

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here! Our two-tool package comes complete with regular updates throughout the spring, best-in-class customer service, and a 100% money back guarantee! David Price has always been a very good pitcher. He’s only once had an ERA over 3.49 and that was in his rookie season (4.42 in 2009) but last season he became something else entirely...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Seattle Mariners Team Preview

View image | gettyimages.com OFFSEASON OVERVIEW Seattle was fairly active this offseason, acquiring one impact bat and several complementary pieces that could help the Mariners win the American League West for the first time since 2001. The major addition was Nelson Cruz, he of 40 home runs in Baltimore last year. Cruz will try to continue his six-year stretch with at least 22...
Via The Fantasy Fix
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #19: Corey Kluber | SP | CLE

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! When you think of Felix Hernandez or Clayton Kershaw or David Price or any of the other unquestioned aces in baseball, an image of their dominance probably forms in your mind. For many, myself included, that doesn’t exactly happen with Corey Kluber. So, let’s...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

On Wednesday night, MLB Network began their top 100 countdown of current Major League players. The countdown consisted of five shows, each an hour long, shown over the last three days. Andrew McCutchen was obviously the highest rated player from the Pittsburgh Pirates, but his spot could surprise people a little based on previous rankings on MLB Network. McCutchen ranked sixth overall...
Via Pirates Prospects
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment

This is clearly a toy I love playing around with. Please just don’t ask me what it means. I don’t know what it means to say that Henderson Alvarez almost has Felix Hernandez‘s changeup. It’s just a statistical observation, like any other. This is all way too new for me to know if it has […]
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

18-year-old Urias could be Dodgers' next international star

  Julio Urias is a teenager from Culiacán, Mexico, who hasn’t pitched above Class A in the Dodgers farm system. Yet, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez knows his name. “I’m going to watch him in spring training,” Hernandez, the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, told me this week. That’s your first clue: Urias could become one of the most compelling baseball stories...
Via Fox Sports
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Few Mariners were happier to see Nelson Cruz in Seattle's clubhouse than Felix Hernandez. The Mariners' ace knows how difficult an out Cruz can be. Not only has Cruz broken up a Hernandez no-hit bid, the slugger is tied with the Yankees' Mark Teixeira for most home runs against the 2010 Cy Young Award winner with five. ''He reminded me of those things,'' Cruz...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hernandez eager to help bring playoffs to Seattle

PEORIA, Ariz. — When we last saw the Mariners, a crestfallen crowd was rising as one to recognize arguably the greatest right-handed pitcher of his generation. Felix Hernandez had taken the mound in Game 162 with the chance to force a playoff for the second American League wild card. He did what he could, pitching brilliantly in the Mariners’ 4-1 win over the Angels. But by the...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Seattle Mariners will win the AL West

The Emerald City is buzzing with optimism about the Mariners’ chances in the 2015 season. After missing the playoffs by one game in 2014, the Seattle Mariners look to bounce back and make the playoffs for the first time since they won 116 games in 2001. Could this finally be the year for long-suffering Mariners fans? 1. King Felix Since Felix Hernandez made his Mariners debut...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Only 2 teams haven’t appeared on Sunday Night Baseball in the last decade

Some interesting research was published at Baseball Essential by @CespedesBBQ into the frequency of appearances by teams on Sunday Night Baseball over the last decade.  As you’d expect, the list is led by the Yankees and the Red Sox.  Not only do they rank #1 (Yankees – 51) and #2 (Red Sox – 47) in appearances, but the matchup is the most popular over the last 10 years by...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez Almost Has Felix’s Changeup

Felix Hernandez‘s changeup is one of the best pitches in baseball. How can we actually know this? You could, if you wanted, look at the assigned run values. Those’ll tell you what happened on Felix’s changeups, specifically. But, those run values get complicated, since all pitches are inter-related. One pitch has an effect on another […]
Via Fangraphs
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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