Seattle Mariners Review After Month One

View image | gettyimages.com As the first month of baseball comes to an end, the Seattle Mariners are not exactly in the spot they expected to be. Seattle came into April with high hopes, including many experts seeing them as AL contenders, and while they have had their share of bright spots, there are areas where Seattle needs to fix soon if they want to be a contender come October...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Weekly Preview: Angels and Moneyballers

Brent Seattle Mariners @ LA Angels Monday, May 4th @ LA Angels 7:05 PM PST King Felix (RHP) 4-0 vs. Matt Shoemaker (RHP) 2-1 Tuesday, May 5th vs LA Angels 7:05 PM PST James Paxton (LHP) 0-2 vs. Garrett Richards (RHP) 2-1 Wednesday, May 6th vs LA Angels 7:05 PM PST Roenis Elias (RHP) 0-1 vs. CJ Wilson (RHP) 1-2 After sweeping the Rangers, the Ms were swept on by the...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels vs. Mariners Series Preview: DISAPPOINTED

Before the season, the Mariners were the darlings of all the experts. They are now 10-15. At the same time, the Angels were still getting a lot of respect. They are now 11-14. They’re both very disappointing. The experts are disappointed in them. Their fans are disappointed in them. Everyone is disappointed. LAST TIME ON ANGELS VS. MARINERS…Back when we all had hope and joy...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

When ERA and FIP Don’t Match: Under-performers

The first month of the 2015 season has come and gone and there have obviously been a number of surprises. The Yankees, Mets, and Astros are all playing much better than expected and the Nationals have not been living up to their lofty expectations. Obviously these are just a few of the notable outcomes from the early season and there are many more I have not listed. There are always...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, May 4

When last we spoke, I was recommending a risky Astros stack against James Paxton while rolling with Scott Feldman against Paxton’s Mariners. Sometimes stacking a team like Houston with a $5,700 starting pitcher works out great. Other times it doesn’t. On Thursday, it didn’t. Feldman and Alfredo Simon both flopped, and only one batter (Jose Altuve) topped 5.00 points. Bad days...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 2, Houston Astros 3

Jose Altuve hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning tonight to finish off the Mariner’s hopes. It was a tough pitcher’s duel all night between James Paxton and Astro’s starter Scott Feldman; both went 7 innings and left the game at a 2-2 tie. The tie would last until the 10th, when Altuve hit a single off the wall to end it. Paxton was on target tonight, lasting...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Apr 30

Yesterday I recommended going with Gerrit Cole plus a Dodgers stack and, as has been customary around these parts through April, Nelson Cruz. Well, Cole was outstanding — he’s a borderline top-10 starting pitcher as Jake and I discuss on today’s Profcast — the Dodgers pounded Ryan Vogelsong for four homers, and Cruz did what he does best for the 10th time this season. This...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Help – April 30

Today is a late day of games with many teams enjoying an off day.  There are eight games in total with two starting before 7:05 EST. The weather should be good although it could be an issue later in the game between the Toronto BlueJays and the Cleveland Indians. Pitchers James Paxton vs Astros (FD: 6,400 DK: 6,800) The options on today’s slate are limited and the cheap options...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Astros Preview

Sitting atop the AL West, the Houston Astros are among the biggest surprises of the season, but they feel they're still not playing that well. The Astros look for a seventh straight win Thursday night when they open a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Houston (14-7) has won 10 of 11 after Wednesday's 7-2 victory over San Diego capped an 8-1 road trip. The Astros are hitting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Apr 30

Thursday is a short day for baseball with just eight games on the slate. As of this initial posting, St. Louis’ starter is TBD, and we’ll get a chance to see whether the real Stephen Strasburg is still MIA against the Mets. Mike Leake ranks third on the day in his road start against Shelby Miller and the Braves, a pairing of two undervalued SP (from a fantasy perspective)....
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Game 17 vs. Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins were in town for game 2 of the 3 game series, and picked up a win against the Mariners by a score of 8-5. James Paxton was on the mound for the M’s, but it clearly wasn’t his night. He struggled with his control early, and often. The busiest man on the team was often Mike Zunino, trying to wrangle in the off-target pitches. Kyle Seager had an uncharacteristically...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Apr 25-27

Week 3’s weekend is here, meaning it’s time to get those final streaming SP for your big late-week push! Here’s how they rank. Despite the rough start, James Paxton is going to be OK. Start him with confidence Saturday against the Twins. Chris Archer has been a machine this season, and he’s already dominate the Blue Jays once. He’ll try to do it again on Sunday. Cole...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in With James Paxton

Coming into the season, you might have had a three-part checklist for Mariners’ lefty James Paxton. Can he throw more high fastballs, can he improve his changeup, and can he hold his velocity and command? We know his curve is good, and most years, he has the big velocity that has turned our attention to […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Lester’s Rough Start

In Episode 178, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) are back to recap all fantasy baseball news from Monday. Topics include: Breaking down the Yankees bullpen How aggressive to be about picking up Carlos Rodon Why we still have faith in Jason Heyward A game of either/or on Jon Lester Whether we believe James Paxton will turn things around...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Discussing the Mariners vs. Rangers Series

View image | gettyimages.com Summary April 17th marks the first contest between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers since September, where Texas won the season series 10-9, but failed to have the same success in the AL West standings, finishing dead last, while Seattle finished third, just one game back of the final wild-card spot. Seattle looks to grow on their success...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Average Ticket Price Under $50 For All Three Mariners Games This Weekend In Oakland

Another Opening Day start for Felix Hernandez, another win for the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners’ ace struck out 10 batters en route to a 4-1 victory, upgrading his Opening Day record to a perfect 6-0. But the Mariners couldn’t build off the victory, as C.J. Wilson took the mound for the Angels the following night and twirled an eight-inning, two-hit performance that gave the...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels vs. Mariners Series Preview: Predict this!

The first series of the season is here! Angels vs. Mariners! I can’t wait! I’m so excited. I-  I-  I gotta dance! That was fun. You know what else is fun? Me changing the Series preview format again. The old format still didn’t do it for me and it still didn’t really get people reading. So, screw it. I’m just going to have fun with it. Yes, this might turn out horribly...
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April 06, 2015  |  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...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Starting Pitcher Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

With our Top 200 Countdown ending this week (finally!) we’ve dedicated a lot of a virtual pages to the key players of the 2015 fantasy season. Now with spring training underway and rosters mostly finalized, it’s time we survey each position for the potential sleepers of the 2015 fantasy season. Our definition of “sleeper” is different than most other sites. Kolten Wong...
Via Baseball Professor
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Kevin Gausman and James Paxton Throw More High Fastballs?

Understand that I’m not a pitching coach. I’ve never played one on TV, and if I were asked to serve as one for an actual team, I’d be wildly out of my element. Pitching is complicated, and pitchers in the major leagues are impossibly good, and pitchers in the major leagues also have reasons for […]
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Seager, Mariners agree to $100M deal

            Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Seattle Mariners are close to signing third baseman Kyle Seager to a seven-year, $100 million deal that would keep him in with the club through 2021, reports Yahoo Sports. Seager deal is 7/$100M and includes 8th-year club option for up to $20M with escalators. Contract will be official...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Can The Seattle Mariners Pitching Staff Last Another Week Or Two?

With 10 games left in the season the pennant race has turned into a sprint for the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The Seattle Mariners have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trail the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals by a game for the second wild card spot and have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Paxton takes shutout into 8th, Mariners stop A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games. Paxton (5-1) gave up three hits before getting chased in Oakland's three-run eighth. Seattle closer Fernando Rodney took over to begin the ninth with a 6-3 lead and...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

M's send starter James Paxton to Triple-A, recall Erasmo Ramirez

  The Seattle Mariners optioned starter James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The team recalled Erasmo Ramirez to join the club in order to start against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Paxton, a rookie who moved to 4-1 on the season after throwing 6-2/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday, will rejoin the Mariners when rosters expand on Sept. 1. He is scheduled to make his next...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers can't handle Paxton, Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Texas ran into one of the baseball's emerging young pitchers on Tuesday, and the Rangers had no answers. James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start to lower his career ERA to 1.71 and the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 5-0. "I feel like I'm getting closer with each start," said Paxton, who missed almost four months with a strained back...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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