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Royals Cruise as They Down Mariners 5-1

This was the second of four spring games airing on FSKC. With a little over one week until kicking off the regular season, Kansas City (14-9) and Seattle (10-12), a potential playoff match-up, look to fine-tune their skills in order to get off on the right foot this season. Opening Day starter, Yordano Ventura, took the hill for the Royals today. Ventura came into today with...
Via Royals Blue
11 hours 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

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
12 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Have A Battle For The Five Hole Starter

The Fifth Man In Rotation Will Win Job During Spring The Seattle Mariners roster for 2015 continues to finalize itself.  The M’s just picked up Endy Chavez one more time with a minor league deal to bolster their depth in the outfield.  Only one spot is truly “up for grabs” during spring training from what I can discern.  That spot would be the 5th starter in the M’s five...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 27, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners interested in Hanley Ramirez

            Last offseason, the Seattle Mariners made the biggest splash of any team, signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a massive ten-year, $240 million deal. It sounds like they’ll be a team to watch again this offseason. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday that the Mariners have interest in free agent shortstop Hanley...
Via Sports-Glory
November 10, 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

Angels clinch the AL West Title

Last night, Seattle annihilated the Angels 13-2. Now, the Halos looked for revenge, and with their Magic Number being at two, clinch the AL West (with an Oakland loss.)C.J. Wilson and James Paxton were the starters in Game Three.There was a pitching duel in Anaheim, as both Wilson and Paxton pitched six scoreless innings; Wilson had a no-hitter through 4 2/3.In the bottom of the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels claim AL West title with 5-0 win over Mariners, A's loss in Texas

  The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and then had to wait until the Oakland A's lost at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the Angels' victory, clinching their first AL West title since 2009. Howie Kendrick sparked the Angels' five...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Scouting James Paxton

Photo: USATSI Since coming off the DL James Paxton has put up really good numbers (in three starts): 2.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 16.7% strikeout rate, and a low 6.1% walk rate. For his Major League career (nine starts) he has a 1.88 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 22.2% strikeout rate and 6.4% walk rate. Those career numbers suggest he should be owned in every format. However, I have major concerns about...
Via Baseball Professor
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 127: Phillies vs Mariners

Philadelphia Phillies (55-71) vs Seattle Mariners (68-57) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.44 ERA) vs. SEA: James Paxton (3-0, 2.20 ERA) Time: 1:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Low 80′s, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The Mariners got their first ever win at Citizens Bank Park last night, and will go for a series win today...
Via Phillies Nation
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pax the Destroyer Can Guardian Your Fantasy Galaxy

James Paxton continued to pitch well last night versus the ferocious Tigers tossing six innings, allowing five hits, one run, walking one and striking out a pair to move to 3-0 on the year. We shall call you, Pax the Detroyer! Pax is also one of Guardians of the Galaxy, believe it or not. No, not the tree or the raccoon. No, he's not Scott Hatteberg from Moneyball or the...
Via Razzball
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Porcello, Tigers struggle in opener against Mariners

DETROIT (AP) -- Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders. Paxton (3-0) pitched six innings, allowing one run and five hits, to help Seattle win its fifth straight and ninth in 11 games. Cano and Logan Morrison...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders. Paxton (3-0) pitched six innings, allowing one run and five hits, to help Seattle win its fifth straight and ninth in 11 games. Cano and Logan Morrison...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Porcello, Tigers struggle in opener against Mariners

DETROIT (AP) -- Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders. Paxton (3-0) pitched six innings, allowing one run and five hits, to help Seattle win its fifth straight and ninth in 11 games. Cano and Logan Morrison...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Wade Miley Still K-ing Like A Wrecking Ball

Man it was a crazy weekend!  I think the biggest event was I saw a dude with a Fangraphs shirt on.  Way to wear your heart on your sleeve!  With a 79.8% confidence.  Then my boy James Paxton was straight up nasty, striking out the White Sox in order in the first inning and turning in a good start.  Pour the syrup, hoser!  Oh, and I got engaged... But despite all that hooplah...
Via Razzball
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: James Paxton’s Back Baby!

The big fellah is back!  And um, I don't mean me... In one of my most anticipated starts in the past few months, James Paxton returned from the DL, immediately unleashed back into the Mariners rotation.  No Taijuan Walker waffling for you!  Paxton looked dreamier than my Andrew Heaney [what turned out to be] nightmare in his first two starts way back in April, flashing high...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. Did Jack make the right moves? The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, made some moves that might not...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Farquhar, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners (56-52) dodged a bullet last night when Danny Farquhar was hit with a comebacker during a relief appearance in the Mariners 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians (53-55).  Also, it appears that starting pitcher James Paxton is finally healthy after a long stint on the disabled list.Mariners right handed reliever Danny Farquhar, 27, said that he was doing well...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton completes third rehab start

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton completed his third rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday night, according to a releaseon the team’s website:#483823761 / gettyimages.comPaxton hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 8 after straining his left lat. He has suffered a few setbacks since and was shut downin late May after an MRI revealed shoulder inflammation...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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