Mariners Rumors: Justin Smoak likely to be nontendered

The Seattle Mariners head into the 2014 off season after compiling a record of 87-75, third in the American League West. The Mariners were lead by an excellent pitching staff that was second in the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense was a mediocre 18th in the league in runs scored and need a boost for next season. With many questions to be answered with the roster, it appears outfielder...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ contract statuses for 2015

So as we head into the offseason, it’s always important to know what the contract statuses are for players on the Mariners. Because those things affect offseason decisions. Quick note: In my story in the paper the other day, I mentioned that Michael Saunders was third-year arbitration eligible and likely to make $4.5 million. That was wrong. Saunders missed Super 2 status by a...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners, In Heartbreaking Fashion, Miss the Playoffs

The Seattle Mariners’ 2014 season is a wrap. It took 162 games to eliminate the Mariners from post-season for the 13th consecutive year. They did everything they could to push the Oakland Athletics to a one-game playoff for the second wild card spot. Unfortunately for the Mariners, they needed help from the Texas Rangers and that didn’t happen. The A’s knocked off the Rangers...
Via Oregon Sports News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Gets Called Up In September For The Seattle Mariners?

Phones In Tacoma Soon To Be Ringing The playoff chase is on and help could be just 30 miles or so south for the Seattle Mariners. The AAA Tacoma Rainiers are full of players to choose from, some deserving a look and others not so much.  MLB rules allow the Mariners to call up as many as 15 addition players for a total of 40 for the final month of the season. Will the M’s call...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gotta Know When To Fold ‘Em

Earlier today, Corey Brock posted a piece over at Padres.com highlighting some players who may benefit from a late surge in 2014. While Tommy Medica seems destined to maintain at least a bench role, and Everth Cabrera might well see himself given another shot beyond 2014, it’s probably time to give Yonder Alonso a thank you, hand shake, and a pen set as a parting gift. Over...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

How Has The Skip Performed? Sometimes I think the media forgets that it’s not 100% about the players.  Coaches and managers definitely play a role in how their teams perform. There is no exception for the Seattle Mariners newly anointed Skipper, Lloyd McClendon either. I think it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders hits DL with oblique strain

The Seattle Mariners have placed right fielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain in his left side, reports Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune. First baseman Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take Saunders' spot on the roster.#Mariners recall 1B Justin Smoak. OF Michael Saunders has strained left oblique.— Bob Dutton...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is headed back to the disabled list. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Saunders has been diagnosed with an oblique injury, which he suffered on a check-swing in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Twins. Saunders was previously on the disabled list between June 11-27 due to inflammation of the A/C joint in his right...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back on Saturday following a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, which snapped a four-game winning streak. The loss cropped the Mariners to 47-39, six game behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. There is some mixed news on the injury front, as James Paxton is ready for a simulated game, but questions remain whether or...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners (42-37) have been without outfielder Michael Saunders since he went on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation on June 11th, as reported by Kerry Kauffman of Sports Injury Alert.  In five rehab starts with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, Saunders is hitting .450.  He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday but the Mariners...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Disabled List Log Jam

4 Players Ready But Is There Room? The beginning of the week began with a bang for the Seattle Mariners as they made chopped clams out of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox.  At the same time, however, several of their key players were down in Tacoma proving that they were healthy and ready to return to the show. It’s not often that team winds up with 4 guys on the DL...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart, Hisashi Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners entered Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals with a record of 37-36, third in the American League West. They are staying within striking distance of a wild card berth despite having several key players on the disabled list. There is some good news on the injury front regarding Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart and Hisashi Iwakuma...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheeseburgers, Pizzas, And Candy Bars, Oh My!

Jesus Montero back in the bigs With Justin Smoak on the DL and struggling with a sore quad muscle — and Corey Hart already there — it was easy to understand why the Seattle Mariners made two of their more recent roster moves in bringing up Logan Morrison and Jesus Montero. While it makes sense to bring up Montero from AAA at this point in the season, it is still a very interesting...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres with a record of 35-34, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying within reach of the first place Oakland A's despite playing with three regulars out of the starting lineup. There is some good news on the injury front, as Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart are progressing...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, Logan Morrison

On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners placed slugging first baseman Justin Smoak on the 15-day DL. They replaced him with utility man Logan Morrison (1B, OF, DH).1B/OF Logan Morrison activated, 1B Justin Smoak to 15-day disabled list.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) June 11, 2014 Smoak had appeared in every game this season for the Mariners before missing all of Tuesday night'...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak (quad) out again on Tuesday

Seattle Mariners slugger Justin Smoak has sat out four games dating back to Saturday. He was in a 2-for-25 slump which caused him to sit out on Wednesday. We later found that he was dealing with a sore quad which turned into a quad injury.#450121322 / gettyimages.comSmoak is dealing with a sore quad muscle in his left leg. He has not started four games in a row, however; he has...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays at 33-29, third in the American League West. Although only 16th in the league in runs scored, the Mariners are staying in the mix with a strong pitching staff that is eighth in the Major Leagues in ERA. The Mariners have good news on the injury front concerning Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak, but have...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Justin Smoak, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners (31-28) are tied for second place in the AL West despite injuries to Justin Smoak, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton.  Struggling first baseman Justin Smoak is still out of the lineup with a sore left quadriceps muscle according to Bob Dutton of the News Tribune.   Smoak, who is batting .211 with seven homeruns and 29 RBI, is expected to start Friday night...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Circumstances have called for manager Lloyd McClendon to do so some unconventional things, but few will question his motives if the Seattle Mariners keep winning. Seattle seeks a season-high sixth straight victory while looking to deal the host Tampa Bay Rays an 11th consecutive defeat Friday night. McClendon had Willie Bloomquist...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rough Week For The Seattle Mariners Organization

While the current baseball season is still in its early stages, weeks like this one are hard to swallow.  The parent club at Safeco dropped below .500 and both Triple-A Tacoma, lost three out of four in two straight series, and Double-A Jackson lost two of five games before recovering Sunday. Seattle Mariners Luckily for Felix Hernandez, the hitting seems to jump when he has taken...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals struggle to find power again in Seattle, lose 3-1

SEATTLE -- Chris Young pitched eight efficient innings, Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Saturday night. Young (3-0) allowed three hits, while striking out three and walking none. The tall right-hander needed just 96 pitches, setting down the lineup in order in five of his eight innings. It is the first time Young has...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners beat A's 6-4 in 10 innings to open DH

Justin Smoak was frustrated as soon as he hit a chopper to first base in the 10th inning, sure he had stranded the potential go-ahead run at third base. But the ball bounced just high enough to glance off Daric Barton's glove to give the surging Mariners another win. Smoak's two-out RBI single helped Seattle overcome a shaky start by ace Felix Hernandez to win for the 10th...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smoak helps Mariners take out Rangers

Justin Smoak wasn’t sure what happened. One second he saw the ball come screaming off the bat of Adrian Beltre, the next he was airborne and then it all got a little fuzzy. With a leap and a grab, Smoak ripped looming defeat out of the air and secured victory for the Mariners, making a brilliant diving catch of Beltre’s rocket line drive and then scrambling to his feet and touching...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak's incredible 9th-inning snag saves game for Mariners (VIDEO)

Infield catches don't come any better — or timelier — than Justin Smoak's incredible diving 9th-inning play Friday night.The Mariners first baseman — playing well off the bag with the bases loaded — goes airborne to snag Adian Beltre's screaming liner and then step on first base to turn a unassisted, game-ending double play and save a 6-5 lead against the Rangers...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Chances: Justin Smoak and Melky Cabrera

In 2012, the Boston Red Sox finished at the bottom of the AL East standings. Entering the 2013 season the Toronto Blue Jays were the team to beat.  After a busy offseason and a flurry of trades bringing in new players to bolster their existing core of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, things were looking good.  Of course, the Red Sox won the World Series and the Jays never...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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