MICHAEL SAUNDERS NEWS

Dodgers Bet On Brandon McCarthy’s Shoulder

Durability can be a difficult thing to prove, but it can be an easier thing to demonstrate. And teams are fond of players they can count on, which is one of the reasons why Nick Markakis got four guaranteed years while the Mariners sold a relatively cheap Michael Saunders. Francisco Liriano has a history of […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders, 2015 Fantasy Sleeper

I like being the only one saying something on a player. I do. It works against me sometimes -- hello, Cody Asche 2014 sleeper! -- sometimes it works in my favor -- hello, Michael Brantley 2014 sleeper. Michel Saunders reminds me of Michael Brantley, and I don't think it's because they share a first name, but it could be. Psychology is a weird phenomenon. One day you're a finicky...
Via Razzball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy by R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

The Mariners swap Michael Saunders for J.A. Happ in a trade that was preceded by a beef, and might itself precede another trade.
Via Baseball Prospectus
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian OF Michael Saunders 'honored' to join Blue Jays

  Michael Saunders says he used to daydream about playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Soon, he'll get to do it for real. A day after Toronto acquired the Canadian outfielder in a deal with the Seattle Mariners, Saunders said he was ''honored'' by the opportunity to play regularly on home soil. ''I think it was more of a storybook ending for me if you would, like. `One day it would...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian OF Saunders 'honored' to join Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Michael Saunders says he used to daydream about playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Soon, he'll get to do it for real. A day after Toronto acquired the Canadian outfielder in a deal with the Seattle Mariners, Saunders said he was ''honored'' by the opportunity to play regularly on home soil. ''I think it was more of a storybook ending for me if you would, like. `One...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Busy Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak, Trade For Michael Saunders

The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $1 million deal, and sent lefty J.A. Happ to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Michael Saunders, The Blue Jays claimed the 27-year-old Smoak in October, but non-tendered him on Tuesday to avoid paying him approximately $3 million in arbitration. Smoak played in 80 games last season for...
Via Baseball News Source
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Land Pitcher J.A. Happ, Send Michael Saunders To Blue Jays

SEATTLE — The Toronto Blue Jays hope they found their starting left fielder in Michael Saunders, while the Seattle Mariners hope J.A. Happ will be another left-hander for their strong starting rotation. The Mariners sent Saunders to the Blue Jays on Wednesday in exchange for Happ, with the trade filling needs for both clubs. The Mariners were hoping to...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners, Blue Jays swap Michael Saunders, J.A. Happ

Lost in the hysteria of the Nick Markakis signing was this little nugget that seemingly sets the Braves up for another move. The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG — Jayson...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners trade Michael Saunders to Blue Jays for Happ

Lost in the hysteria of the Nick Markakis signing was this little nugget that seemingly sets the Braves up for another move. The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG —...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Trade Michael Saunders to the Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners made their first big trade of the offseason by sending former top prospect Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for starting picther J.A. Happ. The move was first reported by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG — Jayson...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

M's send OF Michael Saunders to Blue Jays for lefty J.A. Happ

  The Seattle Mariners have traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for veteran left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ. The deal was completed Wednesday. Toronto expects Saunders to immediately slot in as its left-fielder, potentially taking the Blue Jays out of the running for re-signing outfielder Melky Cabrera. Happ should be an option for Seattle's rotation...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle sends Saunders to Toronto for Happ

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for veteran left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ. The deal was completed Wednesday. Toronto expects Saunders to immediately slot in as its left-fielder, potentially taking the Blue Jays out of the running for re-signing outfielder Melky Cabrera. Happ should be an option for Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire J.A. Happ from Blue Jays for Michael Saunders

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Blue Jays and Mariners have agreed to a trade that sends LHP J.A. Happ to Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 3, 2014 Happ, 32, posted a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Showing Interest in Saunders, Mariners looking to Upgrade Outfield

According to Jerry Crasnick, the Texas Rangers have been showing interest in adding an outfielder.  Crasnick reported that the Rangers have a mild interest in outfielder Michael Saunders of the division rival Seattle Mariners.  The Rangers are assumed to be actively looking to add outfielders with the loss of right fielder Alex Rios to free agency. #Rangers looking for an OF...
Via Baseball Essential
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas has 'checked in' on Seattle outfielder Michael Saunders

The Seattle Mariners have been said to be aggressively shopping Michael Saunders in the offseason. He seemingly has worn thin within the Mariners organization, much do to his inability to stay on the field, but he is still young enough to bring back a decent haul. The Texas Rangers have reportedly contacted the Mariners to get a feel for what it may take to acquire Saunders. ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The Seattle Mariners Attempt To Re-Sign Their Own Free Agents?

Six M’s Players Not Under Club Control Headed Into Winter While I, and virtually everyone else, have been talking about big name free agents and possible trades the Seattle Mariners should be considering this winter, no one seems to be considering the M’s own free agents. The Mariners do have six names on that list, and while none of them are along the lines of a Robinson Cano...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels interested in trade for Saunders, sign RP Jeremy McBryde

The November 10th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels interested in trade for Saunders, sign RP Jeremy McBryde and much more… The Story: The Angels are one of many teams showing interest in OF Michael Saunders.The Monkey Says: There are a lot teams interested, so the Mariners aren’t going to be terribly motivated to deal him within the division...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheel Of Rumors

I feel like I write the same post every year around this time. I warn you all to pace yourselves. I advise you that most rumors are red herrings where beat guys chase scoops, and agents and team executives (anonymous in most cases) are all too willing to feed chum to the hungry sharks to get their message out and turn the tide of public opinion. It’s like politics but with less...
Via Metstradamus
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders reportedly on the trading block, and it would be a disappointment

According to reports, the Mariners and General Manager Jack Zduriencik will be shopping RF Michael Saunders in the upcoming GM meetings. Saunders’ career for the most part has been mired with injuries, inconsistency, and overall disappointment. However when you take a closer look at Saunders’ numbers over the past 3 seasons, you can see he has actually been a serviceable player...
Via Baseball Essential
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Seattle looking to deal Michael Saunders

The Seattle Mariners and Canadian native Michael Saunders could be parting ways in the very near future. It has been reported the Mariners will be looking to make a deal at the General Managers meetings next week in Phoenix, Arizona. If the following report from Jerry Crasnick has any truth to it, it will bring the long standing relationship between the two sides to an end...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

M’s Outfielder Michael Saunders Is Not A Fit For Mets

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Seattle Mariners are expected to shop right fielder Michael Saunders at the GM Meetings which begin on Monday at Phoenix, Arizona. Crasnick says the two sides are ready to move on from each other. That said, Saunders is not really a fit for the Mets on many, many levels. For one, he bats lefthanded and the Mets already have a glut of...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners looking to trade Michael Saunders

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Seattle Mariners will look to trade outfielder Michael Saunders at next week’s GM meetings. The 27-year-old Saunders is arbitration eligible for the second time after hitting .273/.341/.450 with eight home runs and 34 RBI over 78 games in 2014. The #mariners are expected to shop OF Michael Saunders hard at GM meetings. Both sides appear...
Via Tireball.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Part Ways With Justin Smoak – Is Saunders Next?

Slugging First Baseman Now A Jay In a move that one had to figure was coming sooner or later the Seattle Mariners finally made a decision about their problems at first base this week.  Justin Smoak was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. What it means, at least for now, is that the Mariners are going to go with Logan Morrison at first.  I say “for now”...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: What will happen with Michael Saunders?

Michael Saunders is a favorite of Seattle Mariners fans and a player that when healthy can be one of their biggest run producers, but heading into the offseason he may have played his final game with the club. #453565616 / gettyimages.com Saunders has been with the organization since he the 2004 draft and shown flashes of greatness at time.  Through six major league seasons...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Michael Saunders and agent unhappy with GM remarks

Michael Saunders has been one of the better offensive players on the Seattle Mariners in recent years, his only struggle has been staying on the field and remaining healthy.  Over his six year career, Saunders has only played in over 100 games three times.  This season he was only able to stay on the field for half of the season.  Recently general manager Jack Zduriencik took...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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