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Texas Rangers Need to Show Patience in Transitional Season

Texas Rangers’ Prince Fielder watches his single in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino during the sixth inning of a baseball GAME Friday, April 17, 2015, in Seattle. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The Texas Rangers have faced some rough early goings in the 2015 MLB season. While there are still a lot of games to be played, 151 to be exact, the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers can't figure out Hernandez in loss to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- For all the effort Colby Lewis exerted trying to work out of trouble, there were only two pitches that he really wanted back. One left the park off the bat of Seattle's Mike Zunino. The other was rattled into the right-field corner by Brad Miller for an RBI triple. With Felix Hernandez on the mound for Seattle, that was too much for the Texas Rangers to overcome....
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Apr 7

It’s funny how quickly everything comes rushing back. I spent about three hours yesterday trying to figure out how I wanted to approach Day 1, reading old posts here on the site and doing my best to get back into my own head from five months ago. While yesterday’s entry wasn’t a resounding success, I’m calling it a victory overall. Let’s revisit it before moving on to...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Statistical Leaders

Spring Training is over.  The 2015 MLB season officially begins tonight with the Cubs taking on the Cardinals.  Let the phun begin. See what I did there?  Before we leave the Cactus and Grapefruit League action a faint memory, let's check in on the the statistical leaders. Offense Batting Average:1. Jose Abreu/CWS - .5082. Curtis Graderson/NYM - .4423. Mike Trout/LAA - .441Runs...
Via We Should Be GM's
15 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Zunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels

Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday. Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play. The Angels and Mariners fielded lineups consisting mainly of the players who are likely to start on opening day next Monday when Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Zunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday. Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play. The Angels and Mariners fielded lineups consisting mainly of the players who are likely to start on opening day next...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Zunino homers twice, but Giants rally to edge Mariners 9-8

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mike Zunino hit two home runs and Kyle Seager added a third for the Seattle Mariners, but the San Francisco Giants rallied from a four-run deficit in the top of the ninth inning with minor leaguers Saturday in a 9-8 split-squad victory. Zunino connected in the second inning off Giants starter Jake Peavy and again in the sixth off big league reliever Jeremy Affeldt...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Taijuan Walker runs spring scoreless streak to 18 innings

  Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run and Robinson Cano...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker runs shutout streak to 18 innings, Mariners top Cubs

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas' Derek Holland pitches 3 scoreless inning in debut

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland pitched three scoreless innings in his spring training debut, but Mike Zunino homered twice as the Seattle Mariners and a Texas Rangers split squad played to a 4-4 tie Friday. Holland, who had been restricted to one inning in a B' game because of a sore shoulder, threw 32 pitches, giving up two hits and walking one. Zunino homered off Rangers relievers...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners batter Brewers, 10-5

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Chris Taylor got three hits and Mike Zunino had a two-run single Friday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-5. J.A. Happ, slated for the Seattle starting rotation, blanked the Brewers for three innings, allowing a hit and striking out two. "Happ threw the ball extremely well. Pitched in the zone, his secondary stuff was good. It was a good outing...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor gets 3 hits as Mariners beat Brewers 10-5

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Chris Taylor got three hits and Mike Zunino had a two-run single Friday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5. J.A. Happ, slated for the Seattle starting rotation, shut out the Brewers for three innings, allowing a hit and striking out two. Taylor, competing to be the club's everyday shortstop, hit a triple and raised his spring training average...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Moss hits solo homer in Tribe's 4-3 loss to Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Brad Miller hit two home runs and Mike Zunino also connected as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday. Miller and Chris Taylor, both competing to be the starting shortstop, were in the lineup together in the absence of star second baseman Robinson Cano. He is away from the team after the death of his grandfather and expected to return Friday...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Miller homers twice as Mariners beat Indians

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Brad Miller hit two home runs and Mike Zunino also connected as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday. Miller and Chris Taylor, both competing to be the starting shortstop, were in the lineup together in the absence of star second baseman Robinson Cano. He is away from the team after the death of his grandfather and expected to return Friday...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Infield Position Players

Catcher: Projected Starter: Mike Zunino Projected Backup: John Hicks Dark Horse: John Baker Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate.  Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured.  Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a full season, though his 22 home runs last season are promising...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Zunino, Baker, and Sucre A Rare Combination Behind The Plate

The 2015 Seattle Mariners Spotlight One position the 2015 Seattle Mariners are not going to worry too much over is the catcher position.  The Mariners are about as deep with talented catchers in their organization as any club out there.  Together, Mike Zunino, John Baker, and Jesus Sucre are a trio that bring the best abilities in every facet of the game. Zunino has the power...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Top 15 Catchers in ’15

Baseball is here! Kind of. But it won’t be long before we get to see our favorite players jogging out onto the field. In other sports news, the combine was this weekend and I wouldn’t be able to fit all of my thoughts in just an intro. So before I start to get into a football mindset, let’s hurry up and talk baseball! So without further ado, 15-11 Miguel Montero (CHC), Jason...
Via Baseball Essential
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Generation Next — Catchers

Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America Fantasy baseball is forever changing. Of course, in the coming weeks we will see a lot of change. The annual Winter Meetings will commence before we know it and we will see a number of players changing uniforms. We’ve already seen quite a few blockbuster trades go down and the winter meetings haven’t even begun. Yet, this isn’t...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Dynasty Catcher Rankings

Catcher is without a doubt one of the most difficult positions to plan for in a dynasty league since prospects at the position take so long to develop. The position itself requires so much game planning with the pitching staff that the offense sometimes doesn’t show up until the player’s mid-20s (e.g., Devin Mesoraco). You’ll see this reflected in my rankings as I’m much...
Via Baseball Professor
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels end regular season; get swept by Seattle

There is only one game left in the 2014 MLB Regular Season for both, the Angels and the Mariners.For the Halos, looking to avoid to end their season the exact same way it started, a three-game sweep. For Seattle, a must-win game, and hope that Oakland loses as well.Cory Rasmus and Felix Hernandez were the starters in the series, and season, finale.Michael Saunders gave the Mariners...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle's season over despite 4-1 win over Angels

Seattle had a 1 1/2-game lead for the second wild card on the morning of Sept. 7 but lost 12 of its next 17 games and dropped three games behind the A's with four to play. While the Mariners won their final four games, the deficit was too large for third-place Seattle to overcome. Los Angeles, which finished with the major leagues' best regular-season record at 98-64, was swept for...
Via Fox Sports West
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison homers twice to lead Mariners over Blue Jays

  Logan Morrison hit two home runs, Mike Zunino also connected and the Seattle Mariners kept their faint playoff hopes alive, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Thursday. Morrison hit a three-run blast off Todd Redmond in the fourth and added a solo shot off Aaron Loup (4-4) in the sixth as the Mariners avoided a four-game sweep and snapped a five-game losing streak. The victory...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Morrison homers twice, Mariners beat Jays 7-5

TORONTO (AP) Logan Morrison hit two home runs, Mike Zunino also connected and the Seattle Mariners kept their faint playoff hopes alive, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Thursday. Morrison hit a three-run blast off Todd Redmond in the fourth and added a solo shot off Aaron Loup (4-4) in the sixth as the Mariners avoided a four-game sweep and snapped a five-game losing streak. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ackley hits two homers, M's top Astros to tighten AL wild-card race

  Dustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots in a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Ackley homered in the third and eighth innings for his second career multihomer game for the Mariners, who entered the day one game back for the second AL wild-card spot....
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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