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Will Robinson Cano Be A Mariner In 2016?

The Seattle Mariners, picked by many to not only make the playoffs, but to win the World Series, came into the 2015 season with expectations arguably as high as ever in the history of the franchise. Following an impressive playoff push that found them just 1 game short of October in 2014, Seattle seemed primed for even greater success this year. Adding slugger Nelson Cruz to an...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Prospect Ryan Mountcastle Takes Game to Next Level

From a very precious age, a baseball player typically faces those who are older than them. Against competitors bigger, stronger, and faster, there is consistently a need to prove themselves. Having a standout quality helps separate them and enables them to garner fear and respect from the elder peers. At just eighteen years of age, Orlando native Ryan Mountcastle experiences these...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: Among a pointless series against the A’s, Hope is rising for the Mariners future

Your Seattle Mariners hosted the Oakland A’s this week in Safeco Field, and wound up taking the series 2-1. It was a rough series for the starting pitching staff, with both Hisashi Iwakuma and Mike Montgomery getting roughed up. Nelson Cruz continued his torrid pace however, proving to be one of the best free agent acquisitions in the league this year. While the season may be pretty...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-White Sox Preview

Nelson Cruz would be enjoying a second straight stellar offensive season a lot more if the Seattle Mariners were winning. As Cruz looks to build on another strong performance, the visiting Mariners try for a third straight victory Thursday night against the Chicago White Sox. After setting career highs for homers (40) and RBIs (108) with Baltimore in 2014, Cruz is batting .321 and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez, Cruz lead Seattle past Oakland 8-2

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez made just two mistakes in eight strong innings, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-leading 39th homer and drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Wednesday. Seattle closed out its brief homestand with Hernandez rebounding after getting knocked around in his last start against the Chicago White Sox. Hernandez (15-8) allowed...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz Hits MLB Leading 39th Home Run In Win Over Oakland

The Seattle Mariners do not have a whole lot going well for them this season. They are 11 games out of first in their division, and 6.5 game back in the wild card race. While not out of contention they are going to need some help to get back in it, and they are going to need to play better than they have all season.It certainly wouldn't hurt if Nelson Cruz were to keep hitting home...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson's 2-run single gives Mariners 6-5 win over A's

SEATTLE (AP) Austin Jackson's bases-loaded, two-run single in the fifth inning capped Seattle's comeback from a five-run deficit and led the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Down 5-0 entering the fourth inning, Nelson Cruz sparked Seattle's comeback with his major league-leading 38th home run, a solo shot off Jesse Chavez. He extended his streak...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

History Repeating Itself For The Seattle Mariners Lies On Jack Zdurienick’s Shoulders

Hopes were high for Seattle Mariners fans in the spring of 2010, just as high as they were for this spring, only to be let down by one man’s decisions. General Manager Jack Zduriencik’s roster decisions took two Mariners teams on the verge of playoff contention, to hoping they stay out of the cellar. By comparing the 2010 season to the current season we can see similarities in...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fielding Matters – Why Nelson Cruz Is Not The AL MVP

Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners has had a phenomenal season at the plate, leading the AL in home runs, slugging, weighted on base average (wOBA), and weighted runs created plus (wRC+). Cruz has essentially already out performed his projected wins against replacement (WAR) for the entire four year contract he signed with the Mariners in the offseason by posting a 4.7 so far, with...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz this winter

The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far provided mixed results. As John Tomase of WEEI reported, Boston first baseman David Ortiz...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz

The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far provided mixed results. As John Tomase of WEEI reported, Boston first baseman David Ortiz...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz’s Home Run Chase Source Of Pride For Dominican Players

As David Ortiz closes in on 500 career home runs, he has an entire country behind him. Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, who’s looked up to Ortiz as a “big brother” throughout his major league career, said Big Papi reaching the 500-homer mark would mean the world to every player who shares their Dominican heritage. “Not only for him, but for all of us Dominicans,” Cruz...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations

Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving to Safeco Field wasn’t going to squelch his production. Per ESPN Home Run Tracker, 22 of the 34 bombs he’s hit this year have traveled more than 400 feet. Nine of them have gone at...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Iwakuma hurls no-hitter

In the midst of a disappointing season, the Seattle Mariners have actually had a few really nice stories. Nelson Cruz is having a monster year, Franklin Gutierrez has not only finally returned to action but has produced in a big way for the team, and now Hisashi Iwakuma adds his own story to the season. After a terrible final stretch in the 2014 season, as well as a bad start to...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nelson Cruz Should Be The AL MVP

Safeco Field is known as one of the best pitcher parks in the big leagues, which is one reason why the Seattle Mariners are one of the most offensively-challenged teams in baseball. Camden Yards in Baltimore however, is a bandbox of sorts and a ballpark in which the ball flies out of stadium during the summer. Just for that reason alone, it is fairly unbelievable that Nelson Cruz...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: Rangers walked in and were shown the door

This weekend your Seattle Mariners hosted the surging Texas Rangers at Safeco field. While the Mariners are on the outs for the playoffs, the Rangers are fighting for their spot in the postseason. They acquired Cole Hamels at the trade deadline, and on Friday afternoon also brought back Mike Napoli from the Red Sox. So this was the M’s and Nelson Cruz’s big chance to play spoiler...
Via Seattle Side Up!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Aug 10

As usual, Monday offers us a short slate of games, which gives us limited options in DFS. The day boasts two of the game’s best pitchers — Chris Sale and Johnny Cueto — but I won’t pick either despite “pay for aces” being one of my core DFS tenets. Instead, I’ll pay for a second tier starter pitching like and ace, plus one of the high-upside stacks I tend to feature...
Via Baseball Professor
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz's homers, Hernandez wins 14th as Mariners edge Rangers

SEATTLE -- For all the success Nelson Cruz has enjoyed during his career, the Seattle slugger can't ever remember a streak like this. Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win Sunday, leading the Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is tied for the most wins in the...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Cruz cruisin', Mets home, Nats begin tough trip

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- CRUZIN' AND BRUISIN' Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz has a 19-game hitting streak, tying the longest of his career. He's batting .422 with 11 home runs, six doubles and 15 RBIs during the string. Cruz has hit 33 homers overall, tied with Mike Trout for most in the majors. He's also gotten an extra-base hit in nine straight...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers can't quiet Cruz's bat, Hernandez's arm in loss to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Streaking Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win Sunday, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is tied for the most wins in the big leagues. Cruz extended his hitting streak to 19 games, tying a career best, with his solo...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers can't quiet Cruz's bat, Hernandez's arm in loss to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Streaking Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win Sunday, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is tied for the most wins in the big leagues. Cruz extended his hitting streak to 19 games, tying a career best, with his solo...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz's bat, Hernandez's arm boost Mariners over Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) Streaking Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win Sunday, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is tied for the most wins in the big leagues. Cruz extended his hitting streak to 19 games, tying a career best, with his solo...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelly Cruz booming in Seattle

Some in the Seattle Mariners organization wanted Nelson Cruz before the 2014 season. Cruz was coming off a PED suspension and that likely played a major role in why the M’s didn’t sign him and the Baltimore Orioles took the chance on a one-year deal. In 2014 he hit .271 with 40 home runs. After a year removed from the PED talk, the Mariners got their man, signing “Boomstick”...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Did The Seattle Mariners Go Wrong?

2015 has not been kind to the Seattle Mariners. They were pegged as World Series favorites entering the season, expectations that really weren’t all that lofty – the team had a scarily dominant rotation, led by future Hall of Famer Felix Hernandez, who was followed by young phenoms Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. They signed reigning home run champ Nelson Cruz to a 4-year deal...
Via Oregon Sports News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s leave on a Rocky Mountain High taking two from the Rockies

The thin air of the Mile High City seems to love the M’s offense.   The Mariners win the series buoyed by the bats of Cruz, Cano, Seager, and Montero. The sweep slipped from their grasp, but the M’s have to feel good about their bats that have caught on fire.   Game 1: The Mariners gave King Felix (Hernandez) a rare early lead as they jumped on Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler...
Via Seattle Side Up!
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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