Seattle Mariners release Rickie Weeks

After being designated for assignment last week, Rickie Weeks was released by the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Weeks posted a .167 batting average with two home runs and nine runs batted in through 37 games this season for Seattle. The Mariners signed the 32-year-old to a one-year, $2 million contract in the offseason with the hopes of using him in a utility role. As it turned out...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners cut ties with Rickie Weeks

The Rickie Weeks era is officially over in Seattle.On Sunday, the Mariners released the veteran infielder/outfielder, as he never quite put anything together in his brief stint with the M's that warranted a long-term spot on the roster. The decision comes a week after the club designated him for assignment, and was initially reported via MLB.com's transactions page. Despite a strong...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: At the end of the Weeks,Mariners fans Jonesing for a Jimmy

The Rickie Weeks experiment is over; the converted Left Fielder (formerly 2nd baseman) was unable to adapt to the new position defensively or maintain a sufficient offensive numbers to contribute.  Designated for assignment to Triple A on Saturday, it remains to be seen what the long-term plans are for Weeks. Rickie batted .167, with 7 runs scored, 2 HR, 7 RBI, while striking...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners DFA Rickie Weeks to make room for Danny Farquhar

The Seattle Mariners took a flier on veteran Rickie Weeks as a potential DH/outfield type in 2015, but it hasn't paid off: the club designated him for assignment on Saturday to facilitate the return of reliever Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Tacoma. In 95 plate appearances in 2015, Weeks was slashing just .167/.263/.250, and as Prospect Insider pointed out, only had three total extra...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners designate Weeks, recall RHP Farquhar

HOUSTON (AP) The Seattle Mariners have designated Rickie Weeks for assignment and recalled right-hander Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Tacoma. The moves come after Seattle had to use its bullpen for 5 2-3 innings on Thursday and 7 2-3 innings on Friday in tough starts by J.A. Happ and Felix Hernandez. Manager Lloyd McClendon says he appreciated what Weeks brought to the team, but...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies deny incredibly unreasonable Ben Revere trade offer with the Mariners

Earlier today, we learned that the Seattle Mariners had some interest in Phillies left fielder Ben Revere. Revere would be an upgrade over either Dustin Ackley or Rickie Weeks, both of whom are batting under .200 for the Mariners. But a report earlier today got the ire of Phillies fans...
Via Philliedelphia
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Games Are Quick For A Reason

Last week, my wife and I took in a Seattle Mariners day game. She loves day games because it feels to her like “playing hooky” from her otherwise stressful profession as a senior research manager for a prestigious market research firm here in Seattle. When we do these outings, we always splurge and get the club level seats where we can get good food, keep up with the game on...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Infield options moving forward

3B Aramis Ramirez (36) is retiring at the end of the 2015 season The Milwaukee Brewers could see an all-new infield in 2016. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who will end the season as a 37-year-old potential Hall of Famer, is calling it quits. First baseman Adam Lind has a team option on his contract next season, which the Brewers should pick up if he stays healthy and heats back...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Boston Red Sox 2, Seattle Mariners 1

Whereas, Seattle Mariners’ (15-19) Fernando Rodney was incapable of closing under adversity, Boston Red Sox’s (17-18) Koji Uehara slammed the door shut on the M’s to earn a 2-1 win. An Amazing Pitchers duel by Roenis Elias and Joe Kelly was interrupted by with a Shane Victorino Home Run. Rickie Weeks badly overthrew second base on Brock Holt’s leadoff double and dropped...
Via Seattle Side Up!
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners have yet to see the Robinson Cano they paid for

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports For the New York Yankees, 2015 was supposed to be all about Robinson Cano, or, more specifically, his emergence as the next face of the franchise and heir-apparent to retired pin-striper Derek Jeter. Instead, now nearly 18 months removed from shattering the hearts of Yankee fans everywhere by signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Room For Improvement – The Seattle Mariners After 15 Games

Fifteen games down, 147 to go. I wrote something similar last season when the Seattle Mariners got off to a slow start in April. Had the Mariners gone 6-9 in any stretch during, say, mid June, no one would even notice. But the freshness of the season and the high expectations surrounding this ball club this year magnifies the early issues scoring runs and the surprisingly poor pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What In The World Is Wrong With The Seattle Mariners?

Don’t Hit The Panic Button Just Yet The Seattle Mariners are taking a much needed home off day today to re-think their efforts in the first two weeks or so of the season.  After 15 games the Mariners are in last place in the AL West with a not so pretty record of 6-9.   That record leaves many wondering if the Mariners really are the contenders everyone predicted they would...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Ackley and Rickie Weeks: The Unlikely Platoon Partners

So Far, So Good For Weeks and Ackley When Seattle Mariner’s GM Jack Zduriencik announced the signing of Rickie Weeks I was a little mystified.  When Big Jack later announced that Weeks would be playing in the outfield, specifically left field in a quasi-platoon role with Dustin Ackley, I really began to scratch my head. It just didn’t make sense to me. Rickie Weeks was adamant...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Well Soon, Seth Smith

Seth Smith sat out the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday due to tightness in his groin. He’s currently listed as day to day. His absence from the lineup forced manager Lloyd McClendon to make some moves Mariners fans should hope he doesn’t have to make often, namely playing Nelson Cruz in right field and having Rickie Weeks in the lineup against...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks hit leadoff so he could make dentist appointment

For veteran players with a roster spot secured, spring training is less about proving themselves and more about getting the necessary reps needed to make sure they are sharp and ready for opening day. That’s the case for Rickie Weeks. Weeks signed a one-year contract with the Mariners last month, but has been slowed this...Read More
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

AL West Preview: Can the Angels Repeat?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be breaking down what to look out for in each team as we near opening day. Our journey begins in the AL West, where the Los Angeles Angels will be looking for consecutive division crowns despite their disappointingly early exit from the postseason last season. Los Angeles Angels 2014 record: 98–64 They may not have been favorites to top the...
Via The Sports Post
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

In New Digs, Rickie Weeks Looks To Make Most Of Chance With Seattle Mariners

Not many baseball players in this day and age stick around with one team for very long. Ever since free-agency leaped into the forefront, baseball has been largely built around high turnover with very few players donning one cap for the duration of their careers, let alone three or four years. The Philadelphia Phillies have multiple players who have spent their careers in red and...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Outfielders And Pitchers

Left Field: Projected Starter: Dustin Ackley/Rickie Weeks Projected Backup: Justin Ruggiano Dark Horse: Alex Jackson The plan in left field is a platoon of two former top prospects.  Ackley struggled defensively at second base, and his average dropped off a cliff at the start of the year, ending at .245.  It is encouraging that he set career highs in home runs (14), RBIs (65) and...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks homers over the batter’s eye in Peoria

For as bad of a year as Rickie Weeks had in 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers, he still averaged 412 feet on his eight home runs. This winter, Weeks signed with the Seattle Mariners, and on Saturday, he gave his new club some encouragement by obliterating this homer over the batter’s eye in dead center field at Seattle’s Spring Training complex in Peoria. 410 to dead center...
Via The Outside Corner
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks homers over the batter’s eye in Peoria

For as bad of a year as Rickie Weeks had in 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers, he still averaged 412 feet on his eight home runs. This winter, Weeks signed with the Seattle Mariners, and on Saturday, he gave his new club some encouragement by obliterating this homer over the batter’s eye in dead center field at Seattle’s Spring Training complex in Peoria. 410 to dead center...
Via Bloguin Best
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Weeks hits long homer for Mariners in loss to Diamondbacks

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run for a Seattle Mariners split squad Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Weeks sent a drive that cleared the 40-foot wall above the 410-foot mark in center field. He connected in the fifth inning off Andrew Chafin. Weeks played his second game for the Mariners after signing as a free agent following 10 seasons...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New look for Mariners' Rickie Weeks, hopes for fresh start

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The most noticeable thing is the hair. Gone are the long dreadlocks that were once a Rickie Weeks staple. He'd worn them since 2008, but said he grew tired of the hair style. ''It's just one of those things,'' Weeks said. Weeks also made more major changes. After 12 seasons in the Milwaukee organization, he signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks – Another Platoon Piece For The Seattle Mariners

Last week, the Seattle Mariners added another right handed bat in former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. The Mariners and Weeks agreed to a club friendly $2 million / one year deal, with built in incentives in the unlikely event he’s used as more than a platoon against left handed pitching at the corner outfield positions or as an occasional reliever for Robinson...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners finalize 1-year contract with free agent Rickie Weeks

  Rickie Weeks understands his career as only a second baseman is likely over. He's ready to embrace the idea of being a utility player, even if that means learning positions he hasn't played since becoming a professional. ''I'm not going to say it's easy. Anytime you change positions it's going to take work but I have no problem working hard. That's never been the case,'' Weeks...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle finalizes 1-year contract with Rickie Weeks

SEATTLE (AP) Infielder Rickie Weeks and the Mariners have finalized a $2 million, one-year contract, adding depth to Seattle's roster just before the start of spring training. The Mariners announced the deal with Weeks on Friday following the completion of a physical. Weeks can earn another $2 million in performance bonuses plus additional award bonuses. Weeks gives the Mariners...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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