Mariners in rare position as favorites in AL West

SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Seattle Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason seven times and hoisted one World Series trophy. When Cano looks at the roster the Mariners have put together for the 2015 season, he sees familiar traits. ''On paper we look like world champions,'' Cano...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OBP Leagues: Made it to Second Base!

Second base is a solid position in OBP leagues and you can find standouts across the board and throughout the top-20. I have a few guys I am targeting heavily in drafts for the keystone, as well as MI positions, as I tend to end up with a second baseman there too. The top-5 in OBP looks a lot like most rankings: Robinson Cano .382, Jose Altuve .377, Ben Zobrist .354, (Anthony Rendon...
Via Razzball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Mixed Tout Wars Review, Rounds 1-3

View image | Spring Training is here. That means all of us baseball nutsos get to travel to Arizona or Florida to get an early look at our favorite teams and players. It also means that we get to dive head first into numbers to try and sort out what happened last season, who went where in the offseason and what will happen this coming season. But what it really...
Via The Fantasy Fix
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners had a big cable TV windfall last year

One of the bigger free agent signings after the 2013 season was Robinson Cano. And when the Seattle Mariners signed him, some wondered why he would elect to leave the bright lights of New York. Of course, a lot of it had to do with the money in the 10-year, $240 million contract. Observers asked how could Seattle afford it and if you look at the Mariners’ deal with DirecTV that...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball – Bust Candidates

Masahiro Tanaka Tanaka will make his Spring debut on March 12th, yet enters 2015 after partially tearing a UCL in his right elbow last July. Eight months removed from this issue, Tanaka is a very volatile play this season as he decided for rehabilitation rather than Tommy John Surgery. In 2014, he totaled 13 Wins, […]
Via Legion Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball First Round Confusion

Getting a top 5 pick in your fantasy baseball draft is key this year. You know you are getting one of these guys - Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen or Clayton Kershaw. If you land any of those guys you should be extremely happy.However it's the second half of the first round that is very difficult.Do you go with: Felix Hernandez (SP) - The only...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #15: Anthony Rendon | 2B/3B | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! It’s not often that a 24-year-old player comes into the league and in one season completely takes over, but that’s precisely what Anthony Rendon did. Last season Rendon had an ADP outside of the top 200, so it’s not like many people were gearing up...
Via Baseball Professor
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Second Base Position Primer

2015 Second Base Position Primer SP Primer | RP Primer | 1B Primer Reach early or wait at the keystone position. While not quite that simple, there is exceptional depth at second base for those who avoid the middle rounds. Robinson Cano and Jose Altuve sit atop the rankings, along with Anthony Rendon who is also third-base eligible. The trio are locks to be selected within the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #17: Robinson Cano | 2B | SEA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! The biggest question facing prospective Robinson Cano owners heading into 2015 is his home run potential. Currently there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about Cano as his home run total, ISO, and HR/FB rate last season all were (or were tied) for career...
Via Baseball Professor
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Seattle Mariners

For two consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners have made splashy free agent signings to show that they are serious about making a run in the American League West. With the signing of Robinson Cano, they paid a huge price for the prime years of a player that could fall off at any point. With the signing of Nelson Cruz, they’re hoping that whatever Cruz has left in him can finally...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Seattle Mariners

For two consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners have made splashy free agent signings to show that they are serious about making a run in the American League West. With the signing of Robinson Cano, they paid a huge price for the prime years of a player that could fall off at any point. With the signing of Nelson Cruz, they’re hoping that whatever Cruz has left in him can finally...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano cites Seattle weather for last season’s weight gain: Report

During Robinson Cano's first season with the Mariners his stats were a little lighter than the ones he usually put up when he was with the Yankees. But they reportedly didn't coincide with the heavier numbers he put on the bathroom scale by season's end. The second baseman still put up decent numbers on the stat sheet. He was an All-Star Game starter, a Gold Glove finalist and...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: 2015 Second Base Preview

In Episode 147, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) preview the second base position for the upcoming 2015 season, including some superlatives, which Jason Kipnis we’ll see, and who’ll reign supreme between Anthony Rendon and Robinson Cano.
Via Baseball Professor
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Podcast: Is Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada The Next Robinson Cano?

Editor’s note: The following podcast was recorded Sunday night, before the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a contract with Yoan Moncada. Happy but never satisfied. Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington recently used the expression with regard to his team’s roster. The GM showed Monday he wasn’t lying by reportedly agreeing to a contract with Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada’s Reported Deal With Red Sox Opens More Doors For Boston

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Can’t add an ace? Add a king. The Red Sox reportedly agreed to a contract Monday with Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada. The 19-year-old immediately becomes the organization’s top prospect and gives Boston added flexibility in potential trades. In short, the opportunity was too good to pass up despite the...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox, Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada Agree To Contract

The Boston Red Sox have made another big splash in international waters. The Red Sox signed Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada to a contract Monday, according to multiple reports.’s Jesse Sanchez first reported the news, saying the deal is believed to be worth $30 million. Yahoo! Sports reporter Jeff Passan confirmed the report shortly after...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada signs with the Red Sox for $30 million

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, one of the mostly highly touted and most sought after Cuban prospects in 20 years, has finally agreed to a contract with a major league club. He’ll be joining countryman Rusney Castillo with the Boston Red Sox, and the bonus he’s getting is a ridiculous $30 million. BREAKING – Source: Cuban INF prospect Yoan Moncada agrees with Red Sox on a deal...
Via The Outside Corner
February 23, 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

In Lineup Bolstered By Offseason Moves, Robinson Cano Can Take Seattle Mariners To New Heights

Last offseason, Robinson Cano stunned the baseball world by choosing to sign with the Seattle Mariners over re-signing with the New York Yankees. In doing so, he left the hallowed Yankees scrambling for the franchise’s new face following Derek Jeter’s impending farewell season and changed coasts relishing in the chance to bring the Mariners their first World Series title. Before...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano, 2015 Fantasy Schmohawk

In the year of thirteen after twenty in the land bestowed to us by Disney and Guiliani called the City of York, Jay-Z removed his Brooklyn Nets leather cap, raspberried his lips and scratched his head. He buzzed his assistant's intercom and said, "Solange,when you get a second, the spreadsheets you brought me are wrong. I want WAR." Solange thought he wanted to war with her, and...
Via Razzball
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada Could Be The Next Robinson Cano, Says NL Talent Evaluator

The hype train officially has left the station. Yoan Moncada finally is free to sign with any Major League Baseball team. The Cuban prospect has drawn rave reviews to this point, with one National League talent evaluator telling The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo he sees some similarities between Moncada and a couple of big league All-Stars. “He could be the next Robinson Cano...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

As was reported last week, Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada is now free to sign with any MLB team. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says he can’t find one GM, either involved or not involved in obtaining him, who doesn’t rave about Moncada, and who wouldn’t take him No. 1 in the draft if he were an American amateur player. “Most teams involved can’t talk about Moncada on the...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: second basemen

The state of second base in baseball right now is interesting. You’ve got some fantastic second basemen (Robinson Cano), some budding young second basemen (Jose Altuve), and some second basemen that are clearly talented, but still have some questions surrounding them (Neil Walker, Jason Kipnis). And that doesn’t even begin to deal with the tier of second baseman that are on the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

The offseason is almost over, and with the exception of James Shields, every big-name free agent has signed. The current free agent season did continue the tradition of at least one surprising signing, however. One player always manages to provide a surprise for unexpectedly getting a huge contract and raising the market for his peers. More often than not, that player and contract...
Via The Outside Corner
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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