Seattle Mariners offense off to streaky start

Mariner Runs Come Feast or Famine The Seattle Mariners are off to a reasonably good start at 7-6.  I use the term “reasonably good” because while I’m sure you’d like to see them at 13-0 I think you have to consider this a team that has been above the .500 level since 2009 when they won 85 games. Major League Baseball is not like the NFL.  MLB teams can’t turn around a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cano Gets Double Play Assist From Miller’s Shoulder

Robinson Cano shows off his new Mariners’ jersey (Credit: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press) Robinson Cano was in perfect position for a strange play during the bottom of the third inning of last night’s game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Watch as Mariners’ shortstop Brad Miller attempts to come up with Elvis Andrus’ grounder and a bad hop causes the ball...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 2014 Free Agents – The Story So Far

No game to talk about yesterday, so this will be a quick little hit on how the top FA of 2014 have performed so far. 1. Robinson Cano – .326/.396/.370 (109 wRC+) Cano hasn’t exactly done the heavy lifting for the Mariners, but Smoak, Zunino, and Ackley have been more than sufficient so far. 2. Jacoby Ellsbury – .362/.423/.447 (152 wRC+) Ellsbury has been pretty great so far...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners knock off Rangers, 7-1

The Mariners hope they jettisoned their offensive struggles somewhere on their flight south to Texas. In the hitter friendly confines of Globe Life Park, a place that’s cured many a slump, the Seattle’s bats came to life on a night when it shouldn’t have been good for hitting. With temperatures in the mid- to high-40s and winds swirling, the bundled up Mariners felt right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s New Salary Should be Higher

Mike Trout is underpaid. This may seem ridiculous seeing that he is a 22 year old being paid millions to play a game for a living, but going by market value, he deserves more than the 6-year, $144.5 million deal he signed on Saturday. Simply put, he is the best player in baseball and deserves to be paid like it. However, three other players recently signed contracts equal or larger...
Via Batting Leadoff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Week in review

FAST START: The Seattle Mariners opened 2014 with a bang sweeping the Anaheim Angels and ending their season opening road trip 4-2 against two A.L. West rivals.  After the Angels sweep, the Mariners dropped two of three games in Oakland with Friday’s game being postponed due to rain; they were scheduled to play four in Oakland.  Even with losing the last series, the Mariners...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cano set for Seattle debut against Angels

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners' $240 million investment, Robinson Cano, and a handful of other new faces will finally make their home debut after a promising opening week on the road.
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners – What To Make Of Their Strong Start

There is a surprising and unexpected storyline for the Seattle Mariners as the MLB season gets underway: They actually look pretty good! Seattle swept the Los Angeles Angels to kick off the year and was competitive against a good Oakland team in both the games they lost. The result is a respectable 4-2 record through the first two series of the season. The surprise is really the...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano’s true value to the Seattle Mariners

Robinson Cano’s 10-year, $240 million contract reinvigorated Seattle Mariner fans over the winter. Mariner fans have been stuck in a quagmire of mediocrity and forgettable season for much of the last decade. Cano’s signing breathed new life into a franchise and fan base starved for success, and while Cano has been heralded as the savior of Seattle baseball if the Mariners opening...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Create Macklemore Bobbleheads (Photo)

Bobblehead collectors in Washington state will want to arrive early to the New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game on June 12. The Mariners plan to give out Macklemore bobbleheads to the first 20,000 fans that arrive to the game. The hip-hop artist is originally from Seattle, so his bobblehead should prove to be pretty popular with Mariners fans. The team is also enjoying its first...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: Blowing Smoak in Seattle

Of all the teams to predict to sweep their first series, who would have guessed the Mariners as one of those clubs? Well, aside from our resident Mariners fans --Tehol and Sky, and Grey, who put some serious coin on them to win the World Series. Who's the crazy one now? Ha! I know the M's weren't supposed to be that bad this year, so its not all that surprising. It...
Via Razzball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners 8, Angels 2 — A series sweep to start the season

So the Mariners are now 3-0 and with a series sweep of Anaheim to start the season. It’s a stunning accomplishment if you look at past history. It was the first three-game series sweep Anaheim since 2006. It was the first time since 1995 that Seattle had won three straight games to start a season. It was also the first time since 1985 the team started off the season with a three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Athletics Preview

The Seattle Mariners fully expected to be an improved ball club with Robinson Cano in the fold, though they may not have envisioned starting out this well.
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cano gets 1st RBI with Mariners in win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) James Paxton pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball, Robinson Cano drove in his first run for the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, completing a three-game sweep in the team's first series under new manager Lloyd McClendon.
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing the Matchups By Not Playing the Matchups

In a close game Tuesday night, the Angels faced Robinson Cano with two on, two outs, and a base open. Standing on deck, instead of actual protection, was Justin Smoak, and in the clearest demonstration of protection theory, or lack thereof, the Angels put Cano on to take their chances with the next guy. If […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Wilson seemed upset about having to walk Robinson Cano

Los Angeles Angels pitcher CJ Wilson was asked to do something a bit unusual during his team’s 8-3 loss against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night — walk a left-handed hitter. Wilson, a lefthander, was instructed to walk Robinson Cano with runners on second and third and two outs in the third inning. Mike Scioscia […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fan heckles Robinson Cano in Seattle

Robinson Cano is not scheduled to make his return to Yankee Stadium as a visiting player until April 29, but that didn’t stop one angry New York Yankees fan from heckling him during the Seattle Mariners’ game against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. The way the fan went about it will amaze you. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

STYLE: MLB Robinson Cano For GQ Magazine April 2014

The ‘men’s style bible’ GQ Magazine hooked-up with baseball’s $240 million dollar kid Robinson Cano (Seattle Mariners) for a feature in their April 2014 issue. GQ visited the beautiful island of Dominican Republic where they photographed the MLB star in a series of chic looks–highlighted by a sleek selection of suede jackets suitable for the spring and summer seasons. Check...
Via More Than Stats
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Whiparound: What could cause M's Cano to struggle?

MLB Whiparound: Frank Thomas and Eric Karros discuss what could cause Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano to struggle. 
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Fan’s Sign Taunting Cano Is Definition Of Ironic

Well isn't this just ironic. A New York Yankees fan taunting Robinson Cano with a sign for taking the money and running.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Fan’s Sign Taunting Robinson Cano Is Definition Of Ironic

Well isn't this just ironic. A New York Yankees fan taunting Robinson Cano with a sign for taking the money and running.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future Of The Seattle Mariners Looks Bright ☆

Despite the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano to a 10-year deal, the near future does not look terribly good for the Seattle Mariners.  Most pundits would put them at between a 70 and 75 win year, with only the lowly Houston Astros behind them in the American League West.  Texas looks to be the face of the division, while Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels have strong playoff...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cano Talks Memories

I know that Robinson Cano is not exactly the man of the hour around these points. Whether it’s because he bolted for greener money in Seattle, or simply because he never fully hustled during his time in pinstripes, there’s not a lot of love lost for Robbie in the Bronx these days. But with the season about to start, Robbie’s attempting to mend a few fences. Well, maybe...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Displaced by Robinson Cano, Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to the minors

Nick Franklin showed enough promise as a rookie second baseman for the Mariners last season that he seemed set as the team’s long-term answer there, but then they signed Robinson Cano for $240 million. That knocked Franklin out of the second base picture and forced him into a competition with Brad Miller to start at shortstop, which is a position where he’s stretched defensively...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss


For the first time in his MLB career, Robinson Cano will shed his New York Yankees pinstripes in favor of a new team uniform. In a major off-season move, the all-star second baseman accepted a record deal with the Seattle Mariners. GQ magazine’s April issue highlights Cano and his “mega contract,” in a piece dubbed “The $240 Million Man.” Within the article, the new Mariner...
Via A Glam Slam
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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