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Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) By now, Seth Smith is used to joining a new team in spring training. Smith was acquired by Seattle in a trade with San Diego in December, his fourth team in five years. ''At this point, it's not that big of a deal,'' Smith said of being on so many new teams. ''The first time is a little bit weird. But after that you understand that it's a part of it. You never...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

In Year 2, Mariners' McClendon aims to take team to playoffs

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon got off a fine start in his first season, guiding the team within one game of a playoff for the AL wild-card spot. After going 87-75, the expectations are even higher this year, especially with newcomer Nelson Cruz set to be the designated hitter. The Mariners made a 16-game improvement under McClendon and snapped a streak...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Right Field Platoon – Both Productive And Economical

Just before the New Year, the Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres for relief pitcher Brandon Mauer. The left handed hitting Smith will, more than likely, share a right field platoon with the right handed hitting Justin Ruggiano, who was also recently acquired from the Chicago Cubs. While fans often don’t think of platoon signings as being as...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners update: New Year’s resolutions

Here on New Year’s Eve, we have a few resolutions for the Seattle Mariners heading into the 2015 calender. 1. Find a high-quality outfielder to plug into the lineup  With news today that the Mariners are trading for Padres outfielder Seth Smith, the prospects for the right field position are still the same. They say that the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistake...
Via isportsweb.com
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Final Piece Departs

Last summer when the Padres extended outfielder Seth Smith without a full-time general manager in place, I wrote: The problem, like Dave Cameron said yesterday, is the opportunity cost. There are only so many roster spots and, more specifically, so many outfielders that can play in one game. Like Hundley, Smith might end up getting in the way of a youngster like Rymer Liriano or...
Via Padres Public
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A Brief Note about Seth Smith

The Padres didn’t need Seth Smith, and traded him to the Mariners. The Mariners are getting themselves a nice little hitter, especially against right-handed pitching. Jeff will likely have more on Brandon Maurer, who was the Padres’ return for Smith, in the next couple of days, but until then I wanted to type up a […]
Via Fangraphs
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Ruggiano, Seth Smith: Mariners Buy Low, Win Big

The Mariners made it official today, announcing the trade with their NL “rival” Padres to acquire veteran OF Seth Smith. In exchange for Smith, the Mariners will send third year pitcher Brandon Maurer to San Diego. This move comes on the heels of another deal two weeks ago when the Mariners acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs, who is expected to be the platoon counterpart...
Via Baseball Essential
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seth Smith traded to Mariners

getty images The Mariners have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. Smith signed an extension with the Padres last summer and had apparently been told that he would get some say over whether or not he would be traded. The 32-year-old is coming off a solid 2014 season after he hit .266/.367/.440 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI...
Via Tireball.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire outfielder Seth Smith from Padres

The Seattle Mariners have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer. The news was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Seth Smith for Brandon Maurer deal is done, source says. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 30, 2014 The 32-year old Smith, signed a two-year extension with the Padres last year and...
Via Baseball Essential
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

AJ Preller continues to strengthen the bullpen, while providing some relief in a crowded outfield.  The Padres picked up hard throwing RHP Brandon Maurer, in exchange for OF Seth Smith, or “The Final Piece” as he is referred to in these parts.  Jeff Sanders of the UT states via twitter “In case you’re wondering, hearing #Mariners are taking all of Seth Smith’s contract...
Via Friarhood
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for righty Brandon Maurer

The Mariners and Padres have agreed to a trade that sends outfielder Seth Smith to Seattle in exchange for right-hander Brandon Maurer, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Tuesday. Smith, 32, is fresh off the best year of his career. One in which he signed a $13 million, two-year extension. The previous Friars leadership assured the outfielder that he would not be traded at the...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Mariners acquire OF from San Diego

The Seattle Mariners have acquired OF Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres, in exchange for RHP Brandon Maurer, sources tell Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Seth Smith for Brandon Maurer deal is done, source says. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 30, 2014 Smith, 32, hit for a .266 AVG with 12 homers and 48 RBIs with the Padres last season. San Diego acquired Smith last...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners, Padres nearing Seth Smith trade

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on another option for their outfield. The club is nearing a deal with the San Diego Padres that would bring Seth Smith to Seattle. The Padres are hunting pitcher Brandon Maurer in return. Been brewing for awhile but hearing #Mariners are Very close to trade for Seth Smith. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 30, 2014 The #Padres have...
Via The Outside Corner
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners, Padres nearing Seth Smith trade

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on another option for their outfield. The club is nearing a deal with the San Diego Padres that would bring Seth Smith to Seattle. The Padres are hunting pitcher Brandon Maurer in return. Been brewing for awhile but hearing #Mariners are Very close to trade for Seth Smith. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 30, 2014 The #Padres have...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres could deal outfielder Seth Smith

getty images The Padres could trade outfielder Seth Smith. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports he’s head Smith’s name often in trade talks. It’s worth nothing that any trade involving Smith will probably have to wait until the Padres figure out whether or not they will complete the Matt Kemp trade with the Dodgers. If the Kemp trade does go though, as well as the one for Wil...
Via Tireball.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Outlook: Seth Smith

#456701854 / gettyimages.com Trying to find the next new trend seems to be the hot thing in baseball now and days. First was the use of the defensive shift to try and gain an advantage against power hitters and exploit their weaknesses to the max. Managers will do anything for an edge and that doesn’t end on the defensive side in fact it works on both ends. Players being in...
Via TopSportsReport
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Depressing Seth Smith Facts

Seth Smith had a great season. Well, he had a great four months. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, a history lesson. Fewer Hits Than Kajagoogoo Formed in Leighton Buzzard in 1979… oh, wait, wrong history. You aren’t here to learn about the masterminds behind 1983′s “Too Shy.” A Smiths reference would have worked better, but the world won’t listen. Smith didn’t...
Via Padres Public
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith’s Laser Show

The Padres' Seth Smith is having the best season of his career, and it might have something to do with the laser eye surgery he had near the end of the 2013 season.
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been a decent, but hardly great, career (Carlos Quentin). Not a steady platoon bat that the Friars hope to unrealistically squeeze more production from by inserting into the lineup...
Via Friarhood
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking Your Breakfast 2014 Game 113 (SD at MIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend a morning at the pub and ask yourself what went wrong with your life that put you in a bar at 10 A.M.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (52-61) defeated the Minnesota Twins (51-61) by a score 0f 5-4, earning a split in the Mike Pomeranz Derby (okay, I’ll stop...
Via Padres Public
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Amarista help Padres top Twins 5-4 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres come back, beat Twins 5-4 in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Week 18 Recap: Bats come out in a big way

Padres Week 18 Recap Thursday @ Cubs: 13-3 Win Chicago Recap In the rubber game with the Cubs, the Padres offense exploded for 13 runs (one more than they scored in their first series after the break against the Mets) and have now won back-to-back series to open the second half of the 2014 season. It's amazing what happens when you get a blend of hitting and pitching ... in the same...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Thoughts – 19 July vs Mets

Ghost has the recap, but I wanted to add a couple of thoughts in addition to his usual excellent work. Tonight was the best I’ve seen the Padres execute in hitters counts all season.  A hitters count is 2-0 or 3-1.  Tonight’s results: Seth Smith (B1) 2-0 count:  3-unassisted (and he didn’t move from the batters box.  Oh well) Yasmani Grandal (B2) 3-1 count:  HR to RC...
Via Padres Public
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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