Seattle closes season rallying for 3-2 win over Oakland

SEATTLE (AP) Seth Smith hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in their season finale on Sunday. Smith's 12th homer of the season came off reliever Ryan Dull (1-2) and just eluded the leap of Sam Fuld in deep center field. Seattle avoided being swept in the final series of the season and...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Stellar Pitching Continues, Dims the Playoff Hopes of the Irvine Angels

Montero homers vs Angels on Wednesday In case you hadn’t noticed, the Mariners were in action to start this week and continued their recent run of good play. They came close to putting the nail in the coffin of the Angels playoff hopes, as they took 2 out of 3 from the Angels to get the week off to a good start and finish with a .500 homestand. The Mariners pitching was again...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith and Walker lead Mariners to 10-1 win over Angels

SEATTLE (AP) Seth Smith homered and Taijuan Walker pitched seven dominant innings to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 10-1 victory over the Angels on Monday night, dropping Los Angeles four games back in the AL wild card race. Los Angeles is four games behind New York and Texas, and three games behind Minnesota. The Yankees, Rangers and Twins all won Monday night. Cleveland also...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners bullpen: From first to worst

In 2014, the Seattle Mariners had the best bullpen in all of baseball, leading the majors in both ERA and xFIP. The impressive nine-man crew featured Fernando Rodney, Brandon Maurer, Danny Farquhar, Dominic Leone, Charlie Furbush, Yoervis Medina, Tom Wilhelmsen, Joe Beimel, and even Carson Smith pitched great in just 8.1 innings of work in September last season. In the offseason...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Is Lloyd McClendon to blame?

At this point, it’s fairly obvious that the Seattle Mariners have severely underachieved in the 2015 season. There are several possible reasons for this, but this article will examine some of manager Lloyd McClendon’s in-game decisions in a few games in the 2nd half of the season. I will analyze three scenarios in three separate games. Let it be known that this is not a criticism...
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Walker, Smith Lead Seattle to Triumph; Mariners 2, Indians 1

Taijuan Walker showed the Seattle Mariners how good he can be. Walker allowed just two hits over eight innings and Seth Smith hit a two-run homer to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Walkergot his first win since April 27 with one of the best starts of the 22-year-old’s young career. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight, matching...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seth Smith had a pretty great first inning on Tuesday - watch

Seth Smith isn't really known for his defensive skills - he's much more of a 'professional hitter' than a Gold Glove-quality outfielder. And yet, you'd barely know it by the dazzling play he made on Tuesday night in the Seattle Mariners' loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.  As the M's leadoff hitter, he stepped up against Miguel Gonzalez and cracked a home run to give...
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May 20, 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

Mariner’s Opening Day Notes: Seth Smith Is A God

Seth Smith is a God among men. At least for the duration of April 6th, 2015 he is. Smith became the first player in Seattle Mariners history to collect three extra base hits on Opening Day (thanks to Ace of MLB Stats). Smith had two doubles and a triple, while driving in two. After Mike Trout took Felix Hernandez yard in the top of the first inning, Smith tied the score with his...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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March 02, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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...
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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 […]
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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

Seattle Mariners Acquire Seth Smith from Padres

The San Diego Padres continued with their busy offseason on Tuesday, sending outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has been very aggressive this winter. With the earlier acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, Smith became expendable. Smith was acquired from the Oakland...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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

Padres trade Seth Smith for reliever Maurer

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for hard-throwing reliever Brandon Maurer. The teams finalized the trade on Tuesday. Smith was left without a spot in the Padres outfield after San Diego's makeover that included the acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers. But Smith should have a significant role...
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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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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