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MLB arbitration hearings rise to 14, most since 2001

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball salary arbitration hearings are back in vogue. Two years after the hearing room went unused for all three weeks, there were 14 decisions this winter - more than the previous four years combined and the most since 2001. ''This year represents a stark contrast to years past,'' players' association head Tony Clark said. ''We'll have to wait and see if this becomes...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners defeat pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen in salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Seattle Mariners have defeated pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen in baseball's final salary arbitration decision this year. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Willemsen was awarded the team's $1.4 million offer rather than his $2.2 million request on Saturday by Gil Vernon, Edna Francis and Steven Wolf, who heard arguments a deal earlier. The 31-year...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor wins, leaving players and teams 6-6 in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Mike Minor won his salary arbitration case against the Atlanta Braves, leaving players and teams tied at six victories apiece with decisions pending only for Baltimore outfielder Alejandro de Aza and Seattle right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen. Minor was awarded a raise from $3.85 million to his $5.6 million request rather than the Braves' $5.1 million...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Battles to Watch

A Few Key Battles Will Be Brewing In Peoria The 2015 Seattle Mariners are certainly looking more and more like a complete team.  Most of the position battles have already been sorted out and most guys are headed into spring training knowing what their role will be this season. A key battle for a job that will be fought will be for the 5th spot in the Mariners rotation which we’ve...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Seattle Mariners Headed To The Arbitration Table?

Tom Wilhelmsen Still Holding Out When it comes to arbitration cases for their arbitration eligible players the Seattle Mariners are really quite boring, especially when you consider the fact that they haven’t been to a hearing in 12 seasons. Shockingly, reliever Tom Wilhelmsen and the Mariners seem to be on a collision course for that hearing. The Bartender is taking a hard line...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Have A Battle For The Five Hole Starter

The Fifth Man In Rotation Will Win Job During Spring The Seattle Mariners roster for 2015 continues to finalize itself.  The M’s just picked up Endy Chavez one more time with a minor league deal to bolster their depth in the outfield.  Only one spot is truly “up for grabs” during spring training from what I can discern.  That spot would be the 5th starter in the M’s five...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Ink Five Arbitration-eligible Players to Deals

The Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration hearings with five of their six eligible players, signing outfielders Austin Jackson, Dustin Ackley and Justin Ruggiano; first baseman Logan Morrison and left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush. Right-handed pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen is the only arbitration-eligible player the Mariners have yet to sign. RHP Tom Wilhelmsen seeking $2.2 million...
Via Baseball Essential
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners reach agreements with five players to avoid arbitration

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have agreed to one-year deals with outfielders Dustin Ackley, Justin Ruggiano and Austin Jackson; relief pitcher Charlie Furbush; and first baseman Logan Morrison. Following Friday's deals, relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was Seattle's remaining player in arbitration. Ruggiano is expected to split time in right field with Seth Smith. Jackson, acquired before...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle agrees to 5 deals that avoid arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners have agreed to one-year deals with outfielders Dustin Ackley, Justin Ruggiano and Austin Jackson; relief pitcher Charlie Furbush; and first baseman Logan Morrison. Following Friday's deals, relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was Seattle's remaining player in arbitration. Ruggiano is expected to split time in right field with Seth Smith. Jackson, acquired before...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Music in Sports Roundup: Mariners' Pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen Has Got Moves

Each week, STACK brings you the latest news blending the worlds of music and sports. Scroll down to listen to Damian Lillard's latest '4barfridays,' watch Johnny Hekker channel his inner
Via Stack
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Wilhelmsen defies elimination with 'Turn Down for What' dance

Midway through its Sunday contest against the Angels, the Mariners learned that the slumping Oakland A's had squashed their playoffs aspirations with a win over the Rangers. Seattle (87-75 and winners of its final four games) did not control its own destiny, but you know who's the master of his own domain? Yeah, Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen. You can't keep a good man...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mariners Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen Dancing Like a Giant Reliever Would

That is a sexy reliever. – – – – – Also see … VIDEO: Alexei Ramirez sets all-time record for getting fooled by a pitch VIDEO: Raul Ibanez is awful at the fielding part of baseball SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Mariners Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen Dancing Like a Giant Reliever Would appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen refused to turn down after Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Despite beating the Angels 4-1, the M’s missed out on the final playoff spot in the American League as the Oakland Athletics clinched the AL’s second wild-card berth on the same day. But spirits were still high in Seattle even after they learned their fate...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilhelmsen lets loose, dances to 'Turn Down For What' (Video)

Seattle Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen let loose by breaking out his best dance moves to "Turn Down For What" during Sunday's season finale against the L.A. Angels.The Mariners had nothing at stake, as their valiant efforts to make the postseason fell one game short. Still, the Mariners had their most wins in a season since 2007, so they gave it a good run.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilhelmsen Thanks Mariners Fans With Epic ‘Turn Down For What’ Dance

The Mariners came up one game short of making the post season despite finishing the season strong with three straight wins in front of their fans. You’d think the close call for October baseball would be somewhat of a bummer, but the Mariners and their fans showed a lot of camaraderie and spirit by celebrating an unexpected strong season after years of mostly disappointment. Leading...
Via Bloguin Best
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

The Mariners came up one game short of making the post season despite finishing the season strong with three straight wins in front of their fans. You’d think the close call for October baseball would be somewhat of a bummer, but the Mariners and their fans showed a lot of camaraderie and spirit by celebrating an unexpected strong season after years of mostly disappointment. Leading...
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen Dancing To “Turn Down For What” Is The Best

The Seattle Mariners’ season ended one game short of the postseason this past weekend. While... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Historic Year For The Seattle Mariners Bullpen

The Mariners pitching staff has been phenomenal this season, with a Major League leading 2.95 ERA that is greatly suppressed by Felix Hernandez’s 180.1 innings and 1.95 ERA. To put this staff’s performance in perspective, the AL average ERA is 3.86, or almost a full run per game higher than the Mariners. This has allowed the Mariners, who rank 14th out of 15 teams in the AL in...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

How Has The Skip Performed? Sometimes I think the media forgets that it’s not 100% about the players.  Coaches and managers definitely play a role in how their teams perform. There is no exception for the Seattle Mariners newly anointed Skipper, Lloyd McClendon either. I think it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 100 for 2nd Half of 2014 Fantasy Baseball

So it’s not really the 2nd half mark in the fantasy baseball season, but it’s the All-Star Break so what else are we going to talk about? Hell’s Kitchen? Is it even believable that these people would one day be in charge of a kitchen? There’s Real World castmates who seem like they have their shizz together better than these schmohawks. I like the one guy who burps a...
Via Razzball
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a Seattle Mariners Coach and Player Go Nuts When “Turn Down For What?” Comes On

Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen and pitching coach Rick Waits aren’t about to turn down, and you can’t blame them for that. Check out their dance moves when Lil Jon comes through the loudspeaker. [Sporting News] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Pitching Coach Strips, Dances To ‘Turn Down For What’ During BP (Video)

Some things are just awesome, and a 62-year-old baseball coach dancing uncontrollably in the outfield to a hip hop song is, quite frankly, one of those awesome things. That’s what Seattle Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits recently did during Mariners batting practice when the song “Turn Down For What” came on the Safeco Field speakers. Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen immediately...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners coach, pitcher dance to 'Turn Down for What'

Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits and pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen turn down for what with serious dance moves.
Via Gamedayr
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2014, 3 Week Pitching Report

The Hits Just Keep On Coming The news on the pitching front continues to worsen for the Seattle Mariners who seem lost at sea in the midst of an eight game losing streak.  Injuries, youth, defensive miscues, and flat out incompetence have all contributed to the mess the M’s hurlers find themselves currently in. Let’s break out the mess to see if we can find any clarity. Injuries...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Run Aground For 8th Straight Loss

Is it time to jump ship yet? After losing 6 games in a row to the Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins one would think that coming home, having ace hurler Felix Hernandez on the hill, and having the luxury of the abysmal hitting Houston Astros to punch around that the Seattle Mariners would snap out of their losing streak. Think Again. Despite a team batting average of .191 the Astros...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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