TOM WILHELMSEN NEWS

On Rangers' wish list for 2016: dance-off between Wilhelmsen, Fielder

Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen is more than a hard-throwing pitcher. He's also an accomplished dancer, something he showed off while with the Seattle Mariners a few seasons ago (more on that later).The Texas Rangers, Wilhelmsen's new employers after acquiring him in a trade with Seattle earlier in the offseason, are already impressed with his skills. He showed them some moves at the team...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to $3.1M deal with RHP Tom Wilhelmsen

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $3.1 million contract with right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen to avoid salary arbitration. Wilhelmsen's deal was announced Wednesday, when the Rangers also signed infielder Pedro Ciriaco to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Texas acquired Wilhelmsen from Seattle in a trade on...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners sign Ryan Cook, release Anthony Bass to pitch in Japan

The Mariners made a pair of moves on Thursday involving relievers. Ryan Cook was signed to a one-year deal by the Mariners shortly after the team released Anthony Bass. Cook, 28, shared time between the Athletics and Red Sox last season spending much of the year in the minors after posting a 2.77 ERA for the Athletics between 2011-14. “We’re looking forward to seeing Ryan in...
Via Tireball.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners agree with former All-Star Ryan Cook on minor-league deal

The Seattle Mariners are trying to strengthen a bullpen that saw hard-throwing right-handers Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith dealt in offseason trades, and on Thursday they reached agreement with former All-Star Ryan Cook. Jon Heyman of MLB Network broke the news about his minor-league deal with the M's: Cook's All-Star season was in 2012 when he was the lone member of the Oakland...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners add former All-Star Ryan Cook with minor-league deal

The Seattle Mariners are trying to strengthen a bullpen that saw hard-throwing right-handers Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith dealt in offseason trades, and on Thursday they reached agreement with former All-Star Ryan Cook. Jon Heyman of MLB Network broke the news about his minor-league deal with the M's: Cook's All-Star season was in 2012 when he was the lone member of the Oakland...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Kivlehan as player to be named from Seattle

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers have acquired outfielder/infielder Patrick Kivlehan (KIV-luh-hann) as the player to be named in a trade last month with AL West rival Seattle. Texas acquired Kivlehan on Wednesday, completing the Nov. 16 trade in which the Rangers also obtained right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen and outfielder James Jones for outfielder Leonys Martin and right-handed...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Potential outfield depth to keep an eye on

A mix of veteran leadership and young, hungry talent enabled an unexpectedly successful 2015 season for the Texas Rangers. Great news for 2016, much of that mix is retained. Texas already has a pinpoint scope on what their roster will look like come April. The addition of Cole Hamels and the return of Yu Darvish put any rotation concerns to rest. The Rangers have already attacked the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers improve twofold with addition of reliever, stylish dancer Wilhelmsen

The swap between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners this week shipped a few players around in the AL West. The Mariners shed a few pieces that weren't considered long-term cogs in their 'machine' (slugger Logan Morrison and outfielder James Jones) in order to pick up a defensively-minded outfielder in Leonys Martin. However, the trade wasn't without one dire consequence: the...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners find their center fielder

If you were to click on Jerry Dipoto’s hypothetical match.com profile, there is no doubt he would be seeking women “who are highly motivated and want to engage in a serious relationship quickly.” Forgive me. I know that was terribly cheesy, but, to avoid sounding redundant, I had to find a new way to get the point across that Dipoto is not a fan of wasting time, as he...
Via isportsweb.com
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Closing time for the Bartender; Tom Wilhelmsen sent to Rangers for Center Fielder

Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto is back at it again. With a flurry of trades including deals with Tampa and San Diego, Dipoto is continuing a make-over of incredible proportions to the 40 man roster. The Texas Rangers will ship center fielder, Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire outfielder Martin from Rangers in four-player trade

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers.Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in Monday's deal, and Seattle received right-handed reliever Anthony Bass. It was the third significant trade by new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto.Martin is coming...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Send Tom Wilhelmsen for Leonys Martin

The Mariners needed a center fielder after they sent Brad Miller and Austin Jackson packing over the past year. They had an extra reliever, maybe, after they acquired Joaquin Benoit from the Padres last week. And, even given all the flaws in their new (probably platoon) center fielder, it’s hard not to like such a low-risk, high-reward move. Even if you value relievers highly....
Via Fangraphs
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners trade Tom Wilhelmsen to Texas for Leonys Martin in five-player deal

The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have agreed to a deal which will send center fielder Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass to the Mariners in exchange for reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones, and a player to be named later. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan broke the initial deal. The Rangers have acquired RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones, and a PTBNL from Seattle for...
Via The Outside Corner
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners trade Tom Wilhelmsen to Texas for Leonys Martin in five-player deal

The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have agreed to a deal which will send center fielder Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass to the Mariners in exchange for reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones, and a player to be named later. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan broke the initial deal. The Rangers have acquired RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones, and a PTBNL from Seattle for...
Via Bloguin Best
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire Martin from Rangers for Wilhelmsen

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers. Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in Monday's deal, and Seattle received right-handed reliever Anthony Bass. It was the third significant trade by new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto. Martin is...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Semien's 13th-inning HR lifts Athletics to 7-5 win

SEATTLE (AP) Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Semien's 15th home run gave the Athletics their first three-game winning streak in more than a month after Tom Wilhelmsen blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning for the Mariners. J.C. Ramirez (0-1) pitched a perfect 12th...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: The Quest for .500 Stumbles in Kansas City

The Mariners hopes of reaching .500 before the end of the season from their recent hot play took a stumble this week, as they lost 2 out of 3 to the team with the best record in the American League, the Kansas City Royals. With the series win, the Royals clinched the AL Central Division with still a week and a half to go. Both losses were indicative of the Mariners pitching problems...
Via Seattle Side Up!
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Morrison's 2-run homer in 8th helps Mariners over Astros 7-5

HOUSTON (AP) Logan Morrison's tiebreaking two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The game was tied 5-5 when Morrison hit the third pinch-hit homer of his career, sending a pitch from Pat Neshek (3-4) into the seats in right field. Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo homer in the second and Mark Trumbo...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

With Rodney gone, Mariners' bullpen takes on new look

The Seattle Mariners made a decision regarding recently DFA'd reliever Fernando Rodney on Thursday, trading him to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Rodney's fall from grace with Seattle has been well documented, as he lost his closing job early in the year due to a string of ineffective pitching.  Earlier this week, manager Lloyd McClendon effectively stated that Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners trying Wilhelmsen at closer for the time being

The Seattle Mariners have been using young right-hander Carson Smith as their closer for much of the season, especially after (now DFA'd) option Fernando Rodney lost his ninth-inning duties. That's not the case anymore, as the club used Smith for the eighth inning and right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen as the closer for two wins earlier this week.As manager Lloyd McClendon told Shannon...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 21: The S.S. Wilhelmsen

The Mariner bullpen has basically been that round-up ride at your local carnival.  It doesn't look that bad until it totally messes with your vertigo and you end up spewing up kettle corn and other assorted goods for two hours there after.  Last year, the Mariners bullpen had a 2.60 ERA, good for tops in the MLB.  They also saved 51 games to only 11 blown saves.  They were all...
Via Razzball
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 21: The Wilhelmsen Scream

SAGNOF just keeps finding ways to stay absurd.  Tom Wilhelmsen, Jean Machi, John Axford = good.  Carson Smith, Junichi Tazawa.... even Greg Holland = bad.  If all you care about are saves there's been a wealth of options available.  Realistically, I think chasing saves with bad closers can be a losing proposition.  What do the first three (the so called "good") have in common...
Via Razzball
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners recall righty reliever Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) The Seattle Mariners have recalled right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Tacoma. Wilhelmsen was available for Friday night's game against New York at Yankee Stadium. Manager Lloyd McClendon says Wilhelmsen will be used to bridge the gap to the back end of the bullpen. The 31-year-old Wilhelmsen is 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA in 22 games for Seattle this season...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Make A Bevy Of Roster Moves

After Seattle’s win Friday night in Oakland, the Mariners announced that they were sending down three pitchers in Tom Wilhelmsen, Roenis Elias, and Vidal Nuno. The corresponding moves weren’t released until Saturday morning, but now that mystery is solved as they will be recalling RHP Mayckol Guaipe and OF James Jones from Tacoma and will reinstate Rule 5 pick, LHP David Rollins...
Via Baseball Essential
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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