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Mariners Replace Good Closer with Good Closer

The Mariners lost Tom Wilhelmsen last year, not to injury, but to whatever it is that capriciously claims the effectiveness of relievers with otherwise quality stuff. In stepped Danny Farquhar, one of two guys the Mariners got for Ichiro in a deal interpreted as nothing other than a dump and a favor. At the time, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Closer edition

The position of closer looked to be one of strength for the Seattle Mariners going into 2013.  Tom Wilhelmsen stepped into the closer’s role after Brandon League was traded to the Dodgers, and he had a fine 2012 saving 29 games with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He came hot out of the gate in 2013 saving 8 games in April with a 0.75 ERA, but a disastrous June (0-2, 4 saves, 3...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Mariners that are likely trade bait at the winter meetings

Nice knowing you guys The hot stove is already cranking out deals, and it’s not even time for the annual December winter meetings. Heck, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.  Were’ getting the offseason fire cranking early this year, and the Seattle Mariners are not going to be left out for long. The Mariners have been linked to virtually every free agent out there and even a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 25, 2013  |  3 Comments

My oh My! Top 10 moments from the 2013 Seattle Mariners season

Another season, another let down One thing can be said about the consistency of the Seattle Mariners over the past decade, but I can’t morally write it in this article. I love this team with all my heart, and will never turn my back on them, but management is starting to sound like the boy who cried wolf with all of their empty promises. Honestly, I have faith in some of the youngsters...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit's Iglesias hit by pitch, leaves game

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has left Thursday's game against the Seattle Mariners after with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch near the wrist. Iglesias was doubled over in pain after Tom Wilhelmsen's pitch caught him in the sixth inning. The Tigers said X-rays are negative and Iglesias is day to day. Detroit acquired Iglesias from Boston in a trade shortly...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Iglesias leaves game with left hand contusion

DETROIT -- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is fortunate to be day to day. Iglesias, 23, was hit on the left hand by Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen in the bottom of the sixth inning. Iglesias immediately crumpled to the ground, holding his left hand. Athletic trainer Kevin Rand rushed out to look at him and was finally able to get Iglesias' batting glove off. Iglesias...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

A Look At The Seattle Mariners AAA Affiliate

I’ve been in Tacoma the last couple days covering the Tacoma Rainiers (the Seattle Mariners AAA affiliate). I figured this would be a good time to give a glimpse of the happenings a level below, because there were actually a couple of storylines that directly effect the big club. The first game I covered on Thursday actually turned out to be pretty high stakes. If Tacoma lost...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners' Closer Danny Farquhar’s Curveball And MLB Closers

The Seattle Mariners have a new closer: Danny Farquhar.  The former M’s closer, Tom Wilhelmsen, has been cast aside after repeated implosions and losing the ability to consistently strike out MLB hitters.  Strikeouts are incredibly important for closers, because they limit the chances for batters to get hits.  Now, Wilhelmsen is in Tacoma playing triple-A baseball and the Mariners...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite first blown save, the M’s Farquhar is the “Real Deal”

The Kid can K The Seattle Mariners have had difficulty finding a consistent performer in the closer role, something they did not expect coming into this year.  Last season, Tom Wilhelmsen found success converting 29 of 34 save opportunities over 79.1 innings with a 2.50 ERA.  Of all the positions the Mariners thought they may be weak, the closer was not one of them. Fast forward...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners salvage one of three, but Jays take series and the crowd

Series recap full of love and hate Seattle 9, Toronto 7 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 72° Umpires: Home – Dale Scott, 1B – Todd Tichenor, 2B – CB Bucknor, 3B – Quinn Wolcott Attendance: 34792 It is the worst when the Blue Jays come to town, the amount of blue in the stands of SafeCo Field is infuriating...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners demote Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A

Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma. Wilhelmsen was the Mariners' closer just one week ago but his implosion against the Red Sox last Thursday was apparently the last straw. The 29-year-old has a disappointing 4.37 ERA and 35/26 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 inning this season. Danny Farquhar is the pitcher to own in his bullpen right now.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners’ heartbreaking loss signals where they’re at

Almost There Heading into the Seattle Mariners‘ series against the Boston Red Sox, there were many fans throughout the Pacific Northwest who had the faintest hopes of the Mariners making a 1995-esque type of run into the playoffs this year, myself included. Seattle was streaking, had been arguably the hottest team in baseball in July, and was getting Michael Morse back from the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox score six in the ninth, tally second consecutive walk-off win

The Red Sox pulled off a stunning comeback victory on Thursday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mariners 8-7 at Fenway Park. Daniel Nava’s game-winning RBI base hit to deep center field gave the Red Sox their league-leading 11th walk-off victory, and their second in less than 24 hours. The epic comeback started after Felix Hernandez’s departure following...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Comeback kids do it again, score six in the 9th to walk off with the win

The Red Sox keep finding new ways to win. Already leading baseball with ten walkoffs on the year, Boston notched its 11th tonight at Fenway with a remarkable six-run 9th to overcome a 7-2 lead and a start by Felix Hernandez to defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-7. Like many long innings, the bottom of the 9th started with a walk. Daniel Nava coaxed the walk out of Seattle closer Tom...
Via Ted's Army
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners/Orioles rumors: OF Michael Morse, relievers Tom Wilhelmsen and Oliver Perez on the block

The Seattle Mariners are in trade talks involving two members of their bullpen and outfielder Michael Morse, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Closer Tom Wilhelmsen and left-hander Oliver Perez are both reportedly candidates to get moved along with Morse as the 50-56 Mariners make a late move to sell before tonight's deadline. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweeted...
Via MLB Injury News
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

M’s win another series The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds. Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners run winning streak to eight games

It was the type of play that went against the Mariners two months ago when they couldn’t get out of Cleveland fast enough. But not even the dastardly Indians could dream up a scenario quite as implausible as what happened Tuesday night in the ninth inning of this 4-3 win by the Mariners. The only thing standing in the way of an eighth consecutive Mariners win was the Indians having...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners 2, Indians 1

Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle's July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Morales led off the fourth inning with a homer and Zunino did the same in the fifth off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez, helping Seattle...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 15 Closer Report: Grant Balfour, Koji Uehara

Keith Allison Tom Wilhelmsen rejoins his buddies in the closer world, but he might have a lefty helper with him.  Grant Balfour moves his way into the top 10 and Heath Bell continues to blow saves. Biggest movers... Grant Balfour moves up 2 spots to #9 Koji Uehara moves down 4 spots to #26  1. Mariano Rivera- He blew his 2nd save of the season when Adam Jones hit a 2...
Via 643ball
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 8, Mariners 7(10)

Daniel Nava hit a two-out single in the top of the 10th inning to score pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr., and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for the second time in a four-game series to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 in 10 innings on Thursday. Ryan Lavarnway walked to open the 10th against Seattle's Tom Wilhelmsen (0-3) and was replaced by Bradley. Brady Holt...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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