Bubble Watch:  M’s Will Have 25 Man Roster Decisions To Make

Multiple Players Will Not Make Mariners 25 Man Roster As the first Cactus League action gets under way there are plenty of underlying stories  to keep an eye on as veterans and young players all try to scratch their way on to the Seattle Mariners’ 25 man roster. For some, not making the M’s roster means a trip into the M’s minor league system some place.  For others, it...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 2015 Seattle Mariners A Complete Team?

Who Are The Starting 25 For The M’s? The Seattle Mariners’ 2015 roster is pretty well dialed in.  I think they are done acquiring players that have a chance to make the 25 man roster.  Maybe they make a move for an aging vet or two and give them minor league deals with spring training invites but I think we’ve seen what we are going to see. The question now becomes– ...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle's Bloomquist out for the season

SEATTLE (AP) Willie Bloomquist will miss the rest of the season for the Seattle Mariners after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. Bloomquist underwent the surgery on Friday morning. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Bloomquist will be on crutches for the next six to eight weeks, but should be available for spring training. Bloomquist was injured running out an RBI groundout...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Bloomquist to have knee surgery

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist is scheduled for arthroscopic right knee surgery on Friday. Bloomquist is unsure how he suffered the injury. He first felt discomfort on July 23 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with what was referred to as a bruised knee. The decision was made to go ahead with surgery after seeking a second opinion Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

8 Guys You Had No Clue Are Still on MLB Rosters

The baseball season is long, as are the 15 and 60-day disabled lists, as are the massive transaction lists for all 30 clubs, especially during the middle of a divisional race when every available arm or bat is crucial. The average baseball fan can hardly remember their team’s starting nine and pitching rotation from this year’s opening day, let alone if a 10-year veteran outfielder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders, Willie Bloomquist, Corey Hart

Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Tacoma, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com Johns of adds that utility man Willie Bloomquist is not close to returning, while designated hitter Corey Hart has no structural damage in his injured right knee: #174125503 / gettyimages.comSaunders strained his left oblique on a check swing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist placed on DL

Seattle Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist has landed on the 15-day DL with a bruised right knee. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Bloomquist suffered the injury when running to first base during Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. Manager Lloyd McClendon told Dutton that the team couldn't afford to play short-handed while the veteran recovers:“He’s...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hang It On Me

The Mets lost because Jon Niese can’t be expected to come back from the disabled list looking sharp. The Mets lost because their offense has retreated to their hole of suck. The Mets lost because Dustin Ackley said “was it like this, Endy?” But mostly, I’m convinced, the Mets lost because back in November, I had a running gag which basically consisted of “Oh just be cheap...
Via Metstradamus
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mariners 5, Mets 2

The Mets continued their West Coast swing and opened a three game series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. It was their first visit to Seattle since 2005 when they were swept by the Mariners 3-0. The Mets last played the Mariners in 2008 and lost two of three at Shea Stadium. Jon Niese came into the game looking for his sixth win on the season, and faced off against...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes Throw Out Willie Bloomquist At Home Plate

For some unknown reason, players continue to test the arm of Yoenis Cespedes. He now leads the majors with 11 outfield assists this season.
Via Gamedayr
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager and Breaking the Safeco Field Curse

Ever since it opened in July 1999, Seattle’s Safeco Field has had a reputation as a pitcher’s park, and for good reason. (“Everyone thinks of subpar offense in Seattle because the Mariners have given nearly 1,500 plate appearances to Willie Bloomquist over more than a decade, right?” That’s not the right answer, but it certainly […]
Via Fangraphs
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' respite short-lived with 7-4 loss to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Dustin Ackley drove in three runs, Roenis Elias won his second consecutive start, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on Saturday. Ackley hit a three-run double off Alex Cobb (1-4) during a four-run fifth that put the Mariners ahead 7-2. Willie Bloomquist added an RBI double in the inning. Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Circumstances have called for manager Lloyd McClendon to do so some unconventional things, but few will question his motives if the Seattle Mariners keep winning. Seattle seeks a season-high sixth straight victory while looking to deal the host Tampa Bay Rays an 11th consecutive defeat Friday night. McClendon had Willie Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Road Report – Seattle Mariners Sweep Two Games In Atlanta

The Seattle Mariners are consistently inconsistent. They’ve seen major losing skids like the eight game one earlier this year. They’ve also had streaks of solid baseball, bandied about as one of the hottest teams in the year. At the moment of this writing, from a hotel lobby in downtown Atlanta, the Mariners are in the midst of a five game winning streak after taking two on the...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bloomquist's 2 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers

SEATTLE (AP) -- Willie Bloomquist delivered a pair of two-out RBI singles to help lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Chris Young allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to improve to 5-2 on the year. After allowing the first two runners to reach base in the ninth inning, Fernando Rondey picked up his 14th save of the season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: May 25, 2010

2010: The Royals had a problem, and its name was Vladimir Guerrero. The Texas slugger hit a double and two home runs as the Rangers picked up an 8-7 win at Kauffman Stadium. Guerrero’s big day began in the first inning against starter Gil Meche. With one out, Michael Young walked, and with two out, Guerrero belted the first pitch he saw over the left-center field fence. Rangers...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners minor league players prospects report

Do the M’s have more talent ready to come up? The Seattle Mariners offense was off to a quick start turned inconsistent at best.  Mix that in with a bunch of injuries to their starting pitchers, one might think the Mariners have already called up any reserve talent in the minors that might be lurking around down there. Sorry to disappoint the haters but the M’s minor league...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Team Previews: Seattle Mariners

Note: This article is simply a preview of content that was originally published in TheFantasyFix.com’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. Average draft position and other data have not been updated since. This preview does not contain all the content from the original piece. You can find the draft guide here. OFFSEASON OVERVIEW The Seattle Mariners look to be a vastly improved...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s on 1st? Smoak. What’s on 2nd? Cano. What about SS?

Miller or Franklin?  Decision time is coming The 2014 Seattle Mariners‘ offseason has been anything but dull.  From Willie Bloomquist resigning to Robinson Cano joining the team, yes, the M’s certainly have given us plenty to talk about.  Even new Manager Lloyd McClendon is getting into the act, getting into a war of words with a Yankees coach about Cano. The one question...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Rolling the dice It’s been a rough go if you’ve been a fan or employee of the Seattle Mariners lately. Over the last few season now, the team has looked more like a three ring circus than a professional baseball organization. Whether it was the talent or the management, there has always been a source of blame. Eight of the last ten seasons saw the team finish with a losing record...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils host Baylor to open final season at Packard Stadium

Arizona State opens the 2014 season, and 40th and final season at Packard Stadium, with a three-game home set against Baylor Friday through Sunday. Game times are 2:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The Sun Devils return 22 letter winners from a 37-22-1 team in 2013, including eight pitchers. The top returnees include All-Pac-12 pitchers Ryan Kellogg and Ryan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Seattle Trades and Mariners needs

There’s still a few holes to fill The Seattle Mariners certainly have been busy this offseason. The first shot fired was just a pop gun snapping saying, “Hey, we just signed utility man Willie Bloomquist.” The second shot was fired from a cannon and one heard all throughout the Bronx when the M’s landed Robinson Cano. The Mariners sailed on and landed Logan Morrison and...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

MLB Notes: Jerry Hairston Jr. announces retirement

Considering the relatively lucrative contracts garnered this off season by fellow utility players Nick Punto and Willie Bloomquist, it stood to reason that Jerry Hairston Jr. would be able to obtain a deal of his satisfaction without much difficulty.Alas, a seventeenth season between the lines will not be in the cards, as Hairston announced his retirement in order to pursue a new...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss


By Dave Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer - Twitterpation [twi-ter-pey-shuh-n]—noun1.    The senseless act of incessantly refreshing one’s Twitter account expected updated news on some event until the battery on one’s cell phone is completely drained.2.    A severe and damaging mental disease that causes the condition above that can also cause nerve damage to the...
Via Angelswin
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Official: Mariners sign Willie Bloomquist to two-year deal

getty images I have to admit Willie Bloomquest is not someone I expected to sign a two-year deal. In fact I would not have been surprised to see Bloomquist latch on to a team with a minor league deal. Instead the 36-year-old was signed to a two-year deal by the Seattle Mariners. Sources: Bloomquist deal with #Mariners is $5.8M for two years. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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