On This Date: Dodgers Have a Pool Party in Arizona

(Warning: The following article is written without any attempt at objectivity. The author is a Dodger fan. He will gladly apologize to Diamondback fans if he ever meets one.) On September 19, 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. Coming into the game, the first-place Dodgers had a 9.5-game lead on the second-place Diamondbacks...
Via Baseball Essential
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Willie Bloomquist era is over in Seattle

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners officially cut ties with infielder Willie Bloomquist.  The rumors began last night when word broke that the Mariners were going to promote shortstop Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma. Considering Seattle's roster issues, Bloomquist's continued presence did seem a bit odd in the context of what he offered the club as a bench player.  Bloomquist...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners To Recall INF Chris Taylor; DFA Willie Bloomquist

Wednesday night, Chris Taylor was removed from his game with the Tacoma Rainiers in AAA because of an impending recall back to the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners. It was unsure who exactly would be sent down or DFA’d at the time, but that has been cleared up Thursday morning via the Twitter page of Mariners utility-man Willie Bloomquist, thanking the Mariners for his...
Via Baseball Essential
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano day-to-day with bruised forehead

Robinson Cano has a deep bruise on his forehead but did not suffer a concussion in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Willie Bloomquist replaced Cano after he was struck in the head with a ball in between innings. Bloomquist is expected to start on Sunday. Through 7 games this season Cano has hit just .244/.281/.352 with four home runs and 24 RBI. Cano continues to...
Via Tireball.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Call-Up: Everett Aquasox Season Opens, what does the Future Hold For the Mariners?

With the Mariner’s season pretty much in tatters, there is one source left for hope and excitement: the minor leagues. People talk about the romance of baseball a lot; it is true that it isnt hard not to feel romantic about baseball. Baseball is full of drama, love, heartbreak, excitement, and comedy. For the players in the Minors, it’s almost on the level of life and death...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson's homer snaps Mariners' 7-game skid, 2-1 over Rays

SEATTLE (AP) Austin Jackson's solo home run in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Seattle Mariners snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Felix Hernandez (9-2) allowed just one run on two hits in seven innings. Rookie Carson Smith notched his first career save for Seattle. Seth Smith doubled to lead off the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners pretty bewildered by Kyle Seager's ejection Thursday

The Seattle Mariners had a tough game on Thursday. Not only was their contest with the Baltimore Orioles rain-delayed, the M's also had plenty of opportunities to push across big runs and win - but they didn't, falling in the finale of the midweek set by a score of 5-4.  To make matters worse, third baseman Kyle Seager was ejected by home plate umpire John Tumpane in the fifth inning...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Mariners cut ties with Willie Bloomquist?

At age 37, Willie Bloomquist is at a crossroads in his Major League career. Employed by the Seattle Mariners, Bloomquist rarely plays these days (he's appeared in just 15 games so far this season), and he primarily plays a position (shortstop) at which the Mariners are very deep. As Lookout Landing suggested in a new piece, it might be time for the Mariners to cut ties with Bloomquist...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Broken hands hard to avoid according to D-backs

The Diamondbacks have had quite a few players suffer broken hands in the past couple of seasons: Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill in 2013 and A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt last year. The tendency for players to start their swings early to catch up with mid-90s fastballs has led to this according to Zach Buchanan of AZCentral.Buchanan quotes Chip Hale on the phenomenon:"We've...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 05, 2015  |  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

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
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