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...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs recall RHP Beeler to start against Rockies

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs have recalled right-hander Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies. Beeler, 26, has no record with a 6.43 earned-run average in two starts for the Cubs. He was 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA in 14 starts for Iowa. To make room, Chicago sent right-hander Yoervis Medina down to Iowa. Medina had no record with a 7.00 ERA in five...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs call up Medina, Beeler for DH vs Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cubs restocked their bullpen for a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, calling up Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa. In addition, Chicago called up Dallas Beeler to start the second game. He'll be the 26th man. Beeler also was called up to start in a doubleheader against St. Louis on July 7. The Cubs were coming off a 13-inning, 5-4 win on...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mariners terrible, horrible, no good, very bad catchers

To say Seattle Mariners catchers have been “abysmal” is disrespectful to the word abysmal. Just how bad have Mariners backstops been? The club’s collective catchers are batting .150. The Mets (.176), Reds (.174), Giants (.165) and Nationals (.160) pitching staffs (> 100+ plate appearances) all have better averages at the plate. That’s horrendous. Seattle hoped 24...
Via The Outside Corner
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Montero out with stiff back; Rosscup placed on DL

CLEVELAND (AP) Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup because of back stiffness. Manager Joe Maddon doesn't believe the injury is serious and expects Montero will play in Thursday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs also placed left-hander Zac Rosscup on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Rosscup is 2...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Get A New Backstop, Trade For Castillo

Experienced Catcher Smart Move For M’s The Seattle Mariners bolstered their catching staff this week by trading for an experienced catcher in Welington Castillo.  The Cubs had no room for Castillo.  Three catchers is not something you see on a 25 man roster these days so they were willing to part with him but not for free. The Mariners shipped Yoervis Medina to the bullpen needy...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Welington Castillo 'really excited' to start new chapter with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners recently picked up catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for young reliever Yoervis Medina - and Castillo says he's eager to get going with his new club.  He will be in the lineup making his Seattle debut on Thursday in the finale of a series against the Baltimore Orioles, and the 28-year-old says he's looking forward to the new chapter...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: New Cubs Pitcher Makes White Sox Hitter Look Like A Fool

In case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs made a trade yesterday with the Seattle Mariners. The Cubs sent catcher Wellington Castillo out west in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina. Who’s he? Medina made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Mariners after he spent 2006-09 playing for the VSL Mariners in the Venezuelan Summer League. He moved to the United States in 2010...
Via Sports Mockery
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoervis Medina will provide the Chicago Cubs with relief

This week the Cubs acquired RHP Yoervis Medina from the Seattle Mariners for C Welington Castillo. In a trade that the Cubs desperately need to help solve their bullpen issues. In the last three seasons, Medina is already a proven commodity. The 26 year old reliever has posted a 2.82 ERA in 137.0 IP in his tenure for the Mariners. However, at this very moment Medina will not be initially...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Where's the Beefy?

The Cubs version of Fluffy will no longer exist as the Cubs have traded "catcher" Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for relief pitcher Yoervis Medina.  Before I dig into the new guy, let's eulogize Beefy for a bit. While I'm all for letting prospects develop, Beefy got on my nerves from the very get go. For a "catcher" he didn't do that very well...literally. I'm sure my...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle sends Yoervis Medina to Cubs for Wellington Castillo

BALTIMORE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have acquired catcher Wellington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in for right-handed relief pitcher Yoervis Medina. The teams swapped the players on Tuesday. Castillo likely will back up Seattle's Mike Zunino, while Medina will report to Triple-A Iowa with the Cubs organization. Castillo played parts of six seasons with the Cubs and appeared in...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Wellington Castillo to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are set to acquire catcher Wellington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for RHP Yoervis Medina, according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. It was earlier reported by Marc Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that the Cubs were going to receive a prospect in return. Castillo’s name was tossed around plenty during spring training as a potential...
Via Baseball Essential
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners, Cubs swap Yoervis Medina for Welington Castillo

The Seattle Mariners have picked up catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for reliever Yoervis Media, it was reported by several sources on Twitter on Tuesday morning. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports was first to report the trade.  This is an intriguing deal for Seattle, as it's unclear how it will affect the team's 25-man roster. Incumbent right-handed catcher...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Heads will Roll, Medina and Olson to AAA Tacoma

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, tired of ineffectual bullpen performance demoted two relievers today: RHP Yoervis Medina and LHP Tyler Olson.   Medina in 12 innings has compiled 5 runs and a strikeout to walk ratio of 9:7.   Although he has a save, he has given up 11 hits and far too many base runners to stay on the squad. The rookie Olson, has looked shaky in his 13 innings...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Happ, Mariners hold off Astros 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) J.A. Happ earned his first win with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night. Acquired from Toronto in an offseason trade, Happ (1-1) won in his third start. He gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out five. Reliever Yoervis Medina walked the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth before...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 Questions For Spring Training

We’re two weeks ago from the start of Spring Training games, and the Seattle Mariners have announced they are ready to build upon the success of 2014.  The Mariners’ latest addition is adding free agent Rickie Weeks on a one-year deal.  In doing so, Seattle adds another quality bat along with Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano, and Nelson Cruz.  It looks like the roster is pretty...
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February 18, 2015  |  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

The Royals Are Really, Really In This Thing

After 116 games, the Kansas City Royals sit at 63-53. Being ten games over .500 is no longer foreign to this franchise as they finished the 2013 season at 86-76, but this is the first time in almost exactly 11 years that the Royals are in position for a playoff spot this late in the year. Last year, the Royals were in playoff contention, but only in the sense that they were close...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Pitcher Yoervis Medina Buckles Alexei Ramirez’s Knees (Video)

They call the curveball the “knee-buckler” for a reason. Seattle Mariners reliever Yoervis Medina is just one of the many strong arms in an up-and-coming bullpen. Up 0-and-2 against Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in eighth inning on Friday night, Medina showcased his nasty breaking pitch. Your browser does not support iframes. Medina’s 86-mph curveball absolutely...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoervis Medina Buckles Alexei Ramírez With Nasty Pitch

This is one helluva pitch from Seattle Mariners pitcher Yoervis Medina to buckle Alexei Ramirez like that. Good lord. [@8BitSports] The post Yoervis Medina Buckles Alexei Ramírez With Nasty Pitch appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexei Ramirez Falls To His Knees While At Bat

Mariners pitcher, Yoervis Medina, delivered a nasty curve ball  Friday night to White Sox infielder, Alexei Ramirez, that brought him to his knees. Your browser does not support iframes. Painful to watch. Absolutely awesome pitch that just left Ramirez speechless after his knees buckled. 13 total views, 13 views today The post Alexei Ramirez Falls To His Knees While At Bat...
Via Sports Mockery
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoervis Medina made Alexei Ramirez’s knees buckle on this curveball (Video)

Yoervis Medina only faced one batter during Friday night’s Seattle Mariners-Chicago White Sox game, but he made it a memorable one. The 26-year-old Venezuelan pitcher came in with two outs in the 8th of Seattle’s 4-1 win and struck out Alexei Ramirez with a wild curve. Medina got ahead 0-2 in the count and catcher […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Miami benefits from replay call

MIAMI -- Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson stood at the top step of the dugout during Friday night's ninth-inning delay once he saw the instant replay on the Jumbrotron. With runners at first and second, Yoervis Medina fielded Marcell Ozuna's sacrifice bunt and threw to third for the force out. But third baseman Kyle Seager bobbled the ball on the transfer. Major league administrative...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – poundings

A tweet by ESPN’s Keith Law summed up Friday night thusly: “If you enjoy watching one baseball team beat the absolute crap out of another team, this is your night.” It wasn’t a pretty evening for those who love pitching duels – seven of the 15 games on the slate were decided by five or more runs. Five teams put double digit runs on the board. Of course, that doesn’t mean...
Via Bloguin Best
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – poundings

A tweet by ESPN’s Keith Law summed up Friday night thusly: “If you enjoy watching one baseball team beat the absolute crap out of another team, this is your night.” It wasn’t a pretty evening for those who love pitching duels – seven of the 15 games on the slate were decided by five or more runs. Five teams put double digit runs on the board. Of course, that doesn’t mean...
Via The Outside Corner
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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