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Mariners Part Ways With GM Jack Zduriencik

Too Much Disappointment In 2015 To Ignore The Seattle Mariners took the action many, including me, thought was inevitable Friday morning and said goodbye to their General Manager, Jack Zduriencik, after seven seasons.  The move finally signals the waving of the white flag for the Mariners on their 2015 season after most believed they were destined for the playoffs when the year...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Sensation Ketel Marte Impressive For Mariners

The Mariners Finally Have A Shortstop Finding a shortstop has proven difficult for the Mariners pretty much since the day Alex Rodriguez signed with the Texas Rangers.  More recently we’ve seen players like Nick Franklin and Brad Miller both be handed the job only to hand it right back and in both of their cases, do it more than once. Ketel Marte has shown an ability to reach...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bye Bye Fernando – Mariners DFA Rodney (It’s About Time)

Frickin Finally… In a decision that seems like it’s more than a month over due the Seattle Mariners finally took action against their beleaguered closer, Fernando Rodney by putting the 38 year old right hander on the designated for assignment list on Saturday night. No More Arrows Will Fly From Safeco. The Mariners now have 10 days to trade, release or outright Rodney to the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Cable:  O-Line Shuffle Magician Extraordinaire

Offensive Line Shows Improvement Thanks To Shake Up If ever you doubt Tom Cable as a coach, I think you can take the offensive line the Seahawks put out there in the first week of pre-season and then compare it to the one the Seahawks put on the field a week later.  The difference was massive. Cable responded to his squad’s poor first game by moving Justin Britt to left guard...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Spotlight:  Tyler Lockett Looks Like The Real Deal Holyfield

2015 NFLX – Solid Performances By Lockett Tyler Lockett is starting to look like a 3rd round steal for the Seattle Seahawks.   Sure the Seattle Seahawks had to trade up in the third round to nab the speedy Lockett but what the Seahawks got in a return on that investment seems to be as good as gold. Lockett is a Kansas State University alum and where gained All American status...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kam Watch: Chancellor Will Not Report In 2015

Seahawks Safety, Leader Not Acting On Sound Advice Kam Chancellor, the Seattle Seahawks big, strong, silent type leader still remains noticeably absent from the Seahawks pre-season activities.  And if you believe one of his former teammates, Michael Robinson, there is no limit to how far the Seahawks safety will take his hold out. According to Robinson, Chancellor is ready to sit...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Files – Draft #2

Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins C.J. Spiller, RB, Saints Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons Davante Adams, WR, Packers Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys Zach Ertz, TE, Bengals DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals Jerick McKinnon, RB, Vikings Buccaneers Def...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Files – Draft #1

Over the course of the football season, I will continually update my personal fantasy teams’ moves and progress as an example of what to…or not…to do.  This year I am taking part in a whopping 7 leagues. This is usually very much against my quota, but I’m only in 3 money leagues and friends wanted me to be in their free leagues. Easy enough. (LOL) Without further ado, here...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Stars — The Seattle Mariners of 2016

Is There Anything Left In The Minors? The 2015 Seattle Mariners certainly have left Emerald City baseball fans wanting, yet again.  2015 was supposed to be our year and it was nothing short of a flop. When you get over the sting of another failed M’s season it’s still hard to get optimistic about the M’s of 2016.  Unfortunately, down in the minors, the Mariners look a lot...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Dave Dombrowski Right the Mariners Ship?

Dombrowski Could Be Savior As M’s GM or President A little more than a week ago the Detroit Tigers let their highly successful President and General Manager, Dave Dombrowski, walk away.  Dombrowski’s contract was up and it’s clear that the Tigers felt they didn’t want to retain his services given his likely salary demands. The thing that makes a fan of any team without...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks — Spending Wisely Excludes New Deal For Chancellor

Can The Seahawks Stay Competitive? With the mega deal now completed for the Seattle Seahawks star quarterback, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks made quick work of getting their star linebacker, Bobby Wagner‘s, deal done as well.  Feeling left out in the cold was defensive leader and safety for the Seahawks, Kam Chancellor, who continues to hold out with no end in sight. With Chancellor...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

A History of No-No’s — Iwakuma Deals M’s 5th Ever No-Hitter

No One Saw This One Coming As I watched Hisashi Iwakuma accomplish one of a pitcher’s dreams Wednesday afternoon by throwing the 5th ever no hitter in Seattle Mariners history I realized just how lucky I am when it comes to no-hitters.  I have no idea how many people have witnessed all five of the M’s no-hitters.  It’s certainly not a few but it’s not many either and I...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sell, Sell, Sell–  The Seattle Mariners Must Get Out Now

The M’s Of 2015 Are Doomed The writing is on the wall, the fat lady has left the building, or put simply– it’s over folks.  The Seattle Mariners of 2015 are done and they are not going to the playoffs let alone the World Series either despite the expectations of almost everyone, including me. It’s time to for Jack Zduriencik and company take a long hard look in the mirror...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Training Camp Battle To Watch?  Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver

WR Battle Might Be The Most Competitive Ever For Hawks The Seattle Seahawks of 2015 are the team to beat yet again in the NFC.  With all of the success the Hawks have enjoyed in the past three seasons it might shock you to hear that I believe the 2015 version of the Seahawks will go down as the best offensive squad the Hawks have put together in a very long time. What’s not to...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Call The Mariners Maid Service — It’s Time To Clean House

Big Jack, Lloyd Both Should Go Before Next Season It’s all over except the shower for the 2015 Seattle Mariners.  Hopelessly behind by double digit numbers of games to three of their division rivals with just over two months to go pretty much says it all–  the Mariners will miss the playoffs yet again. This time there will be carnage however.  Ownership cannot and should...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Are The Seattle Mariners Buyers Or Sellers In 2015?

Disappointing First Half Makes For Tough Decisions We sit resting our baseball brains during the All-Star break anxiously awaiting one of the more exciting portions of the MLB season–  The Trade Deadline. It’s true.  Post All-Star baseball in July is definitely a time of rumors, speculation, excitement and baseball players wondering if they should bother unpacking after every...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Edgar Martinez Made A Difference For the Mariners?

Is The Edgar Effect Real? The Seattle Mariners hired by baseball hero, Edgar Martinez, back on June 20th to be their new hitting coach.  Everyone knows that Edgar was one of the best right handed hitters the game ever saw but his ability to coach others on a craft that he perfected still remains a question mark. Could it be that the M’s brass just wanted to sell a few more tickets...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Break Time — Seattle Mariners First Half Report Card

M’s Not What Most Expected 41-48.  That’s what the 2015 Seattle Mariners see when they look up their record for the first half of the season.  7.5 games back in their division is not exactly where they expected to see themselves.  They are not alone either. The M’s have been every part of the word disappointing in 2015.  Some struggles have been terribly bad and continue...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Guns — Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery

Seattle Mariners Starting Pitching Continues To Flourish It’s very difficult to get excited about the 2015 Seattle Mariners season at this point.  This was supposed to be our year.  Finally we’d be back in the playoffs.  Felix would pitch in the post season for the first time and just maybe we’d have a baseball world championship trophy come to Seattle. The writing is on...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle’s Next Alex Rodriguez — Russell Wilson?

Could Wilson Replace Seattle’s Biggest Sports Villain? The Seattle Mariners drafted a very young Alex Rodriguez in 1993 when he was just 17 years old.  With hardly any time spent in the minors, the miracle season of 1995 rolled around and Rodriguez got his first taste of the big leagues.  The following year was a breakout year for the young shortstop.  He hit .358 with 36 homers...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lloyd McClendon Says “Relax” To Seattle Mariners Fans

Message Not Well Received My doubts about Lloyd McClendon as an effective big league manager are beginning to grow.  Questionable lineups and a lack of passion were my primary concerns, at least until this week when Lloyd made one of the worst statements I have ever heard from a manager. Lloyd McClendon told Seattle Mariners fans, HIS fans, to “relax”. Fans should Relax. Fine...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez, Mariners Legend and Hitting Coach

Edgar Can Help The announcement this week of Edgar Martinez being named by the Seattle Mariners as their new hitting coach is certainly welcome news.  For me specifically, it’s welcome news on so many different levels.  In fact, the decision that brings Edgar into the M’s dugout again is so exciting to me personally I freely admit I will have a very difficult time being objective...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot and Cold, Night and Day — The Seattle Mariners of 2015

Still No Signs of Consistency From the M’s What in the world is going with baseball in the Emerald City?  The 2015 Seattle Mariners were a team that everyone thought was on the highway to the World Series.  Instead, we get mediocrity. I can live with mediocrity.  Let’s face it, when it comes to baseball, you had better get used to mediocrity because this is a sport where...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seahawks Are Forgetting Somebody — What About Bob?

Star Middle Linebacker Still Without A Deal It is the NFL—  Quarterbacks grab all the headlines, most of the money, and when it goes wrong, almost all of the blame.  The Seattle Seahawks might be a bit different in that stereotype however.  We are talking about a team led by one of the best defenses ever seen in the NFL when we look at the team and I don’t think anyone could...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Russell Wilson Even Want To Be A Seattle Seahawk?

Could John Schneider Be Moving On from Wilson? Russell Wilson is the Seattle Seahawks golden boy quarterback.  He’s the toast of Seattle.  He does and says everything correctly when he’s anywhere near a camera or microphone.  He even spends his off hours and seasons doing highly visible charitable work for kids throughout the greater Seattle community instead of posting pictures...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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