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Three Bold Predictions for the 2016 Seattle Mariners

After 14 Years Are The Playoffs Realistic For M’s? With the arrival of February comes the start of spring training in the MLB.  We also now have a pretty good idea of what the Mariners bullpen, rotation, and starting lineups will look like in 2016.  The only remaining question—just how successful will this new team with all these new faces be? With that I give you my three...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Evaluating the Offseason Moves

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images North America 2001 was an incredible year for Seattle Mariners fans, as the team tied the MLB record for single-season wins with an astonishing 116 victories in 162 games. That year’s team ended up losing in the American League Championship Series to the eventual World Series Runner-Up New York Yankees, and the Mariners haven’t been back to the postseason...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The secret key to the Seattle Mariners’ season

Once heralded as part of the “big three” of Seattle Mariners’ pitching prospects, James Paxton has flashed immense potential, arguably more than his fellow big three member Taijuan Walker. However, what he’s flashed even more is an inability to stay off of the disabled list. That held true once again, as the big lefty missed over half the season after what started out as...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano makes hitting a softball look much easier than it is

From the looks of it, Robinson Can has had a fun offseason. In addition to posting a slew of photos from an adventurous vacation on his personal Facebook page back in December, it would appear that Cano spent some time playing for a local softball team in the Dominican Republic in January. Here's a Tweet alluding to that, as well as a video showing Cano using his impeccable pitch...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Preview: Is it Opening Day yet?

Are we there yet? The anticipation is beginning to get to some us here at SSU, now that Seahawks football is concluded. With the coming spring thaw, there brings an exciting date; February 19th. The day pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Peoria, AZ. There’s an added excitement this year as new GM Jerry Dipoto has reshaped 50% of the roster and brought in a completely...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Make a Pair of Minor-League Signings

Wednesday morning the Seattle Mariners announced the signings of Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee along with catcher Steven Lerud on minor-league deals. Both received invitations to major-league spring training. These are depth moves for the Mariners as Lee provides a right-handed option at first base with Adam Lind being a lefty. Jesus Montero also will have a chance to win that...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle signs Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee to minor league deal

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have signed Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee and catcher Steve Lerud to minor league contracts two weeks before the start of spring training. Seattle announced the roster moves Wednesday. Lee, a first baseman, has spent the past four seasons playing in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Last season, Lee hit .282 with 31 homers...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners agree with Dae-Ho Lee, MVP of 2015 Japan Series

The Seattle Mariners are looking for more offense and have agreed with Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee on a minor-league deal worth $4 million, it was reported by Bob Dutton of the News Tribune on Wednesday. Lee, 33, will be invited to spring training by the M's. Playing for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks last season, Lee hit .282 in 141 games, hitting 31 home runs and earning MVP honors...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dae-ho Lee Ends Up In Seattle

There’s something that should probably be acknowledged from the beginning. The Mariners have signed Dae-ho Lee to a minor-league contract. Mostly, we ignore players signed to minor-league contracts, at least before the start of spring training. The thing about Lee is that he might be a good hitter. We’ve paid very little offseason attention to, say, Chris Carter and Pedro Alvarez...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' broadcaster Dave Sims on mend after prostate cancer surgery

Dave Sims, the voice of the Seattle Mariners' play-by-play team, underwent surgery for prostate cancer on January 15 according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.Fortunately, Sims said on Twitter earlier this week that he feels great and plans to rejoin the team during spring training:As he told Johns about his situation, Sims' doctors recognized the problem early...even though he had no symptoms...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Seattle Mariners Spring Preview – The Infield

We’re just over two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting, live footage from the complex down in sunny Arizona beginning to pepper ESPN and fill the MLB Network, and our first looks at the Seattle Mariners’ mostly turned-over roster. Last week I discussed the Mariners’ starting pitchers, looking at some of the strengths, weaknesses and who of the group could end up...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager 'a little jealous' after younger brother Corey's postseason trip

Kyle Seager is ready to play in October. The Seattle Mariners’ third baseman, 28, has yet to sniff the playoffs, as his M’s underachieved last season despite some hefty preseason hype. Meanwhile, his younger brother Corey appeared in the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers last October at the age of 21.  Over this past weekend, Seager admitted his brother’s quick success...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 2016 the year for James Paxton?

In general, 30 total starts in your first three MLB seasons is not a number any starting pitcher wants to see, but Seattle Mariners southpaw James Paxton made it very clear what he wants to show coming into 2016. “It’s time for me to show I can last for an entire season,” he said. Paxton has made a concerted effort this offseason to get in better shape and avoid the injury...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners flashback: as players, new GM Dipoto strikes out manager Servais in '99

New Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto was a relief pitcher at the MLB level for eight seasons, from 1993-2000. New Mariners manager Scott Servais, meanwhile, was a catcher for 11 years (from 1991-2001). As one might suspect given the duo's track record throughout the 1990s, pitcher Dipoto and catcher Servais did cross paths a few times...such as this incident on April 22, 1999, when...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Seattle Mariners Team Preview

2015 QUICK OVERVIEW The Mariners finished 76-86 on the 2015 season. A number of pundits had them picked as the front runner to win the 2015 AL West championship after signing slugger Nelson Cruz to join Robinson Cano in the everyday lineup. Unfortunately, the supporting cast let those guys down and the Mariners faded down the stretch. It eventually cost Jack Zduriencik and Lloyd...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2016 Seattle Mariners Bullpen Possibilities

Bullpen Biggest Question Mark For M’s The Seattle Mariners rotation and lineups are pretty well set headed into spring.  Sure, there could be a few surprises after spring training concludes but nothing seems as unsettled for the M’s as their bullpen. Unlike the possibilities for the 2016 Seattle Mariners lineups or the Mariners starting rotation, the M’s bullpen has to be...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle preps for spring believing it can contend in AL West

SEATTLE (AP) Jerry Dipoto did not go quietly into the Seattle Mariners offseason. The entire overhaul Dipoto embarked upon after taking over as the Mariners general manager was not subtle or quiet. It was attention-grabbing, and as Dipoto said on Thursday during the Mariners' pre-spring training luncheon, successful. ''I think we did what we said we were going to do. And I feel...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Seattle Mariners Spring Preview – The Rotation

This time of the year some of us have grown accustomed to watching the Seattle Seahawks play for a couple of weeks longer, but as it turns out getting to the Super Bowl three years in a row is actually pretty difficult. The Seahawks made it seem like a very reasonable task, though, dominating several opponents late in the season even after having lost many key players to injury along...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Offseason Report Card

When Jerry Dipoto took over as the General Manager of the Seattle Mariners at the end of the 2015 season, he had a clear plan for the club. He wanted to become deeper as an organization and build an athletic team that fit SafeCo Field. It was a very busy offseason for the M’s and […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners player profile: Nori Aoki

The Seattle Mariners picked up Nori Aoki in early December and fans in the Pacific Northwest are looking and hoping for Ichiro 2.0. While Ichiro will always be an icon in Seattle Mariners history, little 5’9 Aoki will hopefully bring that same spark as number 51 did with very similar hitting finesse and all-around hustle. Aoki is one of the many signings that the zealous new GM...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

These Are The Seattle Mariners That Should Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame After Ken Griffey Jr.

With Ken Griffey Jr.’s record-setting ballot results sending him to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame, there really wasn’t much of a question about what hat he would represent on his bust in the museum. Announcing that his statue would be topped with the Seattle Mariners logo was also historic as he will be the first representative of the M’s in the prestigious institution....
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Major Questions for the Seattle Mariners in 2016

The 2015 season was one full of disappointment for the Seattle Mariners. They went into the year with some experts predicting them to make the World Series on the heels of an impressive 87-win season in 2014. Unfortunately the 2015 team did not come close to reaching those expectations. The Mariners finished with a 76-86 record. […]
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Numbers: Seattle Mariners

(This is part of a series on retired numbers, with somewhat of a focus on Retired Number Bandits — players who wore a number that was later retired at any point after the person for whom it was retired first wore it. See the introduction for more information and explanation on Bandits.) There are nine teams […]
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners sign Furbush, Scribner, avoid arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners reached agreement on one-year contracts with pitchers Charlie Furbush and Evan Scribner on Friday, averting salary arbitration with both players. The deals with Furbush and Scribner left Seattle with no more arbitration eligible players after the club reached agreement with outfielder Leonys Martin on a $4.15 million deal for the 2016 season on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle signs Furbush, Scribner and avoids arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners have reached agreement on one-year contracts with pitchers Charlie Furbush and Evan Scribner, averting salary arbitration with both players. Seattle announced the agreements on Friday. The Mariners have no more arbitration eligible players. Terms of the deals for the 2016 season were not announced. Furbush will be entering his fifth full season with...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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