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PHOTO: Ken Griffey Jr. rocks awesome custom Christmas sweater

Credit: Instagram/therealkengriffeyjr For some reason this Christmas season, the “ugly” sweater made a comeback.  From parties to family photos to Instagram to Twitter.  Well, Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. sees your ugly sweater, and raises you an awesome one.  Check out this custom job that includes the moniker “swing man” complete with backwards hat swinging...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Hart

COREY HART FIRST BASEMAN Born: March 24, 1982Height: 6’6″Weight: 230Bats: RightThrows: RightDrafted: 11th Round, 321st Overall, 2000 (Brewers)How Acquired: Free AgentHigh School: Greenwood (KY) HSAgents: CAA Sports WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Hart was a fixture in Milwaukee’s lineup for six and a half years, hitting for power and average, generally...
Via Pirates Prospects
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners update: Missed opportunities

With news today that Justin Upton has been traded to the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners have affirmed that they are done with this year’s free agent market. First came Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes, then Melky Cabrera and Matt Kemp, and now Justin Upton, all gone from the equation. And now there are rumors that Delmon Young would like to return to Baltimore than go...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates sign Corey Hart

The Pirates announced this afternoon that they signed Corey Hart to a one year/$2.5 million deal and DFA’d Preston Guilmet, who I can tell you with 70% certainty was a guy that they claimed from, I think, the Orioles at some point since the season ended. I suppose the assumption here is that he’ll be the right-handed platoon partner with Pedro Alvarez at first base, but he...
Via WHYGAVS?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates, Corey Hart agree to one-year deal

The Pirates announced that they have signed outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart to a one-year deal. He will be making 2.5 million base salary with 2.5 million in incentives. Corey hart gets $2.5M from pirates, plus $2.5M in incentives — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014 Hart, 32, struggled in Seattle last year after playing in over 8 seasons with the Brewers slashing...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle signs trio to minor-league deals

SEATTLE (AP) Right-handed pitchers Justin Germano and Mark Lowe and utility infielder Carlos Rivero have signed minor-league deals with the Seattle Mariners with invites to major league spring training. Seattle announced the signings Thursday. Lowe's signing is the most notable. He appeared in 162 games with Seattle between 2006-2010. Lowe was part of the trade that sent Cliff Lee...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Quest For A Full Time Right Fielder May Come Up Empty

No Melky, No Rios, Now What? After seemingly being on the verge of signing free agent right fielder Melky Cabrera the Seattle Mariners instead swung and missed as he wound up signing a three year deal with the White Sox. Why did this happen?  Maybe the Mariners wouldn’t go four years.  Maybe they didn’t think Melky was worth $14 million per season when that’s pretty much...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest SS News: Mets Interested In Asdrubal, M’s Miller Back On Radar?

Here’s the latest on the shortstop front and how it pertains to Mets. First, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets are among a few teams showing interest in free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. That’s the same Asdrubal Cabrera who has a few three-year offers and is holding out for a four-year deal. The Giants, A’s, Cardinals and Twins are among the other teams that are...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners update: Prospect review

Now that the Seattle Mariners have Nelson Cruz added to their lineup–not to mention all signs pointing to a silent rest of the off-season–it’s time to temporarily shift focus on the prospect pool for 2015. From Baseball America, the Mariners top 10 looks as follows: Alex Jackson, OF D.J. Peterson, 3B Ketel Marte, SS Patrick Kivlehan, 3B/1B Austin Wilson, OF Edwin Diaz, RHP...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales: A Gamble on Baseball’s Rhythms

In the weeks when between Billy Butler‘s contract was bought out and today, with Kendrys Morales brought to Kansas City on a two-year, $17 million deal, the Royals ranked dead-last in FanGraphs’ projected Designated Hitter Depth Charts. Not dead-last amongst American League teams: Dead. Last. Less projected WAR from their DH spot than 15 NL […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Hultzen likely to start 2015 in minors

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Danny Hultzen is expected to begin the 2015 season in the minors as he recovers from major shoulder surgery, reports Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune. View image | gettyimages.com Hultzen has not pitched in a game since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff on Oct. 1 of 2013. Those injuries are very difficult...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Rumors: In talks for Dayan Viciedo

The Chicago White Sox recently put Dayan Viciedo back out on the trade market, and much like last year, the Seattle Mariners have rekindled interest for the 25-year-old DH/outfielder, according to Scott Merkin with MLB.com. Source: White Sox in serious talks with Mariners on moving Viciedo. Targeting a reliever in return — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) December 11, 2014 The two...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales finally gets two years – from the Royals

Last winter, Kendrys Morales turned down a qualifying offer from the Mariners and held out for a multi-year deal that never came. This year, Morales wasn’t eligible for a qualifying offer after getting signed by the Twins in June and traded Seattle to July, but that’s OK – he got his multi-year deal from the Kansas City Royals, to the tune of two years and $17 million. Source...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales finally gets two years – from the Royals

Last winter, Kendrys Morales turned down a qualifying offer from the Mariners and held out for a multi-year deal that never came. This year, Morales wasn’t eligible for a qualifying offer after getting signed by the Twins in June and traded Seattle to July, but that’s OK – he got his multi-year deal from the Kansas City Royals, to the tune of two years and $17 million. Source...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals aqcuire DH Kendrys Morales

The Kansas City Royals have acquired free agent Kendrys Morales for 2 years and $17 Million.  The switch hitting DH split time last season between Minnesota and Seattle, and had a sub par year for both squads.  You may remember Morales set out until June of last season while waiting for an offer.  His price tag was considered to hefty then with a compensatory pick attached...
Via Royals Blue
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals Sign Kendrys Morales To 2-Year Deal

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Royals have signed free agent first baseman and designated hitter Kendrys Morales to a 2-year deal. Source: #Royals nearing deal with Kendrys Morales. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 11, 2014 Source: Morales to #Royals done. 2 years with mutual option, per source. @JeffPassan says $17 million. — Chris Cotillo (...
Via Geeks and Cleats
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Mariners have interest in Ian Desomond

The Seattle Mariners have been looking to upgrade by adding bats.  They have already signed Nelson Cruz this offseason, and now Ken Rosenthal is reporting that they have been in talks with the Washington Nationals for power hitting shortstop, Ian Desmond. View image | gettyimages.com Sources: #Nationals have discussed Desmond with #Mariners on multiple occasions. Nats like...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Renew Interest In Viciedo

  VIRAL – The Chicago White Sox are shopping outfielder Dayan Viciedo, and the Seattle Mariners are definitely intrigued. The #WhiteSox, who are searching the marketplace for another OF and bullpen help, are telling teams that LF Dayan Viciedo is available. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014 According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Mariners...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Hot Stove Keeps Cranking

Is Melky Cabrera The Latest M’s Addition? The buzz is reaching a fever pitch for Seattle Mariners fans during this offseason. The Mariner’s General Manager, Jack Zduriencik, has been on a spending spree that stretches back all the way to last year’s off-season when they signed Robinson Cano.  And it doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon either. Jack Zduriencik says...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Designating A Spot In Cooperstown For Edgar Martinez

We are a little under a month away from the results being announced for the 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee class. Among the small handful of great Seattle Mariners over the years, many would argue that, with the possible exception of Ken Griffey Jr., none would rival Edgar Martinez for significance. To date, Edgar remains one of the most popular athletes in Seattle...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

Potentially some good news on the Chris Taylor front. Reporting from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets have had discussions with the Seattle Mariners about both of their young shortstops — Taylor and Brad Miller. Some reports have suggested that Seattle may keep both of them, playing Taylor at short and Miller in the outfield, but I think...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Mariners still in on Kemp

The New York Post's, Joel Sherman states, according to sources, the Seattle Mariners are open to several options to fill their need for a power bat in left-field, which could include Melky Cabrera, Justin Upton and Matt Kemp. #451446638 / gettyimages.com Despite the teams' recent signing of slugging DH, Nelson Cruz, the team is still in the need for production from their...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Cruz Cashes In

I believe it’s safe to say this is the calm before the storm. Sunday, MLB’s annual Winter Meetings kick off in San Diego, and there’s still plenty around the baseball world that needs to be settled. We’ve had a “big” free agent signings, which we’ll get to momentarily, and we’ve also had a couple of notable trades. Still, the biggest names—Jon Lester, Max Scherzer...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners promote Cruz's arrival as windshield-breaking news

The Seattle Mariners are hoping Safeco Field turns into a launching pad for home run balls after signing Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million contract Thursday. And in case it does, the team wants to warn everyone in Seattle that their windshields might receive some harm from moonshots hit by Cruz. The team launched a clever marketing campaign in which they placed decals of a...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners start ad campaign after Nelson Cruz signing

  The Seattle Mariners are hoping Safeco Field turns into a launching pad for home run balls after signing Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million contract on Thursday.   And in case it does, the team wants to warn everyone in Seattle that their windshields might receive some harm from moonshots hit by Cruz. The team launched an awesome marketing campaign where they...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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