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Mike Salk’s top 10 reasons to be excited about the Mariners’ season

Opening day for the Mariners is next Thursday when they host Cleveland at Safeco Field. With less than a week of spring training to go, Mike Salk checks in with his top 10 reasons why he’s excited about the upcoming season. Mike Salk’s top 10 reasons to be excited about the Mariners • 1. James Paxton throwing 97 from the left side. This will be fun seeing Paxton every five days...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 hours ago

Jim Moore’s observations from Mariners spring training in Peoria

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Mariners are now a week away from opening day against the Indians at Safeco Field, and I’m already wrong about two things with this team and not far from three things. James Paxton should start opening day, but he won’t Since James Paxton has become the Mariners’ best pitcher, I thought he should start on opening day, but the way the schedule’s laid out this weekend...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Wednesday news, notes and Mariners Opening Day starter all but set

PEORIA, Ariz.–After pitching in a minor league game Monday, James Paxton was asked when he would pitch next. Paxton knew better than to get tripped up by the not-so-innocent question. The answer could have revealed the Mariners Opening Day starter and Paxton preferred news of that magnitude come from the manager. “I’m not for certain yet, but it will be sometime this week,” he said...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Who will start opening day for the Mariners? A clue is revealed

PEORIA, Ariz. – After pitching in a minor league game Monday, James Paxton was asked when he would pitch next. Paxton knew better than to get tripped up by the not-so-innocent question, as the answer could have revealed the Mariners’ opening day starter, and Paxton preferred news of that magnitude to come from the manager. “I’m not for certain yet, but it will be sometime this week...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

King Felix 'outstanding' in latest bullpen session

While James Paxton remains lined up to start Opening Day for the Mariners, Felix Hernandez is still holding out hope of recovering from a bruised right forearm in time to pitch the first game of the season in less than two weeks.
Via Mariners.com
7 days ago

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

Every new season brings a new opportunity for MLB's best pitchers to break through. Most people know what to expect from the aces on the bump, but there are always surprising pitchers who emerge either earlier than expected or seemingly out of nowhere. So which pitchers can we expect to compete for the highest honor on the mound?Here's a look at 12 Cy Young Award candidates from...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners need James Paxton to step up as staff ace

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has built quite a reputation with regard to being aggressive on the trade market. And to a degree, it’s been more of the same story this winter.While this offseason has been historically slow, Dipoto was quick to acquire Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon to fortify the team’s offense. If he had his way, they also would’ve landed Japanese sensation...
Via The Sports Daily
January 29, 2018  |  Discuss

Where will Shohei Ohtani land? Handicapping each team's odds

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect moves made Wednesday by certain teams to clear up more international spending money.]The sweepstakes to land the services of Shohei Ohtani have been extensive to say the least. The availability of the two-way Japanese star has become a thing of mythical proportions, as pursuit of the 23-year-old has been the most sensational...
Via Yardbarker
December 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Let’s All Agree That James Paxton Is One of the Best Pitchers Around

James Paxton had a pretty bad June. His season got off to a wonderful start, but then he landed on the DL, and shortly after his return, the calendar flipped and pitching was hard again. Paxton in June ran a 7+ ERA, and opponents blasted him to the tune of a .395 wOBA. Something appeared to be seriously wrong, but Paxton blamed his mechanics, and not his health. He found that he...
Via Fangraphs
August 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners’ James Paxton cleared to resume throwing

The Seattle Mariners are getting some good news about one of their top pitchers at a time when they’re just starting to get hot.The Mariners entered Thursday with a .500 record, thanks largely to a stretch where they’ve won six of seven games. The team also said that pitcher James Paxton has been cleared to resume throwing. Paxton has been on the DL with a forearm injury since May...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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