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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. […]

Jack Zduriencik

Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik Finally Making The Right Moves

Seattle Mariners management has finally pulled the trigger on that elusive right-handed power hitter we’ve all been begging for up here in the Northwest: the guy to dig us out of a depressing playoff slump has finally arrived. With the impending addition of Nelson Cruz to the Seattle Mariners for a reported $57 million over […]

Nelson Cruz

Opening The Purse Strings – What Is The Price Of One More Win?

While the Seattle Mariners did not make the playoffs last season, there performance gave the team hope to fans long suffering without much. For the first time in many years, the Mariner games were relevant to the very last day. Each one of the 162 games had an impact. After it was all said and […]

Nelson Cruz

One Year Later, The Seattle Mariners Land Nelson Cruz

One year after reportedly turning down a five year $75 million contract to play with the Seattle Mariners, Nelson Cruz signed a four year $57 million deal to hit in between Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager. If the rumored offer from last year was indeed true, then Cruz, who played last year for the Baltimore […]

Lloyd McClendon

Looking At The Seattle Mariners Offseason Options

The Second Season As the MLB general managers’ meetings wind down this week in Phoenix, Arizona, the buzz surrounding the playoffs and the World Series fade and the focus shifts to free agency. Speculation and intrigue about where this year’s crop of free agents will play in 2015 will dominate the baseball news for the […]

MLB: World Series-Practice Day

The Silly Things You’ll Hear – A World Series Preview

Tonight the World Series between the Cinderella darlings, the Kansas City Royals, and the champions of even years, the San Francisco Giants, begins in Kansas City with coverage on FOX. While the viewers will finally be spared the inanity of Tim McCarver’s “baseball truisms” since he mercifully retired last year, you can bet that Joe […]

Buster Posey

Who Should Win, Who Will Win – NL Silver Slugger Awards

Earlier in the week I looked at the AL Silver Slugger awards. Today, I’ll be looking position by position at the NL Silver Slugger candidates, relying heavily on the advanced hitting metrics of weighted on base average (wOBA) and weighted runs created plus (wRC+), occasionally looking at isolated power (ISO), but paying respect to the […]

Yan Gomes

Who Should Win, Who Will Win – AL Silver Slugger Awards

The Silver Slugger Awards are handed out by Louisville Slugger to the top offensive producers at each position in both leagues. Louisville Slugger states that their criteria are “a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive […]

Mike Trout

Sizing Up The AL And NL MVP Race

Earlier in the week, I looked at the races for the AL and NL Cy Young awards. Today, I’ll be looking at the Al and NL MVP competitions. AL MVP Hands down, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels should win his third consecutive AL MVP. Wait a minute. Oh yea. He didn’t win the […]

Felix Hernandez

Two Awards, Three Candidates – NL And AL Cy Young Award Winners

In a season where there is serious talk that Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw may win the NL MVP award, there is little doubt about who is going to win the NL Cy Young Award. But, in the AL, where for most of the season it was a foregone conclusion that Seattle Mariners own […]

Seattle Mariners Fans

Oh, So Close – The Seattle Mariners Miss the Playoffs

The long arduous baseball season came to an end Sunday afternoon for the Seattle Mariners when they would receive no more help from the lowly Texas Rangers. Behind stellar pitching from Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics pulled the rip cord on their free fall in the standings and ensured at least one more game against […]

Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners, In Heartbreaking Fashion, Miss the Playoffs

The Seattle Mariners’ 2014 season is a wrap. It took 162 games to eliminate the Mariners from post-season for the 13th consecutive year. They did everything they could to push the Oakland Athletics to a one-game playoff for the second wild card spot. Unfortunately for the Mariners, they needed help from the Texas Rangers and […]

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