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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 […]

Hisashi Iwakuma

Can The Seattle Mariners Pitching Staff Last Another Week Or Two?

With 10 games left in the season the pennant race has turned into a sprint for the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The Seattle Mariners have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trail the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals by a game for the second wild card spot and have […]

Felix Hernandez

How (Un)Lucky Have The Seattle Mariners Been?

In the throes of the NFL season and endless scandals, many Seattle Mariners fans can be forgiven if they didn’t actually see Fernando Rodney walk four hitters in the 10th to lose the game to the Oakland A’s over the weekend. Although it is pretty difficult to walk four batters in one inning, Rodney hasn’t […]

Kendrys Morales

It’s Time To Pull The Plug On Kendrys Morales

All hands on deck for the Seattle Mariners, as they will be facing off against the Oakland Athletics this weekend for a pivotal three game series at Safeco Field. There are 17 games left in the regular season and there is no room for errors. This includes the woeful play of Kendrys Morales. The Mariners […]

Robinson Cano

Seattle Mariners With Toughest Remaining Schedule

With three weeks remaining in the Major League Baseball season, the Seattle Mariners are right in the thick of the AL wild card race, with heavy competition from within their own division and from the AL Central. The Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Detroit Tigers (or Kansas City Royals – which ever one doesn’t win […]