Seattle Mariners

Room For Improvement – The Seattle Mariners After 15 Games

Fifteen games down, 147 to go. I wrote something similar last season when the Seattle Mariners got off to a slow start in April. Had the Mariners gone 6-9 in any stretch during, say, mid June, no one would even notice. But the freshness of the season and the high expectations surrounding this ball club […]

Seth Smith

Get Well Soon, Seth Smith

Seth Smith sat out the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday due to tightness in his groin. He’s currently listed as day to day. His absence from the lineup forced manager Lloyd McClendon to make some moves Mariners fans should hope he doesn’t have to make often, namely playing Nelson […]

Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager Can Lead The Seattle Mariners To The Postseason

In 2009, the Seattle Mariners selected Dustin Ackley with the second overall pick in the MLB draft.  Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, one could question the logic of selecting Ackley ahead of arguably the best player in baseball, a 5-tool stud in Mike Trout. But that would be unfair. Several teams passed on […]

Joey Cora

Seattle Mariners Don’t Disappoint On Opening Day

Yesterday was another Opening Day in the books.  Though I’ve been to my fair share, there was something certainly different about this particular afternoon game.  The Seattle Mariners have made big moves before, acquiring big names and generating talk about a future in October, but the buzz this year looks to be more legitimate than […]

Rickie Weeks

In New Digs, Rickie Weeks Looks To Make Most Of Chance With Seattle Mariners

Not many baseball players in this day and age stick around with one team for very long. Ever since free-agency leaped into the forefront, baseball has been largely built around high turnover with very few players donning one cap for the duration of their careers, let alone three or four years. The Philadelphia Phillies have multiple players […]

Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Outfielders And Pitchers

Left Field: Projected Starter: Dustin Ackley/Rickie Weeks Projected Backup: Justin Ruggiano Dark Horse: Alex Jackson The plan in left field is a platoon of two former top prospects.  Ackley struggled defensively at second base, and his average dropped off a cliff at the start of the year, ending at .245.  It is encouraging that he […]

Seattle Mariners Photo Day

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Infield Position Players

Catcher: Projected Starter: Mike Zunino Projected Backup: John Hicks Dark Horse: John Baker Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate.  Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured.  Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a […]

Mariners Fans

Seattle Mariners Search For Their Own 12th Man

It is often said that the home support at any sporting event can help tip the balance for the home team, giving them an advantage over their opponents. This phenomenon is widely known as the “12th man” effect—equating the crowd to having an extra player on the field. In Seattle, supporters of the Seahawks in […]

Rickie Weeks

Rickie Weeks – Another Platoon Piece For The Seattle Mariners

Last week, the Seattle Mariners added another right handed bat in former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. The Mariners and Weeks agreed to a club friendly $2 million / one year deal, with built in incentives in the unlikely event he’s used as more than a platoon against left handed pitching at the corner […]

Robinson Cano

In Lineup Bolstered By Offseason Moves, Robinson Cano Can Take Seattle Mariners To New Heights

Last offseason, Robinson Cano stunned the baseball world by choosing to sign with the Seattle Mariners over re-signing with the New York Yankees. In doing so, he left the hallowed Yankees scrambling for the franchise’s new face following Derek Jeter’s impending farewell season and changed coasts relishing in the chance to bring the Mariners their first World […]

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners Win The AL West In The Latest Projections

With a little over a week to go until Spring Training, hope springs eternal, and for some very patient fan bases, long post season droughts appear ready to go by the wayside. Based on FanGraphs projections, the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, and, yes, the Chicago Cubs should all be in contention for […]

Fantasy Baseball

The Super Bowl Is Over – Time To Prepare For Fantasy Baseball

Now that the Super Bowl is over and the NFL season has come to a close, the time has come to get serious about preparing for your Fantasy Baseball draft or auction. If you’re serious about winning your league, you’ll want to prepare your own personal list of players well in advance and not just […]

Edgar Martinez

Why Edgar Martinez Deserves To Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

The road to Cooperstown has not been an easy one for former Seattle Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez. His Hall of Fame votes have dipped the last few years, and the fact that a player can only be on the ballot for 10 years warrants a bit of concern. But he could be getting a much […]