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Austin Jackson

Trade Deadline Moves Baffling For Seattle Mariners

Right at the trade deadline on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-way trade, sending Cy Young award winner David Price from Tampa Bay to Detroit, outfielder Austin Jackson from Detroit to Seattle, and pitcher Drew Smyly and second baseman Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay from Detroit and […]

Tom Seaver

King Felix vs. Tom Terrific – Comparing Different Eras

In his last start of July versus the Cleveland Indians, Felix Hernandez added another milestone to his outstanding career by surpassing a record set by Tom Seaver in 1971 – pitching 7 or more innings in 14 consecutive games while allowing 2 or fewer earned runs.  Even in defeat, the Mariners’ broadcast team and studio […]

Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez – The Top Pitcher No One Is Talking About

In the past several days, many quality pitchers have been mentioned in local and national media. With today being July 31st and teams getting their best-last-chance at a blockbuster trade, it stands to reason that arguably the most important position would be a big-time trade asset that people would want to talk about. Many names […]

Kendrys Morales

Will The Signing Of Kendrys Morales Solve The Seattle Mariners’ Offensive Woes?

Last week, the Seattle Mariners acquired DH/1B Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins for relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales signed with the Twins in early June, right after the date to acquire free agents without draft compensation going to his former team, the Mariners, for a pro-rated $12M, or $2M less than he turned down […]

Montreal Expos

Field Of Second Chances – The 1994 Montreal Expos

Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham: We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.” I didn’t realize that that was the only day. There is a scene in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams where Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, goes back in time […]

David Price

Who Should The Seattle Mariners Really Be Targeting At The Trade Deadline?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline of Thursday, July 31st is coming up fast and the Seattle Mariners have been linked to several interesting, if not earthshaking, scenarios.  While I’m not claiming to be breaking any new news here, I did want to evaluate some of the rumored trades and see what type of impact […]

Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez Finally Getting His Due For The Seattle Mariners

Felix Hernandez has been a prime example for several seasons of a pitcher who has been a dominant pitcher without a dominant record. This year, for the first time in a long time, the Cy Young candidate is finally sporting a win total that mirrors his dominance—and that’s nice to see. King Felix’s numbers this […]

Trout Arrow

Imaginary Arrows Don’t Win Or Lose Baseball Games

In the wake of an incredible weekend of baseball in Los Angeles, or Anaheim, or somewhere in California, in which the Seattle Mariners lost to the Angels in the bottom of the 16th one night, turned around and beat the Angels in the 12th the next night, and then lost a heartbreaker in the 9th […]

Mariners All Stars

Four Seattle Mariners Take The Field For Tonight’s All-Star Game

Tonight, as America tunes in to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, many will be getting their first look at some great west coast baseball players.  Among them are four Seattle Mariners:  Robinson Cano, who was elected by the fans to play 2B, Felix Hernandez, the AL starter, Kyle Seager, who was added to the team […]

Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners Midseason Report

Between the comings and goings in basketball and the upcoming football season, you could be forgiven for forgetting that baseball has reached the All-Star break.  Seattle fans have not forgotten, considering their team is in prime position for a playoff berth after they were written off at the start of the season. How the Seattle […]

Randy Johnson

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part Two

In my column, The All-Time Mariners: Part One, I took a look at the greatest offensive seasons for Mariners position by position.  Some of the usual suspects, like Ken Griffey, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Ichiro spearheaded the team, but there were also some surprises like Alvin Davis and Phil Bradley. In The All-Time […]

Ken Griffey Jr, Ichiro Suzuki

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part One

With the All-Star break approaching next week and the Oregon Sports News taking a short break this week, I thought it might be fun to look at an All-Time Seattle Mariners Team.  To keep with the spirit of the All-Star game, I’ll be looking at single season performance at each position, using FanGraphs’ version of […]

Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn – A Harsh Reminder Of A Very Bad Habit

In the early 1980’s, as a young boy I saw Tony Gwynn play in Portland.  Civic Stadium was home to the Triple-A Portland Beavers and San Diego’s Triple-A affiliate – the Las Vegas Stars – was in town, led by the 22-year-old future Hall Of Famer who by the end of his career would be […]

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