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 […]

Seattle Mariners Attendance

Come On Seattle, Support These Mariners!

I was fortunate enough to attend Derek Jeter’s final regular season game at Safeco last Thursday.  It’s a rare occasion to see a sure thing, first ballot, future hall of famer, live and in person.  And, while I could make a strong argument for Jeter as the greatest offensive shortstop of all time and enjoy […]

Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

Where Has All The Power Gone, Robinson Cano?

Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners’ $240 million second baseman, is having a really good year.  Through 62 games, Cano has appeared in 58, batting .330, 20 points higher than his career average, and getting on base at a .379 clip, 23 points higher than his career pace.  With 31 RBI, Cano leads 2B in the […]

Fernando Rodney

Road Report – Seattle Mariners Sweep Two Games In Atlanta

The Seattle Mariners are consistently inconsistent. They’ve seen major losing skids like the eight game one earlier this year. They’ve also had streaks of solid baseball, bandied about as one of the hottest teams in the year. At the moment of this writing, from a hotel lobby in downtown Atlanta, the Mariners are in the […]

Endy Chavez

Endy Chavez, Really Seattle Mariners? Really?

As a testament to how barren the Seattle Mariners’ farm system is of anywhere near major league ready bats, the team brought up 12-year journeyman and 36-year-old OF Endy Chavez over the weekend to help plug some holes in the lineup, as Robinson Cano remained out with a hand contusion.  Cano is listed as day […]

Roenis Elias

Seattle Mariners Organization Report – Parent Club Finishes A Winning Week

If the Seattle Mariners are going to stay in contention in the American League West, the team will need a fourth consistent starter to go with Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Chris Young.  The 25-year old Roenis Elias showed Sunday that he can be the fourth starter, or perhaps even more. Elias (4-4) recovered from […]

Kendrys Morales

Which Free Agent Should The Seattle Mariners Go After?

The MLB Draft commences June 5th and runs through June 7th.  With the end of the draft also comes the end of the necessity of teams to compensate player’s former teams a draft choice when signing  free agents.  Will the Seattle Mariners, who are desperately in need of a right handed power bat, look to […]

Robinson Cano

Run Differential The Story So Far In The American League

Now that Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and its OK to break out the white shoes and pants, most MLB teams have played around 50 games.  At 50 games, a little more of the signal starts to bleed through the noise, and we can get a sense of who are contenders and […]

Felix Hernandez

How The Pitching Staff Is Saving The Seattle Mariners’ Season

As the Seattle Mariners hover just below .500 at 21-22, 6.5 games out of first place in the AL West but only 1.5 games out of the wild card, it comes as little surprise that pitching is keeping them in the conversation.  While the Mariners have had some timely hitting (and no, I don’t believe […]