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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 […]

Chris Young

Will Seattle Mariners Pitcher Chris Young’s Comeback Year Take A Hit?

Seattle Mariners’ Chris Young might be getting bounced from the rotation. The 6’10 right-hander has pitched poorly recently and could be facing the hook from Manager Lloyd McClendon. The comeback-player of the year candidate has fallen on hard times. On Tuesday, Young didn’t get out of the first inning against the Oakland Athletics. In fact, […]

Robinson Cano

Award Season Coming Up For The Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are playing winning baseball and are in the thick of a pennant race. Many Mariners are having career years and breakout seasons. Looking at their roster and the numbers they’re accumulating, there’s a good chance that several Mariners players have a chance to take home some regular season hardware. The MVP, CY […]

Felix Hernandez

Why Felix Hernandez Should Win Both The Cy Young And MVP

Over the weekend, Felix Hernandez’s record setting streak of 16 consecutive games pitching at least 7 innings and allowing 2 or fewer runs came to an end when he was taken out after 5 innings in a loss to the Detroit Tigers. The 2 runs he allowed in 5 innings raised his ERA for the […]

Fernando Rodney

A Historic Year For The Seattle Mariners Bullpen

The Mariners pitching staff has been phenomenal this season, with a Major League leading 2.95 ERA that is greatly suppressed by Felix Hernandez’s 180.1 innings and 1.95 ERA. To put this staff’s performance in perspective, the AL average ERA is 3.86, or almost a full run per game higher than the Mariners. This has allowed […]

Kyle Seager

Can The Seattle Mariners Deliver In September?

It’s mid-August and the Seattle Mariners are still relevant. With six weeks left to play, the Mariners are a half game out of the second wild card spot. If they reach the postseason, it will end a drought of 13 years. This is the fun time to be a Mariners fan. Every game matters and […]

Lou Piniella

Lou is Sweet. But Does He Belong In Cooperstown?

Lou Piniella, manager of the Seattle Mariners for ten years including the record setting 116 win campaign of 2001, was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame over the weekend. During several of the local broadcasts leading up to the event, Root Sports ran segments from an interview with Piniella in which the question was […]

Hisashi Iwakuma

The Number Behind Seattle Mariners Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma

This column written by John Underwood, a featured contributor to Oregon Sports News What do Hisashi Iwakuma, Kyugi Fujikawa, and Hiroki Kuroda have in common? Yes, there are Japanese pitchers playing in the Majors. They also wear 18 on their back. Coincidence? No. The number 18 is a significant number in Japanese baseball. Greats like […]

Rob Manfred

If I Were In Charge – Thoughts For The Next MLB Commissioner

On August 14th, MLB owners will vote for a new commissioner to replace the retiring Bud Selig.  Many in the industry believe it’s a foregone conclusion that MLB’s COO Rob Manfred, who is to Selig what Adam Silver was to David Stern in the NBA, will be elected.  The other two candidates are MLB executive […]

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 […]

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