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Seattle Mariners Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez, 20, Dies From Boating Accident

Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez, who suffered a head injury on Feb. 14, passed away on Saturday after a 6 week coma. The 20-year-old right-hander suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma after getting hit by a boat while swimming off the coast of Carupano in his native Venezuela. He underwent a craniectomy to remove portions of his cranium, was in an induced...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuelan baseball officials say Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month. Sanchez's Venezuelan team, the Caracas Lions, issued a statement saying he died Saturday night after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head by the propeller...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

M’s prospect dies 6 weeks after boat accident

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced.
Via Philly Sports Live
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez Passes Away

Seattle Mariners right handed pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has passed away at the age of 20, Jose Grasso of Finanzasdigital.com reports.  Sanchez was involved in a boating accident while swimming on February 13 in his native Venezuela.  He suffered a double skull fracture and was in “serious but stable” condition after the accident, but ultimately his health worsened...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chuck “Bobo” Brayton (1925-2015)

While watching the broadcast of the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Cactus League contest this afternoon, I learned that the Pacific Northwest baseball community had lost a legend. That legend is Frederick Charles Brayton. He was known to friends, family and players alike as “Bobo” Brayton. Bobo was the head coach at Washington State University from 1962 to 1994, which also...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners ace Hernandez officially announced to start opener

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is all set to start on opening day for the seventh straight year. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made it official on Saturday. Hernandez will pitch April 6 in Seattle against the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels. This will be the eighth career opening-day start for Hernandez. He is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in previous openers...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker Still Has Not Been Named Mariners 5th Starter

When it comes to 22-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker making the Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation manager Lloyd McClendon has been non-committal. Despite Walker’s quietly incredible spring, the fifth and final spot in the rotation is still up for grabs between Walker and 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias. Walker’s been in the rotation conversation for two seasons...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker Is Coming Of Age

Phenom Talent Has It All Working It seems we’ve been here before.  The Seattle Mariners have had dozens of young arms throughout the years that were blessed with unimaginable talents to do the what seems like such a simple thing — throw a baseball. All of them could throw the ball of course but precious few, however, have lived up to the promise of becoming dominant. We live...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners in rare position as favorites in AL West

SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Seattle Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason seven times and hoisted one World Series trophy. When Cano looks at the roster the Mariners have put together for the 2015 season, he sees familiar traits. ''On paper we look like world champions,'' Cano...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Three bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just over ten days away, it’s time to make some bold predictions before it’s too late. In this article, I’m going to make three bold claims related to the Seattle Mariners in the upcoming 2015 season. Dustin Ackley 1. Dustin Ackley ends up with a higher batting average than his rookie year, while playing more games Some people forget that Dustin...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Who should win the 5th Spot in the Rotation?

The battle for the last spot in the Seattle Mariners pitching rotation has been escalating during spring training. Highly-rated prospect Taijuan Walker has been pitching absolutely lights out this spring, while 2014 breakout Roenis Elias has also had a solid spring. Both starters are slated to get another start before manager Lloyd McClendon makes a final decision on the rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker vs. Roenis Elias: Battle for Seattle’s Rotation

When the Mariners traded Michael Saunders to the Blue Jays for starter J.A. Happ, there was going to be one unhappy Mariners starting pitcher. When manager Lloyd McClendon came out and said, “We didn’t acquire J.A. Happ to pitch in the bullpen,” someone was going to have to take the fall for this move. It’s always good to have depth, so it looks as if the Mariners will have...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Southpaw Battles For South Downtown Seattle Mariner Bullpen Spot

Rollins, Luetge, Olson, Perez and Saunders Battle Over 1 Spot With the battle at shortstop settled by a TKO thanks to the wrist injury sustained by Chris Taylor, my attention now moves to the battle that rages on in Seattle Mariners spring training camp for a spot in the bullpen.  The spot in question is the 2nd left handed reliever position in the Mariners’ bullpen a spot made...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks hit leadoff so he could make dentist appointment

For veteran players with a roster spot secured, spring training is less about proving themselves and more about getting the necessary reps needed to make sure they are sharp and ready for opening day. That’s the case for Rickie Weeks. Weeks signed a one-year contract with the Mariners last month, but has been slowed this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Seattle Mariners

King Felix Hernandez leads a great Seattle Mariners pitching staff 2015 Seattle Mariners Preview 2014 saw the Seattle Mariners make a charge for the post-season last year and finished 1 game behind the Oakland Athletics who nearly missed the playoffs on the heels of their epic collapse. Unfortunately for the Mariners, a series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the last week...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

One of the more surprising teams last season in all of Major League Baseball was the Seattle Mariners.  From 71-91 in 2013, the Mariners in their first season under new manager Lloyd McClendon finished 87-75, a sixteen game turnaround.  The Mariners weren’t eliminated from postseason competition until the final day, finishing one game short of forcing a one game playoff with...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Adjust Lineup to Ensure Rickie Weeks Gets to Dentist Appointment On Time

The Seattle Mariners are all about having those pearly whites looking good for Opening Day. As a result, manager Lloyd McClendon adjusted his spring training lineup for Wednesday’s game against Oakland in order to ensure Rickie Weeks can make his dentist appointment on time. Why is Rickie Weeks batting leadoff today? McClendon says Weeks has Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Griffeys, Fielders Among Top Father-Son Combos In MLB History (Photos)

As young kids, many children dream of following in their fathers’ footsteps. Especially if their fathers are really, really good at baseball. The game of baseball always has been a family affair, as fathers pass their passion to their sons by playing catch in the yard or watching games on TV together. In a few special cases, though, the two generations have taken that love to...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners had a big cable TV windfall last year

One of the bigger free agent signings after the 2013 season was Robinson Cano. And when the Seattle Mariners signed him, some wondered why he would elect to leave the bright lights of New York. Of course, a lot of it had to do with the money in the 10-year, $240 million contract. Observers asked how could Seattle afford it and if you look at the Mariners’ deal with DirecTV that...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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 set career highs in home runs (14), RBIs (65) and...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks homers over the batter’s eye in Peoria

For as bad of a year as Rickie Weeks had in 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers, he still averaged 412 feet on his eight home runs. This winter, Weeks signed with the Seattle Mariners, and on Saturday, he gave his new club some encouragement by obliterating this homer over the batter’s eye in dead center field at Seattle’s Spring Training complex in Peoria. 410 to dead center...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Seattle Mariners

For two consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners have made splashy free agent signings to show that they are serious about making a run in the American League West. With the signing of Robinson Cano, they paid a huge price for the prime years of a player that could fall off at any point. With the signing of Nelson Cruz, they’re hoping that whatever Cruz has left in him can finally...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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