Offseason Outlook: Seattle Mariners

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams. Click here for the other entries in this series. Although the Mariners extended their major league-worst playoff drought to 15 years in 2016, it was still an encouraging campaign for the club. In the Mariners’ first year under general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais, they finished seventh in the American League...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Sporcle Friday: Mariners postseason home run leaders

Can you name all 16 Mariners who hit a dinger in the postseason? It is playoff baseball season (fun!), but the Mariners are not currently playing playoff baseball (sad). However, that doesn't mean that today's Sporcle can't be about the M's and their previous postseason triumphs. Today's quiz asks you to name all of the Mariners who hit dingers in a playoff game. Sixteen former M...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

Mariners coaching staff to return for 2017, now with Scott Brosius

Oh look, what’s this? Finally some legitimate Seattle Mariners news? Well, sort of. The first big news blurb of the 2016 offseason is, essentially, that nothing has changed. According to, by now, every single beat writer and the Mariners themselves, all of Seattle’s Major League coaches will return for the 2017 season. For those of you who are visual learners, below are...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

Seattle Mariners bring back entire coaching staff for 2017

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners will bring back their entire coaching staff for the 2017 season after the club won 86 games and barely missed the postseason. The Mariners announced the decision Thursday. Manager Scott Servais said Manny Acta (third base coach), Tim Bogar (bench coach), Casey Candaele (first base coach), Mike Hampton (bullpen coach), Edgar Martinez (hitting coach...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners add Scott Brosius as assistant hitting coach

The Seattle Mariners announced on Thursday that the club has added Scott Brosius to their Major League coaching staff. He will serve as the club’s assistant hitting coach alongside Edgar Martinez. The team also announced that the rest of the coaching staff will return next season as well. Brosius spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach of Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate, the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Mariners add Brosius to Servais' coaching staff

All six Major League coaches on manager Scott Servais' staff will return next season, the club announced Thursday, while Triple-A Tacoma hitting coach Scott Brosius will be added as a seventh assistant coach.
3 days ago

Second-Half Fantasy Baseball Surgers: James Paxton

Imagine a pitcher on a dominant month-long run who was routinely getting swings-and-misses at a high rate, pitching with pinpoint control and inducing gobs of soft contact. This pitcher wasn’t just putting up great peripherals. Over his final four starts, he delivered great fantasy stats, too: a 2.88 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 25 innings. You would think after a run...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Stats all! Mariners' 2016 by the numbers

Here's a look back at the Mariners' 2016 season through some interesting numbers.
4 days ago

Seattle trio propels Javelinas with late rally in AFL

Mariners No. 2 prospect Tyler O'Neill hit his AFL-leading third homer, Luiz Gohara hurled a scoreless frame and Tyler Marlette went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Peoria in an Arizona Fall League win.
5 days ago

Mariners' Walker, Cishek, Zych all undergo surgery

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker had surgery Monday to remove a bone fragment from his right ankle, one of three Seattle pitchers to undergo surgery since the end of the regular season. Walker is expected to start rehabbing immediately and should be ready for the start of spring training. Walker was bothered in the second half of the season by ankle and foot issues...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boog Powell’s MVP Season

A native of Key West—the place where Pan Am began, the U.S.S. Maine sailed from on its last journey before exploding in Havana Harbor, and Ernest Hemingway maintained a legendary home—John Wesley Powell, also known as Boog, spent most of his 17-season career in an Orioles uniform. One of those seasons—1970—resulted in him winning the American League Most Valuable Player...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Seattle Mariners Baseball Analytics Intern

Position: Seattle Mariners Baseball Analytics Intern Location: SeattleDescription: We are seeking interns with a passion for baseball and statistical analysis. The position will work directly alongside the analytics team on a wide range of projects. Start and end dates are flexible, and we will consider applicants who are available for only the summer of 2017. While many candidates...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners predicting an electoral landslide… for Edgar Martinez

The Seattle Mariners have offered their take on the 2016 election — in a manner of speaking. The Mariners didn’t come out and endorse Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, they called for Edgar Martinez to receive an electoral sweep into the Hall of Fame. Here's what the electoral map would look like if Hall of Fame voters got it right. #EdgarHOF
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Way-Too-Early 2017 Predictions

2016 was another upsetting year for the Seattle Mariners. They finished 2nd in the AL West behind the recently swept Texas Rangers and 3 games out of a Wild Card spot. Obviously there is always room for improvement, as there is every year and 2016 was a vast improvement over 2015 having flip-flopped their record from 76-86 in 2015 to 86-76 in 2016. In the eyes of many, however 2016...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

After near miss, Mariners' challenge is avoiding a slide

SEATTLE (AP) Two years ago, the Seattle Mariners went into the final weekend of the regular season with a chance at the playoffs. They missed the postseason but winning 87 games under a first-year manager provided optimism and the expectation that the Mariners were a club on the rise. They tanked the following year, losing 86 games and forcing an overhaul of the entire front office...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Seattle Mariners

Despite some rough times this year, the Mariners made it until the very end before being eliminated with just one game left to play. Seattle came into August 2nd with a .500 record at 52-52 and won 34 of their next 57 to move from six games back in the Wild Card to just two, but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Things certainly weren’t all bad for Seattle as they at least...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former top prospect Jesus Montero suspended 50 games

Jesus Montero was once a top prospect. Now, after spending the entire 2016 season in the minors with the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, Montero will start 2017 serving a 50-game suspension. Former top Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, now with the Blue Jays, has been suspended 50 games for stimulant use. He was at AAA this year. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 29, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners make rookie hazing fun with hilarious costumes

The Seattle Mariners love their rookies, but boy do they take hazing to the next level. In the social-media world, the last thing a rookie wants to do is get caught doing something silly. The Mariners didn’t give them much of a choice, though, not with getups like this: Rookie Day — Edwin Diaz (@EdiDiaz44) September 28, 2016 That’s just the...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clevenger and the Precedent for Insensitive Comments

Seattle Mariners’ backup catcher Steve Clevenger is not particularly sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rather than keep his feelings on the matter to himself, however, he decided to share them with the world on Thursday afternoon in the following tweets: Not surprisingly, the public response to Clevenger’s comments was swift and unforgiving. Within hours, the Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nelson Cruz hits a baseball 493 feet, the 2nd-longest MLB homer this year

The Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz hits a lot of dingers. On the season, he’s hit 39 of them. And they usually go far. Take Friday night, for example, when Cruz hit a 454-foot homer vs the Twins at Minnesota’s Target Field: There are moonshots, and then there’s this. Nellie almost put it in someone’s soup. — Mariners...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger following racially-charged Twitter rant

The Seattle Mariners did not take kindly to some racially-charged tweets posted by backup catcher Steve Clevenger on Thursday night. After a brief review of the social media posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and national anthem demonstrations, as well as calling the president “pathetic,” the Mariners decided it was best to keep their distance from Clevenger....
Via The Comeback
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 steps to making the playoffs

For the fans of the Seattle Mariners, it has been a disappointing week.  The Mariners had a chance to make up some big ground in the Wild Card race, but they lost back-to-back series against the Astros and Blue Jays going 2-4 over that stretch.  The good news is the Mariners are only two games behind for the Wild Card.  The bad news is they are behind four teams: the Blue Jays...
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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