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Mariners Injury Update: Taijuan Walker done for the AFL

Although Taijuan Walker was scratched from his Arizona Fall League start, MLB.com's Greg Johns is reporting that the Seattle Mariners top prospect is completely healthy.  He has simply decided that he will not to pitch anymore this fall. #454690106 / gettyimages.comGeneral Manager Jack Zduriencik confirmed that Walker is shutting himself down and focused on his bright future...
Via MLB Injury News
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker leaves Arizona Fall League for personal reasons

After having his 2014 regular season derailed by shoulder problems, Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker is cutting short his Arizona Fall League stint for personal reasons. M's GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed his young righty is healthy in a statement. "Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League Baseball. Young, 35, was a key part of Seattle's rotation a year after struggling in limited...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Staying with Mariners appeals to Chris Young

Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the chance to paint the complete picture with another go in Seattle if things...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Chris Young would like to stay in Seattle

After not pitching at all in 2013, Chris Young had a magical 2014 season.  Not only did his team surprise and contend for a playoff spot until the last day of the season, but he was back to pitching like the player he was in his prime.  Throughout the year he was one of the most consistent starters on a spectacular Seattle Mariners staff, and is the odds on favorite to be the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who is Jack eyeing?  Seattle Mariners Top Free Agent Targets

Adding Offense Must Be Priority For M’s For the Seattle Mariners the 2014 season is finished.  Yes, the MLB playoffs rage on but the Mariners fell a single game short of joining the postseason party.  I know many of you are still pointing to one game or another that they should have won or some stat where the M’s were lacking in 2014. I say it’s time to move forward. It...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Seattle won't sign players linked to PED use

The Seattle Mariners missed the postseason by roughly two games, despite having one of the best pitching staffs in the AL. The problem with the team largely came down to hitting, yet the team passed up signing one of the most effective hitters in the league in current Baltimore Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz. According to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the reason is that Mariners...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Michael Saunders and agent unhappy with GM remarks

Michael Saunders has been one of the better offensive players on the Seattle Mariners in recent years, his only struggle has been staying on the field and remaining healthy.  Over his six year career, Saunders has only played in over 100 games three times.  This season he was only able to stay on the field for half of the season.  Recently general manager Jack Zduriencik took...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cruz agreed to deal with M's, but team backed out

Nelson Cruz has been one of the best hitters in the American League throughout the season and has helped carry the Baltimore Orioles to the ALCS. The Seattle Mariners missed the playoffs by a game and, Friday, one writer wondered how they would have done if they had signed Cruz. According to The Tacoma News...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Something To Remember:  Seattle Mariners 2014 Season Rewind

Expectations Now Higher Than Ever From the streak of games Felix Hernandez put together pitching seven innings while allowing two or fewer runs, or playing meaningful games until the last day of the regular season, the 2014 Seattle Mariners certainly are something to remember. As the postseason progresses without the Mariners I thought I’d take some time to review some of my most...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Hultzen, Dustin Ackley, Roenis Elias

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Danny Hultzen threw well in his third outing in the instructional league, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Johns adds that outfielder Dustin Ackley will see a specialist about his sore left ankle and that starting pitcher Roenis Elias won't need any extra treatment on his elbow:#455997546 / gettyimages.comHultzen missed the entire 2014 season...
Via MLB Injury News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen refused to turn down after Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Despite beating the Angels 4-1, the M’s missed out on the final playoff spot in the American League as the Oakland Athletics clinched the AL’s second wild-card berth on the same day. But spirits were still high in Seattle even after they learned their fate...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilhelmsen dances to 'Turn Down for What'

The Mariners came up one game short of making the post season despite finishing the season strong with three straight wins in front of their fans. You’d think the close call for October baseball would be somewhat of a bummer, but the Mariners and their fans showed a lot of camaraderie and spirit by celebrating an unexpected strong season after years of mostly disappointment. Leading...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero benched for season after incident with scout

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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