MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Game 132, Mariners at Rangers

James Paxton vs. Cole Hamels, 5:05pm The M’s have now lost 6 of 7, and everyone wants to know why. Nathan Bishop’s article at LL notes that the M’s have struggled because they’ve ran into some really good opposing starters, all bunched together – a string that continues tonight, with Cole Hamels on the hill. Greg Johns of MLB.com refines this by noting that the M’s...
Via USS Mariner
1 hour ago

Familiarity with Texas' park aids Mariners' Martin

For Leonys Martin, there is such a thing as home-field advantage, even when wearing a visitor's uniform at Globe Life Park. And the former Rangers center field used that familiarity to rob Texas outfielder Ian Desmond of a home run with a spectacular catch in Monday's loss.
Via Mariners.com
2 hours ago

Mariners give Cruz time to rest ailing hand

A Mariners team that has struggled against left-handed starters can't afford to be without right-handed slugger Nelson Cruz for long, but the Mariners' designated hitter was forced to sit out Tuesday's game against the Rangers due to a nerve issue in his left hand that is affecting his grip.
Via Mariners.com
2 hours ago

It’s the pitching, stupid

As the Mariners have struggled over the past week against the AL's finest, it's pretty clear where their biggest weakness remains. The Mariners’ season is dying. Again. It feels as though there have been at least four or five stretches this season where the team’s play has sent the majority of its fanbase to the familiar, comforting vices of dark humor, despair, and, of course...
Via Lookout Landing
8 hours ago

Venditte delivers in Mariners debut

Ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte shined in his Mariners debut on Monday, allowing one run on one hit with five strikeouts in a three-inning stint.
Via Mariners.com
20 hours ago

Mariners score enough runs for save-situation, lose

If you wanna win in Texas, you gotta have a pitcher on the mound Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father Run for your children, for your sisters and your brothers Leave all your love and your longing behind You can't carry it with you if you want to survive Let's not mince words folks, the Seattle Mariners are enjoying the dog days of summer with a head...
Via Lookout Landing
20 hours ago

Hisashi Iwakuma’s 2017 Option Likely To Vest

Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma quietly surpassed 162 innings last week in a start against the Yankees, meaning he has now crossed the minimum innings threshold for his 2017 club option to vest at $14MM. However, MLBTR has learned that Iwakuma’s contract also stipulates that he must finish the season without incurring a specific injury, so while he’s now likely to see...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Reaction: Disappointment in the Windy City, Mariners losing ground in Wild Card race

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) With an opportunity to make ground on the Wild Card, the Seattle Mariners booted a great chance against a reeling Chicago White Sox team.  By losing 3 of 4 games vs the Chi Sox, the True to the Blue Mariners have been leapfrogged by the Detroit Tigers in a very crowded playoff race.  At this point, the M’s will need to get back to winning series if they...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

September Call-Ups – Will The Seattle Mariners Add Vogelbach?

With September 1st right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams will have the opportunity to add players from their respective 40-man rosters. It’s an exciting time of year for baseball enthusiasts – especially with your favorite team in the playoff hunt. The Seattle Mariners already brought up hard-throwing reliever Dan Altivalla who touched 100 mph with his fastball...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Mariners put RHP Wilhelmsen on DL; add relief pitchers

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms and added depth to their bullpen. Right-hander Dan Altavilla was selected from Double-A Jackson and Pat Venditte, who throws with either hand, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Seattle also recalled...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners lose ground in Wild Card chase

It’s been a string of bad luck for the Seattle Mariners, and it’s not coming at an opportune time for their playoff chances.  After a win on Monday at home against the Yankees, Seattle pulled within one game of the Baltimore Orioles for the final Wild Card spot.  Three straight losses later, and the Mariners find themselves three games back and passed in the standings by the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Yankees rookie is already being compared to Babe Ruth

Gary Sanchez has impressed just about everyone since his since call-up earlier this month. And that includes the Seattle Mariners, who intentionally walked him twice on Wednesday.The intentional passes came after Sanchez homered in the first inning and doubled in the fifth. That kind of respect for a guy who has played a grand total of 21 major-league games is nearly unheard of,...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Mariners activate Paxton off DL to start; LeBlanc cut

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have activated left-hander James Paxton following a stint on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised elbow. Paxton was scheduled to start Thursday night's game at the Chicago White Sox, his first appearance since he took a line drive off his left elbow Aug. 7. The Mariners opened a roster spot by designating left-hander Wade LeBlanc for assignment...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle’s Newest Phenom Is Keeping The Mariners In The Postseason Race

In May, the Seattle Mariners’ front office announced that they were going to begin converting top pitching prospect Edwin Diaz from a starter to a reliever. This was somewhat of a controversial move at the time, as it seemingly diminished the value of the 22-year-old Diaz, the Mariners’ reigning minor-league Starting Pitcher of the Year the last two seasons. With his ability...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez leads Mariners past Brewers 8-2

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers their sixth straight loss.Hernandez (8-4) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out eight and walking one to improve to 4-0 in seven starts since coming off the disabled list...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. to be guest analyst on first Mariners home game on ESPN since 2011

Fresh off his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr. is going to be doing some TV work, and covering the Seattle Mariners to boot. ESPN announced Thursday that Griffey will be a guest analyst in the booth for the entire broadcast of the Mariners-Yankees game this coming Tuesday. Here are more details from the release: Hall of Famer and 13-time MLB All-Star Ken...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Detroit Tigers that have played in at least 3 All-Star Games

26 players in the history of the Detroit Tigers have appeared in three or more All-Star Games while with the team. How many of these All-Star Tigers can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games-Position/Years active with team
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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