MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hisashi Iwakuma’s Outing Today

It’s easy to be paranoid on a day when we’ve just learned that Drew Smyly may not be ready to pitch when the season starts. I look forward to laughing about this in a month after Hisashi Iwakuma twirls a few gems against Houston, Texas and Miami. It may be premature, given that there are questions about the Pitch FX calibration in Peoria, so maybe the velocity readings aren’t...
Via USS Mariner
9 hours ago

Dyson returns in time for Opening Day

After sitting out a week to rest a tender right hamstring, speedster Jarrod Dyson returned to what looked a lot like Seattle's potential Opening Day lineup in Wednesday's 3-3 tie with the Dodgers.
Via Mariners.com
10 hours ago

Felix and the Low Fastball

I should probably be writing about Drew Smyly, who’s suddenly sidelined with what he called a “soggy” arm, and may not be ready for opening day. But I’m going to write about Felix, and I will attempt to make it topical by saying that Felix is suddenly even more important to the M’s 2017. With the bottom of the M’s rotation in a bit of flux, and as we all wait to hear...
Via USS Mariner
10 hours ago

Listen: Manager Scott Servais on Mariners’ eye-opening players

In the final days of spring training, Mariners manager Scott Servais has a lot to talk about. He did just that on Wednesday’s edition of “Danny, Dave and Moore,” joining the show right after Seattle’s 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up. The skipper covered plenty of topics, including how Mike Zunino, Mitch Haniger and Dillon Overton have had eye-opening springs...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 hours ago

Could Mariners break awards dry spell?

It's been 16 years since the Mariners earned a postseason berth and, not coincidentally, only one player has garnered one of the biggest Major League postseason awards during that span.
Via Mariners.com
14 hours ago

Mariners’ James Paxton hoping fingernail hangups are in the past

Don’t call it a hangnail. That pesky middle fingernail issue has not only annoyed Mariners pitcher James Paxton in the sense that it cost the lefty multiple starts over the past two seasons, but also because it doesn’t properly describe the actual injury. “The thing that’s frustrating is when people call it a hangnail,” Paxton told “Danny, Dave and Moore” Tuesday from...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 hours ago

Mariners starter Drew Smyly scratched from Friday outing, scheduled to see doctor

PEORIA, Ariz.–Drew Smyly has been scratched from his Friday outing, concerning news with just 5 days to go before the season opener. Very few details were given about exactly what Smyly is dealing with. “He didn’t feel great coming out of his bullpen yesterday, we are trying to get a feel for where he is at,” said Scott Servais noting that Smyly would see the team doctor...
Via MyNorthwest.com
18 hours ago

Mariners' Smyly scratched from final spring start

Southpaw Drew Smyly, expected to open the season as Seattle's No. 4 starter, has been scratched from his final Cactus League start on Friday and his status now is in question for the opening series in Houston.
Via Mariners.com
18 hours ago

MLB The Show 17 has Mariners written all over it

image courtesy of polygon.,com MLB The Show 17 has Mariners written all over it The Seattle Mariners are represented quite well on MLB the show as M’s legends Ken Griffey Jr and Dave Niehaus make appearances on the long-time Sony PlayStation franchise. The Kid, is the new cover boy for the and fellow MLB Hall of Famer, announcer Dave Niehaus famous call of the Edgar double that...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

Mariners Lose to Diamondbacks in Verified Spring Training Game 15-6

Felix Hernandez was awesome, but the rest of the game was not. For the last time this spring, the Seattle Mariners sent Felix Hernandez to the mound. Just like last time, Felix dazzled. Although he threw just two innings, The King allowed one run while striking out four. Without spoiling a potential future predictions post, most of Lookout Landing thinks Felix’s ERA will remain...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Projecting Mike Zunino

That sounds easy, doesn’t it? Twice upon a time, a massive, talented Floridian catcher was drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft: once in 2003 and once in 2012. Both promising prospects were rushed to the bigs very early in their career. Catcher A made his debut on his 22nd birthday. Catcher B was also 22 in his first MLB outing. Catcher A is approaching...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners Fail to Turn Eddie Vedder’s World to Blue

The waning days of Spring Training bring news, both good and bad The good news: It’s the last Monday Spring Training game! The next time the Mariners play on Monday it will be a real game with real consequences. This is such an exciting development, I’m loathe to tell you the bad news. However, I can’t imagine you clicked on this recap without wanting to know what happened...
Via Lookout Landing
2 days ago

Seattle Mariners: The streak stops here (maybe)

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Rougned Odor threw a cup of water into Felix Hernandez’s face on the field

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (not to be confused with his brother, also named Rougned Odor) must be thrilled about his new contract extension with the team.During the Rangers’ Spring Training game with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, as Odor was taking the field, he threw a cup of water into the face of Felix Hernandez, his Venezuelan countryman. Based on the reaction...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Paxton is the 2017 Seattle Mariners’ most important player

The Seattle Mariners are primed for a postseason run in 2017. They have a potent lineup headlined by Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager, and new acquisition Jean Segura. Offense hopefully won’t be an issue. However, a deep playoff run also necessitates a solid pitching staff. The Chicago Cubs, winners of the 2016 World Series, had an excellent three-man rotation of Kyle Hendricks...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Taylor closes out 2nd huge win of SportsCar season

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) Ricky Taylor closed out yet another huge win for Wayne Taylor Racing by guiding the team to its first victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Taylor also was the closing driver two months ago as the team won the IMSA SportsCar championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. The lineup Saturday included Taylor's younger brother, Jordan, and British driver Alexander...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Taylor rolls into Sebring after huge breakthrough

There was just under seven minutes remaining in a 24-hour race when Ricky Taylor made the move that very well might define his career. That Taylor was even in position to make the race-winning pass in the Rolex 24 at Daytona was an honorable notch on his resume. He got the nod to close out January's season-opening race over sports car ace Max Angelelli, four-time NASCAR champion...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Had to Love What They Just Saw

The World Baseball Classic is, of course, its own tournament, fully enjoyable all by itself. But if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll concede that we think of the regular season first. So we watch the WBC with the year ahead very much in mind. The Seattle area had particular interest in Wednesday night’s game between Venezuela and the United States, in San Diego. The US was...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners release hilarious bat-flip commercial, feud with A’s on Twitter

If there were a World Series of digital marketing, the Seattle Mariners would have a dynasty by now.The Mariners have long had one of the most engaging social media presences in sports, and their annual commercials (Remember Larry Bernandez?) are unfailingly amusing.But Seattle might have one-upped itself this year.On Wednesday, the Mariners tweeted out four 30-second ads, and while...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Created 6 New Home Run Celebrations to Replace the Bat Flip

Celebrating home runs in baseball happens. Whether you like it or not, players will always get excited when they smash one out of the park. The go-to celebration for a home run has often been the bat flip. Regardless what level of baseball you're watching, when a batter hits a homer, there's a good chance he will flip his bat in celebration. RELATED: MLB Bat Flips Have Been Happening...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle’s Grand Outfield Experiment

The Mariners are trying something that has never been attempted before. In Jarrod Dyson, Mitch Haniger, and Leonys Martin they’re rolling out three legitimate center fielders. We’re in love with fly balls right now, but fly balls will not love Seattle this season. There’s obviously some precedent for strong defensive outfields. The Cubs and Royals, for example, have both appeared...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Nelson Cruz Showing Any Signs of Slowing Down?

Like a fine wine, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has gotten better with age. He had consistently been a force in the middle of the Texas Rangers’ lineup since becoming an everyday player in 2009, but he’s gone to another level in recent years. The slugger never collected fewer than 22 homers or 76 RBI in a single season with Texas, but also never hit more than...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Young OF Haniger won't go unnoticed after trade to Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Some people viewed young outfielder Mitch Haniger as a throw-in prospect in the offseason deal that got the Seattle Mariners top-notch shortstop Jean Segura. The Mariners certainly never felt that way about Haniger, even though he has played in only 34 major league games. Not only did Seattle want Segura in its lineup, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MUST SEE: *****in’ Seattle Mariners Camaro

It’s no secret…you can find just about anything on eBay. And while they’re not the most popular items sold (let’s face it…local pickup always causes some headaches), vehicles always get a ton of looks. This one is certainly no different. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is most definitely a 1983 Chevy Camaro with a custom Seattle Mariners paint job. The best job…that’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners have mariachi band trail Leonys Martin on birthday

Monday is Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin’s 29th birthday. Happy birthday, Leonys! As a birthday gift to Martin, his Mariners teammates hired a mariachi band to follow him around (and play their music, naturally) at the team’s Spring Training home, the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona. I also want to give a shoutout to the Mariners player running sprints while wearing...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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