MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners retain 7 arbitration-eligible players

The Mariners tendered contracts for 2017 to 32 players on their Major League roster on Friday, including seven arbitration-eligible players who would have otherwise become free agents.
Via Mariners.com
5 hours ago

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dipoto likes athletic mix in Mariners' outfield

Though it's wise to never say never with Jerry Dipoto when it comes to making further moves, the Mariners' GM insists he's set with newcomer Mitch Haniger and 2016 additions Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia competing for playing time in the corner outfield spots, flanking returner Leonys Martin in center.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

RHP Weber outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners on Friday after clearing waivers.
Via Mariners.com
11 hours ago

Jeff Gordon Returns to Wayne Taylor Racing For Rolex 24

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Jeff Gordon will race in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona for Wayne Taylor Racing in their new Cadillac DPi-V.R. The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion highlights the team’s high-caliber lineup of brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor as well as Max Angelelli. Gordon helped guide  WTR to a podium finish in the 2007 Rolex 24 for WTR alongside Angelelli...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Transaction Analysis: Coming (Back) to America by Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque

Eric Thames returns from Korea with many home runs, Carlos Ruiz lands in Seattle, and Oakland does a very Oakland thing.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

#EdgarHOF - Day 27

I get by with a little help from my friends The Mariners have begun to ramp up their official campaign for Edgar. Per Ryan Divish: #Mariners sent out this packet of stats on Edgar Martinez's HOF candidacyhttps://t.co/tbI7BoM3W7 pic.twitter.com/SBfSNp2kKU— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) November 30, 2016 A lot of the numbers included will be familiar to those of us who...
Via Lookout Landing
2 days ago

The evolution of Mitch Haniger

Tinkering with his swing led to big improvements for Mitch Haniger Jerry Dipoto was certainly busy over Thanksgiving weekend. Two trades bracketing the long weekend gave the Mariners’ a number of new players to integrate into the organization. Jean Segura grabbed all the headlines in the trade with Arizona right before Thanksgiving, but it seems like everyone else is talking about...
Via Lookout Landing
3 days ago

Projecting Alex Jackson, Max Povse and Rob Whalen

Here are the prospects changing hands in last night’s deal between Seattle and Atlanta as evaluated by KATOH projection system. KATOH+ represents a player’s WAR projection over his first six years in the majors and includes said player’s Baseball America’s ranking as a variable. ***** Alex Jackson, RF, Atlanta Jackson has struggled to make contact ever since the Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The Seattle Mariners have acquired right-handers Rob Whalen and Max Povse from the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Alex Jackson and a player to be named. The 20-year-old Jackson was the sixth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft. He has hit .233 in three minor league seasons, including .243 with 11 homers and 55 RBI for Class A Clinton of the Midwest League this year...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Sling Former Top Prospect OF Alex Jackson & PTBNL to the Braves for RHP Rob Whalen & RHP Max Povse

Another Jack Z dream fades to black. It’s dinnertime on the West Coast and much of the league has ground to a standstill awaiting the results of the CBA negotiations, which means naturally it’s time for a trade from Jerry. Mariners Trade: OF Alex Jackson PTBNL Mariners Receive: RHP Rob Whalen RHP Max Povse The name Alex Jackson may hurt to see departing, but at this point...
Via Lookout Landing
4 days ago

Seattle Mariners Rumors: Jean Segura Reaction

After processing the Seattle Mariners trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for 2B/SS Jean Segura, I am now finally ready to give my thoughts. My initial reaction was excitement for the Mariners because I followed Jean Segura for all the 2016 season (he was on my fantasy team) then after thinking about it for another 30 minutes I was a little more apprehensive because I felt like maybe...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orix Buffaloes of Japan sign ex-Seattle outfielder Romero

TOKYO (AP) Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero has signed a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League. Japanese media reported the deal was worth $850,000 and has provisions for bonuses. Romero batted .195 in 94 major league games spread over the past three seasons with Seattle. With Triple-A Tacoma this season, Romero batted .304 in 106...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Segura to Seattle as Mariners, D-backs make 5-player trade

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners finally landed the established shortstop they've long been trying to find. To do it, they had to part with a talented young pitcher who still has the potential to blossom. Seattle and Arizona pulled off a five-player trade Wednesday night, with the Mariners acquiring speedy infielder Jean Segura and the Diamondbacks getting right-hander Taijuan...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners and D’Backs Exchange Upside and Downside

Apparently Mike Hazen and Jerry Dipoto don’t have anything better to do on Thanksgiving eve than make a big trade that makes those of us with stuff to do have to apologize to our family and start working. Thanks, jerks. Have some pie and take a day off already. Personal aspersions at the GMs aside, Arizona and Seattle have pulled off a pretty fascinating trade. The particulars...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez a Hall of Fame candidate?

The 2017 Baseball Writers Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot features copious talent with a mix of position players, pitchers, ballot veterans, as well as 21 first-time ballot members.  One such ballot veteran is Hall of Fame hopeful Edgar Martínez, currently on his eighth HOF ballot. With players needing 75 percent of the BBWAA’s vote to be elected to the HOF, the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kyle Seager Appreciation Article

Baseball is a “What have you done for me lately?” sort of affair. The most notable and most discussed exploits tend to be those which differ most greatly from the status quo. A player who produces an unexpectedly excellent season is likely to receive more attention than one who’s quietly great. We don’t notice the everyday effectiveness of a player unless that effectiveness...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners showing interest in Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli returning to the AL West might not actually be the craziest timeline. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners are showing early interest in Napoli. Morosi also notes Napoli’s history with Mariners manager Scott Servais, who served as director of player development for the Texas Rangers during Napoli’s brief stint there....
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Rumors: Who To Buy?

The Seattle Mariners are at it again, breaking hearts and leaving you at the prom to go hang out with the other teams that didn’t make it to the playoffs for the 16th straight year. “We’re too good for them anyway” you mutter under your breath followed by “Next year, they’ll be better.” while stroking a picture of the 2001 Mariner team. Baseball is a cruel, cruel love...
Via isportsweb.com
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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