We have a complete second season where the talk takes over and while this clearly isn’t the Hot Stove season, there are endless conversations we can have about the game and the Mariners. From the old to the new, debate, and learning something here and there, baseball is meant to be discussed. So kicking back into that gear there is a ton of content that I want to bring you.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:42 pm
I just kind of got off on the wrong foot, went up to the big leagues for a little bit then got sent back down and I just really couldn’t find it and it just started snowballing from there and mentally it started working me,” Sheffield told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Dave and Moore. I tried to do a little too much, was working too hard because the big league was right there, I was so close and that kind of played against me.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:25 pm
Ken Griffey Junior was a baseball singularity. His swing was perfectly calibrated to both crush opposing pitches and demonstrate the unmatchable, iconic coolness of its wielder. No other player in a generation came close to touching Griffey Jr.’s raw magnetism.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:00 pm
But whenever the 2020 season rolls around, it’s doubtful you will be so capable of naming the starting crew. The rebuild continues. Just for fun, here’s a look back at two decades of Mariners season previews in The Seattle Times (we picked some highlights and lowlights).
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Caption Close The Seattle Mariners announced Friday that pitcher Cody Anderson has been released. The right-hander Anderson, 29, was let go last week, according to multiple reports. He had signed with the Mariners in February as a minor-league free agent and received an invitation to the club’s Major League camp.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:44 am
If there’s one baseball team that we at SB Nation labs like to talk about, it’s the Seattle Mariners, from my all-Ichiro team post in 2019, to the Dorktown documentary about the entire history of the team. Does that mean we’re done doing Mariners content? Not even close.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:10 pm
The Mariners led 2-1 with two outs in the eighth before Yoenis Céspedes tripled home Crisp to tie the game. The game stayed 2-2 until Crisp led off the bottom of the 12th by drilling Hector Noesi’s second pitch over the right-field wall. It was the first — and ultimately only — walk-off homer of Crisp’s career.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:00 am
We don’t know when baseball will come back, but we do know that all sides are in agreement on the major issue to both sustain the game while unable to play and the priorities once they can take the field. Everyone involved from the league to the clubs to the players did the right thing,” said Dipoto. That’s what happened with this deal.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 12:59 am
The two teams will lineup like this: (Pay no mind to the positional switch between Dozier and Franco. That will be corrected prior to the game. Those hitters will be squaring off against Brad Keller (0-1; 4.15 ERA over 4.1IP) for the Royals and Yusei Kikuchi (0-1; 3.00 ERA in 6.0IP) for the Mariners.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:55 pm
When Ichiro perfectly dragged the ball down the first-base line after Carlos Guillen drew a leadoff walk, the ball’s placement and the batter’s speed to first led to a throwing error by A’s pitcher Jim Mecir that let Guillen advance to third. Guillen then scored the run that broke a 4-4 tie and gave Seattle round one in a two-team duel that could last all season. I’m sure there is some celebrating going on,” Ichiro said of the reaction in Japan to the efforts of himself and Sasaki.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:25 pm
Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns. Gonzales was slated to be the Mariners’ starter on opening day. After weeks in Arizona and Florida of building up arm strength pointed toward the start of the regular season, they’re back into offseason mode trying not to lose all that was gained during spring training.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 5:15 am
NEW YORK – When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen. Major League Baseball and the players’ association have talked about a compressed schedule to get in as many games as possible. That will set off a call to arms.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 1:58 am
Matt Wisler entered, the first of four relievers to be used, and pitched for 3.0 more scoreless innings against his former team. The Twins collected a run in the second on a Josh Donaldson solo homer. They added two more runs in the top of the fifth for a three-nothing lead over Seattle.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:36 am
Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns. The last thing anyone wants is arm problems to arise almost immediately after baseball restarts — whenever that ends up being because of coronavirus outbreak. Possibly having a six-man rotation or something along those lines.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:00 am
High school and youth officials are losing out on pay during sports stoppages.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:24 pm