Despite having room on their 40-man roster, the Mariners didn't select anyone in today's Rule 5 Draft. Only 10 players were selected in this year's MLB portion of the Rule 5 Draft, making this the second-smallest class of the past decade (there were nine players taken in 2013). A pair of Yankees pitchers were the first selected, with RHPs Mitch Spence and Matt Sauer going to the A's and Royals, respectively. LHP Shane Drohan went fourth to the White Sox and RHP Justin Slaten went eighth to the Mets; both were on Ben's wishlist for Rule 5 picks for the Mariners, but obviously, both were gone by the time the Mariners' pick rolled around at 21, and they passed.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 8:03 pm
Marco Gonzales' time with the Atlanta Braves lasted just two days, ending when the former Seattle Mariners pitcher was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with cash Tuesday night for a player to be named or cash. Atlanta acquired the 31-year-old left-hander from Seattle on Sunday night along with outfielder Jarred Kelenic, infielder Evan White and $4.5 million for right-handed pitchers Cole Phillips and Jackson Kowar.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 7:39 pm
Could the Arizona Diamondbacks make any big signings in MLB free agency or any big trades? DBacks trade, free agency speculation, rumors, updates.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 3:30 pm
In Mariners news... Manager Scott Servais shares his thoughts on the team's recent trades and hopes to add multiple key pieces to their lineup. Patrick Dubuque at Baseball Prospectus describes how the timing of some of the Mariners' historically biggest trades could play a part in how effective they become. Around the league... LHP Wade Miley has re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and will receive $8.5 million guaranteed.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 12:43 pm
Bryan Woo and Bryce Miller fall into the single-most valuable category of baseball economics: young starting pitchers who have proved they can produce at the major-league level. “It's the appeal of the young guy … who has proven the ability to both compete at the major-league level and help neutralize the growing payrolls around the league,” Dipoto said at the MLB winter meetings.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 1:07 am
Former Cubs Star Slugger Receiving Interest From Seattle Mariners The Seattle Mariners are showing interest in the former Chicago Cubs slugger, who is one of the best free agents on the market. Author: Jon Conahan Publish date: Dec 5, 2023 6:30 PM EST In this story: Chicago Cubs Cody Bellinger, who spent the 2023 season with the Chicago Cubs , is testing the free agent market this offseason. With Bellinger taking a prove-it deal with the Cubs last season and slashing .307/.356/.525, it's time for him to get paid. Many teams are interested in adding the former MVP as he now looks to be one of the top players in the league again. Of those teams interested, there's now a new team that
Posted: December 5, 2023, 11:29 pm
The Seattle Mariners may already have their replacement for Jared Kelenic in mind. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the Mariners have targeted free-agent outfielder Cody Bellinger. The Mariners are considering Cody Bellinger among their free-agent options, as I reported on @MLBNetwork alongside @LaurenShehadi.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 9:33 pm
John Angelos and the Orioles should follow their ‘example’ and, like Brewers, extend a young star | ANALYSIS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The last time local media had the opportunity to ask Orioles CEO and Chairman John Angelos about the club’s low payroll, he named the Milwaukee Brewers as an organization to compare with Baltimore. “I’m simply using Milwaukee as a good example of a market that’s similar to Baltimore, in the shadow of a much bigger market, Chicago versus D.C.,” Angelos said in February when ...
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:30 am
Many a sad country song has been penned on the back of a cocktail napkin here in the capital of country music, and the ballad of the Seattle Mariners has a melancholy feel. Right now, it has tinges of Merle Haggard singing, “If we make it through December.” On Monday afternoon at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, the Mariners' leadership — specifically president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais — confirmed what was suspected and reported in the days leading up to the annual MLB winter meetings and verified with Sunday's salary-dumping trade to the Braves — they needed to free up money on their roster to spend money this offseason. Of course, neither came out and said publicly that the Mariners ownership group, led by chairman John Stanton and influential minority leader Chris Larsen, dropped an unexpected lump of coal into their offseason plans, giving them a severely reduced payroll budget.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 7:09 am
Baseball is waiting for Shohei. Big-name free agents appear in no hurry to strike deals at the winter meetings, biding time until Shohei Ohtani potentially breaks the record for richest contract set 4 1/2 years ago by Mike Trout. “It's probably a little slower from a conversation standpoint at a winter meetings than it normally would,” New York Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns said Monday.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 1:59 am
Lou Piniella, the legendary Seattle Mariners manager, has again fallen one vote shy of earning a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 80-year-old Piniella was named on 11 ballots from the 16-person Contemporary Baseball Era committee. Twelve votes were needed to earn election from the committee, which voted Sunday to kick off the MLB winter meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. In 2018, Piniella was a finalist in a previous iteration of the committee, but he also fell one vote short then.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 11:11 pm
Martinez, a 33-year-old right-hander, gets $14 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025. He has the right to opt out after the 2024 World Series and become a free agent again.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 2:31 pm
The Mets claimed catcher Tyler Heineman off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel from the Seattle Mariners. Heineman, 32, hit .237 with three RBIs in 22 games for Pittsburgh and Toronto, which acquired him on April 30 for infielder Vinny Capra.
Posted: December 1, 2023, 8:19 pm
Suárez provides another power bat for the reigning NL champions.
Posted: November 23, 2023, 3:55 am
The Golden Knights jerseys for the 2024 Winter Classic were unveiled on Wednesday, featuring a "V" front on vintage white with gold trim.
Posted: November 22, 2023, 6:49 pm
Campbell, 25, made his major league debut last season with the Mariners.
Posted: November 18, 2023, 3:27 am
The San Diego Padres announced that owner Pete Seidler, known for big spending and passionate support of the franchise, has died. He was 63.
Posted: November 14, 2023, 7:26 pm
Big-league executives had trouble coming up with a best fit for Cincinnati Reds free agent Joey Votto this winter when asked to predict.
Posted: November 11, 2023, 4:50 pm
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez was named as an American League Silver Slugger for the second straight season on Thursday.
Posted: November 10, 2023, 12:23 am
MLB legend Ichiro Suzuki accidentally broke a window at a high school in Japan while demonstrating proper batting technique to the school’s baseball team. Key details: Suzuki, 50, was serving as a temporary coach for the Asahikawa Higashi High School baseball team in Asahikawa City, Hokkaidō, Japan, over the weekend when the hilarious accident occurred.
Posted: November 10, 2023, 12:19 am
The club made the announcement Tuesday about Kotsay’s future following a 50-112 season that followed a 60-102 record for Kotsay’s first season in 2022.
Posted: November 8, 2023, 4:05 am