Archive for Seattle Mariners

  • Mariners’ James Jones Records 4 Hits and 3 Stolen Bases in 1 Game

    Seattle Mariners outfielder James Jones had a night to remember Monday against the Houston Astros, as he became just the second player in franchise history to record four hits and three stolen bases in the same game, per MLB Stat of the Day. Unsurprisingly, the other player to accomplish the feat in...

  • Should the Seattle Mariners Pursue Jason Hammel?

    The Seattle Mariners are firmly in the American League Wild Card race and have some holes to fill, which means they could be looking to buy at the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Early indications are that the team will at least try to pursue some help in the next few weeks. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Ch...

  • 10 Midseason Trades That Shaped Seattle Mariners’ History

    For the first time in a number of years, the Seattle Mariners may consider being buyers at the July 31 MLB trade deadline. The Mariners have been both buyers and sellers at the deadline at various points in their history, although they have been hesitant to pull off major blockbusters in the past de...

  • Is It Time for Seattle Mariners to Give Up on Justin Smoak?

    At the beginning of the season, it was apparent that 2014 would be a make-or-break year for Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak. A top prospect as the centerpiece of the Cliff Lee deal in 2010, Smoak was supposed to be a force in the heart of the Mariners lineup by now. Instead, he’s s...

  • Robinson Cano Already Facing Harsh Reality of Life Away from New York Yankees

    The distance between Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., and Yankee Stadium in New York is approximately 2,862 miles. After migrating from New York to Seattle during the offseason, don't blame second baseman Robinson Cano if that distance feels even greater. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Cano&m...

  • Top Potential Suitors, Trade Packages for Nick Franklin

    At this time last year, Nick Franklin was viewed as the Seattle Mariners’ shortstop or second baseman of the future. But now, after the team went all-in during the offseason and signed Robinson Cano for $240 million, the 22-year-old’s future as a Mariner is up in the air. According to La...

  • Jesus Montero: Former Top Prospect Is His Own Worst Enemy

    After a dreadful 2013 season, one that saw him get demoted to the minor leagues, undergo knee surgery and serve a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal, Jesus Montero heads into spring training with much to prove. That wasn't lost on GM Jack Zduriencik, as he explained t...

  • Ranking the Seattle Mariners’ Most Important Players Heading into 2014

    After amassing a meager 71 wins in 2013, the Seattle Mariners made the one of biggest splashes of the offseason by signing Robinson Cano to the fourth-largest contract in MLB history. Cano will be asked to fill the void of departed power hitters Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales, who combined to ...

  • Seattle Mariners: 2014 Spring Training Preview

    For Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, this offseason was characteristic of the "win now" mentality. The GM has been grilled in the past for his tactics and aggressively went after the biggest free agent available in Robinson Cano and followed by adding more bats, but largely ignored ...

  • What to Expect from Top Prospect Taijuan Walker’s First Full MLB Season

    It’s been a hectic past few months for Taijuan Walker. In September (well, technically Aug. 30), Walker—who is widely considered the Seattle Mariners’ top prospect, as well as one of the top-ranked pitching prospects in baseball headed into the 2014 season—made his major lea...