Archive for Seattle Mariners

  • Felix Hernandez Proves He Will Avoid September Fade

    Felix Hernandez has put together an illustrious career as the ace of the Seattle Mariners for nearly a decade, with 2014 ranking as his best season yet. However, Hernandez has tended to stumble a bit as each year winds down, owning a career 3.55 ERA in September, second worst of any month. His strik...

  • Seattle Mariners: Full Scouting Reports on Each September Call-Up

    The Seattle Mariners called up seven players from Triple-A Tacoma to boost a push toward the postseason, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times and other media reports.   Interestingly enough, six of those seven call-ups have experience in the major leagues. A couple of prospects, p...

  • Robinson Cano Wins Back New York Hearts with Awesome Celebrity Hoops Showdown

    Robinson Cano left the New York Yankees to join the Seattle Mariners, but that didn't stop him from holding his joint charity event in Brooklyn with friend and former teammate CC Sabathia. Cano's RC22 foundation and Sabathia's PitCCh foundation held a celebrity charity basketball game at the Barclay...

  • Hisashi Iwakuma, Chris Young Are Unsung Heroes of Mariners’ Rapid 2014 Rise

    Felix Hernandez casts a long shadow over opposing batters and his teammates. So it goes when you're baseball royalty. Two of King Felix's Seattle Mariners rotation-mates, though, deserve a moment in the sun. Entering play Tuesday, the 71-59 Mariners hold a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers...

  • How the Seattle Mariners Built Their Historically Good Bullpen

    Just one season after finishing 31st in ERA, the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen has been one of the best in the majors in 2014. Seattle’s relievers own a collective 2.49 ERA, trailing only the San Diego Padres for the top spot in the league. If they finish the year with that number, the Marin...

  • 3 Prospects Seattle Mariners Will Promote in September

    For the past several seasons, expanded September rosters have provided the Seattle Mariners with a chance to look toward the future. Things are a little different in 2014. The Mariners are firmly in contention for a playoff spot, meaning they will be focusing on the present rather than giving playin...

  • King Felix Hernandez Having a Season for the Ages

    If only one word could describe Felix Hernandez's performance this season, it would be "dominant." As King Felix exited Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, he came away with a stat line of seven innings pitched, three hits, one earned run and eight strikeouts. Perhaps he would have go...

  • Robinson Cano and Contending Mariners Proving to Be a Smash-Hit Success

    Don't count out the Seattle Mariners. Yes, the 66-55 M's are looking up at both the 71-49 Los Angeles Angels and 73-49 Oakland A's in the American League West. But in this era of the second wild card, third place can be good enough. And, look at that, with a decisive 7-2 victory over the D...

  • Seattle Mariners: Lloyd McClendon’s Smartest Moves of the 2014 Season

    There’s no doubt that Lloyd McClendon’s first season as manager of the Seattle Mariners has been a major success. Seattle currently stands at 64-55, tied with the Detroit Tigers for the second American League wild-card spot. While the Mariners were expected to improve over recent years, ...

  • Felix Hernandez’s Historic Season Deserves Kershaw-Like Attention

    Felix Hernandez is having a historically good season, arguably the best of his 10-year career with the Seattle Mariners. Unfortunately, with Clayton Kershaw having another Cy Young-caliber year for the large-market Los Angeles Dodgers, King Felix hasn’t received the league-wide attention he de...