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  • This past weekend was the annual Mariners FanFest. If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out my photo gallery from our trip up to FanFest and my subsequent critique of the event. Now that it is over, that means Spring Training is that much closer to becoming reality. So, in the spirit […] ... read more...
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  • Update, 10:18 a.m., Dec. 11: According to widespread reports, the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres. It seems, as the MLB’s Winter Meetings begin winding down, that the Seattle Mariners have backed out of the sweepstakes for outfielder Matt Kemp. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that […] read more...
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  • SEATTLE (AP) Outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez have agreed to minor league contracts with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league training. Chavez hit .276 with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs in 80 games with the Mariners last season. Once a Gold Glove center fielder with Seattle, Gutierrez was limited to 41 games in 2013, when he was slowed by hamstring i... read more...
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  • With our predictions for games 1-6 made, we move on to games 7-12. Through the first six we have the Seattle Mariners at 3-3, taking one from the Los Angeles Angels and two from the Oakland Athletics. For the next six games I expect a somewhat similar story. After leaving Oakland, the Mariners face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers for a three-game stint in famed Dodger ... read more...
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  • Earlier today I talked about the Mariners signing Endy Chavez to a 1-year minor league deal with a Spring Training invite, his third such contract with the M’s in three seasons. Now, once again from the mouth of Bob Dutton at the Tacoma News Tribune, it looks like Franklin Gutierrez may be returning to the […] ... read more...
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  • For the third consecutive offseason, the happy marriage between Endy Chavez and the Seattle Mariners is renewed. The always trustworthy Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reported that the Mariners have signed left-handed outfielder Endy Chavez to a 1-year minor league deal with the quintessential invite to Spring Training. Dutton also hints at a […] ... read more...
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  • The 2015 Seattle Mariners FanFest was this past weekend. For those of you that weren’t able to attend, you missed out on a chance to interact with some Mariners players past, present and future. You also dodged a large bullet in the form of standing in lines forever! Lines to get into the event, lines […] ... read more...
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  • Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees throws against the Boston Red Sox during the last game of the season at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Getty Images) Almost three years ago to the day, the Seattle Mariners sent right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for designated hitter Jesus Montero. At the time, Pineda was a... read more...
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  • The Cubs are trying to contend right now. I think that’s become pretty clear, with the moves that they’ve already made. If you examine the Cubs’ current roster, I think it’s fairly evident they could use some help in the outfield. Okay, so, file that away. Have you ever heard of Matt Brazis? Had you ever heard of him before today? I don’... read more...
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  • Oh, you can trade Brad Miller for Steven Souza. That’s fine. That’s filling a need. You can trade Brad Miller in a good trade. A good trade probably involves a long-term piece coming back. I don’t like the idea of discarding Miller for a year or two of a guy. I’ll go on to explain! This post is not over. Right now there are two Mariner trade p... read more...
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  • The Seattle Mariners traded for outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday morning, adding a right-handed bat to help fill a hole at right field. In exchange, the Mariners sent minor-league reliever Matt Brazis to Chicago. Ruggiano, 32, was a solid part-time player for the Cubs in 2014, hitting .281 with six home […] read more...
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  • Franklin Gutierrez. He hasn’t been much of a contributor to the Mariners, in any significant way, since 2010, which was the last time he played over 100 games. He played 92 in 2011, and around 40 in 2012 and 2013. Didn’t play at all last year. Why bring this up? Well, if you’ve been a […] ... read more...
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  • With the first full-squad practice just one month away for the Seattle Mariners, there remain a number of questions regarding the depth chart. One, among many others going into spring training, is the shortstop position, and whom– between Brad Miller and Chris Taylor– will win the starting role for Opening Day. “There is no favorite […] ... read more...
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