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  • Almost two years ago, the Seattle Mariners had pulled off what could have amounted to a blockbuster trade. The Mariners had reached an agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks that would’ve presumably sent Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor and one of either Taijuan Walker, James Paxton or Danny Hultzen to Arizona for Justin Upton. Only […] ... read more...
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  • In 2014, the Seattle Mariners exceeded all expectations, coming agonizingly close to the team’s first playoff appearance in more than a decade. The club finished 12 games over .500 at 87-75 — its best season since 2007 — and thrilled fans from March through September. Manager Lloyd McClendon provided a guiding influence for the club, […] read more...
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  • The following guest post was written by Tim Haywood, a Seattle graphic designer, writer and Mariners fan since the era of stirrup socks and $3.50 King Beers. He writes a blog, “Reflections of a Shallow Pond,” on the experiences and perspectives of a middle-aged husband, father and sports fan. Seattlepi.com is pleased to publish the […] read more...
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  • With Taijuan Walker gone, there are only two Mariners of real consequence left competing for the Surprise Saguaros in this year’s Arizona Fall League: Patrick Kivlehan and D.J. Peterson (apologies to Stephen Landazuri, John Hicks, Matt Anderson, and Scott DeCecco). But while both excelled at both High Desert and Jackson this season, posting OPS numbers […] ... read more...
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  • Google auto-complete asks the questions and I provide the answers. Happy Friday, everyone. Today, I'm going to answer 10 of the most commonly asked questions about Felix Hernandez as filled in by Google's auto-complete feature. (For those of you who ... read more...
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  • Mariners ace Felix Hernandez appears to be set to win his second Cy Young Award of his career, finishing his 2014 strong with a league-best 2.14 ERA — the best mark in his 10 years of pro baseball. King Felix’s numbers this season were breathtaking. Aside from maybe a handful of shaky starts — and […] read more...
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  • For the first time since 2010, the Seattle Mariners drew more than 2 million people to Safeco Field this season. And the team’s 17 percent increase in attendance from 2013 to 2014 was the biggest jump in Major League Baseball. That’s a great sign for a club whose fan base had little to cheer about […] read more...
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  • Jeff and I muse a bit on our nature of fan-hood and what we want our of sports. Then lament the Royals for a bit, insult the National League (as always), and finally address the one bit of Mariner news since the last pod. Podcast with Jeff (@based_ball... read more...
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  • Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is no stranger to a Gold Glove. The All-Star won the award in both 2010 and 2012 and is a finalist for the award this year. Joining him from the Mariners are Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager. Neither Felix nor Seager have ever won a Gold Glove but both […] ... read more...
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  • Seattle Mariners All-Stars Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager are all finalists at their respective positions for A.L. Gold Glove Awards, the MLB announced Thursday. Cano is one of three American League finalists at second base, joining Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox. Cano, who previously […] read more...
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  • At the end of the 2014 season, Jack Z made some interesting comments about Michael Saunders not being able to stay healthy, and hinted that some of that was Saunders’ fault. Since these comments, there has been a lot of speculation about the Mariners outfield, both on the offensive and defensive side. The Condor’s name […] ... read more...
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  • Despite being one of the greatest pitchers of his generation, and one of baseball’s biggest stars at the time, Randy Johnson always seemed enigmatic. The permanent scowl. The towering stature. The mullet. He was terrifying. There was never any mystery, however, when it came to his talent. “The Big Unit,” who pitched for the Seattle […] read more...
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  • On so many occasions of brilliance in the past, Felix has required some run support from one team. On this particular occasion of brilliance, he required run support from two. So we shouldn’t be surprised. I don’t think anybody is surprised. Even the way things played out was a miracle. An important, fundamental point to understand is that we aren’t... read more...
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  • There are a couple of ways to look at the 2014 Seattle Mariners season. Here’s one: The 2014 M’s were a group that overachieved over 162 games — winning 87 of them for the team’s highest total since 2007 — and featured an exciting group of young players along with some established superstars in prized […] read more...
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  • The Mariners should avoid James Shields this offseason as a free agent starting pitcher. I say this not because he is a bad pitcher– he isn’t– or because he is a bad guy– he seems nice enough to me– but for one simple reason. He hasn’t been ‘Big Game’ James Shields in the playoffs in […] ... read more...
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  • This day in Seattle Mariners history takes us to 2008 as the Mariners hired Jack Zduriencik to be the 8th general manager in the franchise’s history. Zduriencik was the first non-GM in Major League Baseball history to win the Executive of the Year award when it was awarded to him following the 2007 season while […] ... read more...
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