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Can We Quantify the “Marine Air Effect” at Safeco?

With the fences at Safeco Field moving in for the 2013 season, and the Mariners moving away from a defensive heavy approach to one that relies more on the home run, we expect to see more offense in Safeco, instead of the near unprecedented offensive black hole that Seattle was in 2012. Of course, while […]

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Do the Mariners have a Defensive Problem in the Minors?

When thinking about the Mariners’ farm system as of late, it struck that they do not have a real elite defensive prospect, and all of their big position prospects seem to have major defensive/position questions. Also, the 3 2012 Mariner minor leaguers that came to my head when I was thinking about defense were Leury […]

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Free Agent Watch: Oliver Perez

“..there isn’t any reason to expect anything from (Oliver) Perez in 2012″- Me, January 18th 2012. Oops… I don’t want to go into too much detail into the Oliver Perez story because I already have and Geoff Baker wrote a very good story on him earlier this week, but there really was no reason to […]

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2012 Jackson Generals Season Review

The Jackson Generals lost in the Championship to the Diamondbacks AA affiliate in 4 games. The team went 78-60 (with the exact same pythag) and had a one year park factor of 100 (meaning the park played neither as a hitter friendly or pitcher friendly park compared to the rest of the league). Carter Capps […]

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High Desert Mavericks Season Review

The Mariners A+ team, the High Desert Mavericks, lost to the Astros’ Lancaster JetHawks on Tuesday, ending their season. The team was 83-56 in the regular season (81-58 Pythag) and the team’s one year park factor was an insane 126 (meaning that it was extremely hitter friendly). Because of this, I will only use the […]