Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets

Re-Ranking the Mariners 40 Man Roster

So it is December, and the Winter Meetings have now passed. While the Mariners were rumored to be going after every hitter imaginable, the only player they got in the Winter Meetings was Jason Bay. Mauricio Robles was designated to make room for Bay and is currently in limbo while the Mariners 40 man roster […]

Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays

Iwakuma faces off against Darvish

On Friday night, former World Baseball Classic teammates Yu Darvish and Hisashi Iwakuma faced off against each other. Each of the two pitchers pitched in the professional baseball league in Japan for several years, before coming over to AL West teams this year. Of course, they came with massively different expectations and have some success […]

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Ranking the Players on the Mariners 40 Man Roster

With September quickly approaching, many teams (especially losing teams) will want to bring up young players when rosters expand to 40. However, for one to be brought up, they have to be placed on the 40 man roster. So here I rank the players on the Mariners 40 man roster from 1-40. With the off-season […]

Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

Jonathan Sanchez throws batting practice to the Mariners

Jason Vargas had another pretty bad start with a 8.90 FIP as trade rumors continue to swirl around him. He won’t be worth much, because most teams realize that he is a product of his ballpark and he isn’t really cheap either (we pegged him on this site as making a little bit more than […]

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The King is Alive

On a Saturday night where the Mariners roughed up Yu Darvish behind big Kyle Seager, John Jaso, and Dustin Ackley hits, the King was on full display. He threw a complete game shutout on a night where he actually got run support, as the Mariners won 7-0, sending the 3 game series into a tie […]

Brendan Ryan could be an Atlanta Brave soon

Mariners Trade Rumors July 14

The Mariner that is most likely to be dealt in the next few weeks, maybe even days is SS Brandan Ryan. The Braves are rumored to be very interested given Ryan is only making $1.75M and is one of the best defenders in the MLB. – Olney Justin Upton rumors have swirled each offseason the […]

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Should the Mariners demote Dustin Ackley?

A recent Hardball Talk article asked whether or not Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak should be demoted to AAA. I have written extensively about Smoak here before, so I will spend most of the time in this post talking about Ackley. Smoak has been terrible, and I don’t think there is much hope for Smoak […]