Tagged: Ichiro

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Would You Trade Taijuan Walker for Billy Butler?

According to recent reports, the Mariners “covet” Billy Butler, the Kansas City Royals slugger. In fact, they like him so much that they would be willing to trade one of their top pitching prospects...

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Are the Mariners the A’s?

On the last day of the season, Angie Mentink of Root Sports mentioned the similarity of the Mariners in 2012 to the A’s in 2011. In 2011, the Athletics went 74-88 with a Pythagorean...

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The Soft-Tossing D.J. Mitchell

As you probably already know, D.J. Mitchell was part of the Ichiro trade. If you read this site regularly, you know that I am not a big fan of D.J. Mitchell. Since the trade,...

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Mariners Scouting Players in Japan

The Mariners have always been looking for talent internationally. Not only have they been one of the biggest spenders in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, they have also got players from rather strange places (such...

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A Quick Scouting Report on D.J. Mitchell

As Ichiro takes the field for the first time as a Yankee (against the Mariners at Safeco) wearing number 31, I watched a couple of D.J. Mitchell outings from earlier in the year. Here...

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Ichiro Traded, Great Mariner Career Over

One of the all-time greatest Mariners have been traded. Ichiro Suzuki is now a Yankee. The drop-off offensively came pretty sudden for Ichiro. In 2009, he had a 126 wRC+, a 113 wRC+ in...