Brandon Maurer, Kameron Loe, and Recalling Spring Training

Kameron Loe wasn’t a Mariner for a very long time. In fact, he threw all of 6.2 innings for the team before the plug was mercifully pulled on the experiment. After he was DFA’d, he was claimed by the Cubs, pitched poorly in 8.1 innings, and then was released (and signed by the Braves, though […]


Does The Mariners’ Minor League System Have a Contact Problem?

As I was watching Brewers’ minor leaguer Tyler Wagner and his 90 MPH fastball (he was a 4th round pick in 2012 to be fair) strike out 10 and shut out Clinton’s lineup in a 7 inning game, I started thinking about the Mariners’ minor league contact problems. It seems that the Mariners have had […]


A Deep Look at Aaron Harang and Meta-Narratives

The Mariners traded right-handed reliever Steven Hensley and some cash to acquire Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies. Harang is a 34 year old who has started 293 games in the Majors. He never actually pitched for the Rockies, as they traded for him from the Dodgers, but immediately designated for assignment. From 2010-2012 (he […]

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How Well Do the Jackson Generals Handle Big League Fastballs?

As Mariner fans have seen with Carlos Peguero’s inability to hit big league fastballs, sometimes very accomplished minor league hitters simply do not have the bat speed to hit in the Major Leagues (I think the Mariners saw that with Luis Jimenez last year as well). The trained eye looks for strong or “quick” wrists […]