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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Ranking the Mariners 40 man roster in Spring Training

With Spring Training coming to an end in a little more than a week, the Mariners face some roster choices, especially when it comes to veteran minor league free agents and the 25 man roster. Of course, to add anyone to the 25 man roster from a minor league free agent, they have to be […]

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A Chance Ruffin Obituary?

The Mariners optioned Chance Ruffin to AAA earlier this week, sending him to minor league camp. I believe this was Ruffin’s 2nd option (year, he can be optioned and called up as many times as necessarily this year, meaning the third and last option would come next year) , as he originally had his contract […]


I Still Don’t Get Voros McCracken’s Critique of the Mariners

Voros McCracken is one of the most influential sabermetricians, mainly because of his “DIPs Theory”. DIPs Theory radically changed the way pitchers were evaluating in a way that wasn’t matched until the availability of Pitch F/X. McCracken is a guy I don’t disagree with often. With that said, I still don’t get Voros McCracken’s interpretation […]


The Real Justin Upton Trade

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves traded for Chris Johnson and Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who received Martin Prado, Zeke Spruill, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, and Brandon Drury.  It seemed like the mass reaction to the real Upton trade is that the Diamondbacks were somewhat fleeced, or did not get enough back from the […]