Hardball Talk "Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist tweeted that he has been given the thumbs-up from his doctor to do some light jogging when the calendar flips to January. Bloomquist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in August." December 21
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
MLB Daily Dish "The Pirates have signed Corey Hart to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Hart can earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives to push the deal's total potential value to $5 million. Hart, 32, spent last season with the Mariners, hitting .203/.271/.319..." December 19
Hardball Talk "The Mariners announced Thursday that they signed reliever Mark Lowe to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lowe began his career with Seattle and had his best season with the club in 2009, posting a 3.26 ERA across 75 appearances. The 31-year-old right-hander was..." December 18
#Mariners announce 3 Minor League signings with camp invites: RHPs Mark Lowe and Justin Germano and infielder Carlos Rivero.
Cubs deal @justinruggiano to M's for RH Matt Brazis.
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Seattle Times "The trade that was debated, discussed and fretted about is done. The Mariners have acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs in exchange for right-handed reliever Matt Brazis. To make room for Ruggiano on the 40-man roster, reliever Logan Bawcom has been designated for assignment. “I..." December 17
The News Tribune "While Brad Miller’s athleticism makes him a candidate for a position switch, multiple Mariners officials contend he is far more likely to open next season as the club’s starting shortstop. “Look, there’s all sorts of speculation (about Miller),” one club official said, “and it’s easy to see..." December 14
Hardball Talk "Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Mariners have made a three-year contract offer to free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, but for now at least he’s holding out for a four-year deal. This morning reports out of Baltimore said the Orioles were willing to sign Cabrera for 2-3 years,..." December 13
If Mariners aren't going 4 yrs on Melky Cabrera, the #Orioles would consider him on a 2-3 year deal, according to source. Ain't going 4 tho.
Source: White Sox in serious talks with Mariners on moving Viciedo. Targeting a reliever in return
Source: Royals agree with Kendrys Morales on a two-year deal worth $17M. Performance bonuses could take it up to $18.5M.
CSN Washington "With the Nationals facing the possibility of losing a combination of star players after the 2015 season, much of the trade rumors have centered around pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Tyler Clippard. On Wednesday night, Ian Desmond entered that mix. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox..." December 11
Seattle Times "Clad in a stylish black suit accenting the 15 pounds of muscle he’s packed onto his frame and wearing a stunning watch on his wrist, Alex Jackson has the look of a big-leaguer. And the Mariners firmly believe the touted prospect will someday be one. Jackson, who was raised in nearby..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.
Zduriencik doesn't have motivation to trade any of his starting pitching. #Mariners
Sources: #Mariners serious about Melky. They want him.
word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios
CBSSports.com "The Mariners, seeking a top outfielder after bolstering their offense with DH Nelson Cruz, are talking to Melky Cabrera, who they apparently view as an ideal No. 2 hitter. Cabrera has been seen as preferring to stay East but someone close to him said he's scaled that geographic hurdle and would..." December 06
word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios
MLB.com "When they signed Robinson Cano a year ago to one of the richest contracts in Major League history, the Mariners got more than just the game's premier second basemen. Turns out they also landed a first-class recruiter and drawing card for other talented players. That impact became apparent..." December 05
Lloyd McClendon on Kyle Seager: He's not motivated by money. He's motivated by being the best he can be.
Hardball Talk "Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has the breaking news … This feels like a steal for Toronto. Happ posted a decent 4.22 ERA in 158 innings this past season for the Jays, but he’s nothing more than a fourth or fifth starter and he’ll be a free agent next winter. Saunders, meanwhile, boasts a 111 OPS+..." December 03
ESPN.com "Veteran outfielder Nelson Cruz has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Seattle Mariners, pending a physical, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. A source told ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas the two sides agreed on a four-year, $57 million deal that also includes a $1..." December 02
indians, royals, rangers taking a look at kendrys morales. mariners, jays among other possibilities.
Torii Hunter was waiting for son outside ND locker room. A free agent, he's looking at BALT, TEX, SEA, maybe MINN
#Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.
Yahoo! Sports "Third baseman Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners are nearing a seven-year, $100 million contract extension, major league sources told Yahoo Sports, marking the third consecutive offseason in which Seattle would sign a player to a nine-figure deal as it attempts to get back to the playoffs for..." November 24
Hardball Talk "It’s almost that time! The time to argue for a couple of months on-end about the Hall of Fame! The ballot has been released. Here it is, with 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Here are the new guys: Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez John Smoltz Carlos Delgado Gary Sheffield Nomar..." November 24
Hardball Talk "The Mariners have gained another option year on left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen. As Bob Dutton of The News Tribune explains, players become eligible for a fourth option year when they have been optioned in three seasons but have yet to accrue five full professional seasons. This is obviously..." November 22
CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20
Some interest but hear he prefers to play in east/midwest. @b_narloch have the ms shown interest in melky?
MLB.com "Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano limped out of the Tokyo Dome during the eighth inning of Saturday's All-Star Series Game against Samurai Japan, bound for X-rays at a local hospital. According to a source, Cano learned shortly thereafter that he has a non-displaced fracture of the pinkie toe..." November 15
Fox Sports "The Seattle Mariners, in desperate need of right-handed power, appear in many ways to be a perfect fit for free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs this year. The Mariners hit only 28 homers against left-handed pitching, the fewest of any American League team...." November 15
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
USA Today "They have a staggering $256 million payroll, and now they have baseball's most expensive front office to go along with it. And with six current and former general managers now working in their front office, earning in excess of $15 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers may have become an agent's..." November 11
CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have joined at least the Mariners and incumbent Tigers in the derby for top free-agent hitter Victor Martinez, who posted an MVP type season at the right time. Toronto is seen as having the greatest needs at second base (or third base) and in the bullpen, though it recently traded..." November 11
Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another $100M+ signing. One source says VMart is M's priority.
ESPN.com "Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young are the National and American League comeback players of the year, Major League Baseball announced Friday. In his first year with the Marlins following a season in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles, the..." November 08
The #mariners are expected to shop OF Michael Saunders hard at GM meetings. Both sides appear ready to move on.
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak’s time with the Mariners ran out Tuesday after four-plus disappointing seasons when he was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The move comes a few days before the Mariners were expected to exercise a $150,000 buyout on a $3.65 million option on Smoak for..." October 28