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  • Edgar Martinez is a Hall of Famer, and the numbers couldn't be more clear

    Sporting News "What was supposed to be a short interview with Edgar Martinez about his career and the Hall of Fame turned into an hour-long conversation. But, then, Edgar Martinez’s career is well worth 60 minutes of discussion. We started from the beginning. I asked Edgar how he got..." December 18

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulled off a three-team trade from a hospital bed to close out MLB's winter meetings

    CBS Sports "Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital for precautionary reasons after he felt sick earlier in the week during MLB's winter meetings. That didn't stop him from making a deal. From his hospital bed, Dipoto pulled off a noteworthy three-team..." December 13

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto admitted to hospital with blood clots

    Larry Brown Sports "Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has been busy making moves to try to improve his team this offseason, but unfortunately he had bigger problems to worry about this week. According to Jim Bowden of CBS Sports, Dipoto was admitted to the hospital in Las Vegas during the..." December 13

  • Report: Edwin Encarnacion Traded to Mariners for Carlos Santana in 3-Team Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners have continued their flurry of offseason activity after reportedly acquiring Edwin Encarnacion as part of a three-team deal.  Per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Encarnacion will be sent to the Mariners with the Cleveland..." December 13

  • At least 4 teams have spoken with Mariners about acquiring Carlos Santana

    Sporting News "The Mariners seem to be shopping Carlos Santana. Seattle has spoken with the Rays, Indians and Rockies about potentially dealing away the 32-year-old slugger, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. The Marlins also checked in on Santana..." December 12

  • Rockies eyeing Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnación in trade talks

    Purple Row "The Rockies, a team that could certainly use a seasoned first baseman, are interested in Carlos Santana from the Seattle Mariners. This isn’t the first time they’ve taken a look at the infielder, as they also were in talks for him when he was with the Phillies. Santana..." December 12

  • Mariners Claim Kaleb Cowart

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have claimed infielder Kaleb Cowart off waivers from the Angels. Notably, the Seattle club referred to Cowart as an infielder and right-handed pitcher in its announcement. He’ll “come to Spring Training as a two-way player,” per the..." December 10

  • Busy Mariners set for active Winter Meetings "Jerry Dipoto didn't bother waiting for the Winter Meetings to crank up his offseason makeover of the Mariners, having already made six trades while setting a new direction for a club coming off an 89-win season. But that doesn't mean Seattle's ultra-active general manager..." December 08

  • Report: Mariners have already discussed trading Carlos Santana

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Mariners may already be prepared to trade one of their new acquisitions. According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic, the Mariners have already discussed first baseman Carlos Santana with other teams less than two days after acquiring him from the Philadelphia Phillies. " December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Jay Bruce: 'The third trade doesn't hold quite the shock'

    SNY TV "Former Mets outfielder Jay Bruce said he wasn't as surprised at being traded for the third time in the past two and a half years. "Honestly, it's just another trade now," Bruce said, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma, after he was included..." December 04

  • Mariners' rebuild painful to watch, but it didn't have to be

    USA Today "It has been 17 years since it was the most prestigious home on the block, but with the wear and tear, it needed an upgrade to fix the flaws. Still, no one told the Seattle Mariners they had to douse it with gasoline, light a match, and watch the entire structure..." December 04

  • Japanese star Kikuchi posted; Dodgers, Giants reportedly interested

    The Score "Yusei Kikuchi is officially cleared to make his way across the Pacific after his Japanese team, the Seibu Lions, posted the star left-hander on Monday. The posting gives Kikuchi and his agent, Scott Boras, a 30-day window to negotiate a big-league contract. He'll pitch for the..." December 03

  • The Robinson Cano trade is a done deal

    Hardball Talk "After a weekend of waiting, the big trade between the Mets and Mariners is a done deal. That deal: Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and cash to the Mets; Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista to the Mariners. There will be a press..." December 03

  • Sources: Mariners’ next move in roster teardown sends Jean Segura to the Phillies

    Seattle Times "This is no longer a “reimagination” of a roster — whatever that means. While the Mariners may label it a “step back,” it’s starting to resemble a rebuild with each transaction that general manager Jerry Dipoto makes this offseason. Major League..." December 03

  • Rival teams expect Mariners to move Seager

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners appear to be in an offseason of transition, and the roster overhaul may not be finished. Evaluators from rival teams expect general manager Jerry Dipoto will do whatever it takes to trade third baseman Kyle Seager in an attempt to re-stock a flailing farm system, Buster..." December 02

  • Mets trade for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz is done

    New York Daily News "The Mets and Mariners have agreed on the blockbuster trade that will bring closer Edwin Diaz and eight-time all-star Robinson Cano to Flushing, along with cash. The deal, which also rids the Mets of Jay Bruce and Anthony Swarzak’s bad contracts, was completed Saturday and is..." December 02

  • Mariners, Phillies reportedly discussing Jean Segura for JP Crawford trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Mariners are tearing down their team and still have a piece to trade in Jean Segura. One team they’re talking about trading him to is the Philadelphia Phillies, and JP Crawford could be involved in such a deal, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken..." December 01

  • Mets won't include prospect Jeff McNeil in potential blockbuster deal with Mariners

    New York Post "Robinson Cano did not make it public last year, but those close to him have said he was not pleased to lose his second base job to Dee Gordon, in part because Cano has a goal of being the leading home run hitter at second base ever. Cano, though, knew he could not make his feelings..." November 30

  • Phillies Reportedly Have Interest in Shortstop Jean Segura

    973 ESPN South Jersey "The Phillies were known to be interested in Mariners closer Edwin Diaz.  However, it appears that Diaz is headed along with second baseman Robinson Cano to the New York Mets.  But perhaps there is still a trade yet to be made, even though the Phillies missed out on..." November 30

  • Mariners trade reliever Alex Colome to the White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez

    Seattle Times "The Mariners acquired their starting catcher for the 2019 season and beyond on Friday morning in what is expected to be a busy day of transactions. While the much of the baseball world is focused on the expected trade where the Mariners would send second basemen Robinson Cano and..." November 30

  • Mets closing in on deal for Mariners' Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz

    ESPN "The Mets and Mariners are closing in on a trade that would send All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and former All-Star Robinson Cano to New York, with the Mariners getting top prospects in return, according to multiple reports. Among the Mets prospects being mentioned in the talks are..." November 30

  • Mariners Acquire Ricardo Sanchez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have acquired left-hander Ricardo Sanchez from the Braves, tweetsGreg Johns of They’ll send cash to Atlanta in exchange for the 21-year-old southpaw, who was designated for assignment two days ago. Sanchez ascended to the Double-A level for..." November 29

  • Mariners Grant Casey Lawrence His Release To Pursue Opportunity In Japan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced that they’ve released right-hander Casey Lawrence so he can pursue an opportunity in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball. Obviously, it’s not the move that Mariners fans (or Mets fans) are anxiously anticipating, though it does deplete the..." November 29

  • Report: Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz Trade to Mets Has 'Significant Momentum'

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners are reportedly moving toward a trade that would send second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, there is "significant momentum" behind the talks..." November 29

  • Red Sox reportedly showing strong interest in Mariners closer Edwin Diaz

    WEEI Boston "Three years ago the Red Sox went all-in to acquire Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, giving up top prospect Manuel Margot along with some other valued minor-league pieces. Kimbrel was entering his prime with a healthy amount of years still left on his contract. According to the..." November 28

  • Report: Robinson Cano to the Mets is 'smoke, not fire'

    Sportsnaut "There have been recent rumblings that the New York Mets might be interested in Robinson Cano. But while there’s reportedly some validity to the speculation, nothing is imminent. November 28

  • Mariners, Mets talking parameters of a Robinson Cano deal

    Hardball Talk "As we mentioned yesterday, the Mariners have reached out to the Mets on a potential Robinson Cano trade. The notion of it seems rather far-fetched at first blush, with the Mets historically being unwilling to take on much salary and the Mariners’ desire to trade Cano being..." November 27

  • Mets said to be 'aggressive' on potential Robinson Cano trade

    SNY TV "The Mets are holding their cards extremely close on the possibility of trading for Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano, declining to answer inquiries about the topic. But a rival executive in touch with the team says they are being "aggressive" on Cano, and hoping the Mariners..." November 27

  • Trading for Edwin Diaz would cost Phillies too much

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies are interested in the top available relievers — specifically lefties Zach Britton and Andrew Miller — but could also explore the trade market. Over Thanksgiving weekend,'s Jon Morosi reported the Phillies and Braves have..." November 27

  • MLB Rumors: Why Yankees' Brian Cashman refused to include Sonny Gray in James Paxton deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn't hiding the fact he is trying to trade right-hander Sonny Gray. Question is, how much can Cashman get for Gray? According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Cashman isn't just looking to give..." November 27

  • Mariners “Actively” Trying To Move Robinson Cano

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the Mariners’ “reimagining” of their Major League roster continues, general manager Jerry Dipoto is “actively “making an effort to trade infielder Robinson Cano, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required). The..." November 26

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Mariners Discussed Robinson Cano-Jacoby Ellsbury Trade

    NESN "The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are getting quite familiar with each other this offseason. The two clubs got together for a blockbuster trade that sent left-handed pitcher James Paxton to the Bronx earlier this month, and another deal with big names and even bigger contracts..." November 26

  • Nelson Cruz Is the 38-Year-Old MLB Free Agent Who Could Crush 40 Homers in 2019

    Bleacher Report "This winter's Major League Baseball free-agent market doesn't have a J.D. Martinez, but it does have a Nelson Cruz. Mind you, these two aren't exactly alike. Martinez was 30 years old when he hit the open market last offseason. Cruz is 38. Martinez could..." November 26

  • The Mariners aren’t likely to trade Mitch Haniger or Edwin Díaz this offseason

    Hardball Talk "While the Mariners have already shaken up their core group of players after dealing Mike Zunino to the Rays and James Paxton to the Yankees, ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the team is unlikely to entertain offers for All-Star outfielder Mitch Haniger and closer Edwin Díaz. Per..." November 25

  • Breaking down the M’s new ‘step back’ roster building strategy as their wild offseason continues

    Seattle Times "Welcome to the “step back.” It’s not something familiar to Mariners fans, who have watched as the organization has tried to piece together a roster, at times with duct tape and dreams, while competing for a postseason spot that never materialized over the past 17..." November 23

  • Report: Phillies Interested in Deal With Mariners for Jean Segura and Edwin Diaz

    12 Up "The Phillies are expected to be among the busiest teams this offseason, looking to get themselves in a prime position to capture the NL East title next season.  But, did anyone see this kind of interest developing?  According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, the Phillies..." November 22

  • MLB Rumors: Mariners exploring trading Jean Segura, Mike Leake for Padres' Wil Myers

    Sporting News "The Mariners may be looking to continue wheeling and dealing. According to the Athletic, the Mariners have discussed a trade with the Padres that would send shortstop Jean Segura and starting pitcher Mike Leake to the Padres for outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers. There is..." November 20

  • Former trainers also allege discrimination by Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Dr. Lorena Martin was recently terminated as the Mariners’ director of high performance. Following her ouster, she alleged that members of the Mariners’ front office and coaching staff, including GM Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais, and director of player development..." November 20

  • Report: Astros refused to deal top pitching prospect Whitley for Paxton

    The Score "The Houston Astros lost out on acquiring James Paxton on Monday, but it appears as though they could have snagged him from the Seattle Mariners for a price they deemed too rich. Before the Mariners shipped the star southpaw to the New York..." November 20

  • The Yankees reportedly tried to get Jean Segura from Seattle too

    Yahoo! Sports "Last night’s big news — the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners — might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon..." November 20

  • Mariners trade James Paxton to Yankees for prospects; including Justus Sheffield

    North Jersey "James Paxton is in pinstripes. In their first big offseason strike, the Yankees added the left-handed Paxton to the rotation in a deal with the Seattle Mariners. Seattle obtains young lefty Justus Sheffield and two minor leaguers, right-hander Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Mariners CEO says accusations from fired employee are unfounded

    Yahoo! Sports "A “thorough internal review” by the Seattle Mariners revealed no basis for the racism claims of former employee Dr. Lorena Martin, according to an email to Mariners employees from team CEO John Stanton that was obtained by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. In the email,..." November 17

  • Mariners Select Contract Of Braden Bishop

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced that they’ve selected the contract of outfield prospect Braden Bishop, meaning he’s now been added to the 40-man roster and protected from December’s Rule 5 Draft. Major League teams have until Tuesday of next week to add players to the 40-man in..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Mariners Sign Ruben Alaniz "The Mariners announced today that they have inked a MLB pact with right-handed hurler Ruben Alaniz. He’ll take the 33rd spot on the club’s 40-man roster, leaving plenty of room still to work with. Alaniz, 27, has not yet received a shot at the majors. The nine-year..." November 15

  • Mariners renaming Safeco Field in 2019 as new company buys naming rights, report says

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Mariners have played in Safeco Field since the beginning of the 1999 season. That will change in 2019. They aren't moving, but the stadium will have a new name come 2019. Forbes reports that T-Mobile has secured naming rights.  It was announced back..." November 15

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15