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  • Can Shed Long become Mariners’ leadoff hitter of the future?

    Seattle Times "Shed Long batted first and played second in the Mariners’ series finale Thursday against the Pirates at PNC Park. And there is at least a decent possibility that that is how Long opens the 2020 season — as Seattle’s regular leadoff hitter and second..." September 20

  • Jerry Dipoto points to promising signs for Mariners, but it’s still an act of faith

    Seattle Times "Jerry Dipoto stood in front of about 200 hard-core Mariners fans on Wednesday and explained, in detail, how well he thought the step-back plan is progressing, and why. The general manager did so at the same time that the M’s are limping to the end of one of the worst seasons, by many..." September 20

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list? "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Mariners Activate Domingo Santana

    Yardbarker "The Mariners announced that they have activated outfielder Domingo Santana from the 10-day injured list. He has missed about a month owing to an elbow injury. While the M’s are obviously out of contention, they’ll be glad to allow Santana a chance to see some..." September 17

  • Domingo Santana poised to return; Mitch Haniger still on hold "Right fielder Domingo Santana, who was a force in the middle of the Mariners' lineup in the first half of the season, will be activated off the 10-day disabled list for Seattle’s upcoming road trip beginning in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Santana has been sidelined since..." September 16

  • Kyle Lewis has homered in all three games he’s played

    Hardball Talk "Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis made his major league debut on Tuesday. He hit a homer. He was in the lineup again on Wednesday. He homered. He played again last night. He homered. Three-for-three is not too shabby. It’s also pretty rare. In fact, in doing what he did, Lewis..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • As Mariners ready for shortstop J.P. Crawford’s return, outfielder Jake Fraley is lost for the season

    Seattle Times "One player is ready to return from injury to play in the Mariners’ remaining games, another, who could desperately use that game experience, is done for the season. The Mariners are expected to welcome back starting shortstop J.P. Crawford to the lineup Thursday night in the..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Mariners Outright Ryan Court

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced Wednesday that corner infielder/outfielder Ryan Court cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle had designated Court for assignment yesterday in making another wave of September call-ups. " September 11

  • Mariners are now 1995-2019 since 1995 "Baseball is a game of numbers. And sometimes they just add up in the most amazing ways. With a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday, the Mariners' win-loss record from 1995-2019 now stands at, yep, 1,995-2,019. " September 11

  • Mariners use MLB-record 65th player of season

    The News Tribune "Rookie infielder Donnie Walton had a quiet, yet historic debut for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park. The 25-year-old, who is the No. 28 prospect in Seattle’s organization, was promoted from Double-A Arkansas hours before Seattle’s homestand opener..." September 11

  • Looking into the future: The Mariners are expected to promote four prospects from Class AA Arkansas

    Seattle Times "While a Texas League championship ring would have been a nice souvenir to go along with all the memories to punctuate a stellar season for the Class AA Arkansas Travelers, teammates Kyle Lewis, Justin Dunn, Donnie Walton and Art Warren will just have to settle for being called up to the big..." September 10

  • Mariners Promote 4 Prospects, Designate Ryan Court

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced the promotion of four prospects: righty Justin Dunn, outfielder Kyle Lewis, infielder Donnie Walton, and righty Art Warren. To create 40-man roster space, the club designated utilityman Ryan Court for assignment. This multi-part move comes as no surprise, as the..." September 10

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • Mariners Outright Matt Carasiti

    Seattle Sports Today "The Mariners have outrighted right-handed pitcher Matt Carasiti to Triple-A Tacoma, per an official team release. Carasiti will no longer occupy a spot on Seattle’s 40-man roster. The 28-year-old Carasiti has tossed 9 2/3 innings for the Mariners this year, his first season..." September 09

  • Mariners To Promote Kyle Lewis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners are set to promote outfield prospect Kyle Lewis for his MLB debut, as was first made apparent in a congratulatory tweet from his his college team at Mercer. Seattle has multiple open spots on its 40-man roster, so a corresponding move won’t be necessary. Lewis, 24,..." September 09

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • J.P. Crawford to miss at least two weeks with strained hamstring

    Hardball Talk "Per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto said on Wednesday that shortstop J.P. Crawford is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a Grade 1 strained hamstring. It’s not clear exactly when Crawford suffered the injury but he hasn’t played since..." September 05

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Kyle Seager’s Rebound Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Not much has gone right for the Mariners at the Major League level this season, as GM Jerry Dipoto’s ongoing plan to “re-imagine” the roster has cut a lot of payroll and brought a lot of young talent into the organization at the expense of big league wins.  Only five..." August 29

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • Keon Broxton suspended two games after accidentally hitting umpire with batting glove; plans to appeal

    Yahoo! Sports "Seattle Mariners outfielder Keon Broxton received a two-game suspension from MLB on Tuesday after he hit umpire Manny Gonzalez with his batting glove. The incident occurred during Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Broxton was upset after a strikeout, then..." August 27

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • Mariners' Keon Broxton takes responsibility for ejection: 'It's a bad look'

    The Score "Seattle Mariners outfielder Keon Broxton apologized for his actions that led to his ejection Monday. Frustrated after striking out, Broxton threw his bat, helmet, and batting gloves. One of his gloves hit home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez in the..." August 27

  • Holy hell, the MLB players weekend uniforms are terrible

    SB Nation "It’s players’ weekend across Major League Baseball, with every player on every team getting to express themselves in several ways, from the nicknames on their backs to the custom shoes on their feet. It’s just too bad they are all wearing pajamas while on the..." August 26

  • Felix Hernandez to be activated for start vs. Blue Jays "With Félix Hernández moving back into the rotation on Saturday, the Mariners are shifting veteran southpaw Wade LeBlanc into a long relief role in the bullpen and will stick with a five-man rotation for now, manager Scott Servais said Friday. Hernandez will be making his..." August 24

  • Mariners Call Up Justus Sheffield

    MLB Trade Rumors "As expected, the Mariners have called up lefty pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot that the team opened by dropping Cory Gearrin. Sheffield, 23, has seen brief MLB action in each of the past two seasons. But he hasn’t yet..." August 24

  • Chasen Bradford Underwent Tommy John Surgery

    The News Tribune "Seattle Mariners reliever Chasen Bradford will miss the rest of the season and beyond after undergoing Tommy John surgery Thursday of last week. The 30-year-old right-hander had his throwing arm wrapped and nested in a sling Friday afternoon in Seattle’s clubhouse, and was..." August 24

  • 6 Players We Still Can't Believe Weren't Traded at the MLB Deadline

    12 Up "We know how boring this MLB trade deadline was even with the Zack Greinke deal. There was a surprising amount of inaction from fringe contenders who decided to stand pat rather than sell. Plenty of players who should have gotten a change of scenery didn't, but these are the six players we..." August 23

  • The Future Star Who Got Away From Each MLB Team

    The Ringer "Gio Urshela spent the past few weeks showing his previous employers what they’re missing. In four games against the Blue Jays, for whom Urshela played 46 uneventful games last year, the Yankees third baseman tallied six hits, including three home runs; in four games against..." August 23

  • How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules

    ESPN "For more than two years, Mallex Smith didn't tell anyone on his team why he wore No. 0. Back in January 2017, Smith found himself in a whirlwind of trades in one day, going from the Braves to the Mariners -- for all of 77 minutes ("Some of the best 77 minutes of my..." August 23

  • 3 MLB Managers Who Will Be Fired After This Season

    12 Up "We're at a point in the MLB season where firing your manager doesn't do your team any good, but you can expect some changes to happen in the final week of the season and at the start of the offseason. Whether it's their fault or not, managers will get the pink slip -- it..." August 23

  • MLB Players Will Wear Cleats Designed By Little League World Series Teams This Weekend

    Uproxx "One of the many highlights of the Little League World Series in Williamsport is a collaboration between the World Series and Major League Baseball, where two MLB teams play in the tiny Pennsylvania town and give kids a personal look at the big leagues. With that event in the books and..." August 23

  • MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

    ESPN "Major League Baseball in a memo warned about the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills after at least two players this year were suspended for performance-enhancing drugs and claimed the banned substances found in their urine came from the unregulated products,..." August 21

  • Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching

    USA Today "For years, it was perhaps the noblest surrender in sports, a rare raising of the white flag that mixed comedy, camaraderie and selflessness. Now, the sight of a position player climbing the mound to record the final outs of a lopsided major league game is an almost routine occurrence,..." August 21

  • Several home run records will fall this season

    Beyond The Boxscore "51 was a foreign number to me. At the age of seven, an emboldened 51 on the back of a baseball card simply didn’t belong in the home run column. It was absurd and grotesque. Hitting 50 bombs was something I read about in baseball history books (yeah, I was a weird second grader). It..." August 20

  • Mariners to call up OF prospect Jake Fraley, send Domingo Santana to IL

    Lookout Landing "The dog days of August are difficult for players and fans alike. For teams without contention aspirations they can be even more bleak, which makes late-season call-ups that much more exciting. A glimpse of the future in the present can help tide us over through the final month and a half of a..." August 20