Mike Ford played collegiately at Princeton with manager Scott Servais’ son, Tyler. The Mariners also picked up two catchers in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft
To the world, he is Trader Jerry, the whirling dervish of transactions. Barely a conversation goes by when someone doesn’t tease him about when his next deal is going to come.
For so many years – a decade, actually – any prognosis for the Mariners’ season began with one reassuring certainty: Felix Hernandez would be the stalwart ace around which the team could build (or rebuild), even if everything around him crumbled. Amid all kinds of turmoil and underachievement, at least you could count on Felix to provide 200-plus innings of bliss.
The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners got right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and picked up minor-league lefty Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay. Armstrong is the most likely to help Seattle immediately. The 27-year-old made 21 relief appearances for Cleveland last season.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced on Monday from the MLB Winter Meetings that the club has claimed outfielder Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia.
The Mariners' American League West rival won the bidding contest for the coveted two-way star.
Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels.The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination.
Miami second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects on Thursday in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins’ latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter.
No one knows how good this guy is really going to be, and no one has a royal clue what he’s looking for in his search for a new ballclub in MLB to play for. And yet seven fan bases have convinced themselves landing Ohtani is going to transform their franchises.
Nelson Cruz has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. This marks Cruz’s first career Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.
Mark Albin got called up recently to the big leagues.
General manager Jerry Dipoto made his third trade in four days on Saturday, adding some relief pitching depth to the Mariners’ 40-man roster.