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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Larry Stone: More frustration, and the worst kind of limbo for Mariners

The Mariners’ fall from grace in 2018 has been a slow, steady descent that has wiped out almost all of the good feeling that prevailed for half a season.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Mariners and Jerry Dipoto seem stuck with this starting rotation after a lack of options

So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has landed some big ones

When Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked recently about the wheeling and dealing of general manager Jerry Dipoto, his longtime friend, Servais likened it to a trip to the supermarket.


Out of Right Field: Mariners future looks bright with duo of Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais in charge

Continuity is important. But not as important as winning. The Mariners, whose past is pockmarked with little of either, are banking on the two playing well together in the future.


Out of Right Field: The time is now for Jerry Dipoto to act

With James Paxton’s and Felix Hernandez’ status in doubt at the moment, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not drag his feet in acquiring proven rotation help.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Seattle Mariners announce multiyear contract extension for GM Jerry Dipoto

With his team sitting 24 games above .500, general manager Jerry Dipoto isn’t going anywhere. The Mariners announced Friday morning they had signed him to a “multiyear” contract extension.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Adversity hasn’t derailed Mariners thanks to Scott Servais, Jerry Dipoto

It’s become an annual ritual to predict, in advance, how and why and sometimes even when the Mariners’ season was going to fall apart – which shortcoming would be the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Trader Jerry DiPoto strikes again for Mariners

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made perhaps the most signifcant move of the 2018 Major League Baseball season to date, acquiring All-Star closer Alex Colome and veteran outfielder Denard …


Out of Right Field: Mariners face tough decision to activate Ben Gamel

The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position, just 13 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major U.S. pro …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Analysis: Poor past decisions could come back to haunt Seattle Mariners this season

As another major-league baseball season draws near, it is past time for Seattle Mariners fans and readers to face some unpleasant facts.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Daniel Vogelbach has his smile back, hoping to see Mike Montgomery trade pay off for Mariners

After spending the first part of his career backing up Anthony Rizzo in Chicago, Dan Vogelbach finally had an opportunity to rake when the Mariners traded reliever Mike Montgomery for …


Mariners go silent in buyer’s market for pitching

There is some irony in this: For so long, Jerry Dipoto has earned acclaim for his frenetic approach to dealing. He unleashed a seemingly nonstop torrent of transactions that undeniably …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: Jerry Dipoto keeps the faith in Mariners’ starting pitching, while others see gaping hole

To trust in what general manager Jerry Dipoto on Thursday called the “exceptional people in this organization who are running exceptional programs” – all leading the Mariners forward, he believes, …


Matt Calkins: Mediocre Mariners have no room for error when calculating 2018 hopes

The good news is that it’s baseball, and you don’t have to be the best team to hoist a trophy.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Mariners claim outfielder Perkins from Phillies

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.


Commentary: Big-money signings, big-name trades? Welcome to baseball’s winter meetings

From Bonds to A-Rod to Pujols, over the years Major League Baseball has produced some amazing fireworks during its winter meetings.


After losing out on Shohei Ohtani, this is who Jerry Dipoto, M’s could target next

So now what? The sting of losing Shohei Ohtani still lingers for the Mariners. To put that much effort, time, resources and emotion into wooing one player only to see …


A’s trade DH/INF Ryon Healy to Mariners for Emilio Pagan, minor leaguer

Still in the initial stages of the offseason, general manager Jerry Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners believe they’ve solved one of their big concerns.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Mariners need to make another big offseason splash

It was four years ago when, seeking to jolt the franchise out of its extended doldrums, the Mariners shocked the baseball world by shelling out $240 million to sign second …


Mariners set dubious record by using 40 pitchers this season

Can you name all 40 pitchers who have appeared in a game for the Mariners this season?


Mariners trade outfielder Leonys Martin to Cubs

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday that the club has traded outfielder Leonys Martin and cash considerations to the Chicago Cubs …


Mariners will begin September with much-needed reinforcements

Long-awaited reinforcements begin arriving Friday for the Mariners prior to their series opener against Oakland at Safeco Field.


Dipoto balks at the perception of the Mariners as an aging club with no future

General manager Jerry Dipoto argues the Mariners are making major strides in transitioning to a younger, more-athletic roster without undergoing a complete teardown


Mariners Noon Number: Ben Gamel’s production may entice M’s to deal, but they should be wary

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel has been a revelation for the team this season, batting .324 following a 2-for-4 performance on Wednesday in a 4-0 loss to the Boston Red …


Mariners Noon Number: M’s make middle reliever centerpiece of trade

The Seattle Mariners added a piece to their bullpen on Thursday, trading for veteran swingman David Phelps from the Miami Marlins for a package of four minor leaguers, including outfield …


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Grip on Sports: Mariners need help as trade deadline looms

July is always fun. And this July should finish on a real enjoyable roll. That’s because it’s trade season in major league baseball. And we may finally find out if …


For the Mariners, 2017 season may not be a lost cause

The needs are obvious. The direction isn’t. For the Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto, the next 16 games over 18 days will determine the Mariners’ immediate future, specifically the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Mariners GM believes team can turn things around

Even after all the struggles the Seattle Mariners endured during the first month of the season, general manager Jerry Dipoto is preaching patience.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Off the Wall: Mariners’ GM Jerry Dipoto shows off skills during pitcher’s fielding practice

Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto participated in pitcher’s fielding practice in a lighthearted competition – and showed the kids a thing or two.


Mariners sign veteran reliever Jean Machi to minor-league deal

The Mariners added another veteran reliever to their big-league camp roster for spring training by signing right-hander Jean Machi to a minor-league deal.