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Larry Stone: Lloyd McClendon wasn’t Dipoto’s man and had no chance to stick with Mariners

Lloyd McClendon was doomed from the moment Jerry Dipoto was hired as Mariner general manager Sept. 29. Of course, the cynical would say that each manager in the growing line …


Mariners fire Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons

The Seattle Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon on Friday after two seasons as new general manager Jerry Dipoto chose to bring in his own field boss.


M’s finish on winning note, but few are singing their praises

The Seattle Mariners closed a disappointing season on Sunday, beating the Oakland Athletics 3-2 thanks to Seth Smith’s solo home run with two outs in the eighth.


John Blanchette: New Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto must reignite fans’ hopes

So Tuesday’s big development from the Seattle Mariners was the revelation that after each losing season, CEO Howard Lincoln dons a hair shirt, mixes a castor oil highball and docks …


Mariners notes: Mark Trumbo has settled in since July 4

SEATTLE – Mark Trumbo’s career-best hitting streak ended at 12 games Friday when he went 0 for 3 with a walk in the Mariners’ 4-2 loss to Colorado. So let’s …


Suzuki’s single beats M’s in wild, wild ninth

Here’s the first takeaway from a crushing loss the Mariners suffered Saturday night when rookie closer Carson Smith blew a ninth-inning lead in a 3-2 walk-off loss to the Minnesota …


Grip on Sports: Quick turnaround could save M’s Jack Zduriencik, Lloyd McClendon

Friday: The All-Star break is over. The unofficial second half of the baseball season begins today. What will happen with the Mariners? No one knows for sure, but a lot …


Bullpen, offense biggest reasons for Mariners’ struggles

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners were expected to be playoff contenders at the start of the season. They open the second half seven games under .500. Short of a huge …


Mariners’ McClendon vows after loss: ‘We’re going to change things’

SEATTLE – Sick of the mistakes, the effort and the inability to string together victories, Lloyd McClendon will have a new approach and message for the Mariners when the second-half …


M’s latest loss draws McClendon’s wrath

The Mariners committed three errors in one of their sloppiest performances of the season on Sunday in a 10-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.


Mariners notes: Lloyd McClendon says ‘my hope’ is Fernando Rodney reclaims closer’s role

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Fernando Rodney had just watched Carson Smith escape an eighth-inning jam Friday night when the phone rang in the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen. The message: Rodney was to …


Seattle among baseball’s biggest disappointments

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano was only supposed to hear the jeers and boos cascading from the spectators when he was playing on the road. Hearing them at Safeco Field after …


Grip on Sports: Danny Shelton steals show at draft

Friday: As we all know, the Seahawks’ No. 1 pick resided in New Orleans, thanks to the March trade for tight end Jimmy Graham. Which made Thursday’s kickoff to the …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@SRjimm Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return to Gonzaga, according to a GU source @JPBlanchette So when is it time for Lloyd McClendon to go all Joe Riggins on the …


M’s outfield has distinct look of platoon

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged plans Monday to start the season with what amounts to a pair of de facto platoons in the outfield: Dustin Ackley and Rickie Weeks in …


Nelson Cruz brings slugging to the middle of the Seattle Mariners batting order

PEORIA, Ariz. — Nelson Cruz donned a Batman T-shirt Wednesday after completing his first official workout as a Mariner. This isn’t Fellini. The message is easily grasped. The Mariners are …


Lefty Joe Saunders bids to return to Mariners’ pitching staff

PEORIA, Ariz. – Veteran lefty Joe Saunders is ready to embrace any role the Seattle Mariners have in mind on his second go-round with the club after agreeing to a …


Close not enough

SEATTLE – Lloyd McClendon’s words after wrapping up his first season as manager in Seattle laid the foundation that just being in postseason contention until the final day won’t be …


2014 success is only the beginning for Mariners

Lloyd McClendon’s words after wrapping up his first season as manager in Seattle laid the foundation that just being in postseason contention until the final day won’t be acceptable for …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ GregJohnsMLB McClendon on Rodney’s adventurous saves: “They all count. People ask you, ‘How was your flight?’ If it landed, it was a good flight.” @Art_Thiel Scotland votes to remain …


M’s get jump on Tigers rookie

Seattle had its way with Detroit Tigers rookie left-hander Robbie Ray on Sunday, scoring four runs off him in the first five innings en route to an 8-1 Mariners victory.


Seattle’s arms trending toward record season

SEATTLE – This is how good Felix Hernandez has pitched in making himself the clear leader for a second Cy Young award. The ace of the Seattle Mariners has set …


Eye of beholder

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon smiles at the thought. It’s not a smile of humor but of satisfaction and pride. He sees Austin Jackson and the player he has become and …


Mariners lose, but in fine shape at break

Despite a 4-1 loss the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon says he’s extremely pleased with the way his team finished the first half of the season.


Mariners’ McClendon’s ejection a sign that he’s a player’s manager

SEATTLE – John Buck was ready to explode, ready to let first-base umpire Lance Barksdale have it, and as a result, ready to ruin Mike Zunino’s day off. But before …


Jerry Brewer: Mariners’ Lloyd McClendon worth a following

Lloyd McClendon wears a baseball cap as if it’s a responsibility, not an accessory. He tips the hat forward, barely on his head, shielding his eyes. You could knock it …


Montero hit buffet, so M’s drop expectations

PEORIA, Ariz. – Jesus Montero has become the forgotten prospect. Once considered part of the foundation of future success, he’s now a reclamation project. To many around baseball, he’s inching …


McClendon announces M’s coaching staff

SEATTLE – Lloyd McClendon is bringing an entirely new coaching staff to Seattle, although a number of his additions have ties to the Mariners organization. McClendon announced his coaching staff …


McClendon finally lands managerial job in Seattle

Lloyd McClendon wanted to be in Seattle three years ago, when he finished as a runner-up to Eric Wedge for the Mariners’ managerial opening. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik was …


Seattle hires McClendon as new manager

SEATTLE – Lloyd McClendon was hired as manager of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, taking over a rebuilding job that Eric Wedge walked away from. McClendon becomes the third manager …