Stories tagged: Mariners commentary
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:02 p.m.
Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
On Monday, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto signaled to all in baseball that the M’s aren’t competing to end the longest playoff drought in American professional team sports for …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Larry Stone: No matter how it plays out, Lorena Martin’s racism claim against Mariners stains the organization
Lorena Martin made shocking allegations of racist and sexist comments against the Mariners, who strongly denied them. No matter how it’s resolved, it’s a damaging blow to an organization that …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
We come not to praise the Mariners, but to bury them. Again.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
No one game is critical, Scott Servais will tell you (and his players will faithfully echo), and yet this one loomed as a gigantic marker for the Mariners. Disaster was …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
Robinson Cano’s eagerly-anticipated return from his suspension could spark the Mariners to a playoff push. Or it could mess up their chemistry. It also begs many questions: Where will be …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
The Mariners don’t wow you with statistical dominance. Their offense is about average, which was unexpected. Their pitching has been better than average – also unexpected. So how did they …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Larry Stone: Mariners’ Jean Segura sure hit like an All-Star Game MVP, but maybe this was another snub
Mariners players in the 89th All-Star Game, in Washington, D.C., cherished the experience. Jean Segura hit a key three-run homer. “Even though I didn’t win the MVP, I’m really excited,” …
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
It’s dangerous to come to conclusions about trades too early. But right now it appears to be a win for the Mariners, with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger on the …
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
In his first three years in Seattle, Nelson Cruz averaged 42 homers, 105 RBIs and a .925 OPS. And this year, even with a stint on the disabled list, he …
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:47 p.m.
There may be better teams in baseball than the Seattle Mariners, including one notable, highly decorated example looming atop their own division. There are sexier teams, including the two American …
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
After Monday’s game in Baltimore, the Mariners will be exactly halfway through Robinson Cano’s 80-game suspension. They’ve thrived beyond anyone’s wildest expectation without him. But make no mistake: The Mariners …
Mon., June 18, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
Mike Zunino was around when the Mariners fell one game shy of making the playoffs in 2014. He was around for the second-half surge that briefly placed them second in …
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 11:51 p.m.
Rob Curley: For one night, Gonzaga fans turned Safeco Field into McCarthey West … and it was perfect
The Mariners have been hosting Gonzaga Nights for years now, but Saturday’s was as perfect as one could be. And one of the most attended as nearly 2,000 Bulldog fans …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Eighty-game suspensions. Bans on postseason play. Ruined reputations, tarnished legacies and, of course, lighter wallets.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
With James Paxton, it always seemed to be about unfulfilled potential, fueled by tantalizing glimpses of greatness amid maddening injuries that stymied him.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
So … are the Mariners going to bring Griffey back again? Maybe sign Randy Johnson to strengthen the rotation? Hell, if the price is right, they can probably lure Russell …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Scott Servais was in the dugout Saturday, engrossed in the Mariners’ comeback attempt against Cleveland, when the unfathomable news was relayed to him: En route to the batting cage midgame,
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Opening day comes accompanied by its own built-in charms, of course, even when it happens at night.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away – metaphorically, at least – the Mariners owned this town.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
As another major-league baseball season draws near, it is past time for Seattle Mariners fans and readers to face some unpleasant facts.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Last May, the Mariners sent Mike Zunino to the minor leagues in the latest attempt to smooth out a swing that clearly wasn’t working.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
In a news conference to discuss his one-year contract with the Mariners, Ichiro was more sentimental. The 44-year-old recognizes that his role in the game has changed irrevocably and appears …