Stories tagged: Mariners
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 8:58 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Transitions take place all the time in the happy world of sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the myriad New Year’s resolutions I made this year involves staying on top of the news. Not just the sports news, but all …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 7:22 A.M.
Grip on Sports: WSU gets whipped, Edgar gets close and undefeated Gonzaga heads out of town
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One thing about Thursdays this time of year: There is a lot going on. College basketball is the main element, of course, but today also …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:08 P.M.
Edgar Martinez makes jump, still short in Hall of Fame vote
Edgar Martinez continued his steady climb toward becoming the first player who was primarily a designated hitter to be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Now, is there enough …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 9:05 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Martinez won’t make the Hall this year, but he’ll get close
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today Edgar Martinez will watch the baseball Hall of Fame voting announcement. For the eighth consecutive year, he won’t earn the needed 75 percent for …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 8:54 A.M.
Grip on Sports: If the Seahawks win another Super Bowl some day, will the rest of the country be in mourning?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what are your holiday plans? You have any sporting events you must see? Or are you still in mourning, professional football variety? And I’m …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 6:33 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Any top 25 matchup is big but Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s is especially so
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a matchup in Spokane tonight pitting two of college basketball’s top 25 teams and, no matter who is participating, such an occurrence will …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 7:08 P.M.
M’s avoid arbitration with all players, like Drew Smyly, Jarrod Dyson
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on 2017 contracts with left-hander Drew Smyly and outfielder Jarrod Dyson after acquiring them in trades earlier this month. The Mariners also reached …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:15 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Sometimes you win two and sometimes you lose two
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When there are four Division I basketball teams in one geographical area, it’s pretty common to have a night filled with ups and downs. It’s …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 8:59 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Mariners, Cougars and Seahawks all improved yesterday, which seems like a good thing – and day
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners got better yesterday. The Cougars did too. Maybe even the Seahawks. In other words, it was a good day for Northwest sports. Which, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Mariners pick up starter Drew Smyly as they make pair of trades
The Mariners have made a pair of trades, landing left-handed starter Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves. Seattle completed the …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 3:59 P.M.
Mariners acquire RHP Shae Simmons, OF Mallex Smith from Braves, designate former Gonzaga pitcher Cody Martin for assignment
The Mariners have made yet another trade, acquiring right-hander Shae Simmons and outfielder Mallex Smith from the Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:47 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks have given us the highest of highs and some terrible lows. What will happen this week?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a certain rhythm to the NFL season. Week by week, the better teams rise to the top until the playoff participants are decided. …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Is college football’s national title format still falling down on the job?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We thought long and hard about taking a snow day. After careful deliberation, which included, but was not limited to, looking out the front window …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 7:25 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Two TVs are a must at times on this crowded Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There aren’t enough hours in some Saturdays to get finished what we all want to accomplish. That is, if the to-do list includes anything other …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 11:31 P.M.
Mariners G.M. Jerry Dipoto explains Jarrod Dyson, Yovani Gallardo acquisitions
The Mariners pulled off two trades in a span of a few hours that swapped one outfielder and starting pitcher for another outfielder and starting pitcher. First, they obtained right-hander …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:12 P.M.
Mariners acquire Yovani Gallardo from Baltimore for Seth Smith
The Mariners landed another option for their pitching rotation on Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The ending has to be just right to make fans happy
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, I remember. In a galaxy far, far away. Finally got to see “Rogue One” yesterday. Which started Christmas Day off …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Vandals stand up to CSU and blow past Rams in Boise
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas and all through Boise, Vandals were stirring. Partying, really. And why the heck not? …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
Grip on Sports: EWU, Baldwin once again come up just short of the promised land
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, wondering if Eastern Washington’s defense was up to the task of getting the Eagles into the FCS title game. We …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Grip on Sports: More drama as Seahawks win West but lose their cool
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a couple questions for you. Who was that lime green team playing at CenturyLink last night? Oh, there’s Richard Sherman yelling at someone …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks and others doing their best to give Thursdays a new outlook
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s unanimous. Something weird happened with the All-Pac-12 football team. That, and other items, make this a hodgepodge of a Thursday. But then again, most …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 7:49 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 8:24 A.M.
Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:07 A.M.
Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 8:53 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 8:46 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Winning teams attract the most interesting ‘long-time’ fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you know somebody here in town that is all in with the University of Washington this year? That you didn’t know was a Husky …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:48 A.M.
Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role
GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 7:11 P.M.
Mariners sign LHP Marc Rzepczynski to 2-year contract
The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year contract. The Mariners also signed right-handed reliever Casey Fien on Saturday. Lefty Dean Kiekhefer and righty …