Stories tagged: Seattle Mariners
MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013
In brief: M’s turn back time, beat Padres
Baseball: Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer off former teammate Freddy Garcia to spark a five-run first-inning and lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 win over the San Diego …
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2013
Vasquez full of optimism after ordeal
PEORIA, Ariz. – Anthony Vasquez had no regrets as the Seattle Mariners kicked off another Cactus League without him. The left-handed starter, who got a brief, harsh lesson about life …
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013
Saunders pens new chapter with Bard
PEORIA, Ariz. – First it was rubber bands and an oversized bat; now a “swimming pool noodle” is helping Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders maintain his newfound hitting career. It was …
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
M’s hope for pop from bulked-up Morse
When Michael Morse was last in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse at the Peoria (Ariz.) Sports Complex, he was still in the “be seen, not heard” portion of his career. He …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013, 9:09 P.M.
Morse, back with the Mariners, predicts great things
When Michael Morse was last in the Mariners’ clubhouse at the Peoria Sports Complex, he was still in the “be seen, not heard” portion of his career.
MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013
Ackley looks to put tough 2012 behind him
PEORIA, Ariz. – For Dustin Ackley, this is brand-new territory. He has always been the prodigy, the hitting machine. He was the one who routinely caused teammates and opponents alike …
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013
Saunders feels at home with Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners could use an experienced No. 2 or 3 starter in the rotation that is headlined by Felix Hernandez, and left-hander Joe Saunders hopes to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013, 10:11 P.M.
Felix Hernandez and Mariners finally finalize deal
Locking up Felix Hernandez for the next seven years was the highlight of a day the Mariners used to address rotation concerns in both the long and short term.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013
Felix draws focus at M’s camp
SEATTLE – When the Seattle Mariners report for spring training today, they’ll immediately start trying to answer whether their starting rotation has enough depth and how they will shuffle a …
MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013
Felix on schedule for spring
Felix Hernandez is expected to be on the field with his teammates this week when the Mariners open spring training. An elbow issue that reportedly surfaced last week when Hernandez …
SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013
M’s future lies in future
PEORIA, Ariz. – Michael Saunders took a pause from swatting baseballs deep into the outfield in order to offer up his assessment of how productive this Mariners winter has been. …
SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013
M’s take the plunge
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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013, 8:33 P.M.
M’s ready to pay Felix king’s ransom
Felix Hernandez looks poised to stick with the Mariners for the bulk of his career with word he is close to a seven-year, $175 million deal with Seattle.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013
One and only …
SEATTLE – Under the heading of “catchers” on the Seattle Mariners’ 40-man roster, there is just one name. That is the challenge being placed before Jesus Montero. Ultimately, he won’t …
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013
Wedge hasn’t given up on Smoak at first
Despite a rocky season in 2013, and the acquisition of numerous players since then who can play first base, Justin Smoak still figures prominently in the Mariners’ plans. In fact, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013, 8:55 P.M.
Wedge hasn’t given up on Smoak at first
Despite a rocky season in 2012, and the acquisition of numerous players since then who can play first base, Justin Smoak still figures prominently in the Mariners’ plans.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013
Mariners to induct Griffey into team Hall of Fame
SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. is going into the Hall of Fame. Not the one in Cooperstown, at least not yet. For now, it’ll just be the Seattle Mariners Hall …
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013
Book Notes: ‘Shipwrecked’ pins blame for M’s failures
Sure, the college football season just wrapped up, the NFL is going strong and the chatter in Seattle is focused on the possible return of the NBA. But for some …
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012
Nothing to add to official announcement, but M’s aren’t done
The official announcement that Raul Ibanez had rejoined the Mariners did not come with any corresponding moves. That suggests the Mariners are a team in need of a bigger move …
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012
Mariners reach agreement with Ibanez
Raul Ibanez will be joining the Mariners for a third go-round this coming spring. All that remains to be seen after Ibanez, 40, agreed to a one-year, major-league contract with …
FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012
M’s have no excuses
Certainly it’s understandable why the Mariners couldn’t sign Josh Hamilton. We all know how hard it is to multitask. For instance, I’ve discovered that I can’t balance my checkbook and …
TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012
Bay looking for a fresh start with the Mariners
SEATTLE – Jason Bay took a glance at the Seattle Mariners’ 40-man roster and suddenly realized how unique he will be. He’s one of only two players on that current …
SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012
Time for Mariners to take chances
SEATTLE – Even for those who don’t have to front the money, there are no perfect free agents, it seems. The potential warts are always lurking, fueling the debate: Prince …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 8:19 P.M.
M’s said to be close to deal with Josh Hamilton
Patience appears to be paying off this time for Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik as he wrapped up the baseball winter meetings with some big targets in his sights.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012
M’s using fences to lure Napoli
Moving in the fences at Safeco Field next season has become a key part of the sales pitch the Mariners are using with free agents. Early last week, the Mariners …
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012
Mariners decline option on catcher Olivo
The Seattle Mariners declined to pick up the option for 2013 on catcher Miguel Olivo, which will make him a free agent after the World Series. The Mariners announced the …
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012
Mariners hire Hansen to be hitting coach
MLB: The Seattle Mariners have hired former major leaguer Dave Hansen to be their new hitting coach, replacing Chris Chambliss, who was fired after the season. The Mariners made the …
MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012
Offense still main issue for Mariners
SEATTLE – The fences moving in at Safeco Field leaves one less debate for the Seattle Mariners’ offseason. One question that remains: Now what can the Mariners do with their …
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012
Mariners complete season with romp past Angels
SEATTLE – Throughout the final month, with losses coming more often than wins, Seattle manager Eric Wedge noticed a resolve among his younger players as they went out day after …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 6:57 P.M.
Wells’ big day helps M’s go out with bang
SEATTLE — Casper Wells tied a career-high with five RBIs including a three-run homer in Seattle’s six-run seventh inning, and the Mariners closed out the season with a 12-0 rout …