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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams

It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Mariners shut down talented pitching prospect Logan Gilbert for the season

As the sweat-drenched Arkansas Travelers exited the field at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday afternoon for the refuge of their air-conditioned clubhouse, Andy McKay, the Mariners director of player development, walked …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto can’t ply his trade

For all the wheeling and dealing that “Trader” Jerry Dipoto has done as the general manager of the Mariners, surprisingly little of it has come at the July 31 trade …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Mariners owner John Stanton: Flexibility is more important than money spent unloading contracts

Mariners owner John Stanton explains his views on the team’s long-term strategy that currently involves trading away players with expensive contracts while still paying a large chunk of their salaries.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Mariners owner John Stanton’s view on the team’s ‘step-back’ plan: Optimistic yet frustrated

Mariners owner John Stanton sat down to offer insight into his view of the team’s “step-back” plan that has resulted in a 35-47 record.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Larry Stone: With the Mariners’ unsurprising fire sale in full swing, the front office must soon open its wallet

If this rebuild is going to meet its timetable, the Mariners are going to need a little outside help.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Stepping back: Inside the Mariners’ decision to change direction in 2019 after an 89-win 2018

The self-realization of who they were and who they never could become came at different moments for the Mariners’ decision-makers. Why pretend to be something you’re not?


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Veterans know they might not stay long with Mariners

Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

After health scare, Seattle’s Jerry Dipoto getting back to normal

The 50-year-old Dipoto had a hectic offseason, his fourth in charge of the Mariners, as he overhauled Seattle’s roster in the hopes of creating a contender in two or three …


Mariners executives deny allegations they disparaged players

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay have strongly denied allegations from the team’s former high performance director that they disparaged Latino players. Dipoto and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Are the Mariners in fact building for a brighter future as they dismantle 2018 roster?

So a mom, dad and their two kids hop into a self-driving Subaru, zip under some hoverboards on their way to the stadium, slip on their climate-controlled jackets when they …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners

Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced …


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 …