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UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Out of Right Field: Former Gonzaga standouts Marco Gonzales, Wyatt Mills making strides for M’s

Former Gonzaga University standout Marco Gonzales is scheduled to make his season debut Tuesday when the Mariners open a two-game interleague series in San Francisco.

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

Out of Right Field: Interleague series gives Nelson Cruz time to heal

With a day off Monday and a two-game interleague series in San Francisco starting Tuesday, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz could get a couple of extra days of rest for …

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

Out of Right Field: Injury bug hits M’s … AGAIN!

The Mariners couldn’t make it through the first week of the season unscathed.

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

James Paxton, Carlos Carrasco matchup worthy of opening day

Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field will see Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco go up against Mariners left-hander James Paxton.

Out of Right Field: M’s start the right way, despite a few bobbles

Unless you haven’t been paying attention, you know Felix Hernandez was pitching his 10th consecutive opening day start last night at Safeco Field. You also probably know it was the …

Grip on Sports: M’s begin the season the right way despite a few bobbles

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners won their season opener last night, 2-1. It marks the 10th time since 2001 they have won their opener. Not to be too …

Out of Right Field: Mariners relying on hope to bring end to postseason drought

The Seattle Mariners embark on the 2018 season in an effort to bring to a halt the longest postseason drought in the four major sports.

Out of Right Field: Baseball begins to tie together generations again today

Baseball was, and is, the glue to our past.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

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: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

Vince Grippi: Just wait until next year, Mariners fans. Really!

With two outs in the top of the fourth inning Sunday, Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims did a live read. It was for the upcoming postseason broadcasts on Fox. Ironic probably …

Vince Grippi: Injuries, inconsistency, individual failures behind M’s coming up short again

It’s over. Officially over. The Mariners hunt for the postseason in 2017 has ended.

Vince Grippi: Robinson Cano on a Hall of Fame track, but how about an M’s postseason?

Robinson Cano is the Mariners’ leader. But can he lead the Mariners to the promised land, the postseason? He hasn’t yet. He won’t this season. And at age 34, there …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Vince Grippi: It’s 50-50 if Mariners are progressing

No matter what happens the final three weeks of the season, the Mariners’ record will probably finish somewhere in the neighborhood of .500.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

Ryan Divish: Mariners still have hope, although task appears daunting

Following the three-game sweep by the Houston Astros, the Mariners’ postseason hopes seem to be on life support, if not all ready ruled dead by some.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Vince Grippi: Mariners tease fans, including many who had already checked out

The calendar tells us fall arrives Friday, Sept. 22 this year. We all know that’s not true. Fall arrives, actually

Vince Grippi: With 100 RBIs, Nelson Cruz is our statistical favorite

One of my favorite summer pastimes as a boy was perusing the scoreboard page of our local newspapers.

Mariners among nine teams vying for two wildcard spots in A.L.

An open date Thursday in the Mariners’ schedule offers a chance to assess before they begin a four-city trip Friday with the first of three weekend games at Tampa Bay. …

Vince Grippi: Mariners still have a shot despite sweep

The Mariners still have a shot at the playoffs even after opening their only August homestand with a four-game sweep. The negative type. You know, four consecutive losses to the …

Mariners Noon Number: Paxton injury could force M’s into trade action

After his 107th pitch on Thursday, James Paxton signaled to the dugout that something was wrong – though everyone watching along could tell for several pitches prior that something wasn’t …

Mariners Noon Number: Nelson Cruz powers M’s through successful road trip

Nelson Cruz hit two home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday to at least momentarily put the Mariners into the lead in the race …

Mariners rotation in flux as team struggles to stay in postseason contention

The cynic could see it coming. And even the most optimistic of analysts or fans still knew this was a possibility. In the sun-soaked days of spring training, when everything …

Vince Grippi: Felix Hernandez’s injury among obstacles Mariners have to overcome in wild-card chase

A doubleheader split can be seen as half full. Or half empty.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Mariners Noon Number: Robinson Cano joins elite company

Robinson Cano doubled in the first inning of the Seattle Mariners 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday for the 500th double of his illustrious career.

Mariners Notes: M’s expects resurgence from Ben Gamel

Perhaps looking for a change in his luck at the plate, Ben Gamel arrived at the visitors’ clubhouse of Kauffman Stadium with a clean-shaven face.

Mariners Noon Number: Mike Zunino back in another extended slump

It looked like Mike Zunino’s days of struggling against big league pitchers was going to a thing of the past. Unfortunately, not so fast, my friends.

Mariners Noon Number: Leonys Martin back in the big leagues with a vengeance

Leonys Martin went 2 for 5 with two RBIs in the Seattle Mariners 8-7 win over the Texas Rangers, extending the M’s win streak to

Vince Grippi: If we could listen in, is this what the front office would be telling Mariners players?

What type of messages are Mariners players hearing from Jerry Dipoto’s front office as they fight for a postseason bid? To find out, we take you implausibly live to the …

Dipoto balks at the perception of the Mariners as an aging club with no future

General manager Jerry Dipoto argues the Mariners are making major strides in transitioning to a younger, more-athletic roster without undergoing a complete teardown

Mariners Noon Number: Ben Gamel’s production may entice M’s to deal, but they should be wary

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel has been a revelation for the team this season, batting .324 following a 2-for-4 performance on Wednesday in a 4-0 loss to the Boston Red …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Analysis: Mariners’ trade for Marco Gonzales another hedged bet by Jerry Dipoto

The Seattle Mariners on Friday traded top slugging prospect Tyler O’Neill to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for left-handed starter Marco Gonzales. It’s an old-fashioned “baseball deal” where both …