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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Assessing the step back: The Mariners’ 2019 season had a little good, but mostly bad and ugly

The Mariners began the 2019 season offering false hope to their fans. What followed that hot start was a step back in almost every facet of the game.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Larry Stone: Nobody thought the step back would be this painful, but Mariners are better down on the farm

But we’ve reached August, and I’m still waiting for the fun part, outside of the two-week stretch that may well become a legendary example of false omens.


With the Mariners trending toward 95 losses, how does Scott Servais measure their improvement?

Even for a team that will likely finish last in the American League West Division, there is much to be gained in these final months of the season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

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

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., April 20, 2019

Out of Right Field: The M’s bullpen could drive anyone to drink

The Mariners’ offense has been potent – at least, when not at T-Mobile Park – with a major-league leading 53 home runs, and the starting rotation has been solid. M’s …


Mariners batters adopt unique strategy to hassle pitchers

Scott Servais wouldn’t take credit for it. And he wouldn’t share who actually came up with the concept. But when the Mariners manager was asked about his team’s relentless approach …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

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: Thu., March 14, 2019

Whether step-back or rebuild, Seattle Mariners focus is on future

Throughout the offseason, the decisions made about the future of the Seattle Mariners took on different catchphrases.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Infusion of young talent makes the late innings of Cactus League games a must watch for the Mariners

The Mariners’ “step back” resulted in several prospects arriving in Peoria, Arizona, who breathed life into a low-ranked minor league system.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Countdown to opening day: 2019 Mariners roster projection

The Mariners will take a least 30 players to Japan and will have to cut down to 25 by the time of their first regular-season games back in the U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Mariners’ Kyle Seager enters 2019 after physical, dietary makeover

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager enters the 2019 season after a physical and dietary remake. He learned to embrace flexibility training, spinach, and a long-term health plan. Seager played the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Mariners move ahead after flurry of trades, roster overhaul

Seattle manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West rival Oakland Athletics have done


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

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

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.


Mariners manager Scott Servais keeps word with flashy hairdo after Edwin Diaz’s 50th save

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais kept his word to Edwin Diaz, matching the closer’s flashy haircut following a milestone save over the weekend. Servais had promised he’d get a styled …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

Felix Hernandez removed from Mariners rotation, sent to bullpen

For the first time since his illustrious career began back on August 5, 2005 in Detroit to make his big league debut, Felix Hernandez has been removed from the Mariners’s …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Mariners pitching staff rolls out welcome mat for catcher Mike Zunino

As the Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox in Sunday’s rubber match, giving Seattle its first series win after it lost three straight series going into the All-Star break, the …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Mariners give manager Scott Servais multiyear extension

The Seattle Mariners have given manager Scott Servais a multiyear contract extension with the club in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Analysis: The Mariners are on pace to make the playoffs. But … how?

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 …


Mariners place Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list

Felix Hernandez won’t make another start until after the All-Star break. The Mariners’ erstwhile ace has been dealing with lower back issues the last few outings since tweaking it in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Two snubbed Mariners worthy of spots in All-Star Game

The excitement of who was selected was tempered by the disappointment for who was snubbed.


Lighthearted campaign has begun to have Ichiro Suzuki compete in Home Run Derby

Scott Servais wore an impish grin when media walked into the manager’s office of the visitor’s clubhouse a few hours before Wednesday night’s game.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Mariners place right-handers Juan Nicasio, Dan Altavilla on disabled list

The Seattle Mariners placed right-handers Juan Nicasio and Dan Altavilla on the 10-day disabled list, recalled infielder Daniel Vogelbach, and purchased the contract of right-hander Mike Morin from Triple-A Tacoma.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018

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

Out of Right Field: Roster moves aplenty

The Mariners might need to consider nametags on the front of their jerseys after making seven roster moves Sunday with another due before Monday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers …


News coming on length of Robinson Cano’s stint on the disabled list

The Seattle Mariners say they will have a better idea on the projected length of Robinson Cano’s recovery time after the second baseman is examined by a hand specialist in …


Out of Right Field: Gordon’s streak comes to end

Dee Gordon was finally held hitless this season.


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.