We used to be in there, now we’re out here
The assorted scouts who assembled at Safeco Field on Wednesday to watch another gem from Cliff Lee had to be foaming at the mouth thinking of what the ace could bring to their respective teams – a top-of-the-line pitcher who is an instant difference maker. It’s no secret that Lee will not be a Mariner [...]
If the Mariners get swept at home with their top three pitchers going, they have no hope – none, zilch, zero – for the playoffs. So, just a month into the season, you can write the Mariners off. Before the season, while so many people were already celebrating a division title and playoff berth, I [...]
Hard to believe that it’s already baseball season, but here we are, on the cusp of a campaign filled with promise for the hometown nine. The Seattle Mariners raised a lot of eyebrows with last year’s strong showing, and for a while, were the critical darlings of the game for their offseason moves and commitment [...]
Has there ever been a GM looked upon more favorably by his constituents than Jack Zduriencik by Seattle Mariners faithful? For someone who came to the team more than a year ago with little fanfare (only the most ardent of baseball nerds would have been familiar his resume), Zduriencik has become arguably the franchise’s biggest [...]
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