CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20
Some interest but hear he prefers to play in east/midwest. @b_narloch have the ms shown interest in melky?
MLB.com "Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano limped out of the Tokyo Dome during the eighth inning of Saturday's All-Star Series Game against Samurai Japan, bound for X-rays at a local hospital. According to a source, Cano learned shortly thereafter that he has a non-displaced fracture of the pinkie toe..." November 15
Fox Sports "The Seattle Mariners, in desperate need of right-handed power, appear in many ways to be a perfect fit for free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs this year. The Mariners hit only 28 homers against left-handed pitching, the fewest of any American League team...." November 15
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
USA Today "They have a staggering $256 million payroll, and now they have baseball's most expensive front office to go along with it. And with six current and former general managers now working in their front office, earning in excess of $15 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers may have become an agent's..." November 11
CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have joined at least the Mariners and incumbent Tigers in the derby for top free-agent hitter Victor Martinez, who posted an MVP type season at the right time. Toronto is seen as having the greatest needs at second base (or third base) and in the bullpen, though it recently traded..." November 11
Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another $100M+ signing. One source says VMart is M's priority.
ESPN.com "Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young are the National and American League comeback players of the year, Major League Baseball announced Friday. In his first year with the Marlins following a season in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles, the..." November 08
The #mariners are expected to shop OF Michael Saunders hard at GM meetings. Both sides appear ready to move on.
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak’s time with the Mariners ran out Tuesday after four-plus disappointing seasons when he was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The move comes a few days before the Mariners were expected to exercise a $150,000 buyout on a $3.65 million option on Smoak for..." October 28
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CBSSports.com "After having his 2014 regular season derailed by shoulder problems, Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker is cutting short his Arizona Fall League stint for personal reasons. M's GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed his young righty is healthy in a statement. "Taijuan is completely healthy and was very..." October 20
Sporting News "RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League..." October 20
MLB.com "Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the..." October 20
CBSSports.com "Mariners ownership decreed early last winter that the team would not be signing slugger Nelson Cruz or and other free agent with a PED connection, so from the start they never had a realistic chance to sign Cruz. The Tacoma New-Tribune reported recently that the Mariners "backed away" from an..." October 13
It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.
The News Tribune "It’s hard for the Mariners to look at outfielder Nelson Cruz anchoring the middle of Baltimore’s lineup as the American League Championship Series unfolds and not wonder what might have been. The Mariners had a deal in place last winter with Cruz, then a free agent, for roughly $7.5 million in..." October 10
Bleacher Report "As the top teams in baseball continue to fight for a World Series title, the rest of the league will spend this time looking for ways to improve for next season. No matter what a squad did in 2014, front offices usually spend the next few months looking for upgrades both internally and..." October 06
Seattle Times "So as we head into the offseason, it’s always important to know what the contract statuses are for players on the Mariners. Because those things affect offseason decisions. Quick note: In my story in the paper the other day, I mentioned that Michael Saunders was third-year arbitration eligible..." October 02
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
Seattle Times "The Mariners’ postseason dreams ended Sunday, but not by their own doing. Seattle was in the middle of polishing off what would eventually be a 4-1 victory over the Angels before a crowd of 40,823 at Safeco Field when A’s pitcher Sonny Gray closed out his 4-0 shutout over the Rangers in..." September 29
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Even after he'd hustled down the line, heard the umpire's call and kept the Seattle Mariners in the playoff race, Austin Jackson couldn't quite believe it. Jackson barely beat a double-play relay in the 11th inning as the winning run scored, sending the Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1..." September 28
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to make the point clear to his team: Playing a meaningful 161st game of the season is an accomplishment. Whether No. 162 will have any significance will depend on how much help the Seattle Mariners get from other teams. "I like where we are," McClendon said. "I..." September 27
Seattle Times "They can dare to dream for at least one more day. The Mariners staved off elimination from playoff consideration with a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday, in their final regular-season road game. It snapped a five-game losing streak while keeping them mathematically alive for one of the..." September 26
Toronto Star "While everyone else was counting down the innings on Wednesday night, Mark Buehrle had a different record in mind. “I was trying to go for the old record of quickest game,” he quipped. The veteran lefty wrapped up his season in vintage fashion on Wednesday, as the fastest-working pitcher in..." September 25
Toronto Sun "Dalton Pompey’s excellent September adventure with the Blue Jays was supposed to be a time of orientation, a chance to taste the flavour of baseball played at the highest level. Who knew the flavour of the month would be Pompey himself? After going 2-for-5 with a superb diving catch in the..." September 24
Roenis Elias will get MRI results tomorrow on elbow. McClendon says if OK, might pitch out of bullpen in last few games, but done starting.
Seattle Times "Mike Zunino had a job to do, and he was going to do it properly. With runners on first and second — thanks to two errors on routine plays by the Houston infield — and no outs, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon asked his slugging catcher to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into..." September 20
Halos Heaven "The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014. With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0. Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss..." September 18
Seattle Times "Just a few hours after he admitted that his team wasn’t an “offensive juggernaut” — a premise few would argue with him about — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon watched his team look like one on Tuesday night. The Mariners scored a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and rolled to an..." September 17
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Moss went the pro-active route in trying to end his home run drought, and it wasn’t getting him anywhere. The A’s slugger was going to the plate looking to jack the ball over the fence. Instead he only found more frustration. The dry spell finally ended when Moss connected off..." September 15
San Francisco Chronicle "On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A’s faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. With a sense of unexpected drama that harked back to the 2012 A’s, though, Oakland hung tough with All-Star Felix Hernandez, then beat..." September 14
Ackley's ankle is sore again and he'll rest tonight. McClendon said he'll be evaluated day by day.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "A little more than a month ago, Oakland's lead over the Seattle Mariners was double figures. After Friday night, the A's advantage is down to a half-game. "It's not ideal," Oakland outfielder Jonny Gomes said. "The boys are battling. There are 15 games left. We just have to do our best and..." September 13
Seattle Times "For the first three games of the current homestand, the atmosphere at Safeco Field sure didn’t feel like the Mariners were part of the playoff race. The three-game series with the Houston Astros had the feel of Septembers past, where sparse midweek crowds would leave voices echoing through an..." September 12
Houston Chronicle "Nick Tropeano couldn’t have had a better backdrop for his major league debut at Safeco Field. The 24-year-old righthander got to witness Jose Altuve’s 200th hit. He had family and friends in the stands who traveled all the way from New York, and he’s now part of an Astros team that, unlike last..." September 11
Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez didn’t have his best stuff Monday night against the Astros. “My command was not there,” Hernandez said. “The fastball was there, the (problem) was the changeup. “You’re not going to be on every game.” Hernandez, though, dug in for the outs he needed and fought through six..." September 09
Dallas Morning News "LHP Derek Holland had his second consecutive strong start since returning from the disabled list, working seven innings in a 1-0 victory against Seattle on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended their third eight-game losing streak of the season. It was the first win in three games for..." September 08
ESPN.com "Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday he's concerned about the lack of African-American players and managers in baseball. In the last few weeks, two African-American managers left the game in Houston's Bo Porter, who was fired, and on Friday, Texas' Ron Washington resigned,..." September 08
Michael Saunders could be activated from the DL tomorrow barring any more setbacks.
Ackley says his ankle feeling better. Hopes to be available Monday.
Seattle Times "It took a little while for them to get going. A 3-hour, 13-minute rain delay of sitting around and waiting can make even the most energetic of players lethargic. But with most people in bed or wishing they were, the Mariners did what they were supposed to do — beat a bad Texas team and add to..." September 07
Seattle Times "The Mariners patiently have waited for Kendrys Morales to come around. Looking to bolster a sagging offense and add a presence to the middle of the order, Seattle reacquired Morales on July 24 in trade with the Twins. Only the Morales they got back has yet to produce quite like the Morales..." September 06
Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he’s like that the Mariners don’t lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game if the Mariners were to secure a playoff spot, Hernandez..." September 04
Tacoma News Tribune "Put an asterisk next to Chris Young’s name in listing the next cycle through the Seattle Mariners’ rotation. Manager Lloyd McClendon declined to commit to Young as a starter for Saturday’s game at Texas after a second consecutive poor outing in Monday’s 6-1 loss to Oakland. The concern is..." September 03
Erasmo Ramirez will join #Mariners tomorrow and work out of bullpen. McClendon says Taijuan Walker will also pitch long relief for now.
Seattle Times "Progress doesn’t always come on a schedule, yours or anybody else’s. Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley hit .273 in 90 games during his first season in 2011, even earning a Rookie of the Year vote. But his development has come in fits and starts since. “He was the best college hitter in the..." September 01
CSN Washington "One night after the Nationals made Felix Hernandez look human, their own marquee starter lived up to the billing. Stephen Strasburg had arguably his best road outing of 2014 with 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, the only score coming on his final pitch of the night. His final line included eight..." August 31