Mariners Rumors & News

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto discusses the Robinson Cano unhappiness report, future moves, closers and more

    Seattle Times "While filling out the coaching staff and signing free agent Chris Iannetta to be their starting catcher were important Mariners’ developments throughout the day Monday, much of that was overshadowed by a story by John Harper in the New York Daily News. The story was basically a contradictory..." November 25

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Several rival execs said they expect #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto to trade Mark Trumbo this winter. Another bat on the market.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Mariners are working on a trade to acquire #Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, according to MLB sources.

  • Dipoto promising to stay busy in overhauling Mariners’ roster

    Tacoma News Tribune "Say this for new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: He promised a busy off-season, and he wasn’t kidding. The calendar hasn’t yet hit Thanksgiving and, already, the Mariners have added 11 players to their 40-man roster through trades, signings and waiver claims. And they’re not..." November 24

  • Mariners looking to trade Mark Trumbo

    Hardball Talk "Seattle acquired Mark Trumbo from Arizona in June, but that was the Mariners’ old front office regime and new general manager Jerry Dipoto is remaking the roster. And he already traded away Trumbo once, back when he was the Angels’ general manager. Jerry Crasnick of reports that..." November 24

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Mariners sign free agent Iannetta

    MLB Blogs "New Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto reached back into his former Angels team to make his first new free-agent acquisition, signing veteran catcher Chris Iannetta to a one-year Major League contract on Monday. John Hicks, a 26-year-old catcher who hit .063 in 32 at-bats for Seattle last..." November 23

  • Report: Cano unhappy in Seattle, wants Yankees reunion

    The Score "Less than a week after former major league outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke made critical comments about Robinson Cano's attitude and work ethic, comes a report claiming the six-time All-Star wants out of Seattle. A source close to Cano tells John Harper of the New York Daily News that the..." November 23

  • Ex-Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke wrong to rip Robinson Cano

    New York Daily News "You could always see where Robinson Cano might become an easy target, especially with those new, $240 million-man expectations. His refusal to bust it down the line on routine outs, which drove Yankee fans crazy, could easily be forgiven as long as he was playing at an All-Star level, as he did..." November 23

  • Mariners drop former No. 2 pick Danny Hultzen from 40-man roster

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Mariners designated left-hander Danny Hultzen for assignment, the team announced. He has been removed from the 40-man roster but will remain in the organization if he clears waivers. Hultzen, who turns 26 next week, was the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. Seattle..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Mariners acquire Luis Sardinas from Brewers

    MLB Daily Dish "The Brewers and Mariners have swung a trade that will send infielder Luis Sardinas to Seattle, a source has confirmed to MLB Daily Dish. Ken Rosenthal of first reported Sardinas' involvement. The other pieces of the deal are unknown at this point, but it does not appear that other..." November 20

  • Former MLB player Andy Van Slyke blasts Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano

    Sporting News "Former MLB outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke, whose son, Scott, is an outfielder for the Dodgers, delivered harsh criticism Thursday for one of his son's teammates. During an interview with a St. Louis radio station, Van Slyke trashed Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in his claim that ace..." November 20

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • 5 teams that could trade for Aroldis Chapman "If the Reds wanted to add a touch of theatrics to this thing, they'd set up shop in the lobby of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., next month and ask teams hoping to trade for closer Aroldis Chapman to take a number. The Astros certainly would be there to grab one. The Tigers probably..." November 17

  • Mariners Acquire Leonys Martin From Rangers For Tom Wilhelmsen

    MLB Trade Rumors "In exchange for Wilhelmsen, Jones, and a PTBNL, the Rangers will send Martin and righty Anthony Bass to Seattle, per an announcement from Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake. 4:57pm: Outfielder James Jones is one of the players going from Seattle to Texas, Sullivan..." November 16

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Mariners acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from Padres

    Hardball Talk "New general manager Jerry Dipoto continues to work quickly to make changes to Seattle’s roster, with Ken Rosenthal of reporting that the Mariners have acquired right-hander Joaquin Benoit from the Padres. San Diego picked up its $7.5 million option on Benoit for 2016, knowing he..." November 12

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Mentioned this a while back, but now hearing increased chatter that #Mariners have interest in veteran free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta.

  • Yankees, Mariners have engaged in talks about Brett Gardner

    New York Post "To further exemplify Brian Cashman’s mantra that he is open to talking about any player on his roster, the Yankees have discussed Brett Gardner with the Mariners, The Post has learned. No trade discussions were characterized as far along or specifically targeted to just one team. Nevertheless,..." November 11

  • Tigers GM: Iwakuma in mix as team hunts for starter

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers need starting pitching, and they have their eyes on at least one free agent who can help in that regard. General manager Al Avila said that the team is interested in Hisashi Iwakuma, reports's Jason Beck. Iwakuma would add a reliable veteran presence to a Tigers..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Manny Acta to be the Mariners third base coach

    Hardball Talk "Scott Servais is filling out his coaching staff in Seattle: Manny Acta is going to be the M’s third base coach. It’s not official, but who makes up stuff about third base coach jobs? I mean, that’d be crazy. Like, I dunno, frantically churning incorrect rumors about untested Korean ballplayers..." November 10

  • Mariners Add Manny Acta as Third Base Coach "Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto & Manager Scott Servais announced today that former big league manager Manny Acta has been added to the Mariners Major League coaching staff as the third base coach. Acta joins previously announced..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Mariners Make Six-Player Trade With Tampa Bay "Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that Seattle has completed a six-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Seattle has acquired right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league..." November 06

  • Mariners reinstate Furbush from 60-day disabled list

    Tacoma News Tribune "The Mariners, in what amounts to a paper transaction, reinstated lefty reliever Charlie Furbush on Thursday from the 60-day disabled list. Furbush, 29, didn’t pitch after July 7 because of what was initially diagnosed as biceps tendinitis. A subsequent examination revealed a slight tear in his..." November 05

  • MLB free agents 2015: Predicting top targets for each American League team

    Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04

  • Iwakuma qualifying offer an unsure thing "While it appears likely that the Mariners will make a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to free-agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma before Friday's deadline for such bids, that decision isn't a slam dunk. While no Major League player has yet accepted a qualifying offer in the three years of..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • Bogar, Stottlemyre Jr. added to Mariners' staff "Scott Servais beat out five other finalists for the Mariners' managerial position, but the new skipper wasted little time adding one of those challengers to his new coaching staff. Tim Bogar, a longtime Minor League manager who worked as bench coach and interim manager of the Rangers in 2014,..." October 26

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • Mariners to hire Scott Servais as manager

    Seattle Times "The Mariners have settled on their manager for the 2016 season and beyond. The Los Angeles Times reported early Friday morning that Scott Servais has accepted the Mariners’ offer to replace Lloyd McClendon as the team’s manager. The Times additionally reported that Tim Bogar, who also..." October 23

  • Report: Former catcher Scott Servais top option for Mariners manager

    SI "The Seattle Mariners are getting close to hiring a new manager and former MLB catcher Scott Servais looks like the top option for the job, reports Ken Rosenthal of According to the Seattle Times, the Mariners and new general manager Jerry Dipoto have been quiet about their..." October 23

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Padres bench coach Dave Roberts had two interviews and was finalist for #Mariners’ managerial job. Possible candidate for #Dodgers.

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Scott Servais strong front-runner for #Mariners’ managerial position.

  • McKay is Dipoto's first major hiring for Mariners "Jerry Dipoto went outside the box with his first major hire as Mariners general manager, signing up Rockies sports psychologist Andy McKay as the team's new director of player development, even though the two have no prior connections. The Mariners finalized McKay's hiring on Wednesday, and the..." October 21

  • Jason Varitek interviewed for vacant Seattle Mariners manager job

    CBS Sports "The Mariners have interviewed Jason Varitek for their manager opening, sources tell CBS Sports. Varitek hasn't been eager to leave the Boston area, where his kids live, especially for a West Coast opportunity, so it's also uncertain he'd strongly consider the job. Varitek has not had any..." October 20

  • Felix Hernandez 'not happy at all' with 2015 performance

    The Score "Nobody holds the King to a higher standard than the King. Despite earning his sixth career All-Star appearance in 2015, wherein he managed a 3.53 ERA (107 ERA+) while eclipsing 200 innings for the eighth straight year, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez remains highly critical of his own..." October 20

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