Lookout Landing "was a little worried writing about Hisashi Iwakuma today. I'd been planning to praise Jack Zduriencik for the signing and subsequent extension of Iwakuma for a few weeks, but hadn't found the right time to write about it. Penning it today, hours before his start in an important game, didn't seem..." August 20
CSN Philly "After just two starts with the Phillies this season, Jerome Williams has a new lease on life. More interestingly, he has had an epiphany of sorts and it comes just in time. Yes, nine years into his big-league career while pitching for his seventh different team, including his third team this..." August 19
MLB.com "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez said Monday his hip is fine after taking a one-hopper off the bat of Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning of his last start on Saturday in Detroit. "I'm good," Hernandez said upon arrival at Citizens Bank Park for the Mariners' three-game series with the..." August 19
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left Saturday night's start against Detroit after five innings, ending a major league record success streak. Hernandez had gone at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs in his previous 16 starts. Tom Seaver set the previous mark of 13 in 1971." August 17
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon saw Felix Hernandez get hit by a couple of grounders, and decided enough was enough. Hernandez was pulled after five innings, and the Mariners went on to a 4-2 loss to David Price and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Hernandez was hit on his left hip by..." August 17
MLB.com "Seattle slugger Robinson Cano exited Friday night's 7-2 win in the series opener against the Tigers as a precaution with a sore right foot. With the Mariners ahead by five runs in the eighth, manager Lloyd McClendon opted to remove his star from the game in order to receive treatment. Cano..." August 16
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Lloyd McClendon spent last fall hoping to get a chance to manage in a pennant race at Comerica Park. He got his wish Friday night, even if it wasn't exactly the way he had envisioned things. McClendon had hoped to become the Tigers' manager when Jim Leyland retired after winning three..." August 16
Detroit Free Press "When last seen at Comerica Park, Austin Jackson didn’t know what to think or feel as he jogged toward the Tigers’ clubhouse when replaced in the seventh inning of a July 31 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It didn’t register, he admits, when the crowd saluted his departure as word circulated that..." August 15
Lookout Landing "wanted to write a bit tonight about Kendrys Morales. He's had a bit of a SSS resurgence the past 5 games because he's on the Mariners and the Mariners are currently the Tesseract and produce boundless, unceasing force and destroy everything in their path. In the classic write up Kendrys Morales..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
Seattle Times "Robinson Cano held up his hand to stop a pack of reporters from entering the clubhouse after the game. “Just a minute,” Cano said, smiling. Cano and his teammates had a brief order of business to attend to first. Manager Lloyd McClendon won his 400th career game Tuesday when the Mariners..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
Chicago Sun-Times "Timing is everything, and for the White Sox, losing Adam Eaton couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Sox have scored seven runs over their last five games, and while Jose Abreu is the driving force, it’s Eaton’s energetic style and, more importantly, production in the leadoff spot that makes..." August 10
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Adam Eaton lasted one at-bat and aggravated an injury. Conor Gillaspie dropped an easy pop fly. Jose Quintana made one bad pitch and ended up with his first loss since the middle of June. The Chicago White Sox are in quite a slump. "Everything we're going through, it's just like you're in a..." August 09
Hardball Talk "Mariners utility man Willie Bloomquist is expected to miss at least one month and possibly the remainder of the season following arthroscopic right knee surgery. Bloomquist suffered the injury on July 23 and has made some progress with the rest and rehab route, but told Ryan Divish of the..." August 08
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Sometimes the best solutions are also the simplest. After a midseason rough patch in which Seattle Mariners rookie Roenis Elias allowed at least five earned runs in three consecutive starts, the left-hander has produced four straight stellar starts following the All-Star break. The solution:..." August 08
Lookout Landing "When Logan Morrison hit his three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, something strange happened. The strange thing I'm referring to is not the fact that Logan Morrison hit a ball in the air that wasn't caught, or dropped, or sent back above the Safeco Field press box. No, the strange..." August 07
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Felix Hernandez has been on a record-setting pattern over the past three months and Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon wants to make sure it continues when it means a lot more. Hernandez (12-3) went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out eight and walked one in the Mariners 4-2..." August 06
USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06
Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.
The News Tribune "Does it surprise anyone that Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was picked as the American League’s best pitcher by the league’s managers for Baseball America’s annual “best tools” survey? Hernandez was the AL’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game and enters Tuesday’s game against Atlanta with an..." August 05
Baltimore Sun "Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated the Seattle Mariners lineup again Sunday, but he wants everyone to know that it’s nothing personal. Of course, Tillman came over to the Orioles in the 2008 trade with the Mariners that also brought All-Star center fielder Adam Jones and three others for..." August 04
Tacoma News Tribune "Corey Hart’s rocky comeback season hit another bump Saturday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised right knee. Don’t look for a quick return. “I know we’ve only got two months left,” he said, “so I would love to make sure I get back and be competitive for the..." August 03
McClendon says Michael Saunders (strained oblique) might be ready for rehab late next week, but slow going. Taking today off from BP.
Seattle Times "This is how it’s supposed to work. The hitters at the top of the lineup reaching base and the hitters in the middle of the order driving them home. It hasn’t happened often for the Mariners this season, and certainly not since the All-Star break. But Saturday night at Camden Yards it all..." August 03
Rays Index "fter the trade for David Price was announced, many people wondered why the Rays couldn’t get a deal at least similar to what the Rays got for James Shields or Matt Garza. Well it turns out there may have been one, but it looks like the Rays turned it down. One of the teams that was briefly..." August 03
#Mariners outright Beavan from 40-man and send Hart to DL w/right knee contusion to make room for Paxton.
Hardball Talk "James Jones has been the Mariners’ starting center fielder since making his MLB debut in mid-April, logging more than 300 plate appearances, but now the 25-year-old is headed back to Triple-A following yesterday’s trade for Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson." August 02
Baltimore Sun "Before reporters had a chance to ask Wei-Yin Chen a question Friday night following his tremendous performance in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles left-hander said he needed to make a statement. Chen wanted to dedicate his eight-strikeout victory to those who were killed and..." August 02
McClendon said Michael Saunders isn't ready to go out on a rehab assignment yet. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday in Seattle.
The News Tribune "After completing two deadline deals, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik fired back Thursday at unidentified peers in a recent FoxSports.com report who said his dithering slowed the trade market. “There were people out there who really thought the Mariners are a prime target,” Zduriencik..." August 01
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday. Several hours after making two trades to help their run at an AL wild-card spot, the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning. The win, along with the..." August 01
Yahoo! Sports "In a complex, star-laden three-way deal at Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers acquired former Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, strengthening a rotation that already featured Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. The primary..." August 01
Confirmed: #Mariners gave up OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen in exchange for Padres' Chris Denorfia.
CBSSports.com "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31
Seattle Times "The Mariners not only reached that magic threshold of three runs on Tuesday night, but they were feeling a little frisky and went a couple past it. The result? Well, a win, of course. Seattle scored four runs in the fourth inning — an overall total they reached just once in their previous..." July 30
CBSSports.com "The Yankees and Mariners are two of several teams looking at Twins slugging outfielder Josh Willingham as Thursday's trade deadline approaches. While Willingham is batting only .219 he has 10 homers and 29 RBI despite missing more than a month earlier. Willingham also has an expiring contract..." July 30
The News Tribune "sk right-hander Brandon Maurer about finding a comfort zone in the Mariners’ bullpen, and it prompts a wide smile as he offers a quick explanation. “I’m having fun,” he said. “Earlier in the season, I wasn’t having fun.” For “fun” read “dominant.” Maurer, 24, has pitched 15 scoreless..." July 27
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Four months ago, Chris Young was on the verge of retiring from baseball. Good thing for the Mariners he decided to give the game another shot. Young allowed two hits in seven shutout innings and Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak by holding off the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on..." July 27
Right now, Matt Kemp is a backup plan for the Mariners. But their interest is very real. Idea would be to transition him to DH eventually.
#Mariners scratched OF Endy Chavez because of a jammed finger.
Baltimore Sun "Facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is on a historic run of dominating hitters, wasn’t fun for Chris Davis early. The Orioles first baseman struck out in his first two at-bats against Hernandez and was hitless in three plate appearances against him Friday night. “At times it..." July 26
Hardball Talk "The Mariners brought back Kendrys Morales in a deal with the Twins today, but they aren’t done attempting to upgrade. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, the Mariners have asked the Rockies about the availability of outfielder Drew Stubbs. Thomas Harding of MLB.com confirms the report and..." July 25
MLB.com "The Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales, 31, is scheduled to report to the Mariners tomorrow, at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. A jersey number..." July 25
McClendon also indicated SS Chris Taylor would get a good chance to show what he can do. "He'll get his fair share of playing time."
Bloomquist will have a MRI on his knee today. Injured it running to first yesterday.
Hardball Talk "Taijuan Walker rejoined Seattle’s rotation Wednesday after spending most of the season on the disabled list and at Triple-A, but after struggling in his start against the Mets the Mariners have sent the 21-year-old rookie back to the minors. Walker gave up just two runs in five innings, but..." July 24