The #Mariners are letting teams know that Jesus Montero, as well as Justin Smoak, are available in trades.
Hardball Talk "After shocking the baseball world by agreeing to a 10-year, $240 million contract with second baseman Robinson Cano last week, the Mariners reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Corey Hart today while picking up Logan Morrison in a trade with the Marlins. However, they aren’t done attempting..." December 12
It looks unlikely Raul Ibanez will be back in Seattle. Considering offers from multiple contenders. Among teams linked w/ him: Bal, Atl, NYY
Just saw David Price's agent, Bo McKinnis, in lobby. Asked if Price would consider extension with #Mariners. Said no. MORE
Source: #Marlins trading Logan Morrison to Seattle for RHP Carter Capps
CBSSports.com "Free agent first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart is headed to Seattle to provide Robinson Cano protection in the batting order, as he has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Mariners, according to Jon Heyman. Hart, 31, missed all of the 2013 season with a right knee injury. In 2012, the..." December 11
Hardball Talk "Joe Torre and Sandy Alderson just announced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to outlaw collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players. If the players do not approve the rule change it will not go into effect in 2014, but MLB would be able to unilaterally..." December 11
MLB.com "The Marlins on Wednesday reached an agreement on a deal that sends Logan Morrison to the Mariners for reliever Carter Capps. The trade comes a day after the Marlins announced the free-agent signing of first baseman Garrett Jones to a two-year contract. The deal was first reported by the..." December 11
Hardball Talk "At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and..." December 11
Sources: Mariners interested in free agent reliever Fernando Rodney. He has a good relationship with Lloyd McClendon from time in DET.
Zduriencik on 710 on reports of Cruz turning down $75 million dollar deal from the #Mariners. "Inaccurate."
Fansided "It wasn’t that long ago when former Pirates, Red Sox, Mets, and Mariners (whew) outfielder Jason Bay slugged 30+ home runs in 4 out of 5 seasons, but the “mighty” have fallen in a big way in recent seasons. With that, there is a report that Bay could be heading to Japan in order to continue his..." December 10
CBSSports.com "Rays ace David Price may be on the move this offseason, as everyone who has been paying attention already knows. Obviously many teams have been mentioned as interested, as we're talking about a Cy Young winner still in his prime with two years left of club control. Three have emerged as the most..." December 10
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
Indians among teams with interest in FA reliever John Axford. Mariners, Orioles, Cubs have also been linked to him. Has closing experience.
Los Angeles Times "On the heels of signing Robinson Cano, could the Seattle Mariners follow by signing Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers and New York Yankees are widely considered the likely favorites to land Tanaka, there are indications neither team might engage in an all-out bidding war to get him. The Dodgers..." December 09
#mariners targets include price, cruz, benoit, corey hart (gm jack z drafted him in milwaukee)
#mariners getting lots of calls on ackley, who had terrible start to '13 but a nice finish
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
MLB.com "The Nationals' top priority during the Winter Meetings is to improve their bullpen from the left side. They continue to have interest in several lefties -- Oliver Perez, J.P. Howell, Boone Logan and Scott Downs, according to a baseball source. All four lefties were successful in getting lefty..." December 09
Hardball Talk "Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times caused a bit of a stir after publishing a scathing takedown of the culture within the Mariners’ front office, quoting various former employees. Among them were ex-manager Eric Wedge and former special assistant to the GM Tony Blengino. In the report, Baker..." December 08
#mariners getting lots of calls on their kids. Nick franklin obvs likely to go, maybe others too. Playing to win now.
SB Nation "Free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several major league clubs including the Yankees, Rockies and Braves, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman reports that Ibanez is expected to sign at the Winter Meetings, which start on Monday. The 41-year old..." December 08
Seattle Times "Eric Wedge sat simmering in a Safeco Field conference room as his bosses laid into him. It was 14 months ago, two days after the 2012 season, and Mariners president Chuck Armstrong unleashed what Wedge calls “a ferocious, venom-filled tirade” about the team, coaches and players. Armstrong told..." December 08
Source: Cano deal with #Mariners does NOT include opt-out clause. Described as 10-year partnership and commitment by both sides.
MLB exec convinced Mariners' nest play is a David Price trade.
CBSSports.com "The Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240MM deal with superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, CBSSports.com confirms. Early on Friday, there were reports (including here) of a snag in negotiations, but sources suggest that was overblown or just not correct, as the sides worked through a deal..." December 06
New York Daily News "The Mariners’ efforts to lure Robinson Cano to Seattle as the latest $200 million player have apparently ended. According to two sources briefed on the negotiations, talks between the Mariners – the free agent second baseman’s lone stalking horse — and Cano’s camp — led by rapper-turned super..." December 06
Source with knowledge of the Mariners planning said they are going to offer Cano 9 years/$225 million
ESPN.com "Negotiations between second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners rallied to another level Thursday when the ballplayer took a private flight from New York to Seattle to talk personally with the club in the American League, a source told ESPNdeportes.com. Could not determine the degree..." December 05
Yahoo! Sports "The David Price sweepstakes is expected to heat up later this week, multiple executives with interest in the left-handed ace told Yahoo Sports, as the Tampa Bay Rays begin to survey the market for the former Cy Young winner and consider whether to trade him. The Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles..." December 05
New York Post "The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source. “The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday. The Yankees want Cano to return to The Bronx, but they are not..." December 04
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
Mariners have been among the most aggressive suitors for Matt Kemp, sources say. They are looking at free agents too. @FOXSports1
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Sources: Yankees among many teams showing interest in A's starter Brett Anderson. A's likely to deal him at Winter Meetings.
Mariners are still looking for outfield bats via trade, sources say. Matt Kemp and Dexter Fowler are on their wish list. @FOXSports1
Sources: Dodgers have remained in contact with multiple teams on possibility of Matt Kemp trade. SEA, BOS, TEX among those with interest.
ESPN New York "The Seattle Mariners have emerged as a major player in the sweepstakes for free agent Robinson Cano, according to several sources who spoke to ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. With the New York Yankees not wanting to offer Cano more than a seven-year contract or as much..." December 03
New York Post "Let the Battle for Beltran begin. Free-agent slugger Carlos Beltran is in Kansas City being wooed by the Royals, The Post has learned. The club is hoping for a big-bang reunion with Beltran, who began his career in Kansas City. Getting Beltran in pinstripes may be a little more difficult..." December 03
Carlos Beltran is said to have a three-year offer for $48 million in hand. Not sure if it's the Mariners, but Seattle is being aggressive.
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Oakland is said to be working through Brett Anderson trade possibilities; Seattle and Cleveland are among the interested teams.
Sources: Bloomquist deal with #Mariners is $5.8M for two years.