Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?
Sep 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
If someone submitted this script to Screenwriting 101, it’d be rejected as way too on-the-nose. But this ain’t Screenwriting 101. This is baseball. And that kind of stuff just sort of happens in baseball.
Sep 25, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
But it’s probably too little, too late.
Sep 19, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
It’s not dark yet for the Brewers, but it’s getting there. It’s absolutely pitch black for the A’s, though.
Sep 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a crucial series in the AL Wild Card race.
Sep 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
The hourglass is running low on this team.
Aug 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT
Oh, and we also get a bonus collision between Victor Martinez and Logan Morrison at first base. Fortunately nobody got hurt here, so this video is just a lot of fun to watch.
Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!
Jul 4, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
Justin Smoak is off the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a strained quadriceps, but instead of simply adding him to the active roster the Mariners demoted the first baseman to Triple-A.
Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT
Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball
Jun 16, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT
Logan Morrison required five stitches in his forehead after he broke his bat in frustration yesterday, but the good news is that he won’t have to miss any time.
Jun 16, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT
Breakin’ bats in the hot sun . . . he fought the bat and the bat won, he fought the bat and the bat won.
Jun 11, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT
Justin Smoak has been placed on the disabled list with a quad injury and Logan Morrison will start at first base in his first game back Wednesday versus the Yankees.
May 31, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT
Marlins reliever Carter Capps was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a right elbow sprain.
May 27, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Carter Capps, who racked up 15 strikeouts in 10 innings for the Marlins since they called him up from Triple-A last month, is now headed to the disabled list with a sprained right elbow.
Apr 24, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison’s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to Triple-A.
Apr 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
Nick Franklin is trying to find a way into the Mariners’ lineup.
Apr 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Nick Franklin lost his job to Robinson Cano, but now he’s headed back to Seattle.
Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Robinson Cano and . . . then what? The Mariners certainly made the biggest…
Mar 17, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT
Another day, another controversial tweet from Logan Morrison: If I were to be Native American. Would I not get taxed? If this is true, I'm so jealy! — Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) March 17, 2014 You know, because white males have had it so tough. Yikes. Of course, Morrison has had a number of Twitter missteps…
Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…
Mar 2, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
The Mariners’ signing of Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million was supposed to be the kick-off to a wild off-season. When the news died down, the Mariners were reported to have shown interest in trading for Rays ace David Price, and signing free agents Matt Garza and/or Nelson Cruz. GM Jack Zduriencik only ended…
Feb 23, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
With the off-season additions of Logan Morrison and Corey Hart, the Mariners were seemingly stockpiling first base types. But according to manager Lloyd McClendon, first base is Justin Smoak‘s to lose. Despite hitting .238, Smoak showed improvement last season, setting a career-high in home runs (20), slugging percentage (.412), and on-base percentage (.334). Via Bob…
Feb 13, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT
Just a couple of days ago it appeared that the Mariners and Nelson Cruz were slated to come to an agreement. Not so fast. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the talks between the sides are “on hold.” Why, exactly, is unclear. Could be a financial issue, could be just a change of…
Feb 12, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT
Carlos Santana and Jesus Montero were catchers once upon a time. Not particularly great catchers (in Montero’s case a pretty lousy one). But they could hit. Well, both hit in the minors and Santana has hit everywhere. Montero is something of a dumpster fire at the moment. Either way, neither of them will be catching…
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