Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?
Sep 25, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
But it’s probably too little, too late.
Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.
Jul 17, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT
The Mariners might give up a big chunk of their future in an effort to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT
Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?
May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.
Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.
Jan 14, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
As first suggested by FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi and now confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners have reached agreement on a one-year, $1 million major league contract with free agent catcher John Buck. The deal is only pending a physical and should be finalized at some point later this week. Buck struggled…
Jan 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Seattle is “very close” to signing catcher John Buck to a one-year contract, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Buck has been a starter for most of the past decade, but he’d serve as a veteran backup to Mike Zunino with the Mariners. Buck has always had good power for a catcher and smacked 15…
Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT
It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…
Sep 19, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT
In the top of the fifth inning this afternoon against the Mariners, Prince Fielder attempted to chase down a foul ball off the bat of catcher Mike Zunino. While he was unable to catch the ball, he didn’t walk away completely empty-handed. The best part about that is that the fan appeared to be completely…
Jul 26, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have signed veteran catcher Humberto Quintero to provide depth behind the plate in the wake of Mike Zunino‘s hamate bone surgery. Quintero was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Wednesday and opted to become a free agent after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 33-year-old…
Jul 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT
Mike Zunino exited last night’s game after taking a foul ball off his left hand and the Mariners catcher has been diagnosed with a fractured hamate bone. Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Zunino is expected to miss six weeks, meaning the rookie is no sure thing to play again this season.…
Jul 23, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT
Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Matt Moore throws his first career shutout and it came in the first game of what, so far this year, is the Rays biggest series. Two hits allowed, one walk four strikeouts as the Rays cut a game off the Sox’ division lead, now sitting a half game back. Reds…
Jul 20, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT
Astros lefty Erik Bedard brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but ran into a bit of trouble and a high pitch count. After Bedard walked Justin Smoak with one out (Bedard’s fifth walk of the evening), manager Bo Porter wasn’t willing to let him go beyond 111 pitches, replacing him with Jose Cisnero. Cisnero…
Jun 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
Seattle released Kelly Shoppach after designating the veteran catcher for assignment last week. Shoppach was let go when the Mariners called up last year’s No. 3 overall pick, Mike Zunino, from Triple-A to take over as the starting catcher. Shoppach hit just .196 in 35 games for the Mariners, but he’s always been stretched when…
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