3/8: Open Game(s) Thread
A Saturday split squad extravaganza!
We've got two Cactus League games today, first with Erasmo Ramirez facing the Giants at noon, and then our favorite Blake Beavan against the Dodgers in the Mariners first evening game of the Spring. We'll add the evening updates as they roll in, but for now, here's the afternoon lineups:
Game 1: Marine...
Abraham Almonte is going to be the Mariners' Opening Day center fielder
There's been no announcement, but it's hard to see it playing out any other way: Abe Almonte will break camp as the Mariners' starting center fielder.
This is going to happen, and we should all focus on being excited about it. Though there's been no official confirmation from Lloyd McClendon nor Jack Zduriencik , and there's an outside chance the
Reds defeat Mariners, sort of
Where DJ Peterson hits his first big-league (sortof) home run, Randy Wolf gets hit a bunch, and the Mariners rally late in the game to oh wait why are all the starters in the locker room, there is baseball to be played!
The Mariners lost to the
3/7/14 Mariners open game thread
Randy Wolf vs. Brett Marshall
It's game two of the Tommy John boys! Randy Wolf will take the mound today, looking to lob curves into lefties all day. If you ever forgot what kind of pitcher Randy Wolf is, remember that he once threw a 49 mph curve to Brandon Philips. No...
White Sox agree to lose game to Mariners
Scott Baker survives through three innings, and the Mariners rally to defeat the White Sox, 7-4.
Quick recap today as I head out the door on my way to evening class. The Mariners beat the White Sox this afternoon with a score of 7-4, thanks to a late-game rally behind t...
Considering Nick Franklin as trade bait for the Yankees
The Mariners are rumored to be scouting David Phelps - hey, wait a minute. While we're coming up with Nick Franklin trade proposals, why not talk about that other team from New York?
Ted Simmons, hair a little disheveled, top button undone, walked into the boardroom five minutes late. "Sorry," he told no one in particular. Jack nodded. Ted...
3/6/14 Mariners open game thread
Scott Baker vs. John Danks
Scott Baker velocity-watch resumes today, as Baker takes the mound for another appearance. He was hovering around 90 his last start out, so it'll be interesting to see if he ramps it up again or if that's as good as it gets. Either way, it's e...
Get to know Mariners outfielder James Jones
I love narratives. I do. I know it's wrong in forward-thinking baseball circles as the word "narrative" is often associated with nonsensical tropes like "lineup protection," but there are good ones, fun stories—and though they may be just as nonsensical...
Lookout Linkage, 3/6/14
Today's set of links about the Mariners and stories from around the league.
We're trying out a few semi-regular feature. Several times a week, we'll take a look at things that are happening with the team, news from around the league, and other interesting articles around the blogosphere. Let us know what you think in the comments.