1. Minor signings in Bard and Cordero

    Nothing overly notable, but the M’s continue their offseason buying process. They signed Josh Bard to a minor league deal and extended an invitation to spring training...

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  2. 22 years and counting

    On the December 24th, the 22nd annual football game took place at Whitaker Park.  This game deserves a write up in the Missoulian if you ask me, maybe for the 25th annual game.  Since moving out of the area in 2003, my attendance has been hit an

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 16 reads 0 comments

  3. Brandon Morrow to the Blue Jays?

    Apparently, this is almost final. Morrow to the Jays for Brandon League and a prospect. The prospect better be good as we still don’t know what Brandon can do, he is only 25. I am bit shocked by this move...

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  4. Wow, Silva is gone!

    What a great Christmas/Hot Stove this has been. I have long not been a fan of Silva. I did not tag him enough in my blogs, so I don’t have a count of how many times I requested that his overpaid arm find a different team...

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  5. It is official, Cliff Lee is a Mariner

    Title says it all.  What a great offseason, Figgins and Lee.  It is nice to see us be smart in the Hot Stove league.  Well, at least currently we are being smart. The three prospects that we had to give up for Lee seem to be a perfect choi

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 5 years ago 15 reads 0 comments

  6. Figgins introduced today and other hot stove notes

    As everyone waits on the official news regarding Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins was introduced as the newest Mariner. Again, I cannot stress how pleased I am with this move. I hope it pans out because it has the potential to be an interesting batting order...

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  7. Cliff Lee to the Mariners

    At the time of this writing, it is not official. Cliff Lee is rumored to be head to the Mariners. He would be part of the first “three way” to not be associated with Tiger Woods this month...

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  8. Rule 5 draft pickup

    The Mariners selected Kaneko Texeira in the Rule 5 draft last night. Judging by the write up on the Mariner site, this could be a steal if it pans out. Plus, it is always nice to rob the Yankee farm system of some talent...

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  9. No Rich Harden and other Mariner notes

    Good day and good luck in Texas, Rich. This high risk/high reward free agent is off the market, pending a physical. We will see how he does in a hitter friendly park. If he is “on” for an entire season, Texas would have a legit ace...

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  10. Chone Figgins is a Mariner

    It is official. As of this afternoon, Figgins is wearing a Mariners jersey and will bat second behind Ichiro. If Ichiro was not high on your fantasy roster, he should be this year with a patient hitter right behind...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  11. No Greg Zaun, but still Figgins

    Zaun signed with the Brewers late last week. The Mariners have been linked to ex-Mariner catcher Miguel Olivo. I am not a huge fan of Miguel, but perhaps he has improved, plus he should be fairly cheap...

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  12. Ruskell is out

    At 10 AM PST today (December 3rd) Tim Ruskell will resign as Seahawks GM. The fan base, and I am assuming, the organization is getting exactly what they wanted...

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  13. 2 new rumors: Zaun and Harden

    As I take a tour through the Mariner blogsphere, I have stumbled upon some nice rumors. Apparently, we are going after an affordable veteran catcher in Gregg Zaun and what could be a surprise pitcher in Rich Harden...

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  14. Payroll flexibility

    Yesterday I stated that we would not do too much in the Hot Stove season, but apparently, this article has a different spin.  It brings up some interesting scenarios. Jose Lopez, trade him...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 5 years ago 16 reads 0 comments

  15. To Holmgren or not to Holmgren

    It appears rumors are flying around the Puget Sound area about our lovely Seahawk GM, Tim Ruskell. As the article indicates, Tim’s contract is up at seasons end, and there are rumors it will not be re-negotiated...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  16. Bye bye Bedard and other arbitration news

    The Mariners did not offer Bedard arbitration as the deadline came and went at 6 PM PST today. This is of no surprise. His time in Seattle has been spent where I predicted it, on the DL...

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  17. Congratulations Zack Greinke

    Felix did finish second, as expected. I know a few people out there wanted to see CC in the top 2, but I believe the voters got this one right. It would have been great to have a Mariner win this award, first since Randy Johnson in 1995...

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  18. 3,000 hits?

    So, what does this mean for Griffey? He is currently sitting at 2763. If we was to get close, say 125 away, does he really try to come back for a 3rd season? If so, would it be with ...

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  19. One final year!

    Welcome back Griffey! I was surprised to see this announcement so soon. Perhaps they wanted to complete this “sure” deal so they knew exactly the money pool they would be dealing with between free agents and arbitration...

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  20. Hot Stove league

    With the Seahawks tanking, this is a great time to start the process of the Mariners free agency offseason discussion. Stay tuned to this website to track who signs and where. Big names for the Mariners are Beltre, Griffey, Sweeney and Branyan...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 5 years ago 81 reads 1 comments

  21. Poor angry ex-A-Rod fan's

    I fit into this category and our joy has come to an end. We hoped and prayed that A-Rod and his greed would never see a World Series title, but that dream has come to end...

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  22. The front office

    If your starting pitching breaks down, you have to out hit the Yankees. That is exactly what the Phillies did last night as Chase Utley entered October lore by tying Mr. October for the most home runs in a World Series...

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  23. Big D got the better of us and damn Yanks

    WTF was that this weekend? Talk about laying an egg. Everyone around here wants the Seahawks to server up the GM’s head on a platter before Thanksgiving. I heard some disgusting stat this past week...

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