1. Seattle, we have a problem

    Besides the fire sale of players going on at Seahawks headquarters, and the lack of offense the Mariners provide, we are going to miss out on the Cy Young. Felix has been on fire, playing for a bad team...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about almost 4 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  2. Oh boy, not this again

    It was the Spring of 2008, the Mariners were coming off of a late push in 2007 for the post season that fell short by a week. So, all the analysis thought we had a chance in 2008 to make the post season...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  3. Cliff Lee still feels pain

    Well, this is not good. Not sure how our starting rotation is going to look like come April. I don’t speculate as I am uncertain where this puts us. Justin Vargas is pitching today, which could have rotation impacts...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  4. 2010 MLB Predictions: NL West

    Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Last but not least, the NL West. The Dodgers should be able to defend their title as champs...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  5. 2010 MLB Predictions: NL Central

    Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates Why do I have the Cubs first, just because...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  6. 2010 MLB Predictions: NL East

    Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Florida Marlins New York Mets Washington Nationals I have no set reason as to why I placed Atlanta on top. My gut feels that the Phillies and Braves should give us a good fight to watch...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  7. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL West

    Anaheim Angels Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers Oakland A’s I cannot put my team first, that would seal their fate in last. So, I am putting the Angels first...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  8. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL Central

    Minnesota Twins Detroit Tigers Chicago White Sox (3) Cleveland Indians (3) Kansas City Royals Opening a new ballpark and building off of last year’s season ending momentum will help carry the Twins to the top of the AL Central pile.

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  9. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL East

    Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays The additions the Red Sox made this year (Beltre and Lackey) will help to push them over the top, despite the loss of Jason Bay...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  10. Big day tomorrow for Cliff Lee

    Lee is expected to throw for the first time since his injury. We will see where this goes as it could mean we won’t see Lee until May or we see him shortly after the 5 game suspension...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  11. It's official, Bedard is back

    Over the weekend, the Mariners agreed to pay Bedard $1.5 Mil with $6 million in incentives. I sure wish I could get paid that much and not have to start my job until June. I am a fan of what potential he brings...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  12. Welcome back…Bedard?

    According to Jim Street’s blog, he has heard rumblings to this. With his surgery last August, it is unlikely he would pitch in a game before June...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  13. What would define disappointment? failure?

    There was some talk on sports talk today with regards to the Mariners upcoming season. The question was posed as if the Mariners do NOT make the post season, is that a failure? I was thinking about this as I was sitting in traffic today...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  14. Yet another “bat” and FanFest recap

    Last weekend we saw a different FanFest than in 2009.  The line to get into Safeco stretched from past the ticket booths at home plate, down the third base side, bordered left field, then returned all the way back to the home plate entry...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 15 reads 0 comments

  15. Tigers and Verlander continue to chat about long term deal

    Why does this Mariner fan care about Justin Verlander? Because he is good! I have followed Verlander just before he was first called up and have not been disappointed...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 22 reads 0 comments

  16. I think that we are now out of payroll budget money…whew!

    Well, I am exhausted as the offseason moves continue. One day before Safeco Field opens it’s doors to the adoring fans, Jack Z. spends some money on a right handed bat in Eric Byrnes...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 12 reads 0 comments

  17. New look to an old blog and Mariner notes before FanFest

    I was growing tired of the darker colors, decided to go street for a bit and see how that plays out. Of course, those fans of mine on Facebook and Bleacher Reports will need to actually visit the blog for the full look and feel...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  18. Lincecum seeks record arbitration salary

    Here it is.  I love following Tim.  A Bellevue kid that has accomplished something only Sandy Koufax, Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson with back-to-back Cy Young awards intrigues me to no end...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  19. Welcome back, John Schneider!

    This is his second tour of duty with the Hawks. He was director of player personnel back in 2000. He has spent the past 8 seasons with the Green Bay Packers as a personnel analyst to the GM...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  20. King Felix…5 more years!

    Banner offseason, BANNER! We now have secured Felix Hernandez for 5 years. Keep in mind, this was not an urgent need. He was not eligible for free agency until 2011...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  21. Who takes a mattress to a group rally?

    Wow, what a way to overreact to a coach leaving. Understanding this was only 1 year in a long term deal, but I do not think that decision justifies the behavior that I have heard about...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 22 reads 0 comments

  22. Mark McGwire, you are NOW trying to be honest?

    Talk about delusional. “Dear Mark, You (more or less) pounded your fist in front of congress to the point that your eyes were bugging out of your head. I believe the quote was “I am not hear to talk about the past”...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  23. Dennis Erickson round 2

    With all the rumors flying around, Pete Carroll is suppose to be the next Seahawks head coach. We did this awhile back with Dennis Erickson after his successful run with the University of Miami...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  24. The good news continues, securing Franklin Gutierrez until 2013

    And, we have an option for 2014. With the way he played this past season, this is an outstanding move. This removes any and all doubt on what Jack Z has in mind for quality talent he brings to the area...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  25. Kotchman to Seattle!

    Our infield is now complete…at least for now. Kotchman for Bill Hall, a minor leaguer to be named later and cash. Not a bad deal. Kotchman will be our starting first baseman once the season opens...

    Josh Fleming Written by Josh Fleming about over 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments