1. Hyperize or Conspire: Is Kevin Durant Sending Seattle a Message in New Nike Ad?

    Unresolved bitterness? Check. Misplaced anger? Check. Hope for the future? Fading. Those are the symptoms of the basketball-neglected former-Seattle-Sonics fans...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about almost 5 years ago 1,099 reads 6 comments

  2. M's Offseason Targets | Willie Harris: The Budget Friendly Chone Figgins

    Mariners fans know Chone Figgins well. He’s a utility man on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a guy the Mariners fans assume the team would have coveted this offseason, though the recent trade for Bill Hall seems to have calmed that notion...

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  3. Seattle Mariners May Be Better Off Not Signing Dustin Ackley

    The Seattle Mariners have fallen victim to a recent Seattle trend, struggling to sign top pick Dustin Ackley. Ackley, unquestionably the most polished college hitter in the 2009 draft, has asked ...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about almost 5 years ago 1,226 reads 27 comments

  4. Seattle Mariners: The Doug Fister Experience

    When Doug Fister toed the rubber at Safeco Field, t-shirt makers, and to a lesser extent fans, were waiting in anticipation. He pitched six innings, allowing a hit, four walks, and no runs...

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  5. Hit the Road Jack: Jack Wilson Could Still Be On the Move

    The Mariners new shortstop Jack Wilson may not be in blue and teal for long, even though Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline passed. Jon Heyman wrote a piece a few days ago about the players that may or may not make it through waivers before Aug...

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  6. Snell of a Start: Ian Snell Impresses in Seattle Mariners Debut

    When Ian Snell stepped to the mound on Sunday, it was perhaps the most important start of his career. After coming to Seattle from Pittsburgh, a franchise that hasn't had a winning ...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about almost 5 years ago 106 reads 4 comments

  7. Seattle Mariners Notes: Washburn, Branyan, and The Trade Deadline

    As the trade deadline approaches this post may become irrelevant quickly, as the trade deadline will come and go as I’m on my way to the ocean. I’d just like to update and offer my opinion of the Mariners news and rumors...

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  8. Seattle Mariners Trades: Sell the Farm To Flip Wilson?

    When the Mariners traded Ronny Cedeno, Jeff Clement, and three prospects to the Pirates for Jack Wilson and Ian Snell, Mariners fans couldn’t help but be disappointed...

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  9. Casey at the Bat | M's Deadline Dilemma Part 5: Meltdown To Liquidation

    I’ve spent the last eight hours trying to figure out how to phrase thorough beating the Mariners have received in their last four games, and keep coming back to crappy Eminem songs...

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  10. Casey at the Bat | M's Deadline Dilemma Part 4: Another Bavasi Fall Guy

    Wladimir Balentien has been designated for assignment (DFA), and the Mariners have decided that they’ll allow Michael Saunders learn to hit at the big league level at the expense of their once-promising prospect in Balentien...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about almost 5 years ago 214 reads 4 comments

  11. Casey at the Bat | M's Deadline Dilemma Part 3: Behind On the Power Bill

    This installment of the Mariners deadline dilemmas will chronicle the Mariners lack of and need for offensive production. The team’s most obvious, glaring deficiency is that of an established, complete hitter...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 190 reads 1 comments

  12. Casey at the Bat | M's Deadline Dilemma Part 2: Bedard and Washburn

    With the Mariners remaining four games out of first place in the American League West, there is little change to their potential as buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but that shouldn’t ...

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  13. Casey at the Bat | M's Deadline Dilemma Part 1: Russell Branyan

    The Mariners are in a precarious situation. They are four games over .500 and four games out of first place in the American League West. It has put them into the gray area of teams that are neither buyers nor sellers approaching the trade deadline...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 319 reads 12 comments

  14. Casey at the Bat | M's Should Use All Star Break To Fix Broken Offense

    The Mariners are headed into the All Star break with their heads high, after taking three of four from the division rival Texas Rangers...

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  15. Casey at the Bat | Betancourt's Departure Addition By Subtraction

    For the last few weeks Mariners fans have been all-but-rioting in an effort to get Yuniesky Betancourt out of town. Those people got their wish as the Kansas City Royals traded two minor leaguers to the Mariners in exchange for the enigmatic shortstop...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 155 reads 1 comments

  16. Casey at the Bat | Zduriencik is Seattle's Jack of All Trades (and Signings)

    The Mariners just reached the halfway point of their season. After 81 games, though, the Mariners are overachieving compared to historic trends, and are a much improved ballclub compared to 2008...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 193 reads 2 comments

  17. Casey at the Bat | Pimentel Signing a Good One For M's

    The Mariners signed Guillermo Pimentel on Thursday, effectively stealing him from the Rangers , it may have proved that the Mariners aren’t committed, at least not to the hell ...

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  18. Casey at the Bat | Hot Corner Replacements Following Morse Trade

    As the week ended, I’d planned on writing a column about how Jarrod Washburn should have never left Los Angeles for a Mariners uniform. The Dodgers are overstocked with corner outfielders, and the Mariners were in need of a corner outfielder...

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  19. Forever a Bridesmaid? Cavaliers Whiff on the Bouquet in Another Bad Offseason

    By trading for Shaquille O’Neal, the Cleveland Cavaliers have once again put a band-aid on a bleeding wound. Since LeBron James was drafted by the team, they’ve tried to “give him Scottie Pippen...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 779 reads 7 comments

  20. Casey at the Bat | Endy Out, Step It Up Wlad...Or Else

    When Endy Chavez and Yuniesky Betancourt collided in shallow left field, I had one reaction: “Endy’s career is over...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 160 reads 4 comments

  21. Casey at the Bat | Lefty Starter Surplus Could and Should Bring a Bat

    To begin this column, I’d like to extend a heartfelt sympathy to Russell Branyan, Jose Lopez and Rob Johnson, who have all been impacted by family illness or death in recent days...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 168 reads 4 comments

  22. Michael Vick and Donte' Stallworth: Injustice Served

    Less than one month after Michael Vick was released from Leavenworth, a military penitentiary, after 19 months served, Donte' Stallworth began a 30-day jail sentence...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 1,320 reads 68 comments

  23. Casey at the Bat | Jake Peavy Injury Could Benefit Seattle Mariners

    A partial tear in Jake Peavy’s ankle ligament may cause experts to shred their perception of the starting pitcher trade market as the baseball season nears the trade deadline, and it’s possible that the Mariners could become the beneficiary...

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  24. Casey at the Bat | Predictions, Playoffs, Ackley

    I’m no Nostradamus. Hell, I’m not even in Miss Cleo. I am to baseball psychics and prognostication what the guy who guesses weights is to the carnival...

    Casey  McLain Written by Casey McLain about 5 years ago 187 reads 3 comments

  25. Casey at the Bat | M's Day One Draft Review

    The Mariners went into the first day of the MLB draft on the hunt for three P’s. As it turns out, none of those P’s were pitchers. The P’s the Mariners instead coveted: Power, plate discipline, and positional versatility...

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