1. Seattle Mariners: Re-Ranking the M's Top 10 Prospects After 2012 MLB Draft

    In the wake of the relatively recent 2012 MLB Draft, there are a number of big, new faces in the Seattle Mariners ' farm system, setting up a relevant time to re-rank the top 10 prospects on the team...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 4,070 reads 3 comments

  2. 10 Reasons Catcher Mike Zunino Will Be a Seattle Mariners Superstar

    With the third overall pick of the 2012 MLB draft, the Seattle Mariners selected Florida catcher Mike Zunino. He has all the makings of a baseball superstar, and he's going to do it with the Mariners...

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  3. AL Matchup to Watch Is No Longer Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

    Who needs the Red Sox and Yankees when you can have Felix Hernandez matched up against Yu Darvish and Ichiro Suzuki shagging Josh Hamilton's deep flies? In the wake of the ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 886 reads 13 comments

  4. Seattle Mariners Trade News: Biggest Holes Still Unfilled in Seattle

    The bulk of the Mariners ' major league roster is occupied by prospects who have come up through the Seattle organization, but there are some holes that still need filling and that will call for attention as the trading season heats up...

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  5. Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners' Hitting Woes: 5 Telling Statistics

    The Seattle Mariners ' biggest problem from the 2011 season, hitting, has persisted through the start of the 2012 season, exemplified by struggling slugger Justin Smoak ...

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  6. Seattle Mariners: 10 Keys to Getting Back into the Wild Card Hunt

    Going into 2012, many baseball followers wrote the Mariners off as a developing team that had the potential to win big, but not until 2014 or 2015...

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  7. Predicting Mariners' First Minor Leaguer to Get Called Up

    The Seattle Mariners have one of the strongest farm systems in the major leagues right now. General Manager Jack Zduriencik has done an excellent job filling the ranks from the bottom up since taking over in 2008...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 2,060 reads 5 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners Status Update: Carp, Gutierrez, Sherrill and the Generals

    There's a lot happening in the Mariners organization which most fans usually don't keep up with. There are injuries, recoveries, promotions, big plays and plenty of other goings-on ...

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  9. Is Alex Liddi the Real Deal Long-Term?

    Alex Liddi has thoroughly impressed us from the plate throughout the first month of the 2012 season. His stat line reads .333/.371/.545 (AVG./OBP./SLG.) through 33 at-bats, which includes a pair of long balls and a double...

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  10. Seattle Mariners, Post-Ichiro Era: Who Will Take over as the Face of the Team?

    I don't mean to jump the gun, but Ichiro Suzuki, the star player and face of the Seattle Mariners since 2001, is 38 years old and showing signs of age, much to the dismay of hundreds of thousands of baseball fans around the world...

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  11. Seattle Mariners: 5 Things Jesus Montero Needs to Improve to Become a Superstar

    Jesus Montero is one of the most valuable players in the Seattle Mariners organization, but he has a ways to go and grow before he's recognized as one of the most valuable players in the entire league...

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  12. Seattle Mariners: 5 Creative Ways to Save the Offense in 2012

    After a promising, encouraging spring training with plentiful runs and even home runs, the Seattle Mariners offense disappointed in the first two games of the regular season...

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  13. Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis, Reaction

    The Mariners come out on top in their season opener against the Athletics . The 3-1 victory lasted just over three hours and 11 innings, marking the beginning of the 2012 MLB season...

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  14. Seattle Mariners: 5 Reasons Why They Have Already Won the Jesus Montero Trade

    Back in January, when Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners shocked us all by trading away Michael Pineda, there was some doubt as to whether or not it was a smart move...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 12,989 reads 31 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners to Japan: Eight Questions That Remain as Spring Training Ends

    The Seattle Mariners left for Japan on Thursday with two exhibition matches scheduled against Japanese teams before they kick off the MLB 2012 season against the Oakland Athletics on March 28th at 6:10 AM EST...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 1,625 reads 5 comments

  16. 7 Things Spring Training Has Taught Us about the Seattle Mariners

    Spring training has been a huge confidence boost for the Seattle Mariners and a welcome show of improvement for fans. The Mariners currently sit atop the Cactus League standings with a 9-3 record (prior to Wednesday night's game)...

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  17. Seattle Mariners Release 5 Fresh Team Commercials for 2012

    The Mariners rolled out five new team commercials Tuesday morning to the pleasure of thousands of eager baseball fans in Seattle. The five TV spots that the team releases yearly during spring training have become an expected and appreciated treat...

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  18. 7 Things Seattle Mariners Need to Prove in Spring Training

    There are teams like the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox that don't really need to prove themselves—in the eyes of the fans, they're elite teams that are perennially poised to take shots at the title...

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  19. Statistical Insight: WAR as a Team Predictor and Fantasy Baseball Relevance

    History of WAR Baseball Reference defines WAR as the number of wins a player adds to a team in a single season. It is widely accepted as an accurate predictor of a player’s value by statisticians, baseball analysts and sportswriters...

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  20. MLB Predictions 2012: 10 Burning Spring Training Questions for the AL West

    The American League West was a hot topic this offseason, with additions that included Yu Darvish, Albert Pujols, Jesus Montero and Yoenis Cespedes, so naturally, there are some burning questions...

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  21. 10 Signs You May Be a Seattle Mariners Fan

    We aren't the biggest fanbase. We aren't the rowdiest or the noisiest or the most famous either. But the fans of the Seattle Mariners are a special group of people...

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  22. Seattle Mariners: Predicting the M's Lineup with New Catcher Jesus Montero

    The 2012 season is going to be exciting. With Jesus Montero now on the squad, the Seattle Mariners are in a position to surge back into the competitive frenzy that we've been missing in Seattle...

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  23. Seattle Mariners: 7 Steps They Must Take to Compete Against Rangers, Angels

    It's a little bit silly to talk about competition with divisional rivals Texas and LA given this year's circumstances, but next year and especially the year after will be very different...

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  24. Seattle Mariners: 10 Prospects Who Could Surprise in Spring Training

    The future of the Mariners rides on their minor league system. Technically speaking, that statement makes sense for any team, but the Mariners will be depending on their farm teams pretty heavily this year for players to fill the major-league roster..

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  25. Seattle Mariners: 7 Best Trades of the Last Decade

    The Mariners began the decade (spanning from 2002-2012) coming off a record-tying season with 116 wins and a missed opportunity at the World Series. The latter end of the decade has the team poised for a return to dominance very soon...

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