1. 5 Most Likely Candidates for Filling the M's 2012 Rotation

    The Mariners' rotation, like the rest of the team, has been constantly evolving throughout 2011. The fact that three of the opening day (or opening week) starters remain in the starting five suggests false consistency...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 2,253 reads 5 comments

  2. Seattle Mariners: 10 Positive Signs They're Headed in Right Direction

    As another losing streak rolls out, Seattle Mariners fans need some hope to cling to. The last few seasons have been almost entirely miserable for fans and players. Few wins, very few runs and hardly any improvement...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,987 reads 3 comments

  3. Seattle Mariners: 10 Offseason Predictions for GM Jack Zduriencik

    Some are pleased with GM Jack Zduriencik's management over the past few years, others are not. Personally, I think smooth flying and clear skies are in the near future—maybe even soaring to new heights...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,061 reads 12 comments

  4. Little League World Series 2011: Top 10 Moments of This Year's Classic

    The teams from Japan and California remained locked in a 1-1 tie heading into the bottom of the sixth inning of the Little League World Series Championship...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,332 reads 3 comments

  5. Seattle Mariners: Will Hernandez-Pineda-Hultzen Be MLB's Next “Big Three?”

    You guys may not know this, but Felix Hernandez considers himself a bit of a loner. He tends to think of himself as a one-man wolf pack...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 2,078 reads 16 comments

  6. MLB Free Agent News: 5 Reasons Seattle Mariners Won't Go After Prince Fielder

    Since nearly the beginning of the 2011 season, there has been speculation that the Seattle Mariners might try to sign or trade for the Milwaukee Brewers power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,026 reads 11 comments

  7. Little League World Series 2011: Why the Kid Classic Trumps the World Series

    The Little League World Series has been around since 1947, when the Williamsport, Pa,. team captured the first title...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 399 reads 2 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners: Projecting the 2012 Depth Chart

    The playoffs are pretty much out of the question for the Seattle Mariners this year. The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels are both continuing to look strong, and we can assume that the wild-card spot will go to the AL East...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 150 reads 14 comments

  9. Seattle Mariners Trade News: Chance Ruffin Acquired from Detriot Tigers as PTBNL

    Chance Ruffin. He sounds like he should be a notorious privateer or bank robber from the 19th century. In reality, he'll only be stealing your at-bats with a wicked slider...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 886 reads 4 comments

  10. Seattle Mariners: 5 Reasons They Fleeced Everyone in the Erik Bedard Trade

    In the Seattle Mariners' biggest trade of the 2011 deadline series, they sent Erik Bedard and Josh Fields to the Boston Red Sox in a three-way trade that also involved the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,983 reads 3 comments

  11. Seattle Mariners Trade News: Top 3 Reasons Why the M's Rocked the Trade Deadline

    At the beginning of the season, and even through the first couple of months, most of us expected the Mariners to compete in the division and thus need to trade for a veteran slugger at the end of July...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about 3 years ago 2,389 reads 4 comments

  12. Seattle Mariners: 5 Ineffective Draft Picks in 2011

    The title of this slideshow indicates that it is critical of the Mariners' 2011 draft, but the Tom McNamara, his scouts and Jack Zduriencik did a pretty nice job overall...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 309 reads 25 comments

  13. Seattle Mariners: 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in History

    The name Bill Bavasi strikes fear into the hearts of many Mariners fans. It wasn't that he was a scary guy, just what he did to the team between 2004 and 2008 as GM—a time we'd all like to forget...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,305 reads 10 comments

  14. Seattle Mariners: 5 Most Likely All-Star Game Representatives for the Team

    The halfway point of the season is quickly approaching and it's almost time for All-Star Weekend—when players forget their individual teams and try to earn home-field advantage for their league's World Series representative...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,612 reads 7 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners: 10 Prospects Most Likely to Make a Big League Impact by 2013

    With the First-Year Player Draft approaching quickly, and the minor league call-up season getting underway, fans are starting to wonder what types of moves will be made to address their team's early-season issues...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 213 reads 9 comments

  16. 2011 MLB Draft: Seattle Mariners Will Get Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole

    With the 2011 MLB draft approaching quickly, it's exciting to speculate on who the Mariners will get with their second overall pick...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,986 reads 10 comments

  17. Justin Smoak: Should the Seattle Mariners Offer Him a Full Contract?

    The Mariners haven't had someone hit more than 40 homers in a season since Alex Rodriguez did it in 2000...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,463 reads 11 comments

  18. Seattle Mariners: Pro & Cons of Locking Up Michael Pineda

    Eight starts in, and we've had a decent look at Michael Pineda. We've seen him against lefties and against righties, in pitcher's parks and in hitter's parks, at night and during the day, striking out young batters and striking out veteran batters...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,664 reads 17 comments

  19. Seattle Mariners: 5 Best Safeco Field Traditions

    Safeco Field, the current home of the Seattle Mariners, is considered by many to be one of the nicest parks in the MLB. In designing the park, architects aimed to create a fresh, new look without sacrificing the ambiance of older parks...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,784 reads 10 comments

  20. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Targets to Keep Mariners in AL West Hunt

    The Mariners have had a much nicer start than most anticipated. Coming off a 101-loss season, they've impressed by maintaining a .457 winning percentage through 35 games. It isn't great, but I don't think anyone is too displeased...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 3,216 reads 27 comments

  21. MLB Trade Speculation: 5 Possible Destinations for Ichiro Suzuki

    The thought of Ichiro Suzuki leaving Seattle is sad for thousands of fans, but there's always the possibility. The Mariners are still rebuilding and could be for a couple more years...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 4,386 reads 7 comments

  22. Seattle Mariners: Mapping out Their Perfect MLB Draft Strategy

    Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order to achieve a greater good. That's what we're going to call the Mariners ' 2010 season, a sacrifice. Their atrocious 61-101 record earned them the second overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,570 reads 13 comments

  23. Michael Pineda: The Seattle Mariners' Greatest Prospect Since Ken Griffey Jr.?

    Michael Pineda has created quite a splash thus far in 2011, posting a 3-1 record with 21 strikeouts and nine walks through 25.1 innings—not to mention a 1.78 ERA...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 117 reads 55 comments

  24. Five Reasons Why the Seattle Mariners Can Still Win 81 Games in 2011

    The Seattle Mariners haven't had the start some fans were hoping for: just four wins through 13 games. But there's no reason for worry...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 359 reads 2 comments

  25. Seattle Mariners: Breaking Down the Batting Order

    There are a lot of new faces in Seattle's batting order this season. So far this is proving to be a good thing. The Mariners finished last in every batting category last year...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 3 years ago 535 reads 0 comments