1. Mariners Re-Sign Pitchers League, Vargas, Kelley: Who Will Be Gone by July 31?

    RHP Brandon League will not be a Seattle Mariner come the trade deadline this summer. Why? You don't need a $5 million closer on a team that will be lucky to hit 81 wins this year...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 1,695 reads 4 comments

  2. Jesus Montero Traded for Pineda: 5 Reasons It's the Right Move for the Mariners

    Friday night the Seattle Mariners announced they plan to send pitcher Michael Pineda and Single-A pitching prospect Jose Campos to the New York Yankees in exchange for the highly-touted catcher Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi (via ESPN )...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 3,540 reads 14 comments

  3. Seattle Mariners: Is Jack Zduriencik Acting Too Slowly?

    The Seattle Mariners have passed the halfway point of the crucial 2011-2012 offseason. General manager Jack Zduriencik has made a few moves and addressed some needs, but is he acting ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 856 reads 4 comments

  4. Seattle Mariners: 10 Bold Predictions for 2012

    What will 2012 look like under the best circumstances? Increased run production, increased consistency in the starting rotation, continued dominance from the bullpen and more wins than 2011...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 3,351 reads 19 comments

  5. Seattle Mariners: Grading Each Move of Their Offseason so Far

    For the offseason as a whole, General Manager Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners get a pretty poor grade, having done next to nothing during a time that necessitates extreme action...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 2,056 reads 0 comments

  6. Seattle Mariners: 10 Reasons the M's Can Compete in the AL West in 2012

    The AL West is no AL East, but as a division, it is on the rise. The Texas Rangers will start 2012 with the same outstanding hitting they have had for the past two years and that has earned them the AL pennant...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 2,995 reads 56 comments

  7. Seattle Mariners: 10 Biggest Moments in Franchise History

    Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki , Dave Niehaus ... The stretch and the 0-1 pitch on the way to Edgar Martinez—swung on and lined down the left field line for ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 672 reads 9 comments

  8. Mariners Free Agent Rumors: 10 Players They Need to Pursue This Winter

    The first two months and the winter meetings have passed, and GM Jack Zduriencik has yet to make the necessary moves to sufficiently bolster the Mariners ' starting lineup for 2012...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 2,434 reads 13 comments

  9. Prince Fielder and the Seattle Mariners: What It Would Mean and How It'd Work

    King Felix pitching to Prince Fielder —now that would be an exciting at-bat, but one that most Mariners fans would like to avoid if possible...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 2,626 reads 13 comments

  10. MLB Free Agency: Predicting the Seattle Mariners' Offseason Deals

    The winter talks are over, and the Mariners didn't really get anything done. Most teams didn't really get anything done, but Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson, two of the biggest free agents of this year's class, signed with the LA Angels ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 3,239 reads 22 comments

  11. 10 Seattle Mariners Prospects Who Could Make 2012 Opening Day Roster

    There isn't a whole lot of certainty about what the Mariners ' starting lineup for the 2012 season will look like. Yes, Felix Hernandez will be on the mound and Dustin Ackley will probably play at second base, but we can't take much else for granted...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about over 2 years ago 4,635 reads 3 comments

  12. Seattle Mariners: Why They're Not Being Aggressive Enough in Free Agency

    No one's expecting 116 wins in 2012, but most of us are expecting a significant improvement from 2011 for GM Jack Zduriencik and the Mariners . The 2011 season was obviously a bit of a disappointment...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,553 reads 5 comments

  13. Seattle Mariners: Is Eric Wedge the Answer?

    Is the future manager of the Mariners a gritty, moustached veteran? Or would a younger, new-age reformer bent on sabermetrics be a better fit? There are pros and cons to each style, ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 717 reads 2 comments

  14. Seattle Mariners: Top 15 Starting Pitchers in Franchise History

    The Seattle Mariners haven't had the most magnificent history of pitching in their relatively short period of time as a team, with only two pitchers earning more than 100 wins as a Mariner...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,598 reads 0 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners: 5 Biggest Offseason Upgrades They Need to Make

    Mariners fans across the country, and the world, are hoping for an eventful, productive offseason out of GM Jack Zduriencik and company...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,959 reads 11 comments

  16. Seattle Mariners 2012: Predicting the Opening Day Lineup

    After another series of roster moves and changes in the free-agent market, the Seattle Mariners 2012 Opening Day lineup will look a little different...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,552 reads 14 comments

  17. Seattle Mariners: Why Dustin Ackley Is the Leader This Team Ultimately Needs

    Dustin Ackley is the face of the Seattle Mariners ' future. He was brought up last year in June for an extended trial that, unfortunately, qualified as his rookie season—so no Rookie of the Year award for him...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 966 reads 2 comments

  18. Seattle Mariners: 15 Biggest Fan Favorites in Franchise History

    The Mariners aren't the oldest team in baseball nor do they have the most championships, but they have given us 34 years of riveting personalities and fond memories...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,246 reads 12 comments

  19. Seattle Mariners Rumors: Who Will Stay and Who Will Go from 25-Man Roster?

    General manager Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners have been striving to find the perfect balance of veterans and rookies over the past couple of years...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 3,527 reads 20 comments

  20. Seattle Mariners' Top 20 Draft Picks in Team History

    As we enter the long, dark baseball offseason (for the Mariners at least), it's nice to reflect on the old days...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,338 reads 4 comments

  21. Seattle Mariners Trade Rumors: Will They Find a Contract Dump for Chone Figgins?

    There is no longer any question that the Mariners should find some way to rid themselves of Chone Figgins...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,375 reads 4 comments

  22. Ichiro Suzuki and the 15 Players With the Quickest Feet in Baseball

    A quick baseball player is more valuable than any other type of baseball player. Quick players make outs less while they're on offense and make outs more while they're on defense, and outs ultimately translate to a team's success...

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  23. Seattle Mariners: A Fitting End to a Disappointing Season and Optimism for 2012

    The Mariners closed out the 2011 season with a 20-inning scoreless streak. They also scored the fewest runs and had the lowest batting average in the MLB ...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 877 reads 9 comments

  24. 2012 MLB Lineup Scenarios: 5 Quick Fixes for the Seattle Mariners

    The Mariners are looking better for next year with strong, young, new guys settling into their roles, but it would definitely help to add in some quality veterans to create a balance...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,569 reads 4 comments

  25. Seattle Mariners: Predicting the 2012 Opening Day Lineup.

    Other than Alex Liddi's first major league home run and Mike Carp's late-season power burst, there's not much left to get excited about for 2011...

    Patrick Hansen Written by Patrick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,723 reads 14 comments