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Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 27, 2014

Analysis: Updating the Mariners’ potential off-season acquisition targets

The Mariners’ interest in acquiring an impact right-handed hitter — at least one — is well known, and has drawn much discussion, for weeks, among the club’s fans.
Analysis: Updating the Mariners’ potential off-season acquisition targets

Analysis: Updating the Mariners’ potential off-season acquisition targets

The Mariners’ interest in acquiring an impact right-handed hitter — at least one — is well known, and has drawn much discussion, for weeks, among the club’s fans. General manager Jack Zduriencik identified the need to obtain such a bat as the club’s top off-season priority in a news conference just two days after the season ended. “We will explore every opportunity out there,” he said. “I think we’ll be reasonably aggressive in trying to do something to try to add an offensive piece or two.” Many potential targets were soon identified, here and among other Seattle-area...

A few thoughts and links on the Mariners, Kyle Seager and possible trades

Outside of the rainy Pacific Northwest, the news of Kyle Seager's $100 million contract extension was overshadowed by the Red Sox signing both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to about $185 million worth of contracts. It's typical fare for Seager, who is overlooked and under-appreciated nationally. I didn't throw a whole lot of opinion on yesterday's blog post or in my story for today's paper. But obviously I think it's a good deal. The Mariners are getting a solid player for the average of $14 million over seven years. And while his arbitration years would be less than that, the value of...

Mariners winter-ball update through November 24

The latest news, notes and stats on Mariners’ players in winter ball, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners Baseball Information department. 11.25.14 Mariners Winter League Report
Seattle Times Nov 25, 2014

Mariners winter league report -- November 25, 2014

Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro of the baseball info staff.

Randy Johnson joins Edgar Martinez on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot

The ballot for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was released today. Former Mariners' ace Randy Johnson makes his first appearance on the ballot along with 16 other newcomers. Johnson should be a lock to be inducted even in his first year of eligibility. His resume is pretty impeccable, starting with 303 career wins and five Cy Young awards, including one with the Mariners in 1995 and four straight with the Diamondbacks from 1999-2002. Johnson finished second for the Cy Young three different times and was named to 10 all-star teams. It's safe to say that Johnson will be wearing a D'Backs...

2015 Hall of Fame ballot…let the debates begin

Want to know what an actual Hall of Fame ballot looks like? Mine came in Monday’s mail. Here you go:     Don’t bother trying to copy and submitting a ballot in hopes of influencing the process. Even if you can scrounge up a voting member’s badge number, the ballots are numbered (that’s whited out here) and must be submitted in a special envelope. Years ago, when I got my first ballot, I thought it was a pretty ordinary-looking piece of paper. I guess I expected something dazzling from the world of word processing. I can’t speak for … Read more »
Seattle Times Nov 24, 2014
Mariners lock up Kyle Seager with seven-year, $100 million extension

Mariners lock up Kyle Seager with seven-year, $100 million extension

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, an all-star last year after hitting 25 home runs with 96 RBI, has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the team.
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 24, 2014

Seager close to 7-year deal for $100 million with Mariners

Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez on 2015 Hall of Fame ballot…

Years, not money, the surprising part of Seagers reported extension

By locking up Kyle Seager with a rumored seven-year, $100-million extension, the Mariners and the All-Star third baseman have a win-win situation.

Former Mariners Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez among 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame nominees

Former Seattle Mariners Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez are among 34 candidates on the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday. Johnson is one of 17 players on the ballot who are eligible for the first time. Martinez, on the other hand, is up for election by the Baseball Writers Association of America […]
Mariners notebook: Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez on 2015 Hall ballot

Mariners notebook: Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez on 2015 Hall ballot

One-time Mariners ace Randy Johnson heads a list of 17 first-time eligibles on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. His former teammate, designated hitter Edgar Martinez, is back for a sixth year. The Hall of Fame announced a 34-player ballot Monday for consideration by 575 voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Ballots must be returned by Dec. 27; results will be announced Jan. 6. Election requires that a player be cited on 75 percent of returned ballots. The ballot also includes two first-time candidates who spent short tours with the Mariners: reliever Eddie Guardado...

Report: Mariners, Kyle Seager near $100-million extension

The Seattle Mariners are making a move to keep one of their budding superstars for the long term as they near a reported seven-year, $100 million contract extension for third baseman Kyle Seager. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan, who on Monday wrote that the deal also included an eighth-year club […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 24, 2014

Kyle Seager close to seven-year deal for $100 million with Mariners

Reports indicate Seager has agreed to a seven-year deal for $100 million that includes an option for an eighth year that could boost the value by another $20 million.

Seager close to seven-year deal for $100 million with Mariners

It’s shaping up as a very Happy Thanksgiving for Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. Reports indicate Seager has agreed to a seven-year deal for $100 million that includes an option for an eighth year that could boost the value by another $20 million. The Mariners declined comment on the report, which came initially from Yahoo Sports. The News Tribune subsequently confirmed that a deal is in place pending a physical examination. Seager, 27, is coming off a breakthrough season in which he was selected to the All-Star team for the first time in his four-year career. He also won a … ...

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