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Mariners notebook: Jackson looking to bounce back from disappointing year

Mariners notebook: Jackson looking to bounce back from disappointing year

  Austin Jackson is looking to return to form in his first full season with the Mariners. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) SEATTLE — Familiarity can also breed contentment. That’s Austin Jackson’s view as he prepares for his first full season with the Mariners after two disappointing months last year following his July 31 arrival. Jackson batted just .229 in 54 games after the Mariners acquired him from Detroit in a three-way trade on July 31 that sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay. Throw in a .267 on-base percentage and a .260 slugging percentage and — let’s face … ...

Transcript of Pete Carroll's Sunday press conference in Arizona

Here's the full transcript of Pete Carroll's Sunday press conference in Arizona. He was asked about the Patriots and his relationship with Robert Kraft, Marshawn Lynch's touchdown celebrations and media stuff, the health of his secondary, messages to fans and other stuff. (on if he thinks the controversy surrounding the Patriots will make them a more motivated team that may be harder to beat) “I think it’s common when you feel like you’re under attack that it draws you closer. I think that’s pretty common. I would expect those guys, they’ve been around a long time, and I would think...

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Mariners expected to add Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez on minor league contracts

First, sorry about the slew of Seahawks posts. I thought I was posting to the Seahawks blog. I've been helping out with the coverage the last month and am leaving for Arizona tomorrow. Anyway I started posting the transcripts we receive to a blog - just the wrong. My sincere apologies. Let's get to real business - baseball. I was at FanFest on Saturday and talked to several players including Tom Wilhelmsen, Nelson Cruz, John Hicks, DJ Peterson, Austin Jackson and others. And I will post some more notes on it when I go through my recorder. The hints and reports had been there the last few...

Transcript of Russell Okung's Sunday media session in Arizona

Here's the transcript of Russell Okung's media session on Sunday in Arizona. He talked about the Patriots' defense, head coach Pete Carroll, Marshawn Lynch and other things.   (on the sendoff in Seattle) “It’s just how Seattle is all the time. Our fans show tremendous support and they’re always behind us 100 percent. If it takes waking up extra early in the morning to get there, they’re willing to do it. And that just speaks volumes of who they are as the 12th man and what they’re capable of.” (on playing for the fans) “All the time. They’re the 12th man, and I mean it. They...

Transcript of Jermaine Kearse's Sunday media session in Arizona

Here's the transcript of Jermaine Kearse's media session on Sunday in Arizona. He talks about the receivers being underrated, deflategate, returning to the Super Bowl, former teammate Brandon Browner and other things. (on if there is a different vibe from this year to last year) “I don't think so. Coach (Pete) Carroll does a nice job of keeping things the same, not changing things, but I mean it feels good to be back here at the Super Bowl again.” (on whether returning to the Super Bowl makes the experience more comfortable) “Not necessarily. I feel like it gives us a heads up on how it...

Transcript of Russell Wilson's Sunday media session

Quarterback Russell Wilson spoked to the media on Sunday, discussing the Patriots' defense, his receivers, football preparation, head coach Pete Carroll and deflated footballs. (on if he does anything special with his footballs before games) “No. In terms of the football pregame, I just want to have a football out there to throw. That’s all I look forward to.” (on the mental aspect of football) “I think the mental aspect’s huge, just being locked in all the time and being able to motivate other guys. My goal is to make the other 10 guys better on the field. So through ups and downs,...

Transcript of Michael Bennett's Sunday media session in Arizona

Here's the transcript of Michael Bennett's media session on Sunday in Arizona. Bennett was rocking the cowboy look in his press conference. (on how the experience has gone so far compared to last year) "It's all the same. With the media and everything going on, it's always just everybody talking. I'm ready to just play the game honestly. I wish we could just line up and today could be the game instead of waiting for another week." (on last week’s practice week) "I think we had a great week of practice. Obviously, we're trying to get guys healthy, giving some of the veterans (the ) day off...

Transcript of Richard Sherman's Monday media session

CORNERBACK RICHARD SHERMAN   (on the team’s fan support this morning leaving Seattle) “It was great. It’s outstanding. Our fans are always phenomenal.” (on this week’s distractions) “Our team is a very focused team. We’re not an easily distracted team. We know what we’re here for, so it should be a good week for us.” (on his elbow) “It’s getting better. I had a good week of practice so it should be good.” (on if he was able to stretch his elbow out) “I’ve been able to move it a lot better than I did earlier.” (on New England tight end Rob Gronkowski) “I think...

FanFest Hot Stove recap and podcast

A rundown of a loaded special edition Hot Stove from FanFest.

Recap and podcast of "The Hot Stove" from FanFest

A rundown of a loaded special edition of "The "Hot Stove" from Mariners FanFest.
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 24, 2015

Mariners: Paxton and Walker remain linked as pitching cornerstones

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik boosted club’s offense in offseason without trading pitching prospects James Paxton or Taijuan Walker.

Mariners notebook: Paxton and Walker remain linked as cornerstones

SEATTLE — The two pitchers sat side-by-side atop the dugout Saturday while answering questions from fans as the Mariners kicked off their two-day FanFest at Safeco Field. James Paxton and Taijuan Walker, the lefty and the righty, have long been linked as key elements to the organization’s now-brightening future. That they remain so linked stands as perhaps the Mariners’ top achievement in an off-season where general manager Jack Zduriencik and his lieutenants shored up an often-toothless lineup. Other clubs, seeing the Mariners’ need for additional run production, spent much of the...
Seattle Times Jan 24, 2015

AP reports Ichiro, Marlins agree to $2 million deal

Former Mariners superstar Ichiro and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 23, 2015

Mariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor

Club’s two-day FanFest is Saturday and Sunday at Safeco Field; new home alternate uniform unveiled.
Mariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor

Mariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor

SEATTLE — Anticipation is already building within the Mariners’ organization regarding the looming spring battle between Brad Miller and Chris Taylor to determine a starting shortstop. “There is no favorite right now,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said. “Let’s see what happens.” Miller won a similar battle last spring over since-departed Nick Franklin but an underperforming bat — generally viewed as Miller’s top strength — provided Taylor with an opportunity over the closing two months. Taylor responded by batting .287 with a .347 on-base percentage over 47 games...

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