6:52 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
Mariners reinstate Bloomquist from 60-day disabled list

Mariners reinstate Bloomquist from 60-day disabled list

The Mariners reinstated utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list in a move that boosted their 40-man roster to 34 players. Bloomquist, 36, underwent season-ending surgery Aug. 9 on his right knee after suffering a micro-fracture July 23 while running out a ground ball. He batted .278 in 47 games prior to the injury. The move was expected. All players on the 60-day disabled list must be returned to the 40-man roster within five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Bloomquist is under contract through next season after returning Dec. 9, 2013 to the Mariners as a … ...

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Seattle Times 7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon, former Tampa Bay Rays manager

The Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon as manager. Maddon led Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times in nine seasons. The Cubs fired Rick Renteria, who was 73-89 in his only season as the team’s manager. Renteria played for the Mariners in the 1980s.
Seattle Times 13 hours ago

Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring Japan in November. The team of MLB all-stars will play a five-game series and two exhibition game agai
Iwakuma heads home — as member of MLB touring team

Iwakuma heads home — as member of MLB touring team

Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is heading back to Japan — as a member of the opposition to his native country. Iwakuma will join teammate Robinson Cano on a major-league select team  for an upcoming series of five games against Japan’s national team (Samurai Japan) in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. “I am very happy and honored to be part of this All-Star team,” Iwakuma said. “I look forward to pitching in my hometown during the series.” The major-league team will also include Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig....
Seattle Times Oct 30, 2014

Hisashi Iwakuma is coming back to Mariners for 2015

Hardly a surprise, but his contract option was automatically exercised at $7 million.
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 30, 2014

World Series over, free agency begins

Mariners have 7 players who qualify for free agency, but hold exclusive negotiating rights for those players through Monday night.

LHP Brian Moran returned to Mariners from Angels

Left-hander Brian Moran is back with the Mariners as a returned Rule 5 pick from the Los Angeles Angels. He spent five years in the Mariners’ system prior to his selection last December by Toronto in the Rule 5 draft at the Winter Meetings. The Blue Jays immediately traded Moran, 26, to the Angels, but he missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery April 15 on his elbow. Moran was a seventh-round pick by the Mariners in 2009 and went 18-17 with a 3.06 ERA in 199 relief appearances over five seasons, including 5-8 and 3.61 in … Read more »

A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decided the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 - 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts - to have the option vest automatically. So there was no decision to be made. Still, even if there were a decision it would have been a "no-brainer" as GM Jack Zduriencik said a month ago. As expected, these players became article XX B free agents. Joe Beimel, LHP Endy Chavez, OF Chris Denorfia, OF Franklin Gutierrez, OF Kendrys Morales,...

Seattle Mariners reach top 10 of teams favored in Las Vegas to win next year’s World Series

What if we told you the Seattle Mariners have better odds to win the 2015 World Series than the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees. Would you believe it? On Thursday — the morning after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals for their third championship in five years — several Las […]

Former Mariners manager Maury Wills among Hall of Fame finalists

Former Mariners manager Maury Wills is one of 10 finalists on the Golden ERA (1947-72) ballot for election to the Hall of Fame. Wills, 82, was the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1962 when he stole a then-record 104 bases for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He managed the Mariners from Aug. 4, 1980 to May 5, 1981. The Golden Era ballot is part of a revolving three-year cycle by which the Hall of Fame reviews players or personnel overlooked or not eligible for election in annual balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Third baseman Ron Santo was … Read more...

Hot Stove: List of 2015 free agents

Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are 32 more players may become free agents if the options on the contract are not picked up. Teams have five days to negotiate with their players that will become free agents. They can even extend a qualifying offer which is about $15.3 million for one season. If a qualifying offer is extended, any team wanting to sign a player must give u their first round draft pick. If you look at the list of Mariners' players below, there isn't a player that would merit a qualifying offer....

World Series over, free agency begins

Let the baseball off-season begin. Some 117 players became free agents Wednesday night when San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval clutched a foul pop by Kansas City’s Salvy Perez for the final out in a 3-2 victory in the seventh game of the World Series. That list includes Sandoval, who played a major role in helping the Giants win their third title in five years. Seven Mariners became free agents: pitchers Joe Beimel and Chris Young, catcher Humberto Quintero, first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales, and outfielders Endy Chavez, Chris Denorfia and Franklin Gutierrez. An eighth...

The San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series Champs -- So what's next?

So the worst about today? It means there is no baseball till April 7. The 2014 season comes to end with the wild card teams battling for seven games in the World Series. The Giants, led by Madison Bumgarner (Beast), Pablo Sandoval (Panda) and Hunter Pence (giraffe on meth) outlasted the Royals in seven games. I'm not going to set up a poll (I forgot how). But if you were Royals third base coach Mike Jirschele, would you have sent Alex Gordon home on that play in the bottom of the ninth? Why? I probably would have done it. Because they weren't hitting Bumgarner. And if a player could still...
Seattle Times Oct 29, 2014

As Justin Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way because of a few spectacular examples. And now there’s another candidate to fret over in
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 28, 2014

Mariners notebook: Smoak claimed off waivers by Toronto

Move comes as Mariners appeared poised to exercise buyout on first baseman’s 2015 contract option…

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