2:00 PM EST, Mon March 08, 2021
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The First Spring of Ichiro

The First Spring of Ichiro

Ichiro on February 28th, 1999, plotting to take over American baseball. | Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP via In 1999 the Mariners welcomed a visitor to spring training. This is the story of Ichiro coming to America, playing in a Mariners uniform for the first time, and developing a friendship with Ken Griffey Jr. Ichiro made his first appearance in newspapers across the United States in mid-September 1994. In his first full season in the Japanese major leagues, the 20-year-old outfielder for the Orix BlueWave was on the verge of becoming the first player in...
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2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Luca Tresh

2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Luca Tresh

One man’s Tresh is another ma.... oh never mind When a program like NC State loses an all-time great catcher like Patrick Bailey, it’s fair to be skeptical how they plan on replacing such impressive offensive production. But the Wolfpack never feared regression... not when you have a bat and backstop like Luca Tresh waiting in the wings. With Bailey on campus, Tresh was overshadowed a bit. He caught but once a week, DH’ing or being thrown into left field most of his days. But those close to the program knew what they had. Tresh appeared in the last 11 games of the season...
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/8/21: Ian Kinsler, Pedro Strop, and Jeremy Jeffress

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/8/21: Ian Kinsler, Pedro Strop, and Jeremy Jeffress

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Happy Monday! In Mariners News... Anyone else miss Ichiro at-bats? He and Mike Cameron participated in the Mariners’ simulation game yesterday in front of a large audience of teammates taking in the excitement, facing Marco Gonzales and Kenyon Middleton. You never know what you might see in a sim game. pic.twitter.com/m57S8JPHwL— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 8, 2021 Shannon Drayer recaps Logan Gilberts promising start in the Mariners’ 2-6 loss against the Angels yesterday, highlighting his strikeouts of Mike Trout, David...
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Mariners fend off tie-based catastrophe with noble six-inning sacrifice, lose

Mariners fend off tie-based catastrophe with noble six-inning sacrifice, lose

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Logan Gilbert’s spring debut highlights an otherwise short, sloppy day at Tempe Diablo. Scott Servais made a difficult choice today, on the back of a record fourth straight tie, to avert completing the dark ritual laid out before him, summoning a creature so monstrous and unholy that would surely devastate the land. Servais summoned all the courage within him, walked over to Angels skipper Joe Maddon, and requested they play six full today, no matter the score, no matter the cost. They reached an accord, and so it was that the...
Mar 7, 2021
3/7/21: Mariners Spring Training Game 7 Open Thread

3/7/21: Mariners Spring Training Game 7 Open Thread

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Logan Gilbert is on... TV? Happy Sunday! The Mariners are once again not putting this game on TV. But the Angels are! And while that might cause you to look more kindly on the Angels’ management, let me remind you that only one of these teams is batting Albert Pujols fourth today. Fourth! Lineups! pic.twitter.com/pda1DoA0XX— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 7, 2021 Logan Gilbert makes his spring debut today, being scheduled to pitch two of the six scheduled innings. I, for one, am excited to see him face off against this Angels...
Mar 7, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/7/21: Jarred Kelenic’s adductor, Félix sitting mid-80s, and 20 years of Sue Bird

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/7/21: Jarred Kelenic’s adductor, Félix sitting mid-80s, and 20 years of Sue Bird

The sun doesn’t set today until 6:03 p.m. In Mariners News... A new Ryan Divish story allowed Kyle Seager to address the “overpaid” comments, how hard it was to watch Félix at the end, and the obscene amount of turnover he’s experienced during his career. Seager was very forthright about playing through a rebuild and the extremely likely possibility that he’ll never see the postseason with Seattle. “I love Corey to death, but to act like there’s not some real jealousy there is ridiculous,” he said. “He’s been in the big leagues for 5 to 6 years and he’s...
Mar 6, 2021
Mariners continue to chaos-Muppet their way through Spring, game ends in tie for fourth straight time

Mariners continue to chaos-Muppet their way through Spring, game ends in tie for fourth straight time

look at meeeeeee I’m Sir Speedeeeee | Photo by Steph Chambers/ girl are you a disappointing father’s day because all I see are ties Being a fan of a bad baseball team does weird things to your brain. Reader, I confess: I was rooting for the tie. The Mariners kindly obliged, ending the game against the A’s in a 1-1 tie for the fourth straight game this spring, which is surely some kind of record. (Edited to add: it is indeed a Mariners club record.) The only kind of bummer about that is it probably shouldn’t have been a tie, since the Mariners ran out something...
Mar 6, 2021
Jarred Kelenic out with adductor strain in knee

Jarred Kelenic out with adductor strain in knee

Photo by Steph Chambers/ A disappointing early interruption to the top prospect’s much-scrutinized spring. After an awkward stride while Jarred Kelenic was running to first base in Friday’s spring training scrimmage against the Chicago White Sox was revealed to be a Grade 2 adductor strain in his left knee. It's a Grade 2 strain. https://t.co/rmx8eGKW3G— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) March 6, 2021 While Jerry Dipoto did not provide a chronological prognostication, the typical timeline for recovery on this type of injury is three to six weeks. That would obviously...
Mar 6, 2021
3/6/21: Mariners Spring Training Game Six Open Game Thread

3/6/21: Mariners Spring Training Game Six Open Game Thread

Justin Dunn makes his spring debut today | Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Justin Dunn makes his 2021 debut as the Mariners face an AL West foe for the first time this spring Today the Mariners get a peek at an AL West foe for the first time this spring as they match up against the Oakland Athletics, a team you will undoubtedly be sick of seeing by mid-June. But for now, everything still has that new kelly-green smell: The A’s are rolling with a prospect-heavy lineup including slugger Greg Deichmann and fun-sized shortstop Nick Allen, and will be starting prized...
Mar 6, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/6/21: Logan Gilbert, Shohei Ohtani, and Sam Dyson

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/6/21: Logan Gilbert, Shohei Ohtani, and Sam Dyson

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The annual spring training overreactions are in full swing. Nature is healing. Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Let’s get your weekend kicked off with some links. In Mariners news... Get ready! Gilbert to start against the Angels Sunday.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 5, 2021 Around the league... Our very own Michael Ajeto made a list of his top 100 starting pitchers (for fantasy) for the 2021 season. This...could be a problem. Five outs, five strikeouts for Shohei Ohtani.Here's all of them....
Mar 5, 2021
The Mariners adventures in Glendale and through the looking-glass

The Mariners adventures in Glendale and through the looking-glass

Have yourself a day, Sam Haggerty! Two-for-two with two stolen bases. (Picture not from today.) | Photo by Steph Chambers/ For happy summer glory/It shall not touch, with breath of bale/The pleasance of our fairy-tale. One thing was certain, that the Mariners on the field had had nothing to do with it: - it was the franchise’s fault entirely. For the Mariners on the field had scarcely been part of the organization for more than a few years (and many barely old enough to drink when new ownership took over); so you could see that they didn’t have any hand in the...
Mar 5, 2021
3/5/21: Mariners Spring Training Game Five Open Game Thread

3/5/21: Mariners Spring Training Game Five Open Game Thread

finally after today we will hopefully have some pics of Flexen in a Mariners uniform | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Mariners face their best-case scenario It’s a blustery gray Friday here in pandemic Seattle but the Mariners and White Sox would like to invite you to (virtually) come sit a spell under sunny Arizona skies and watch some of baseball’s youngest/most exciting talent take the field. Mariners vs. White Sox lineups .... 7 innings of baseball pic.twitter.com/hgzf4x54QQ— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 5, 2021 Chris Flexen makes both his Mariners debut...
Mar 5, 2021
FanPost Friday: Talk uniform to me

FanPost Friday: Talk uniform to me

(sparkle emoji) a e s t h e t i c (sparkle emoji) We all have our Mariners uniform hot takes and long-held favorites, so let’s get all aesthetical together! The other night on Twitter dot com, Mariners Senior VP of Marketing & Communications Kevin Martinez threw a poll up to start some uniform discourse and I, for one, was a bit surprised by the results. Lots of good uniform talk today thanks to @BrentStecker. Of the four @Mariners alternate jerseys/uniforms, which is your favorite?— Kevin Martinez (@Kevin_Martinez) March 4, 2021 Out of the options presented,...
Mar 5, 2021
Examining the many potential outcomes of Jarred Kelenic’s spring training

Examining the many potential outcomes of Jarred Kelenic’s spring training

Photo by Steph Chambers/ There are so many different ways this could go... The ever-evolving saga of the Seattle Mariners and Jarred Kelenic got a little muddier Tuesday when Jeff Passan reported the Triple-A season will not start on time, getting pushed back at least a month. Alternate training sites will be back for a while in April instead. It’s the latest wrinkle in a raisin-esque spring between the Mariners and Kelenic. Service time manipulation entirely aside, another trip to the alternate training site for Kelenic helps absolutely nobody. He faced all of those...
Mar 5, 2021
Sporcle Friday: Every manager in Seattle Mariners history

Sporcle Friday: Every manager in Seattle Mariners history

lotta hat kicking with this group The Mariners actually recently asked me if I’d like to be the manager. I said no because I need to focus on podcasting. Some will call that a missed opportunity, but I maintain that MLB manager is a thankless job better suited for other people. I don’t like sunflower seeds nearly enough to be a good manager, and I also hate nicknames that are just the first syllable of someone’s last name + the letter Y. So that probably took me out of the running immediately. Again, the Mariners did ask though. Don’t fact check me. Seattle’s first...