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Seattle Mariners Rally from 10-Run Deficit to beat Padres

Thursday night the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres played what could be considered the wackiest game to date in the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Seattle won 16-13, but the final score does not even hint at what this game was all about. Statistic lovers will be going over the numbers for this game for a long time to come. The Thursday night game was the final game of a four-game set between the two teams and featured Seattle’s rally from a 10-run deficit of 12-2 to win the game. The deficit was the biggest ever overcome by Seattle in... 
 

Seattle Mariners Positioned as Early Favorites in AL West

In 2014 the Seattle Mariners notched 87 wins, their highest total since 2009. It marked a 16 game improvement on the previous season. Still, the Mariners were unable to end their playoff drought, which has continued since they won an MLB record 116 games in 2001. Going into 2015, the Mariners look like the favorites in the American League West. The Mariners aren’t short on star power. With Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager, they own three of the top players in the division and all of baseball. Cano, who was signed to a whopping... 
 

Seattle Mariners Acquire Seth Smith from Padres

The San Diego Padres continued with their busy offseason on Tuesday, sending outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has been very aggressive this winter. With the earlier acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, Smith became expendable. Smith was acquired from the Oakland Athletics last offseason in exchange for relief pitcher Luke Gregerson. He had a career year with the Padres in 2014, batting .266/.367/.440 in 136 games. In the... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: Melky Cabrera Rumors

The market for free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera is heating up, with the Seattle Mariners reportedly leading the pack. Cabrera became a free agent after declining the qualifying offer extended to him by the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s looking to get four or five years and $55-65 million. The 30 year old Cabrera played the last two seasons with the Blue Jays after he signed a two year $16 million commitment with them. Prior to that he had a career season with the San Francisco Giants, posting a .346/.390/.516 batting line. However, his season... 
 

Mariners To Sign Nelson Cruz to four-year deal

The Seattle Mariners and free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz have reached an agreement on a four-year, $57 million deal that also includes a $1 million signing bonus. The deal was first reported by ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The deal is pending a physical. The 34 year old Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs and finished third in the American League with 108 RBIs, after signing a one year deal worth $8 million with the Baltimore Orioles last February. The Orioles made a one-year qualifying offer of $15.3 million to Cruz for 2015, which he rejected,... 
 

Seattle Mariners Looking To Raise the Bar in 2015

Seattle Mariners enjoyed a reasonably successful 2014, improving on the number of wins they achieved the season before by 16. The aim this offseason is to find the right blend that can help them build upon that success because, despite their improvements, the Mariners fell just short of the postseason. Despite having little to shout about in the way of real success, the Mariners fans enjoy MLB as much as anyone. The 40,000 that packed Safeco Field for what was to become the final game last season— a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Angels—still... 
 

Seattle Mariners, Kyle Seager Reach Agreement on $100 million Extension

The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with third baseman Kyle Seager on a seven year extension worth approximately $100 million. Seager, 27 posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014. He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors. Seager also made his first All-Star team in 2014 and won a Gold Glove Award. The contract includes an eighth-year club option that could be worth up to $20 million, based on Seager achieving certain escalators.... 
 

Kyle Seager Having a Career Year for Seattle Mariners

At 76-63, the Seattle Mariners entered play Friday just a half-game behind the Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot. If they can squeeze in, this would be their first playoff appearance since 2001, when they won 114 games. Most of the attention has surrounded Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano, and both players are having excellent years. Hernandez is the front runner for the AL Cy Young award, and after a somewhat slow start, Cano is playing up to the 10 year, $240 million contract he signed this offseason. However, third baseman Kyle... 
 

Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano Leading Mariners’ Playoff Push

The Seattle Mariners own a 63-55 record, which puts them just one game behind the Detroit Tigers for the second wild card spot. Their playoff odds sit at 36.5 percent. It would be their first playoff berth since 2001, when they won an American League record 116 games. That squad featured Bret Boone, Ichiro Suzuki, Mike Cameron and Edgar Martinez, with Freddy Garcia leading the pitching staff. This M’s team is led by pitching star Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano. Hernandez currently leads the major leagues in fWAR with 6.2. He’s... 
 

Kendrys Morales Heads Back to Seattle

The Seattle Mariners decided Kendrys Morales was the bat they needed for a stretch run in the American League West and sent right-hander Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins to bring the switch hitting Morales back to the Mariners. Morales became a free agent after rejecting a $14.1 million qualifying offer from Seattle last November. Unable to get a deal elsewhere, largely because of the draft pick compensation baggage, he signed with Minnesota for $7.4 million on June 8, Morales, 31, is hitting .234/.259/.325 in 39 games for Minnesota this season... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners Looking for an Outfielder

The Seattle Mariners have had a strong first half. If they were in the American League East, their 49-41 record would put them in a tie for first place. Unfortunately, the Oakland Athletics have had a sensational year and own baseball’s best record, a sterling 57-33. For all intents and purposes, the Mariners are in a battle for one of the two wild card spots. The Mariners biggest strength has been their pitching staff, as they own the second best ERA in the AL and the second best fWAR. A huge chunk of that comes from Felix Hernandez,... 
 

M’s Taijuan Walker Set for 2014 MLB Debut

The Seattle Mariners highly touted prospect Taijuan Walker will make his 2014 Major League debut against the Houston Astros. Walker started three games for the Mariners last season and likely would have been a part of the Seattle rotation coming out of spring training this year, were it not for a shoulder (tightness) injury. He went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 15 innings in those starts. Walker has been working his way through rehab sporting a 4.35 ERA through seven minor-league starts this year. Last week he threw a shutout... 
 

Mariners Logan Morrison: “I acted like a 3-year-old”

Seattle Mariners outfielder/first baseman Logan Morrison needed five stitches to close a gash above his left eye after assaulting the Mariners dugout with his bat. The bat shattered leaving him with a laceration above his eye that required a needle and thread. He left the game immediately. To his credit Morrison acknowledged the incident  and was upfront with his response. “Obviously I acted like a 3-year-old,” he said. “I apologized to my teammates. I’m about to go apologize to Mac. I can’t do that. I didn’t want to... 
 

Felix Hernandez Dominates, Mariners Beat A’s 4-1

Felix Hernandez was on top of his game again. The Seattle Mariners starter hurled 8.1 innings against the Oakland Athletics, and the M’s moved to 4-1. After rolling through the Los Angeles Angels lineup his first time out, Hernandez mowed down the A’s Saturday. King Felix needed just 101 pitches to get through 8.1 innings, as he threw 72 of them for strikes. Jed Lowrie broke up his shutout bid, smacking a home run to right-center to lead off the 9th. Closer Fernando Rodney came on in the 9th to finish off the A’s, striking... 
 

Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first outings. Here’s a more in-depth look at what these three pitchers did in their first go-round in 2014. The 24 year-old Gray, a Vanderbilt product, made his mark in 2013, striking out 25.7 percent of hitters... 
 
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