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Call to the Pen Mar 24, 2017

Seattle Mariners First Baseman Dan Vogelbach Sent to Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the season, making Danny Valencia the full-time starter for now. In a surprise move, the Seattle Mariner sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the year. Vogelbach was acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the Chicago Cubs last July […] Seattle Mariners First Baseman Dan Vogelbach Sent to Triple-A - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
U.S.S. Mariner Mar 23, 2017

With Vogelbach Demotion, M’s Roster Nearly Set

Didn’t see this one coming. For the past several months, the expectation has been that the M’s would give Dan Vogelbach the starting 1B job, either on his own or in a platoon with Danny Valencia. Today, though, the M’s optioned Vogelbach to Tacoma, handing the 1B job to Valencia and opening up a roster […]
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 23, 2017

Mariners Option Dan Vogelbach To Triple-A

In a somewhat surprising move, the Mariners announced that first baseman Dan Vogelbach has been optioned to Triple-A.  GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters (including Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times) that veteran Danny Valencia will be the Mariners’ everyday first baseman, with utilityman Taylor Motter as the backup. [Updated Mariners roster at Roster Resource] Vogelbach…

Paul Blackburn, Jaycob Brugman among A’s cuts Monday

Oakland made four more roster cuts Monday, with Brentwood’s Paul Blackburn among those sent to minor-league camp. The curveball is going to be an important pitch for him, it was really good and then he kind of went away from it. The A’s acquired Blackburn, 23, from the Mariners for infielder Danny Valencia during the offseason, and he was in the mix for the fifth-starter spot initially. Reliever Bobby Wahl, who got the save the previous day in a 9-8 win over the Cubs, also was sent out. To recover like that in a game with a lot of scoring, all of a sudden he’s called on in the...
Lookout Landing Feb 28, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/17: First Base, Sticky Baseballs, and Kelsey Plum Day

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/17: First Base, Sticky Baseballs, and Kelsey Plum Day

Getting your Tuesday morning started with some fresh links. Good morning everyone! Yesterday, David Schoenfeld at ESPN listed some positions of concerns for contending teams in 2017. According to Schoenfeld, the Mariners did not adequately address their weakness at first base this offseason. I understand why M’s fans might be worried about a Dan Vogelbach/Danny Valencia platoon at first base. But allow me to be overly positive here for a minute. Fans didn’t see the best of Vogelbach last year. The slugger collected just one hit in his eight games of action with Seattle. He...

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