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Reliever Joaquin Benoit ready to prove himself with Blue Jays

Reliever Joaquin Benoit ready to prove himself with Blue Jays

Joaquin Benoit is hoping a change of scenery will do him some good.
National Post Jul 27, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from Seattle Mariners in deal for Drew Storen

Toronto Blue Jays acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from Seattle Mariners in deal for Drew Storen

Benoit, 39, was 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA with 28 strikeouts and 15 walks in 26 relief appearances with Seattle this season
National Post Jul 27, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays’ wild walkoff win against San Diego Padres in bottom of the 12th ‘as good as it gets’

Toronto Blue Jays’ wild walkoff win against San Diego Padres in bottom of the 12th ‘as good as it gets’

A low pitch that got away from catcher Derek Norris in the bottom of the 12th inning allowed Devon Travis to score the winning run
Seattle Times Jul 26, 2016
Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

The Mariners and Blue Jays made a swap of struggling relievers in a trade late Tuesday night. Seattle acquired reliever Drew Storen and cash from Toronto in exchange for reliever Joaquin Benoit. Neither reliever had pitched well for their respective teams this season.
Toronto Sun Jul 26, 2016
Blue Jays land reliever Joaquin Benoit in deal with Mariners

Blue Jays land reliever Joaquin Benoit in deal with Mariners

The Blue Jays have acquired relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Drew Storen and cash considerations.
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

Mariners trade Joaquin Benoit to Toronto for Drew Storen

A man calls another man to talk right handed pitchers. The Seattle Mariners, knowing that they are on the precipice of a potential playoff run, and having to figure out if they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, got the whole courtship going early by trading Joqauin Benoit to the Toronto Blue Jays for Drew Storen on Tuesday evening. #Mariners have acquired RHP Drew Storen and cash considerations from Toronto in exchange for RHP Joaquin Benoit.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) July 27, 2016 There can honestly not be any less read into this trade. Benoit is a once-great,...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

Mariners work well as a team in 7-4 win over Pirates and it is a beautiful sight

King Felix wasn’t sharp, but the rest of the team was. Baseball, like all sports, is a team game. Baseball, like other sports, can sometimes be taken over by just one player who wills their squad to victory. For the Seattle Mariners, for so many years, that player was Felix Hernandez, who would put the team on his back and try and drag them kicking and screaming to a 1-0 victory. Saying Happy Felix Day doesn’t ring necessarily as loudly and as enthusiastically as it once used to. Don’t get me wrong, I still love seeing the King take the mound, but he is a different King this year. And...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

51-48: Chart

Felix Hernandez wasn’t the best but the Mariners’ offense didn’t care. Tom Wilhelmsen Tonight: Kyle Seager (0.260 WPA) Tom Wilhelmsen’s ERA on the Season: Vidal Nuno (-0.164 WPA) Jerry’s Equation: (5 K’s + 4 BB’s) - (9 K’s + 2 BB’s) = who cares we still won
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

Series Preview: Mariners (50-48) at Pirates (51-47)

The Mariners return to the high-seas, looking to track down those dastardly Pirates. At a Glance: Tuesday, July 26 | 4:05 pm Away Team vs. Home Team Mariners Pirates RHP Felix Hernandez LHP Francisco Liriano 47% 53% Wednesday, July 27 | 4:05 pm Away Team vs. Home Team Mariners Pirates LHP James Paxton RHP Gerrit Cole 41% 59% *Game odds courtesy of FiveThirtyEight (Explainer) Mariners Pirates Edge Batting (wRC+) 109 (2nd in AL) 101 (4th in NL) Mariners Fielding (FanGraphs Defense) -22.2...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

Darryl P. Skeeby presents "The Busted Bust"

Or, greater crimes of the Bronze Age Shaboozy and I'm back. The most darling of mornings fair ladies and gentle-bugs. It is I, Darryl P Skeeby once again fillin' your eyeholes with something beyond the sad, dark sink basin full of Spaghetti-O's and three-quarter eaten chicken pot-pies at midnight when your chipped cutlery can no longer bring the mayonnaise and bread sandwich to your mouth. Yes, I know, I do. The past few days you've been quite emotional seeing your childhood hero get enshrined in the Pooperstown Baseball Hall of Lame, a ceremony I already have spoken out against. Well,...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

State of the Farm: 7/26/16

This week, we look at the most pleasant surprises the system has to offer in 2016 Let me start out by saying that, while the farm system has been fun this year, it still lacks an abundance of talent. Yes, there has been a massive uptick in winning percentages all across the board, but more wins does not necessarily equate to more talent. The farm system is still one of the worst in baseball, although the additions of Kyle Lewis, Joe Rizzo, and Dan Vogelbach have it looking much stronger than it did a few months ago. Barring a fire sale, significantly improving the farm overnight just...

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