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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

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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...
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…
Seattle Times Oct 28, 2014

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.

Mariners notebook: Justin Smoak moves on

Justin Smoak was given every opportunity to succeed in Seattle and now we shall see if a change of scenery yields better results. Plus news and notes, including some important dates.
Seattle Times Oct 28, 2014

Mariners' weekly winter league report -- October 28, 2014

Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro

Mariners winter ball update: Through Oct. 27

The latest update from the Mariners on their players in winter ball, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners Baseball Information department. 10.28.14 Mariners Winter League Report

Seattle Mariners say goodbye to Justin Smoak, claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays

The Justin Smoak experiment is finally over in Seattle. The Mariners will now say their goodbyes to the former top prospect, who was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Acquired by Seattle in 2010, Smoak was the supposed jewel in the Mariners’ blockbuster Cliff Lee trade with the Texas Rangers. Smoak was […]

Justin Smoak claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays

As expected, Justin Smoak won't be back with the Seattle Mariners next season. The team wasn't expected to tender the switch-hitting first baseman a contract for next season. But his departure came sooner. The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Smoak off waivers. Since Smoak was out of options, and likely not to be tendered a contract next season, the Mariners placed him on waivers. The Blue Jays picked him up. Smoak's time with the Mariners was five years of unmet potential with brief flashes of hope that he might be the hitter that scouts, executives and coaches believed he could be. Smoak was...
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 28, 2014

Mariners notebook: Decisions coming soon on options on Iwakuma, Smoak

It’s closing in on decision time for the Mariners on two contract issues that seem to be no decision at all: Whether or not to exercise club options for next…
Mariners notebook: Decisions coming soon on options on Iwakuma, Smoak

Mariners notebook: Decisions coming soon on options on Iwakuma, Smoak

It’s closing in on decision time for the Mariners on two contract issues that seem to be no decision at all: Whether or not to exercise club options for next season on pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma and first baseman Justin Smoak. Decisions on all option clauses must be made within three days of the end of the World Series. Even general manager Jack Zduriencik, who sets the organization’s zip-lipped tone on contract matters, acknowledges that exercising the $7 million option on Iwakuma, who turns 34 in May, is a “no-brainer.” The Mariners are, in fact, interested in pursuing a … ...
Seattle Times Oct 28, 2014

D.J. Peterson to participate in the Arizona Fall League Fall-Stars game

The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the 2014 Fall-Stars game. Mariners' top hitting prospect DJ Peterson was named to the West Division squad. Peterson is hitting just .191 (5-for-47) with a homer and three doubles and a .641 OPS in 13 games. But the selections aren't based solely

Monday notebook: Minor league honors plus news and links

One more All Star game on the schedule, a new trend in baseball and a rare miss on a good bullpen arm?

Mariners notebook: Minor-league honors plus news and links

One more All-Star game on the schedule, a new trend in baseball and a rare miss on a good bullpen arm?

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