4:15 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
Lookout Landing 10 hours ago
Mariners OF/1B prospect Eric Filia suffers 100-game suspension for third failed test for a drug of abuse

Mariners OF/1B prospect Eric Filia suffers 100-game suspension for third failed test for a drug of abuse

The same sad story, told once again. Eric Filia has never been a top prospect, but the UCLA product’s circuitous route to a possible MLB future has been interesting to follow. Unfortunately, the OF/1B who was likely to open the season in AAA-Tacoma will instead spend the first 100 games of the season suspended. Eric Filia has received a 100-game suspension after a third positive test for a drug of abuse.No. 28 on the #Mariners Top 30: https://t.co/6hIHLtCIIs pic.twitter.com/5JUejjkMwT— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 22, 2019 To reach the 100-game suspension tier, you must fail...
Lookout Landing 13 hours ago
2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics Prospects & 2021 Outlook

2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics Prospects & 2021 Outlook

With a homegrown pitching staff on the rise, Oakland looks poised to finally complement their powerful young offensive core No projection systems saw the 2018 A’s coming: PECOTA pegged them at 76-86, as did 538. ZiPS saw the entire A’s outfield being worth three combined wins, and Matt Chapman and Khris Davis each being worth three wins. It, along with everything else, failed to see Jed Lowrie coming. The A’s wound up with 97 wins and a Wild Card berth as nearly every one of their position players beat his projection into the ground. The Mariners have set their sights on 2021 for the...
Lookout Landing 14 hours ago
FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

The spicier, the better Greetings and Happy Friday! I did a similar prompt at the beginning of the 2018 season,(which was actually the very first FanPost Friday it turns out! Time flies, wheee!), but here we go! The Mariners just played two games on the other side of the earth that counted toward regular season totals. Based on those games... Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE! 50 dingers from Domingo Santana? Hell yes. Tim Beckham and Dee Gordon will combine for 80 steals? Sure! Daniel Vogelbach will start 120 games? /GASPS, FAINTS. You get the idea. Submit your wildest two...
Lookout Landing 16 hours ago
Breaking Down Yusei Kikuchi’s First Start

Breaking Down Yusei Kikuchi’s First Start

In which I collect pitch data by hand. Thursday morning in Tokyo was a time for endings and beginnings. For one Japanese superstar, it was the end of long, mythical career. But for Yusei Kikuchi, his storied career began a new chapter yesterday morning, as he made his major league start in his own native land, becoming the first international player to debut in his home country. It’s unfortunate that Kikuchi’s start was overshadowed by Ichiro’s retirement (Ichiro Forever), but he was quite impressive in the five innings he pitched. Since the Tokyo Dome isn’t equipped with TrackMan...
Lookout Landing 18 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/22/19: Ichiro Suzuki, Blake Snell, and the Washington Huskies.

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/22/19: Ichiro Suzuki, Blake Snell, and the Washington Huskies.

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, Ichiro announced before today’s game that he will retire after the game. It was a bittersweet moment for him, the players, and the fans but fitting that he played his last game where it all started. In Mariners News... Ichiro, you are a legend. Thank you and congrats on an outstanding career. Next stop, Cooperstown. #ThanksIchiro https://t.co/ErJhRLRRMP pic.twitter.com/svVGQsQsTp— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 21, 2019 Now that’s pretty crazy. How can you not be romantic about baseball? https://t.co/UUuD6firYf— Seattle Mariners...
The Seattle Times Mar 21, 2019
‘Forever grateful’: Reaction to Ichiro’s retirement from around baseball, Seattle sports world

‘Forever grateful’: Reaction to Ichiro’s retirement from around baseball, Seattle sports world

Ichiro's retirement reverberated around the sports world. Figures from Ken Griffey Jr. to commissioner Rob Manfred to Mariners fans around the globe, there was no shortage of respect paid.
Call to the Pen Mar 21, 2019

Seattle Mariners: Why Ichiro is the Real Hit King

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki retired from Major League Baseball on Thursday night in Tokyo, Japan. He exited the game in the 8th inning to a huge ovation and teammates like Dee Gordon and rookie Yusei Kikuchi in tears. Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki had a lot of great moments in his career, but it […] Seattle Mariners: Why Ichiro is the Real Hit King - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Red Reporter Mar 21, 2019
Spring Training Games 26 & 27: Royals at Reds, Reds at Mariners

Spring Training Games 26 & 27: Royals at Reds, Reds at Mariners

Split-squad action on a busy, busy Thursday. With exactly one week - one week! - remaining between now and Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds are looking to cram as much baseball as physically possible into their final days in Arizona. That means split-squad action today, with a matinee against the Kansas City Royals at home in Goodyear followed by an evening tussle with the Seattle Mariners at their complex in Peoria. Yes, that’s the same Seattle Mariners who just played regular season ball in Tokyo the last two days, depending upon on which side of the international date line you reside....
The Seattle Times Mar 21, 2019
Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners revel in pageantry of Ichiro’s farewell in Japan

Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners revel in pageantry of Ichiro’s farewell in Japan

After Ichiro announced his retirement Thursday, Ken Griffey Jr. offered simple advice, while Dee Gordon reflected on their friendship: "Selfishly, I wanted him to keep playing,” Gordon said. “That’s my boy."
Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

Ichiro got his moment on Thursday, in the wee hours back home in Seattle, as few ballplayers in any sport ever have. Japan, a country that reveres him beyond comprehension, showered him with love, while peers who admire him unconditionally did the same. The Mariners’ players lined up to greet him as he trotted off the field, while the A’s applauded from their dugout.
The Seattle Times Mar 21, 2019
Scenes from inside the Tokyo Dome: Ichiro’s final game with the Mariners

Scenes from inside the Tokyo Dome: Ichiro’s final game with the Mariners

Ichiro's final game of a 28-year professional baseball career ended in an explosion of emotions. We were at the Tokyo Dome to bring you the scene as one of the most remarkable careers in global baseball came to an end, right where it began.
The Seattle Times Mar 21, 2019
Emotions overcome Yusei Kikuchi as his first game with the Mariners is Ichiro’s last

Emotions overcome Yusei Kikuchi as his first game with the Mariners is Ichiro’s last

New Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi grew up in Japan idolizing Ichiro, making his MLB debut even more emotional with Ichiro as his teammate.
Lookout Landing Mar 21, 2019
Ichiro, and the promise of what could be

Ichiro, and the promise of what could be

In a 5-4 Mariners win, Ichiro’s retirement was everything that made him special. The storybook ending was a half-step behind. Perhaps it was greedy to ask for more when we’d already been given so much. A rookie MVP, something out of Star Wars, breaking unbreakable records, August in Kansas City, besting Mo, every All-Star Game speech, and a moment that could’ve easily been the fairy tale finale two years ago, but that was not his way. Instead, over the past two nights we received a gift arguably just as fitting for a 28-year professional career that now counted 14 years in a Mariners...
Halos Heaven Mar 21, 2019
2019 AL West division preview: The Seattle Dipotos

2019 AL West division preview: The Seattle Dipotos

The Mariners have opted to look toward the future, same as always... Or have they? Seattle Mariners 2018: 89-73, 3rd in AL West Who? The Seattle Mariners. The posterchild of baseball failure. Currently holds the ongoing record for most seasons without a playoff appearance across all four major sports. Jerry Dipoto, former Angels GM, is leading their charge into further Octobers spent at home. Were they even good last year? Yes! Until no. Getting off to a solid start, the Mariners managed to keep pace with the Astros and Angels, leapfrogging the good guys as they began to falter in May or...
The Denver Post Mar 21, 2019
Ichiro retires: Seattle Mariners star closes out 19-year MLB career

Ichiro retires: Seattle Mariners star closes out 19-year MLB career

The 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star announced his retirement Thursday night, shortly after waving goodbye at the Tokyo Dome during a 5-4 win over Oakland in 12 innings.

Mariners Player News

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    Yusei Kikuchi

    Breaking Down Yusei Kikuchi’s First Start

  • 1 Domingo Santana

    Domingo Santana

    FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

  • 1 Dee Gordon

    Dee Gordon

    FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

  • 1 Daniel Vogelbach

    Daniel Vogelbach

    FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

  • 1 Tim Beckham

    Tim Beckham

    FanPost Friday: Give me your hottest two game sample size TAKE

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