12:14 PM EDT, Wed October 01, 2014

Zduriencik says Mariners’ payroll will increase; cites mid-order bat as top off-season priority

SEATTLE — A near-postseason miss has the Mariners already pointing toward next season. General manager Jack Zduriencik said the club’s payroll will increase and identified a clear goal in the weeks before spring training. Find some more lineup punch. “We will explore every opportunity out there,” Zduriencik vowed. “I think we’ll be reasonably aggressive in trying to do something to try to add an offensive piece or two. “Where all of this ends up, none of us knows. We’ll enter the free-agent scenario, and (we’ll) see what’s available on the trade market. We will be pretty...

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Seattle Times 12 hours ago
Mariners take pride in playoff run, but ultimately not satisfied

Mariners take pride in playoff run, but ultimately not satisfied

Manager Lloyd McClendon says some hitters took steps to improve but wants to see much more in coming season.

Lloyd McClendon: "We are not satisfied with the year we had."

  General manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon held a season wrap-up press conference today at Safeco Field. Unlike Sunday, where it was celebrated the fact that they had a chance to make the postseason on the final day of the regular season, the feeling was a little different on Tuesday with the first pitch of the AL wild card game just hours away. "You put your heart and soul into it and when it comes to an end, particularly they way it ended for us, it's a little tough," McClendon said. "We were so close. To think one game here or one game there, it could make a world of...
Seattle Times 13 hours ago

Jack Zduriencik’s job is simple: Build Mariners’ offense

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Several Mariners in contention for major MLB awards

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez appears to be set to win his second Cy Young Award of his career, finishing his 2014 strong with a league-best 2.14 ERA — the best mark in his 10 years of pro baseball. King Felix’s numbers this season were breathtaking. Aside from maybe a handful of shaky starts — and […]

Notes and quotes from Mariners' year-end press conference

Had things gone just a little bit differently for the Seattle Mariners, they would be in Kansas City playing a game this evening, but...
Tacoma News-Tribune 23 hours ago

Recap: Seattle vs. LA Angels

Michael Saunders drove in two runs as Seattle downed the LA Angels of Anaheim, 4-1, to end the season in a bittersweet victory.
Seattle Times Sep 29, 2014

Seahawks silent, but fans find plenty to cheer

In an area thirsty for winners, the Mariners, Sounders, Huskies and Cougars provide action-packed weekend on Seahawks’ bye week.

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There are a couple of ways to look at the 2014 Seattle Mariners season. Here’s one: The 2014 M’s were a group that overachieved over 162 games — winning 87 of them for the team’s highest total since 2007 — and featured an exciting group of young players along with some established superstars in prized […]
Seattle Times Sep 29, 2014
Mariners activate Jesus Montero from suspended list

Mariners activate Jesus Montero from suspended list

With season over, club had to reinstate Montero from suspended list. Seattle designates Corey Hart for assignment.
Tacoma News-Tribune Sep 29, 2014

Mariners notebook: Cano is club’s nominee for Hank Aaron Award

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Roster move: Jesus Montero activated from suspended list, Corey Hart DFA'd

The Mariners made a minor roster move today, activating Jesus Montero from the suspended list and returned to the 40-man roster. To make room, the club designated Corey Hart for assignment. The organization had to reinstate Montero from the suspended list an with the season now over. He was placed there after getting into an altercation with Mariners' national crosschecker Butch Baccala in the stands at a Class A game in Boise. The dispute started over an ice cream sandwich that Baccala had delivered to Class A Everett's dugout. Montero was with the Aqua Sox for a rehab assignment. The move...

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