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Lookout Landing Jan 20, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Houston HR leaders vs Seattle

Sporcle Friday: Houston HR leaders vs Seattle

Which 30 Astros players have hit dingers off of Mariners pitching? Hello. It is Friday, which is usually a good thing, but today feels pretty fucking dumb/terrible for some reason. Weird. Your quiz, which asks you to name every Houston Astros player who has ever hit a HR off of Mariners pitching (there have only been 30 such players), is below. The vast majority of these dingers occurred during the last four seasons, so this probably shouldn’t be too hard. Good luck. Note: The years listed in the quiz correspond to when home runs were hit vs Seattle (as opposed to indicating all of the...
Lookout Landing Jan 20, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/20/17: Trumbo signs, Johnson retires

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/20/17: Trumbo signs, Johnson retires

Is it Spring yet? Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a pleasant week and are on the verge of starting an even more pleasant weekend. I may attempt to go hiking if it doesn’t rain too hard. Maybe it’s just me, but the first few weekends after college football season ends feel so odd. In Mariners News... Jeff Sullivan took a look at Nick Vincent’s fastball over at FanGraphs today. Mike Curto breaks down Triple-A Tacoma’s middle infield candidates. Jason Hammel was reportedly discussing a deal with the Mariners when he decided to switch agents. Let’s all look at...
Lookout Landing Jan 19, 2017
40 in 40: Rob Whalen

40 in 40: Rob Whalen

I’m officially starting the Rob Whalen Fan Club. Who’s with me? I’ll be honest with you: I had no idea who Rob Whalen was until the Mariners traded for him. I can’t imagine I’m alone among Mariners fans in that regard. With all of five big-league appearances under his belt, and as a 12th-round pick who had never pitched above A+ ball heading into 2016, Whalen was far from a household name. Now, however? He’s become famous (in this small, small circle of devoted Mariners fans on Twitter) for his incredibly important role in the quiz below. Which new Mariner are you?...
Lookout Landing Jan 18, 2017
40 in 40: Nelson Cruz

40 in 40: Nelson Cruz

Can the Mariners steady slugger continue to age gracefully? No matter your metric, signing Nelson Cruz has been worth it. Grant wrote a piece stating as much this September, particularly as it relates to the financial value of the contract and his productivity, but it cannot be emphasized strongly enough. One of these things is not like the other. In fact, considering the combined value of the other nine players on this list over the last two seasons is 3.3 fWAR total, one of these things is not like nine combined others. A signing that we all saw coming and was viewed, at least in this...
Lookout Landing Jan 18, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/18/17: Disconnection, FanFest Lineup Announced, and Expansion Team in Seattle

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/18/17: Disconnection, FanFest Lineup Announced, and Expansion Team in Seattle

It’s the mid-way point of the work week! Time to celebrate with some links. Happy Wednesday everyone! I’ve got a long, busy few days of traveling back to New York and transitioning back to the college life for the semester ahead of me. As such, the wonderful Ethan Novak will be taking care of the links for the next couple of days. So I’m sure Dipoto will do something totally crazy while I’m in-flight and I won’t find out until I get on the ground several hours later. Given his massive amount of activity, I’m sure you’ve all experienced something like that recently, right? The...
Lookout Landing Jan 17, 2017
José Altuve: A Love Letter

José Altuve: A Love Letter

Like Romeo and Juliet, if Juliet had five inches on Romeo I confess: I know he is annoying. I know we call him pocket Altuve, and the baseball elf, and Mighty Mouse, and whatever else, and I know he has been murder on the Mariners (.389/.457/.611 against us, with a wince-inducing number of his highlights on MLB.com coming against our boys in Northwest Green). I know these things, and yet I cannot help it: I freaking love José Altuve. Jose Altuve grew up in Maracay, Venezuela, with a family that supported his love of baseball from an early age. After he got a ball, bat and glove one...
Lookout Landing Jan 17, 2017
40 in 40: James Pazos

40 in 40: James Pazos

Take a vacation to the island of possibilities: Pazos. It's been a long, cold offseason In Seattle. A few weeks ago my hair froze while I was walking to work, which I believe qualifies me for a tax credit directly from the mayor. Mercifully, Trader Jerry foresaw the frosty winter conditions and, in an unprecedented move, traded minor league pitcher Zack Littell for an all-expenses paid journey to the tropical Greek island of Pazos. As we all pack our bags to descend on our balmy paradise, enjoy a brief rundown of some of the features you can expect on our journey. To get you properly in the...
Baseball Prospectus Jan 17, 2017

August 19, 2016: Keon Broxton Keeps it 100

On the evening of August 19th, 2016, the Milwaukee Brewers rolled into a sweltering Safeco Field for a three-game interleague set with the Seattle Mariners. Also hot that night: rookie center fielder Keon Broxton. Related Reading: Can Keon Broxton Make Enough Contact? Carter-Broxton Plate Discipline The Mariners, pushing for their first postseason appearance in fifteen […]
U.S.S. Mariner Jan 16, 2017

Will There Be Enough for Martin/Dyson to Do?

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone. So, with the trade of Mallex Smith, the M’s are back down to 2 or 3 CFs, with Mitch Haniger – a competent CF himself – playing RF. There’s nothing wrong with defense first OFs, and in general, I subscribe to the idea that a run saved […]
Bless You Boys Jan 12, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: Mariners trade for Drew Smyly, could be competitive in 2017

Detroit Tigers Links: Mariners trade for Drew Smyly, could be competitive in 2017

The Mariners have the hot stove lit in Seattle. After several quiet weeks — during which the fizzling of Brian Dozier rumors left the Hot Stove cold — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has the embers glowing red once again. The fuel? Center fielders and pitching. In what could almost feel like mockery to Detroit Tigers fans concerned about the hole in their team’s roster, the Mariners continue to move center fielders around the MLB chessboard like so many pawns. On January 6, Dipoto moved Nathan Karns, a journeyman starting pitcher, to the Kansas City Royals in return for...
U.S.S. Mariner Jan 11, 2017

This Team…Just..hold on :catches breath: M’s Acquire Drew Smyly for Mallex Smith+Prospects

For the second time in a week, I hit publish on one trade recap and news of another trade hits twitter. If you’ll remember to, oh, a half hour ago or so, I said that the M’s simply couldn’t keep ALL of Mallex Smith, Leonys Martin and Jarrod Dyson – one or two of them […]
U.S.S. Mariner Jan 11, 2017

Mariners Swap Luiz Gohara for Mallex Smith/Shae Simmons

The M’s face an uncertain future thanks to an aging core and an ace starter that looked much more common than royal in 2016. That’s led many fans to encourage the M’s to stop *tweaking* the roster and actually overhaul it by bringing in talent, even if that makes them weaker in 2018 and beyond. […]
Tomahawk Take Jan 11, 2017

Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners Swap Smith, Gohara Among Others

The Atlanta Braves just traded away Mallex Smith and Shae Simmons to the Seattle Mariners. Who did they get in return? In a trade between two of the most active GMs in all of baseball, today the Atlanta Braves traded Mallex Smith and Shae Simmons to Seattle for minor league pitchers Luiz Gohara and Thomas […] Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners Swap Smith, Gohara Among Others - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing Jan 9, 2017
What went wrong for Yovani Gallardo in 2016?

What went wrong for Yovani Gallardo in 2016?

“Everything!” When the Mariners acquired RHP Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, the immediate, popular reaction was a collective ‘ugh’. Gallardo was bad in 2016, posting career-highs in ERA, FIP, xFIP, and his lowest fWAR since 2008, when he threw a grand total of 24 innings. Given that Gallardo was always a model of consistency prior to 2016, however, I was very interested in seeing what exactly went wrong with him last year, how fixable those issues are, and whether there might still be a good pitcher left in him. The issues, understandably, were immense....
Lookout Landing Jan 9, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/9/17: Jerry Dipoto Interviews, Mel Stottlemyre Update, and the Golden Globes

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/9/17: Jerry Dipoto Interviews, Mel Stottlemyre Update, and the Golden Globes

Telling you everything you need to know to start off the week. Good morning everyone! I hope you all had an exciting weekend full of Mariners trades and more. One thing that I haven’t done enough of this offseason is listen to the various Mariners-produced podcasts to hear all of the interesting things Jerry Dipoto has to say. Yesterday I took a listen to his appearance on The Hot Stove with Shannon Drayer. The interview took place a month ago but given that Dipoto didn’t do much since then, it’s all still relevant info. Perhaps I’m blinded by optimism, but Dipoto does a very good...
Lookout Landing Jan 8, 2017
What Mariners Fans Get in Jarrod Dyson

What Mariners Fans Get in Jarrod Dyson

Guest post by Max Rieper of Royals Review On Friday, the Mariners traded RHP Nate Karns to the Royals in exchange for OF Jarrod Dyson. Ethan wrote up a little piece on Karns for Royals Review, and now Max Rieper is here to return the favor and give us a sneak peek scouting report on the newest member of the Mariners. Thank you, Max! Jarrod Dyson is one of those players that creates perhaps the widest gulf in opinion between casual mainstream fans and fans more attuned to analytics. To the casual fan, he is a fourth outfielder who can't hit, who plays erratic defense and can steal a base. To...
Lookout Landing Jan 7, 2017
Ian Miller, Firestarter

Ian Miller, Firestarter

Meet the Mariners prospect with plus-plus speed who wants to put a spark into the lineup Ian Miller doesn’t believe in doing things at anything less than a breakneck speed. When I e-mailed him about interviewing for this article, he had a response back to me in less than 12 hours—and not just any response: 4,709 words, detailing everything from his high school career to his goals for next season. Miller is a Tesla generator, his own prime mover, but then again, he has to be; without hype, without pedigree, he has had to make his own fire. The hustle began early for Miller, who in high...
Lookout Landing Jan 6, 2017
Mariners trade for Gallardo and Dyson: What the Internet Thinks

Mariners trade for Gallardo and Dyson: What the Internet Thinks

Reactions to the trade that brings Gallardo and Dyson to Seattle. Hello everyone! Jerry gave us a loud wake-up call from our transaction hibernation with a pair of swaps. In the first trade, the Mariners got Yovani Gallardo and some $$$, the Orioles got Seth Smith. In the second deal, the M’s acquired Jarrod Dyson for Nate Karns. Here’s what everyone had to say about it: To start off, here’s Jerry’s statement on the moves. #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on adding Yovani Gallardo to the starting rotation. pic.twitter.com/VzBqc85kjY— Mariners (@Mariners) January 6, 2017 #Mariners...
U.S.S. Mariner Jan 6, 2017

Mariners Swap Seth Smith for SP Yovani Gallardo

As we talked about last time, the M’s looked to be a team with an exceptionally wide range of possible outcomes in 2017. Many of the players they’re counting on are old, volatile, or untested. There are a couple of ways to deal with this: the club could either leverage their prospects and even young […]
Lookout Landing Jan 6, 2017
Mariners acquire Jarrod Dyson for Nathan Karns

Mariners acquire Jarrod Dyson for Nathan Karns

JERRY STOP WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE It had been something like three weeks since Jerry Dipoto made a transaction. Three long weeks, waiting and wondering what would happen. Then, earlier today, we had our first deal in a while, when the M’s dealt Seth Smith for Yovani Gallardo. Of course, this created a hole in the outfield... ...for all of three hours. #Mariners with a second deal. Getting OF Jarrod Dyson from Kansas City for RHP Nathan Karns.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) January 6, 2017 Quick reaction? This deal puts the M’s in win-now mode without mortgaging a huge part...

Mariners Player News

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    Jarrod Dyson

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  • Yovani Gallardo

    Yovani Gallardo

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  • Drew Smyly

    Drew Smyly

    Competition in outfield can only benefit Rays

  • Shae Simmons

    Shae Simmons

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  • Felix Hernandez

    Felix Hernandez

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