Lookout Landing SEA P WPA TEX P WPA Saunders -.563 Grimm -.116 Farquhar -.021 Cotts .002 Luetge -.025 Frasor .003 Capps .000 Ortiz -.009 Nathan .011 SEA WPA TEX WPA Saunders -.063 Andrus -.029 Ackley -.050 Moreland .091 Seager .006 Berkman .202 Morales .121 Beltre -.030 Morse .038 Cruz .062 Ibanez .121 Pierzynski -.033 Smoak .048 Baker .295 Sucre -.232 Gentry .033 Ryan .132 Profar .000 Bay -.008 Murphy .017 Triunfel -.005 Top Of The Pile: Brendan Ryan, +.132 Worst By A Mile: Joe Saunders, -.563 I'm on recap duty tonight, and I don't want to deprive myse...10 hours ago
Lookout Landing So far this year Joe Saunders has been not unlike the Mariners - that is to say, he's been bad. He was advertised as a Jason Vargas clone, a lefty fly ball pitcher who could eat lots of innings and post a good BB/K but would give up a few too many road home runs to be anything more than a mid-rotation starter. Which was a great idea, in theory. I loved the Vargas/Morales/Saunders chain of moves. Right now, though... not so much. After a bumpy start to the season Vargas has settled in and stopped allowing home runs, becoming a good starting pitcher and the most consistent cog in the Ang...10 hours ago
U.S.S. Mariner People have been fired for far less and deserved it. This isn’t even funny anymore. You’re dying, baseball. Clean yourself up or at least pretend like you’re interested in trying. -- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.An Absolute Joke15 hours ago
U.S.S. Mariner Joe Saunders vs. Justin Grimm, 7:10pm Another day, another roster move for the M’s, though it certainly sounds like that wasn’t the plan this morning. In any event, the M’s DFA’d Andino and brought up Carlos Triunfel. The latter isn’t in the line-up tonight, but C Jesus Sucre is. From what I’ve seen of him [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 48, Rangers at Mariners21 hours ago
Lookout Landing Close your eyes. Imagine the sea. What's that feeling stirring in your heart? Mariners baseball. Now go back to your wedding. Remember standing in the waiting room, listening to the organist. What was that tension, that tightness in your chest, the knowledge that nothing was ever going to be the same? Mariners baseball. Mariners baseball is like an above-average performance review. It's like kicking a guy in your office you really hate. It's like reading Stranger in a Strange Land for the first time. It's what makes you feel like a ninja when you're the only one awake in the world at 4...21 hours ago
Lookout Landing From bizarrely anointed starter to the waiver wire, Robert Andino has been cut loose by the Mariners to make room for Jesus Sucre, according to Dave Cameron. Andino was a borderline disaster for the Mariners, compiling only a .184/.253/.237 line in 85 PA despite being paid $1.6 million to do so. This doesn't mean Nick Franklin is coming up. Jack Zduriencik's comments yesterday about Franklin indicate that he's not getting promoted yet. When asked specifically about Franklin, Zduriencik said he's happy with the way he's been playing in Tacoma but noted that he's young and not on the ...21 hours ago
Lookout Landing The Mariners Invasion was repelled by its enemies, and now, broken and bloodied, they sail back to familiar shores. Their muscles ache, their helmets weigh heavy with shame, and a few men were lost in the campaign. And now, after a quiet day spent reflecting, unpacking, and drinking herbal tea, the fight is brought to familiar shores. Tonight, a battered and demoralized crew turns toward its leader: Joe Saunders. Joe Saunders, modern-day Agamemnon, a man whose quiet rage twists his cheeks in paroxysm beneath that straggled, hand-cut beard. Joe Saunders, mythological beast-man, with the...21 hours ago
Lookout Landing My favorite thing about Tom Wilhelmsen is Tom Wilhelmsen's story. Everyone loves Tom Wilhelmsen's story, and everyone should love Tom Wilhelmsen's story, because it's not all that often that a twentysomething bartender turns into a major league closer. Tom Wilhelmsen's story is so incredible that I'm contractually obligated to mention it every time I write about him. Or I would be, if I had a contract. My second favorite thing about Tom Wilhelmsen is Tom Wilhelmsen's dance moves. On a scale of one to incredible, Tom Wilhelmsen's dance moves are a twelve. Behold: Hypnotic. My third fa...21 hours ago
U.S.S. Mariner Quick post here, but as first mentioned (at least that I saw) by Dave, the M’s waived IF Robert Andino today. They needed to make a 40-man roster move to bring Jesus Sucre up, so now the 40-man has the correct number of men enumerated. The move also left the M’s an infielder short, so [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Carlos Triunfel -> Seattle, Robert Andino -> Outright WaiversMay 24, 2013
U.S.S. Mariner MARINERS (20-27) ΔMs RANGERS (30-17) EDGE HITTING (wOBA*) -8.9 (20th) -3.3 8.5 (10th) Rangers FIELDING (RBBIP) -5.9 (19th) -8.2 13.0 (5th) Rangers ROTATION (xRA) 8.8 (9th) -3.2 21.5 (4th) Rangers BULLPEN (xRA) 4.6 (9th) -1.0 -0.2 (16th) Mariners OVERALL (RAA) -1.4 (16th) -14.7 42.8 (3rd) RANGERS That was a two game series! A two game [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Bloodied Mariners Confront Strutting RangersMay 24, 2013
Lookout Landing This time on the Lookout Landing 2.0 Podcast, our guest is Doug Kyed. Doug is a beat writer for NESN in Boston. Listen in as we discuss Mariners baseball, Red Sox baseball, the future of Mariners uniforms, baseball/football cards, sports movies from the 90s, and why renaming the Charlotte Bobcats the Hornets is weird. The LL 2.0 podcast has been submitted to iTunes and should be approved shortly so you'll be able to start listening to it there. For now, you can listen here or download the MP3 directly. Direct Link Music by The Menzingers and The Front Bottoms.May 24, 2013
U.S.S. Mariner Jeremy Bonderman vs. Zack Kroenke, 7:40pm The Rainiers have been worth watching all year, with Hultzen and Paxton in the rotation, Mike Zunino catching and the inevitable Franklin Gutierrez rehab appearances. Now, they’ll get extra scrutiny as we all see if Jesus Montero can revive his career and possibly learn a new position while remembering [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Rainiers vs. Nashville Sounds Game ThreadMay 23, 2013
U.S.S. Mariner Absolutely, Jesus Montero has been disappointing. He’s had his flashes, but he hasn’t developed, and he isn’t making visible progress. He hasn’t been much to speak of — at least fondly — behind the plate, and it makes sense that Montero’s defensive efforts might’ve been hampering the offense. I’m on board with sending Montero to [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.The One Part I Don’t UnderstandMay 23, 2013
U.S.S. Mariner I dislike putting questions in the headline. So I put the question and the answer. But this is a post that will aim at slightly filling myself in on what Jesus Sucre is likely to bring to the Mariners while he occupies a very unimportant role, as far as roles go on a 25-man Major [...]-- This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Who is Jesus Sucre? The New Mariners Backup CatcherMay 23, 2013
Lookout Landing Date Time Pitching Probables 5/24 7:10 pm PDT Joe Saunders vs. Justin Grimm 5/25 7:10 pm PDT Felix Hernandez vs. Derek Holland 5/26 7:10 pm PDT Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Nick Tepesch The Seattle Mariners have lost six in a row and are in danger of falling behind the Los Angeles Angels and into fourth place in the A.L. West. They'll attempt to rebound against the Texas Rangers, co-owners of baseball's best record. Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball once again guides us behind enemy lines. Jon: In our first Q&A; this season you listed first base and Mitch Moreland as one of t...May 23, 2013
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