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A Guide to a Spooky and Thrifty Mariners Halloween

A Guide to a Spooky and Thrifty Mariners Halloween

Terrify Mariners fans and real people alike! If you’re anything like me, every year you think of a really good idea for a Halloween costume somewhere between mid May and early September. “This is the year,” you think. “I’m not throwing some crap together last minute that will make me look both silly and underprepared.” You have time, so you do other, more pressing projects, and put it on the back-burner. Before you know it, it’s October 30th and you’re holding back stress and tears in the picked-over local Value Village as you try to look for some conglomeration of...
Lookout Landing 5 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/21/17: Manny Acta, Eric Filia, and 100-degree heat in October

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/21/17: Manny Acta, Eric Filia, and 100-degree heat in October

Eric Filia Appreciation Links. It took me over 21 years to begin watching the Lord of the Rings movies. I just finished disc two of the Fellowship of the Ring (extended version). I won’t lie, it’s pretty darn amazing. One does not simply watch Lord of the Rings and not enjoy it. I encourage you to share your thoughts about Lord of the Rings, but NO SPOILERS. While you’re formulating your LOTR comment, enjoy these links. In Mariners News... Not only is Eric Filia an awesome baseball player, but he has an awesome family too! Love when my family comes out and supports me. @That1ChickMJ...
Lookout Landing Oct 20, 2017
Crafty Friday: Turn your unworn Mariners tee into a grocery tote

Crafty Friday: Turn your unworn Mariners tee into a grocery tote

They don’t call me the crafty lefty for nothing (note: no one actually calls me that) If you are like me and attend a bunch of games, you probably have a stack of Mariners-related tees taking up space in your dresser drawers. And if you are like me, you probably don’t wear all of them all the time, or even some of the time, or like, at all. I love the King’s Court, but look terrible in bright yellow, leading to a range of variously-hydrated tees that I can’t get rid of for sentimental reasons all taking up space in my t-shirt drawer, where space is already pretty limited. So this...
Lookout Landing Oct 20, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Mariners Pitchers that have Faired Best against the Astros

Sporcle Friday: Mariners Pitchers that have Faired Best against the Astros

Not many of them. In case you didn’t know, the Astros are in the playoffs. In fact, they play game six of the ALCS tonight at 8:00 ET. Thinking about this game got me wondering, which Mariners pitchers have pitched well against the Astros over the course of their careers. I compiled a list of 17 pitchers and their ERAs against Houston. Good luck! LINK!
Lookout Landing Oct 20, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/20/17: Los Angeles Dodgers, New Managers, and Michael Brantley

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/20/17: Los Angeles Dodgers, New Managers, and Michael Brantley

TGIF! Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Yesterday the Dodgers trounced the Cubs to secure their spot in the World Series. Now they get to watch and wait as the Astros and Yankees continue their series tonight, where the Yankees will have a chance to make the World Series for the first time since they won it back in 2009. Here’s what else you need to know today. In Mariners news... Heck yeah, Hisashi! We start a project to stop bullying『BE A HERO』. IWA JAPAN, B-creative agency, and Child development science research, launch the "BE A HERO" project aiming at a world without...
Lookout Landing Oct 19, 2017
2017 in review: A brief post-mortem on the Mariners season

2017 in review: A brief post-mortem on the Mariners season

The Mariners season was full of ups and downs. With the League Championships wrapping up soon and the World Series right around the corner, the baseball season has hit its climax. For every other team in baseball, it’s a time for reflection before the calendar turns to the offseason. Zach got us started yesterday and we’ll have much more for you in the coming weeks. For my part, I’d like to present a graph chronicling the Mariners offense and pitching throughout the season. The data points are taken from each of my series previews from May onwards. It may not be the most robust...
Lookout Landing Oct 19, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/19/17: Most Hated Teams, Chris Taylor, and Michael Porter

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/19/17: Most Hated Teams, Chris Taylor, and Michael Porter

Happy Thursday! Good morning everyone! The Cubs managed to hang onto life yesterday while the Yankees pulled ahead of the Astros 3-2 in the series with a victory over Dallas Keuchel. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for the offseason so we can see some crazy Jerry moves. Until then, here are some links to keep you occupied. In Mariners news... In case you missed it, someone stole part of the bat from Ken Griffey Jr.’s statue, and a bystander chased the thief down to retrieve the bat piece. Around the league... I’m just gonna leave this here. Most hated MLB teams by each...
Lookout Landing Oct 18, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/17: Ken Griffey, Jr., Eric Filia, and Kurt Russell

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/17: Ken Griffey, Jr., Eric Filia, and Kurt Russell

Humpdayyyyy links comin’ at ya! In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Yankees have tied up the series at 2-2 after taking down the Astros for the second straight game in New York. In a less surprising turn of events, the Dodgers have taken a commanding 3-0 lead over the Cubs and have their eyes on the pennant. Mariners news... Never even crossed my mind that this would ever happen, but it did: BREAKING: Someone has stolen Ken Griffey Junior's bat outside Safeco Field: @Mariners #Seattle @KING5Seattle @SeattlePD pic.twitter.com/9I2QeJLmjA— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5)...
Lookout Landing Oct 17, 2017
Yu Darvish has a tricky but possible fit with the Mariners

Yu Darvish has a tricky but possible fit with the Mariners

If the Mariners want to add an ace this offseason, the best choice is clear. Is that wise? There are a number of ways to go about improving the Mariners pitching staff next rhis offseason, and signing an ace is not essential. Alex Cobb would be a major step forward. Lance Lynn would help edge Seattle 3/5ths of the way to Kate’s dream of a 100% former Cardinals starting rotation. Tyler Chatwood is... debatable. If Seattle wants a surefire frontline ace to accompany James Paxton, however, there’s only one avenue they can pursue with significant control. Yu Darvish would improve the...
Lookout Landing Oct 17, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/17/17: MLB Expansion, Wade Miley, and NBA Opening Day

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/17/17: MLB Expansion, Wade Miley, and NBA Opening Day

Happy Tuesday! Good morning everyone! The Yankees absolutely obliterated the Astros yesterday, because it’s the playoffs and of course they did. But the biggest news to come out of yesterday was this piece by Baseball America on MLB’s potential expansion into Portland and Montreal. I think it’d be awesome to see expansion. For many of you readers out there who are no doubt closer to the Portland area, it would give you an even more accessible team to root for. If you dig into the article, there are a bunch of even weirder theoretical changes, such as realignment into four different...
Lookout Landing Oct 16, 2017
How non-

How non-"playoff" was the Mariners rotation — Updated

2017 and 2016 looked surprisingly similar when it was all said and done. Back in September as the season was winding down, we used 2016’s playoff teams in taking a peek at exactly how far off the Mariners were in 2017 from being productive enough to propel, or at least not take away from, a playoff push. With the 2017 regular season now in the books, I’ve updated that research using 2017’s playoff teams to collect that same data. 2017 MLB Playoff Teams Pitching Rotation fWAR If you didn’t check out the original piece, each rotation above is sorted by fWAR,...
Lookout Landing Oct 16, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/17: Kirk Gibson, Keith Olbermann, and Ron Gardenhire

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/17: Kirk Gibson, Keith Olbermann, and Ron Gardenhire

What a weird set of topics! Good morning everyone and happy Monday! Yesterday the Dodgers hit the first walk-off home run in a postseason game since Kirk Gibson did it. Isn’t that wild? Even more wild: Gibson’s home run was 29 years ago to the day. You can’t script this stuff. We’ve got a pretty small batch of links for the morning, as it was a pretty uneventful Sunday outside of the Dodgers-Cubs game. Enjoy the light dose of reading. In Mariners news... I can’t find any real news, but here are some updates on M’s in the winter leagues. Mariners in winter ball on...
Lookout Landing Oct 15, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/17: Bat Flips, Backyard Baseball, and Bears

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/17: Bat Flips, Backyard Baseball, and Bears

Oh my! Happy Sunday, friends. The responsibilities of next week are coming near, which calls for a celebration of fun while it lasts. Tell us, how do you plan to watch game two of the NLCS tonight? What other Sunday plans do you have? LINKS! In Mariners News... MLB Trade Rumors links Tim Bogar to the vacant third base coach job open in Tampa Bay. A solo home run from ex-Mariner Chris Taylor gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead in game one of the NLCS. CHRIS TAYLOR! The @Dodgers take the lead. pic.twitter.com/p6lbhVOMea— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 15, 2017 Around the...
Lookout Landing Oct 14, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/14/17: ALCS, Kyle Lewis, the Dolly Vardens, junk puns

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/14/17: ALCS, Kyle Lewis, the Dolly Vardens, junk puns

it’s a makin-chili-kind-of-Saturday Happy Saturday! The ALCS got underway in Houston yesterday, with the Astros taking Game One over the Yankees, 2-1. The series continues today, and the NLCS kicks off today as well. Who are you rooting for? Personally, I’m enjoying seeing the Astros terrorize a team that isn’t the Mariners, and it feels good to root openly for Jose Altuve, who is one of my favorite players in the league. If you haven’t seen it, the MLB special “Big Dreams” about him will make you a fan, too. In Mariners news... Kyle Lewis is feeling healthy and ready to make a...
Lookout Landing Oct 13, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Bases Loaded Strikeouts

Sporcle Friday: Bases Loaded Strikeouts

This is a sad quiz. Sometimes there are happy quizzes. This is not one of those quizzes. Test your knowledge by naming the Mariners with the most bases loaded strikeouts in their careers. LINK!
Lookout Landing Oct 13, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/13/17: ALCS, Yonder Alonso, and Dave Dombrowski

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/13/17: ALCS, Yonder Alonso, and Dave Dombrowski

TGIF Good morning and happy Friday to you all! The ALDS/NLDS is now complete, and we head over to the start of the ALCS/NLCS with a matchup between the Astros and Yankees starting tonight. Here’s a fun fact for you to start your day. The 4 largest cities advance to the NL/ALCS— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 13, 2017 With apologies to Toronto, which I've decided doesn't count— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 13, 2017 In which I’ve learned that Jacksonville and San Antonio are both bigger cities than Seattle. The more you know! In Mariners news... Yonder Alonso would be...
Lookout Landing Oct 12, 2017
2018 Free Agent OF Candidates

2018 Free Agent OF Candidates

It’s time to make a splash Jerry Dipoto was very upfront in his intent to get younger and faster in the outfield prior to the 2017 season. While the outfield definitely got more defensively competent—the M’s outfield jumped from 27th in defensive runs saved in 2016 all the way up to 5th in the 2017 season—there was an obvious and detrimental tradeoff. As you may expect, Jarrod Dyson was in large part responsible for the massive increase in DRS—he single-handedly contributed 15 DRS—as well as the decrease in wRC+. While his 85 wRC+ diluted the team figure a bit,...
Lookout Landing Oct 12, 2017
A Written and Reactionary History of a Painful 2017

A Written and Reactionary History of a Painful 2017

The ups are way up and the downs, well... 2017 was a weird year in general, and definitely a weird year for the Seattle Mariners. The team entered the year with (perhaps) unrealistically high expectations, quickly tempered those expectations, then spent the remainder of the year keeping fans from actually being able to let go. It was a year that lent itself to frustration, anger, and maybe a touch of nihilism. More than anything, it lent itself to the sizzling hot takes that are the bread and butter of reactionaries. We all have that one friend. You know, the one is incensed after every...
Lookout Landing Oct 12, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/12/17: MLB Playoffs, Shohei Ohtani, and Manny Acta

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/12/17: MLB Playoffs, Shohei Ohtani, and Manny Acta

Getting your Thursday started off right. Good morning everyone and happy Thursday! Yesterday was a pretty big day in the playoffs as the Nationals forced a Game 5 while the Yankees punched their ticket to the ALCS with a hard-fought win over the Indians. Here’s what else is going on in the realm of baseball. In Mariners news... I guess the field at Safeco is undergoing some minor renovations. So Safeco Field looks a little different pic.twitter.com/pRjh5rOxcF— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) October 11, 2017 Mariners CEO John Stanton is confident in the team’s future. Around the...
Lookout Landing Oct 11, 2017
Will they be here in March? Ranking the Mariners by roster security

Will they be here in March? Ranking the Mariners by roster security

Or: Two Truths and a Lie with Jerry Dipoto “I would imagine our volume will be taken down a couple of notches. We still have a fair number of issues to address. We do have some holes on our major-league roster. Last year was about heavy lifting and effectively re-creating the way we played, this year is about focusing on ways we get can better in the parameters we set up last year.” That was the quote from Jerry Dipoto entering the offseason on November 8, 2016. Two weeks later, Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte became Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger, and Zac Curtis, and we saw the second...

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