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Lookout Landing Feb 19, 2017
From the Red Carpet in Peoria, Arizona!

From the Red Carpet in Peoria, Arizona!

In which we reimagine the way position players arrive at Spring Training Scene: Peoria, AZ outside the Mariner’s Spring Training facility. A red carpet is set out to guide players to the clubhouse. Fans and photographers congregate behind ropes. ROOT Sports is providing live coverage. Brad Adam: Hello, Mariner fans! Welcome to the red carpet. Position players will be arriving any minute for their annual spring physical. We are here to get the inside scoop. There he is! Our first player! Daniel Vogelbach steps out of a sleek town car. Immediately begins preening for the awaiting cameras,...
Lookout Landing Feb 19, 2017
Ariel Miranda is still a starter...for now

Ariel Miranda is still a starter...for now

The 28-year-old’s potential switch to the bullpen will remain on hold While Ariel Miranda is still very much a candidate for a bullpen role in Seattle, he will spend the bulk of Spring Training being stretched out as a starting pitcher. Ariel Miranda will remain stretched out as a starter all spring. Could be one of first options if a starter gets injured.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 19, 2017 Mariners can always move him to bullpen late in spring if no other lefty steps forward for that second spot in the bullpen.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 19, 2017 This is...
Lookout Landing Feb 19, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/19/17: Nelson Cruz, Randy Levine, and Jered Weaver

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/19/17: Nelson Cruz, Randy Levine, and Jered Weaver

Get your Sunday started with some baseball links Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend. Yesterday the Mariners were chased indoors by the rain, but hopefully they can get back out on the field today for the first full-squad workouts. Let’s see what else went on around the baseball world. In Mariners news... Being shut inside due to rain gave Nelson Cruz plenty of time to pick out his new office supplies. And where else would we find @ncboomstick23 when he first arrives?#MarinersST pic.twitter.com/JcgzQdnYgG— Mariners (@Mariners) February 18, 2017 Leonys...
Lookout Landing Feb 18, 2017
Ryne Harper: The Boy Who Couldn’t Get Past Double-A

Ryne Harper: The Boy Who Couldn’t Get Past Double-A

The long-lost book in the Matt Christopher Series Back on December 4, 2015, sandwiched between sending Mark Trumbo packing for Baltimore and jettisoning fan favorites Carson Smith and Roenis Elias to Boston in return for veteran innings-eater Wade Miley, to nobody's surprise, the Mariners shipped unimpressive bullpen arm Jose Ramirez to Atlanta for a PTBNL. Exactly one week later, the player was named, and his name was Ryne Harper (before you look, no, that's not Bryan Harper, Bryce Harper's brother). Harper, 27, was drafted back in 2011 in the 37th round out of Austin Peay...
Lookout Landing Feb 18, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/18/17: Position Players Report, Thyago Vieira, and Goose Goosage

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/18/17: Position Players Report, Thyago Vieira, and Goose Goosage

Happy full squad day! Good morning everybody! Today Mariners position players will join pitchers and catchers in Peoria which means we are that much closer to the first pitch of 2017. The first game of Spring Training is now only a week away! In the meantime, here’s what has been going on in Mariners camp and around the league. In Mariners news... In the latest internet scandal, Adam Lind may have farted. Thyago Vieira has been getting a lot of buzz so far around camp. Plenty of eyes on young fireballer Thyago Vieira as he threw his first bullpen of #MarinersST. ⛽ ...
Lookout Landing Feb 17, 2017
40 in 40: Guillermo Heredia

40 in 40: Guillermo Heredia

The journey has been long, but it’s only just begun Baseball, for all the questions of its origins, began as an American sport, albeit with some aid from a British schoolyard game. It’s nearly impossible to discern the precise time period when the game began to spread beyond the borders of the United States but due to geographic proximity, and relative political and economic stability, historians largely agree that Cuba was baseball’s first international landing ground. Despite the murkiness surrounding the game’s national and domestic origins, we do know that Cuba’s first...
Lookout Landing Feb 17, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Mariners pitchers with the fastest fastballs

Sporcle Friday: Mariners pitchers with the fastest fastballs

Which M’s pitchers have had the hottest heaters in a single season since 2002 (min 20 IP)? Hello and happy Friday. Congratulations on making it to spring training! One of the things that will decided by Scott Servais and company down in Peoria over the next month and a half will be which seven (presumably) relief arms will start the season in Seattle’s bullpen. Several of these spots are already locked up, but the Mariners have a big ol’ pile of relievers (per usual) who’ll likely be battling it out for one or two positions on the 25-man. Interestingly, quite a few of these...
Lookout Landing Feb 17, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/17/17: Bench Players, Greg Maddux, and Bill Self

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/17/17: Bench Players, Greg Maddux, and Bill Self

It’s Friday everyone! Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Some news has been trickling out of Mariners camp lately. In this piece, Bob Dutton suggests that the team might consider taking two of Shawn O’Malley, Taylor Motter, and Mike Freeman for Opening Day rather than one of Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia. The idea for the M’s is that by taking two utility infielders, they can be more flexible with the roster and have built-in backup plans for Dan Vogelbach and Jean Segura. The only problem is that the M’s bench outfielders then become Danny Valencia and O’Malley/Motter....
Lookout Landing Feb 16, 2017
The Mariners’ Last Great Closer

The Mariners’ Last Great Closer

On the player who has never quite had a successor... until now. There has been perhaps no bleaker time to be a Mariners fan within my lifetime than between 2004 and 2008. Following two straight 93-win seasons during which the team somehow failed to make the playoffs (though they would have under the current system), the Mariners embarked on a journey of four last-place finishes within five years. Though Félix debuted in 2005, he wouldn’t become a dominant ace until 2009. In my opinion, therefore, there were exactly two fun things about being a Mariners fan during those dark years: Ichiro...
Lookout Landing Feb 16, 2017
40 in 40: Shae Simmons

40 in 40: Shae Simmons

The Mariners new reliever strikes a slight but similar shadow of a towering traded talent from the not-so-distant past. Sometimes a correlation sticks in your head and sets up shop permanently. These can be common, shared experiences, like knowing that “peanut butter and *blank*” should conclude in jelly. Other times the correlation is less reasonable, like the way my mind instantly conjures the image of a donkey whenever John Mabry is mentioned. Another such connection I have is between two righty relievers; one is former Mariners closer Carson Smith, while the other is Shae Simmons, a...
Lookout Landing Feb 16, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/16/17: Spring Training Videos, L.J. Hoes, and Jeffrey Loria

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/16/17: Spring Training Videos, L.J. Hoes, and Jeffrey Loria

Getting your Thursday started off right. Good morning folks! Yesterday was an extraordinarily slow day in sports, but the good news is that there were a ton of videos released from spring training. It’s funny how excited I get for spring training workout videos, considering they mean nothing. They’re even more meaningless than spring training games, which are pretty darn meaningless. Perhaps it’s just cool that baseball is back, and a video is physical proof of that fact. So enjoy some training videos below. I guess there’s some other news in here too if you look hard enough. In...
Lookout Landing Feb 15, 2017
2017 Seattle Mariners prospect rankings and overview

2017 Seattle Mariners prospect rankings and overview

A look at some of the top talents in the organization Heading into 2017, the Mariners farm system is in a much better place than it was a year ago. While the raw talent hasn’t increased a ton, breakout performances from several prospects have given the organization plenty of reasons to be excited about the coming years. This probably speaks more to how dire of a situation the farm was in than it does to the overall strength of the current system–they lack a pitching prospect with a No. 3 or higher ceiling and there isn’t a third-base prospect to be seen for miles–but it’s...
Lookout Landing Feb 15, 2017
40 in 40: Leonys Martin

40 in 40: Leonys Martin

A healthy Leonys Martin is poised for a breakout year. Center field has a long and storied history for the Mariners. With names like Griffey, Cameron, and Gutierrez looming large, it can be difficult for a player to make his mark. If you go back and look at the team highlights from last season, you’ll find a player doing everything he can to live up to these legends. In the field and at the plate, Leonys Martin was a revelation. Offensively, Martin set career-highs in home runs and total bases last year. His walk rate was the highest it’s been since a 24-game cup of tea back in 2012....
Lookout Landing Feb 15, 2017
Mariners Rule 5 Draft Picks: A Story of Mostly Irrelevant Guys

Mariners Rule 5 Draft Picks: A Story of Mostly Irrelevant Guys

The story of six guys who combined for -0.7 WAR In the spirit of former Mariner David Rollins capturing headlines this offseason for a rather unique reason, we’re taking a look at Rule 5 Draft Picks of Mariners past. If you aren’t aware of what the Rule 5 Draft is, or exactly how it works, you can check out an in-depth explanation here, but in short, it’s a draft in place to disallow major league organizations from stockpiling players on their minor league teams that other organizations would be willing to feature on the big league roster. If you don’t already know how this story...
Lookout Landing Feb 15, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/15/17: Spring Training News, Alex Reyes, and Terrance Ross

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/15/17: Spring Training News, Alex Reyes, and Terrance Ross

Happy Tuesday! Good morning everyone! With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, we already have a lot of news coming in about various players from around baseball. Today, the Mariners’ pitchers and catchers will have their first workout. So be on the lookout for bullpen videos and more news. Of course, I’ll keep you guys updated on the latest news if anything important goes down. Let’s take a look at what happened yesterday. In Mariners news... Almost everyone was accounted for at M’s camp yesterday. Servais says all #Mariners pitchers and catchers expected to report today...
Lookout Landing Feb 14, 2017
The 2017 Mariners Hot (Semi-Eligible) Prospects

The 2017 Mariners Hot (Semi-Eligible) Prospects

No matter if you're lefty, righty, or a switch-hitter, these Mariners will make you swipe right. *Disclaimer: We have attempted to select current players that we are fairly confident are not currently in relationships or marriages, or note that fact. The internet only reveals so much, however, so if we have erred, whoops, and also congratulations! Today has been a lovely, heartwarming time here at Lookout Landing. We've had stirring musical parodies, joyful dream crush matches, and mildly NSFW Valentine's. Hopefully you’re feeling sated, but we worry that some of you still are yearning...
Lookout Landing Feb 14, 2017
40 in 40: Chris Heston

40 in 40: Chris Heston

The None-Hit Wonder Chris Heston had himself one hell of a 2015. After spending six years toiling away in the minors, the right-hander was called upon to spend the year in the Giants rotation. Not only was he a quality pitcher all year long, but he tossed a no-hitter against the Mets in early June, writing his name in the history books. With a successful 2015 in the books, Heston seemed to have a spot locked up in the Giants’ rotation, but things don’t always turn out as planned. Heston didn’t make the rotation out of spring training, and after a handful of poor appearances out of the...
Lookout Landing Feb 14, 2017
Who is your Mariner Valentine?

Who is your Mariner Valentine?

Take a quiz to find your Mariner soul mate Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you don’t have a Valentine yet, have no fear because you struck the jackpot. After taking this quiz, you’ll have your very own Mariner Valentine to spend the rest of the day with. They’ll take you to dinner, buy you gifts, and even make you breakfast tomorrow morning! It’s almost too good to be true! So what are you waiting for? Take the quiz! Turns out it was too good to be true. Kyle Seager never showed up, and I’m still just sitting here reading about baseball on the internet. It could be much...
Lookout Landing Feb 14, 2017
Let the Mariners Be Your Valentine

Let the Mariners Be Your Valentine

it’s my birthday y’alllllll O frabjous day! Today should be a NATIONAL FREAKING HOLIDAY, because so many good things are happening. First, it is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is actually Bad, because blah blah commercialism and blah blah expectations and blah blah eternal solitude and going out to eat is a Kafka-esque nightmare, but for the 1% of you who find yourselves daisy-fresh in love and happy to celebrate, knock yourselves out. Okay, next, it is PITCHERS AND CATCHERS. Yes! We made it! Later today, Amanda is going to offer you a little pitchers and catchers treat, so I’m...
Lookout Landing Feb 14, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/14/17: Valentines Day, Steve Clevenger, and Derek Jeter

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/14/17: Valentines Day, Steve Clevenger, and Derek Jeter

Valentines links! Happy Valentines Day everybody! On this day of love, Craig Calcaterra decided to spread some hate regarding the film “Field of Dreams.” Calcaterra outlines a myriad of reasons for why he dislikes the film, and you should definitely read it. Here’s a little taste of what he’s getting at: The problem here is that “Field of Dreams” does a horrible job of telling the story it wants to tell. And, to be honest, the story it wants to tell is a pretty terrible one once you dig even an inch below the surface. [...] Nearly the entire weight of baseball fandom’s love...

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