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Around the Foghorn 13 hours ago

Recap: Highlights from Mariners dominating 9-2 win over San Francisco Giants

  The San Francisco Giants had won three games in a row until Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners put an end to their winning streak and defeated the Giants 9-2. Here are a few highlights of Thursday’s night game. Key Notes Hernandez was able to quiet the Giants’ offense until outfielder Jarrett Parker doubled […] Recap: Highlights from Mariners dominating 9-2 win over San Francisco Giants - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 16 hours ago

Seattle Mariners First Baseman Dan Vogelbach Sent to Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the season, making Danny Valencia the full-time starter for now. In a surprise move, the Seattle Mariner sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the year. Vogelbach was acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the Chicago Cubs last July […] Seattle Mariners First Baseman Dan Vogelbach Sent to Triple-A - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
U.S.S. Mariner Mar 23, 2017

With Vogelbach Demotion, M’s Roster Nearly Set

Didn’t see this one coming. For the past several months, the expectation has been that the M’s would give Dan Vogelbach the starting 1B job, either on his own or in a platoon with Danny Valencia. Today, though, the M’s optioned Vogelbach to Tacoma, handing the 1B job to Valencia and opening up a roster […]
Lookout Landing Mar 23, 2017
The Mariners first line of defense (in a long time)

The Mariners first line of defense (in a long time)

The defensive leap by the 2017 Mariners will be night and day from years past. [Ed. Note: This week, as part of a larger SB Nation season preview series, we will be focusing on “what’s changed?” for the 2017 Mariners. We’ll be examining each major aspect of the team—team culture, pitching, offense, defense, and the minors—throughout the week. Today we look at the defense.] “Defense wins championships,” my first baseball coach Tracy told me when I was six years old, “always has, always will.” I believed him. He was bigger than me, after all, and had been my coach for two...
Lookout Landing Mar 23, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/23/17: World Baseball Classic, David DeJesus, and Ballpark Food

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/23/17: World Baseball Classic, David DeJesus, and Ballpark Food

Getting your Thrusday started off right. Happy Thursday folks! I hope you all enjoyed the World Baseball Classic title game between the United States and the also-kinda-United States last night. The WBC has given us a lot of really cool moments and gave us a taste of competitive baseball just weeks before the MLB season begins. However, Buster Olney argues that the WBC needs to go hard or go home. I must admit: I’m not a WBC diehard. I probably watched a total of two games during the entirety of the tournament. I consider myself to be a pretty big baseball fan. If the WBC can’t attract...
Lookout Landing Mar 22, 2017
2017 WBC Open Game Thread: USA vs Puerto Rico

2017 WBC Open Game Thread: USA vs Puerto Rico

One win away! USA vs. Puerto Rico. One win separating them from a World Baseball Classic Championship. Whatever brings you to the table of this championship game, enjoy a night of great baseball. Also fun: less than two weeks until Mariners baseball returns for real. Hopefully your night is going better than it is for poor Paul Goldschmidt, as he is once again inexplicably benched for Eric Hosmer. Team USA vs Puerto Rico. Which country will walk away with its first World Baseball Classic title? https://t.co/klcQjafqfs #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/DRBw8HietN— WBC Baseball (@WBCBaseball)...
Lookout Landing Mar 22, 2017
Mariners can’t complete comeback, lose 9-8 to Angels

Mariners can’t complete comeback, lose 9-8 to Angels

Cody Martin struggled and Dustin Ackley emerged victorious As today’s game started, the weather in Seattle finally began to match that in Peoria. Most of the Mariners’ actual 2017 lineup was in to face less than half of the Angels’ projected opening day roster. Dustin Ackley, who came in to this game hitting 1-for-8 so far in spring training, got the start for the Angels. There was plenty of reason for optimism surrounding this pleasant Wednesday afternoon matchup. Cody Martin had other plans. In just 2.2 innings of work, he flushed away any semblance of a good impression he’d...
Lookout Landing Mar 22, 2017
Jerry Told Us This Would Happen

Jerry Told Us This Would Happen

Jerry’s vision for the Mariners offense becomes a reality in 2017. [Ed. Note: This week, as part of a larger SB Nation season preview series, we will be focusing on “what’s changed?” for the 2017 Mariners. We’ll be examining each major aspect of the team—team culture, pitching, offense, defense, and the minors—throughout the week. Today we look at the offense.] The core of the Mariners lineup returns in 2017, but will be surrounded by a supporting cast that fits a much different mold than that of previous years. It’s well known that one of the major focus points on the...
Lookout Landing Mar 22, 2017
3/22: Open Game Thread

3/22: Open Game Thread

The Mariners take on the Angels, with a familiar face The Mariners take on the hated Angels today in a battle that will jump-start one team to AL West supremacy. More importantly, the Mariners are one game ahead of the Angels in the Cactus League standings, so this game is crucial in the race for the Cactus Cup. As if you weren’t already drooling with anticipation, the Angels are starting a familiar face at the DH spot: #Mariners vs. #Angels (SS) lineups. Dustin Ackley sighting pic.twitter.com/gCYnaHMUOz— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 22, 2017 That’s right, Dustin Ackley will...
Lookout Landing Mar 16, 2017
Mariners Usurp Royals’ Throne

Mariners Usurp Royals’ Throne

Who needs basketball? Today marked the beginning of March Madness, a time spent celebrating Spring Training baseball, right? Maybe not. Anyways, while you all were watching Middle Tennessee State upset the Gophers from Minnesota, a few professional athletes from a team you are actually invested in played a game today. That’s right, your Seattle Mariners took on the Kansas City Royals, who had a familiar face on the hill in Jason Vargas. The M’s used the “death by a thousand cuts” strategy, putting a ton of balls in play and reaping the benefits offensively. In fact, the Royals...
Lookout Landing Mar 16, 2017
CaLL for Questions

CaLL for Questions

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled questions yearning to be answered. Yesterday’s best bet for baseball came in the form of a souped-up Mariners intra-squad scrimmage, as Venezuela took on the United States yesterday at 6pm. Starting for Venezuela was none other than the King, Felix Hernandez, while the U.S. was led by new Mariner Drew Smyly. Saying it went well is an understatement - both Smyly and Felix hit recent highs in velocity, and they definitely stoked our fires of hope. While they were facing each other, however, the Lookout Landing staff was huddled up (virtually)...
Lookout Landing Mar 16, 2017
3/16: Open Game Thread

3/16: Open Game Thread

March Mehness Hello! I hope you enjoyed the WBC last night, and Mandy’s stellar write-up of it today. If you missed it, it’s worth seeking out video of Félix and Smyly’s pitching performances, which were both stellar. I think I got a legitimate high from watching. Unfortunately, that excitement sort of makes today’s spring training tilt against the Royals feel a little...flat. The Mariners are not running out the world’s most exciting lineup: I admit I’m excited to see imagine in my mind’s eye Taylor Motter again, who I’m becoming a fan of, and Mitch Haniger...
Lookout Landing Mar 16, 2017
Diamond In The Ruff

Diamond In The Ruff

One man’s journey from Saltdog to Mariner Back in late November, when the blockbuster Taijuan Walker-Mitch Haniger (and also Jean Segura) trade was a mere sparkle in Jerry Dipoto’s eye, the Mariners General Manager inked a 26-year-old right-hander who posted the following numbers in 2016: No, of course those stats were not in the majors. If they were, I wouldn’t just now be writing about the move in mid-March. The previous stat line was posted in the Independent League American Association, and the producer of said stats was former Dodgers farmhand and Lincoln Saltdog...
Lookout Landing Mar 16, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/16/17: Casey Fien, Twitter fights, and that Trevor Williams moment

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/16/17: Casey Fien, Twitter fights, and that Trevor Williams moment

So many links! Hey all! Anders still isn’t back. At this point it’s safe to assume he was eaten by wolves on the Connecticut turnpike and that we may never see him again. We’ll miss you, Ders. The sun is supposed to come out today where I’m at, so I guess I’ll go hiking again. Either that or I’ll open all the windows while I play Overwatch this afternoon. Are there any other Lucio mains in the Lookout Landing community? Alright, let’s get on with it: In Mariners news... Greg Johns spotlights veteran relief pitcher Casey Fien. Fien has quietly put together a terrific spring...
Lookout Landing Mar 15, 2017
The Ides March All Over the Mariners

The Ides March All Over the Mariners

Friends, fans, countrymen, lend me your ears. “Beware the Ides of March,” the soothsayer whispered to a dismissive audience. Beware the Ides of March. It was a prophecy; a promise. Chris Heston had the start for the Mariners today and valiantly he flung pitches to the plate with the abandon of a Roman senator blindly driving his knife toward a would-be dictator. Those conspiratorial Senators of ancient Rome had better command of their weapons and achieved their goal of felling the great Julius Caesar. Heston struggled to find the strike zone, and the Dodgers turned their weapons upon...
Lookout Landing Mar 14, 2017
Mariners Punish Pitches in the Zone

Mariners Punish Pitches in the Zone

Here’s what happens when professional baseball players get fastballs above the waist. The Mariners, who were offensively frustrated their last two games, showed up on Tuesday seeking redemption. They proceeded to punish Baseball America’s 25th ranked prospect, Lucas Giolito, chasing him after just 30 pitches in the first inning. Ryan Divish dropped this bit of knowledge: Pretty certain he didn't have one swing and miss in those 30 pitches. https://t.co/fTzqtyNAeQ— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 14, 2017 I can confirm that the Mariners did in fact made contact every time they...
Lookout Landing Mar 14, 2017
3/14: Open Game Thread

3/14: Open Game Thread

Paxton vs. Giolito, a preview Today the Mariners take on the White Sox, which is a team we actually play during the regular season, so it will be interesting to get an eyeful of some of their prospects and new additions. Starting the game for the Pigment-Challenged Sox is Lucas Giolito, acquired in the Adam Eaton trade. Lucas’s middle name is Frost (his mother’s maiden name), which is an underrated middle name option, if you ask me. His grandfather was the actor Warren Frost, who recently passed away, and his uncle is Mark Frost, co-creator of Twin Peaks. I don’t know why I find this...
Lookout Landing Mar 14, 2017
The Elite Eight: Jerry Dipoto’s Offseason Targets

The Elite Eight: Jerry Dipoto’s Offseason Targets

Who are the apples of Jerry’s constantly roving eye? Yesterday an article came out on Fangraphs about the Mariners’ #AllCenterFielderOutfield, a clear ripoff of our own Isabelle Minasian’s #AllCubanOutfield, but this is not the time for bitter recriminations and accusations of copyright infringement. (Not...yet, anyway). What I do want to talk about is this Jerry nugget of insight quoted in the article: “We had eight targets this offseason,” general manager Jerry Dipoto said this weekend at the SABR Analytics conference. “We got them.” Now clearly, the clubhouse in Seattle...
Lookout Landing Mar 14, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/14/17: Camp cuts, Shae Simmons update, and freezing soccer

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/14/17: Camp cuts, Shae Simmons update, and freezing soccer

Shae Simmons is going to be okay and Kyle Lewis made another top prospect list Happy Tuesday, everyone. I hope you are all starting to adjust to the time change better. I can’t be the only person who was fighting off sleep at work yesterday. Anders is gone again (bum), so I’ll be taking over the links on this lovely morning. There wasn’t a ton of stuff going on in baseball land yesterday, but here are some of the highlights: In Mariners news... The Mariners made some cuts Monday morning, shipping several prospects back to minor league camps: #Mariners Option Fry & Peterson (AAA);...
Lookout Landing Mar 13, 2017
Mariners lose in spectacular fashion

Mariners lose in spectacular fashion

Déjà ewwwww Unsatisfied with the 9-2 drubbing they took from the Angels yesterday, today the Mariners told us to hold their beer and proceeded to lose to the Brewers by... I don’t know, I’m typing this in the seventh, and it’s a basketball score to a soccer score. [UPDATE: 24 to 3! Spring training needs a mercy rule.] Here’s how it went down, by Mariners pitcher. Hisashi Iwakuma: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 0 K. 2 back-to-back home runs. This is fine. Evan Scribner: .1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. This line doesn’t look as bad as this third of an inning was, so allow me...

Mariners Player News

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  • 1 Edwin Diaz

    Edwin Diaz

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