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Lookout Landing 11 hours ago
Prospect Profile: Jabari Blash

Prospect Profile: Jabari Blash

Jabari Blash has been tearing it up in Jackson so far. Could he help the M's with their outfield problem any time soon? Everyone has different methods of getting away from things when the Mariners are discouraging. Some will re-watch tape of Felix's perfect game. Some will direct their fandom towards other sports, like hockey or basketball or soccer. Others will remove themselves from sports altogether and develop new hobbies, like gardening or hiking or watching Game of Thrones. My personal remedy for this is keeping up with the M's minor league affiliates. I know, I know. It's a...
Lookout Landing 14 hours ago

Nick Franklin to AAA, Cole Gillespie promoted, Erasmo Ramirez banished to High Desert

A switch is made, and a journeyman outfielder gets another cup of coffee. Hisahi Iwakuma now appears on track to return on May 3rd. Nick Franklin's stint with the Mariners was short lived, as he failed to build upon the ringing triple he hit in the first at-bat. He only managed one other hit in his 18 plate appearances, so it's no surprise that the team wants him to get his swagger back in AAA. We'll probably see Franklin again, and this time they may give him some more time in the outfield down south, given that he got a start in right yesterday. The beneficiary of this is Cole Gillespie,...
Lookout Landing 18 hours ago

Lookout Linkage, 4/24/14

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Woohoo a Mariner victory! Here are some links to celebrate! Apparently James Paxton isn't slated to return until late May. However, he has been cleared to play catch on Friday. Taijuan Walker has also been cleared to play catch and will do so on Monday. Hisashi Iwakuma will make his first rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma. Mariners' third base prospect D.J. Peterson was pulled from a game for "precautionary reasons" due to a tight glute muscle. Apparently Nick Franklin is headed back to the...
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
Mariners...win?

Mariners...win?

The Mariners get their first walk-off of the year, and their first win in nine days with Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Astros. The Mariners just won a baseball game. I know--I know. I don't really get it either. It had been so long, nine days in fact, since I've felt this kind of emotion from the result of a baseball game played by the Seattle Mariners. All eight of those losses--a Felix meltdown, strikeout city, the Marlins for crying out loud--will still be here tomorrow morning. One walk-off dinger from Kyle Seager isn't enough to undo the past week of garbage, but wouldn't that be...
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
8-13: Chart

8-13: Chart

ITS OVER ITS OVER ITS OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Fat Tire: KYLE SEAGER (.901 WPA) Flat Tire: Justin Smoak (-.281 WPA) Questions: 1. Card or cash person? 2. Last book you read: 3. If price wasn't an issue, your first choice of seats at Safeco would be:
Northwest Sports Beat Apr 23, 2014

Seattle Mariners 2014, 3 Week Pitching Report

The Hits Just Keep On Coming The news on the pitching front continues to worsen for the Seattle Mariners who seem lost at sea in the midst of an eight game losing streak.  Injuries, youth, defensive miscues, and flat out incompetence have all contributed to the mess the M’s hurlers find themselves currently in. Let’s […]
Northwest Sports Beat Apr 23, 2014

The Seattle Mariners Run Aground For 8th Straight Loss

Is it time to jump ship yet? After losing 6 games in a row to the Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins one would think that coming home, having ace hurler Felix Hernandez on the hill, and having the luxury of the abysmal hitting Houston Astros to punch around that the Seattle Mariners would snap out […]
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
Tom Wilhelmsen, still broken

Tom Wilhelmsen, still broken

Tom Wilhelmsen is getting hit hard, his peripherals are awful, and his lack of command is mostly to blame. The 2014 season began with plenty of question marks paired with undeniable upside. Everybody knew that this team could perform well if things went right, but 20 games in, little has. The bullpen as a whole has been fairly middle of the road, but it has lacked the dominating back-end an idealistic mind might have imagined. The prime culprit of that crushed dream is Tom Wilhelmsen. He's been terrible. Wilhelmsen is closer to the broken-down, shattered confidence version of himself from...
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 23, 2014

Game 21, Astros at Mariners

Chris Young vs. Jarred Cosart, 12:40pm Shhhh….shhh..it’s almost over now. The Astros and Marlins will be gone for a good long while. They were bullied themselves, you see, and can’t help but continue the cycle of violence, borne from their anger and helplessness. They lash out not because they want to, but because they never 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 21, Astros at Mariners
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
Roenis Elias is here

Roenis Elias is here

Whether you like it or not. Fortunately, you should, for the most part. It's funny how a week can change an article. Last Wednesday I was all ready to pen a piece about Roenis Elias, the Mariners' latest semi-wunderkind, and how his unlikely rise to decency seemed to mirror the team that employed him. However, Colin had already written a fantastic piece about his origins, and it seemed tacky to worry about a meager thing like baseball after talking about what he was going through.  "Let him pitch one more game this weekend," I told myself, like an idiot. "It's against the Marlins. How...
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
Mariners drop eighth straight to Astros

Mariners drop eighth straight to Astros

Erasmo snatches his third loss of the season as the M's fall to 7-13 on Tuesday. Hi. Hi everyone. You may have heard about the Mariners. On Tuesday, the Mariners, a baseball team situated in Seattle Washington, lost their eighth straight game of baseball, falling to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Astros are considered by many to be the worst team in all of baseball, but currently only have one more loss than the Mariners. It was a bad game. We've recapped a lot of baseball games over the past eight days. Each and every one of them has described a Mariner loss. I could do that...
Lookout Landing Apr 23, 2014
7-13: Chart

7-13: Chart

Wow! Yay! Awesome Mariners! Arnold Schwarzenneger in Conan: Justin Smoak (.063 WPA) Arnold Schwarzenneger as the Governor of the State of California: Erasmo Ramirez (-.021 WPA) Wow! Fun! I don't know what to do with my hands! Questions: 1. Tell me something nice you did today that had nothing to do with baseball, yay, fun, etc: 2. Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Game Cube, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo sucks? 3. Worst vegetable:
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 22, 2014

Game 20, Astros at Mariners

Erasmo Ramirez vs. Collin McHugh, 7:10pm 1: Almonte, CF 2: Ackley, LF 3: Cano, 2B 4: Hart, DH 5: Seager, 3B 6: Smoak, 1B 7: Saunders, RF 8: Zunino, C 9: Miller, SS SP: Ramirez With rain in the forecast, the M’s decided to give Hisashi Iwakuma a simulated game in Seattle as opposed 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.Game 20, Astros at Mariners
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2014
Failure approaching

Failure approaching

In last night's miserable game the Mariners were undone by a group of hitters giving away at bats. On October 14, 2000 I sat on a couch in the common area of my dorm (our rooms didn't have cable) and got ready for Game 4 of the ALCS. As the game wore on I just sank deeper and deeper into those cushions while my school mates (almost all of whom were from California) watched me with amusement. I screamed, cursed and stewed as Roger Clemens threw a 1 hit, 15K complete game. Given the stakes, the opposing team and pitcher it was about as angry as any baseball game has ever made me. It was also...
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2014
Mike Zunino's spectacular nothing

Mike Zunino's spectacular nothing

The best part of last night's Mariner game was a foul ball. A sad rite of the passing Mariner season is the fading of hope. We collectively suffer through months of wet darkness, clinging to each other, watching earnestly for roster news and distracting ourselves once a week with the beautiful barbarism of football. Every March there is hope. If Spring Training ever opens and I don't feel hopeful then it's off to a new hobby. This Spring had Robinson Cano and James Paxton and Taijuan Walker and BRAD MILLER WOOOOOO!! Well now here we are. The team has lost 12 of 16. They have lost with bad...
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2014

Lookout Linkage, 4/22/14

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Links! Jeff and Matthew have a new installment of their weekly U.S.S. Mariner podcast. Jeff also defends LLoyd's decision to move Dustin Ackley up to second in the order after saying he wasn't going to do so. LL's very own Patrick Dubuque has an excellent piece up on The Hardball Times about fans and statistics. I can't really explain all of what it's about in just one sentence, but it's amazing. Look at it. Mike Curto of The News Tribune wonders if Cole Gillespie should get a shot with the...
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2014
Mariners get beat up 7-2 by Astros.

Mariners get beat up 7-2 by Astros.

The Mariners play like garbage on Felix Day and get Astroed 7-2. E.Greenlaw Memorial Box Score Link Astros 7 vs Mariners 2 Stuff stiosfj owf orp ee georgmeqmlke erngfeqvk;evm e vev erv e That was my placeholder text for creating this recap earlier today. See, I am having technology problems with the computer I have to do the recap on and I don't have any buttons in here, just an empty text box. I either have to write in html or steal code from other places and put it in here. So I thought I would create the article in advance from a working computer and put in some bolds and bullets...
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2014

7-12: Chart

Mariners lose bad on Felix Day. Bad is 7-2. The Mariners lost 7-2. Angels Opening Series: Abe Almonte (.157 WPA) Pretty Much Everything Else: Felix Hernandez (-.429 WPA) QUESTIONS: 1. Have you ever been to an oxygen bar? How do you feel about oxygen? 2. What did you give up doing to watch Felix Day? And I'll do it again in 5 or 6 days probably, whatever it was. 3. Gooble Gobble?
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 21, 2014

Losing Streaks

On the afternoon of April 15, the Mariners were 7-5, having the day before beaten the Rangers by six runs. Out of the gate, Dustin Ackley was hitting well at the bottom of the order. Lloyd McClendon spoke to the media. McClendon also said that he doesn’t see himself moving Ackley or Zunino up in 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.Losing Streaks
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 21, 2014

Game 19, Astros at Mariners

King Felix vs. Dallas Keuchel, 7:10pm Happy Felix Day – may it end happier than last Felix Day. About a decade ago now, Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball” came out and changed the way many fans looked at the game, and, importantly, got businesses and organizations around the country to think about market inefficiencies and how they 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 19, Astros at Mariners

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