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Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 17, 2014

Mariners acquire outfielder Ruggiano from Cubs

A Mariners trade was looming, and Seattle fans were in a mild frenzy of speculation and excitement. Names like Justin Upton, Ian Desmond, Marlon Byrd, Wil Myers and others were…
Seattle Times Dec 17, 2014

Mariners trade rumors swirling

So as I was wrapping up with some radio stuff this afternoon, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick sent out this tweet.

With Melky Cabrera out, what are Mariners’ options in right?

Right is what’s wrong with the Seattle Mariners’ offseason so far. After making some major moves this offseason that included shipping off incumbent right fielder Michael Saunders, M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik still has a hole to fill in his outfield. The good news is that’s about the only glaring weakness facing a club that […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 16, 2014

Analysis: Could Mariners’ search for an outfielder lead them back to Justin Upton?

Atlanta appears willing to discuss possible trade packages for outfielder Justin Upton that don’t include pitcher Taijuan Walker.

Mariners winter league report -- December 16

Here's the weekly winter league report from Kelly Munro ... Of note ... Baseball America is reporting that Carlos Rivero, who was non-tendered and  is leading the Venezuelan League in homers with 14, has signed a minor league contract with Seattle with an invite to major league spring training.  

Mariners’ winter ball update through December 15

The latest news, notes and stats on the Mariners involved in winter ball, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners Baseball Information department. 12.16.14 Mariners Winter League Report
Could Mariners’ search for an outfielder lead them back to an old target?

Could Mariners’ search for an outfielder lead them back to an old target?

What about Justin Upton to the Mariners? Atlanta’s apparent willingness to lower its price in efforts to trade Upton is already stirring whispers that he might land in Seattle. Specifically, it seems the Braves are no longer demanding that Taijuan Walker be included in any such swap. I first saw that news in a report by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, but some follow-up calls suggest it’s true. That could be a game-changer. Now, let me put the qualifier in right here: This is, at this point, largely an exercise in connecting the dots from a lot of industry … Read more »

Moving on from Melky and a few other Mariners related notes and thoughts

So life after Melky Cabrera begins for the Mariners. The White Sox have yet to officially announce the deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports dropped this little gem ...   I haven't got any confirmation from the Mariners that they are that "unknown" team. But from all indications and contact with sources, the Seattle was sticking to its three-year offer. I'm guessing that will be asked at Cabrera's presser, whenever that is. Interesting stuff from Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs on Cabrera. The search for a right fielder continues. One player that won't be part of that search is Alex Rios. The free...

Mariners have MLB’s fourth-best odds to win World Series

Now that the Mariners have landed a bona fide slugger in Nelson Cruz, Seattle’s odds in Las Vegas to win next season’s World Series have improved to the fourth-best in baseball. The M’s have 14-to-1 odds to win the franchise’s first national championship in 2015, according to sports book Bovada’s latest figures. They’re the same […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 15, 2014

Nelson Cruz takes well-worn path to Mariners

There is a little more to Nelson Cruz than his ability to blast a majestic, towering home run with a short, violent swing of the bat.
Seattle Times Dec 14, 2014
Melky Cabrera reportedly will play for Chicago White Sox

Melky Cabrera reportedly will play for Chicago White Sox

Melky Cabrera reportedly has agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox worth at least $42 million. The Mariners reportedly were among the teams that showed interest in Cabrera, who hit .301 for Toronto this year.
Seattle Times Dec 14, 2014

No Melky for the Mariners

So this happened last night when I was away from my computer having a late dinner with friends.
Seattle Times Dec 13, 2014

Nelson Cruz wears well-worn path to Mariners

Newest Mariner has used his work ethic to battle through eight seasons in the minors in the Dominican Republic and the United States and 10 more in the majors to become a power-hitting all-star.

Hot Stove Show podcast: Zduriencik talks options for right field

The podcast and complete recap of the Hot Stove Show, including some very interesting comments from Jack Zduriencik on what could be next for the Mariners.

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