10:53 AM EST, Sun November 19, 2017
53 mins ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/19/18: Nick Rumbelow, Eric Filia, and Jamie Moyer

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/19/18: Nick Rumbelow, Eric Filia, and Jamie Moyer

Sunday Links. The other day one of my friends wanted to buy candy corn, but couldn’t find any at any store. In your opinion, is candy corn strictly a Halloween candy or a staple of the fall season? In Mariners News... The Mariners acquired Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees. The #Mariners have acquired RHP Nick Rumbelow from New York-AL in exchange for minor league pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then. MLB roster now at 36.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) November 18, 2017 Kate shared her analysis of the deal. Eric Filia and Art Warren were listed as two of 10 standouts from the AFL...
16 hours ago
Mariners acquire RHP Nick Rumbelow for JP Sears, Juan Then

Mariners acquire RHP Nick Rumbelow for JP Sears, Juan Then

Farewell, Strikeout King While the other GMs sleep in, Jerry Dipoto is working all the burners on the hot stove, today trading LHP JP Sears and RHP Juan Then for RHP Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees. Then is a 17-year-old currently in the DSL. Sears is a 2017 draftee out of the Citadel who finished the season with Clinton. Sears was a strikeout machine in college and continued that trend in professional ball; he racked up 51 strikeouts in just 27.2 combined innings this year. If you listened to the podcast this week, Jordan from Cespedes BBQ was very excited to talk about JP Sears with other...
23 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/18/17: Edgar Martinez, Eric Filia, and Shohei Otani

Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/18/17: Edgar Martinez, Eric Filia, and Shohei Otani

Wake me up when November ends. Egg nog... Yes or no? In Mariners News... Luke Arkins of Prospect Insider discusses Edgar Martinez’ Hall of Fame candidacy. The Mariners blog has a detailed summary of Edgar Martinez’ career and Hall of Fame candidacy. Jason Churchill shares his thoughts on Gareth Morgan. Eric Filia gets on base a lot. In you include the MiLB regular season, Cal League playoffs & the Arizona Fall League, Eric Filia has reached base safely in 44 straight games. #OBP— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 18, 2017 Check out Braden Bishop’s haircut for today’s...
Nov 17, 2017
Ryon Healy, Mitch Haniger, and their swings

Ryon Healy, Mitch Haniger, and their swings

Ryon Healy can crush a fastball. Ryon Healy can’t hit bendy pitches. Around this time last year, Jerry Dipoto acquired an outfielder without much of a prospect pedigree who had recently made some significant changes to his swing. Those changes unlocked a new level of offensive production for Mitch Haniger and only injuries held him back from having an outstanding rookie year. With the acquisition of Ryon Healy a few days ago, Dipoto is returning to the same well; acquiring a first baseman without a prospect pedigree who recently made some significant changes to his swing. Haniger and...
Nov 17, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Longest Home Runs at Safeco Field

Sporcle Friday: Longest Home Runs at Safeco Field

Baseballs were crushed. Sometimes during the summer, my friends and I will head to my high school’s baseball field and try to hit home runs. I’ve never come close. Professional baseball players, on the other hand, would have little problem hitting a home run on my high school’s baseball field. Here are the 25 longest homers at Safeco Field of 2017. Link!
Nov 17, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/17/17: MVP Awards, Shohei Ohtani, and Yu Darvish

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/17/17: MVP Awards, Shohei Ohtani, and Yu Darvish

T.G.I.F.! Happy Friday folks! As the GM meetings wind down, there is still some activity coming out of them. Let’s get you caught up on what you might have missed. In Mariners news... Some Mariners news that’s unrelated to yesterday’s trade. #Mariners are favorites to sign SS Noelvi Marte, who is highly regarded. https://t.co/EP8GDJfT3q— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) November 16, 2017 Jim Callis doesn’t think the Thyago Vieira trade really moves the needle with them and Shohei Ohtani. Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner breaks down the two trades that the team has made so far. Around...
Nov 16, 2017
Mariners send Thyago Vieira to White Sox for International Slot Money

Mariners send Thyago Vieira to White Sox for International Slot Money

Not 12 hours after new broke that Jerry had broke the seal on the Hot Stove season by checking “First Base” off his to-do list by acquiring Ryon Healy, he’s at it again: Mariners acquire international slot money from the White Sox in exchange for RHP Thyago Vieira— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) November 16, 2017 The @Mariners are getting $500K from @whitesox in Vieira deal. Prepping for an Ohtani bid? Now have $1.5575 mil to offer (M's have spent $3.9425 mil of $5.5 mil total pool)— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) November 16, 2017 Vieira, 24, started turning some heads last...
Nov 16, 2017
Lookout Landing Podcast 31: The Healy trade and Hot Stove with Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes BBQ

Lookout Landing Podcast 31: The Healy trade and Hot Stove with Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes BBQ

A Cesepedes BBQer for the rest of us The Hot Stove season has officially begun, and of course it's Jerry Dipoto leading the charge, trading away steady rookie reliever Emilio Pagan to address the team's need at first base. In exchange for Pagan and a teenaged infield prospect, Alexander Campos, the Mariners receive Ryon Healy, Oakland's young, power-hitting first baseman. 0 - 5:00: Jordan makes a long-awaited return to the podcasting world, and gets to do it with people who are as into Mike Marjama as he is. It's a great day all around. 5:00: Kate and John bemoan their already-dinged...
Nov 16, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/16/17: Taylor Motter, Cy Young Awards, and Scott Boras

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/16/17: Taylor Motter, Cy Young Awards, and Scott Boras

Some links to get your Thursday morning started. Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Perhaps I should stop assuming that people are always reading these stories in the morning. Although “good morning” always feels like a nice way to start off the day of posting here at Lookout Landing. Regardless of when you might be reading this story, here are the links you came here for. In Mariners news... A couple of top Mariners prospects are now minor league free agents. With Tyler Marlette and Gianfranco Wawoe declaring free agency, RHP Art Warren & OF Eric Filia enter the #Mariners' Top 30...
Nov 15, 2017
Mariners acquire INF Ryon Healy from A’s for RHP Emilio Pagan

Mariners acquire INF Ryon Healy from A’s for RHP Emilio Pagan

The M’s have filled a hole for 2018. We have our first Jerry Dipoto trade of the offseason! The Mariners have acquired Oakland A’s infielder Ryon Healy for reliever Emilio Pagan and 17-year-old infielder Alexander Campos. The M’s will plug Healy in as the team’s first baseman in 2018 and, in theory, beyond. GM Jerry Dipoto on the trade for Ryon Healy. pic.twitter.com/da5PwoFKWM— Mariners (@Mariners) November 16, 2017 Healy was a steady bat for Oakland last year as the 25-year-old slashed .271/.302/.451 with 25 bombs. The guy doesn’t walk a whole lot (3.8%), strikes out a...
Nov 15, 2017
Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part III: Filling in the Edges

Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part III: Filling in the Edges

Little things mean a lot In keeping with a semi-grand tradition here at LL, we are pleased to present you with our 2018 Mariners Off-Season Plan, a series of steps we think the team needs to take forward in order to contend in 2018 and beyond. In case you missed the first installments, start off by reading Part One of this series, which focuses on Step One: Upgrade Starting Pitching, and then move on to Part Two, which contends with the holes in the starting lineup at first base and in the outfield (Steps Two and Three). We also lay the groundwork for the series there by establishing the...
Nov 15, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/15/17: Jim Brower, Managers of the Year, and Giancarlo Stanton

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/15/17: Jim Brower, Managers of the Year, and Giancarlo Stanton

Happy Wednesday! Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! We’re smack in the middle of the GM meetings, where future blockbuster trades are being discussed and we don’t even know about them yet! That’s actually a pretty fun thing to think about. Here are some other fun/not so fun things to think about: In Mariners news... Here’s some minor Mariners news that might end up having a significant impact down the line. Just talked to a M's source for clarification .... Marco got a fourth option this season. So he's out of options going into 2018.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) November...
Nov 14, 2017
Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part II: Position Players

Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part II: Position Players

To platoon or not to platoon In keeping with a semi-grand tradition here at LL, we are pleased to present you with our 2018 Mariners Off-Season Plan. In case you missed yesterday’s post, start off by reading Part One of this series, which focuses on starting pitching. We also lay the groundwork for the series there by establishing the assumptions we’re working under regarding how many wins the Mariners need to add to contend for the playoffs, payroll, how the Mariners will treat their top-level prospect capital, and this front office’s general approach towards contending rather than...
Nov 14, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/14/17: Carlos Santana, Rookies of the Year, and Carlos Beltran

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/14/17: Carlos Santana, Rookies of the Year, and Carlos Beltran

Happy Tuesday! Good morning folks! We had a pretty busy Monday yesterday in the world of baseball. Let’s check out what you may have missed. In Mariners news... In case you missed it, the M’s made a minor roster move late last night. Source: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Seattle on a minor-league deal.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 14, 2017 Hell yeah John Stanton. Thank you to John Stanton and the @mariners for bringing baseball equipment and visiting my hometown. Gracias a John Stanton y los @mariners por donar utiles deportivos y visitar a Las Matas de Santa Cruz. A...
Nov 13, 2017
Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part I: Starting Pitching

Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part I: Starting Pitching

In which we lay some groundwork and talk starting pitching With the World Series wrapped up and free agency kicking off, the 2018 off-season is officially underway. There’s something special about the off-season for baseball; because the season itself is so long, the time without baseball feels especially pronounced. For many, it’s a time of hope and possibility, a time to dream on big-name free agent acquisitions and top prospect debuts and blockbuster trades. Unfortunately, as Mariners fans, we don’t have many top prospects near their MLB debuts to dream on, and in free agency,...