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2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Kevin Abel

2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Kevin Abel

The local boy is back with vengeance and violence on the bump 33 months ago, a fresh-faced 18-year-old Kevin Abel was leading the Oregon State Beavers to their third College World Series title ever. It was objectively incredible. He won four games in eleven days in Omaha, Neb., during OSU’s championship run, including a two-hit shutout in the clincher, a 5-nill win over a favored Arkansas Razorback squad. Abel was on top of the world. His arsenal was devastating. The changeup was nationally revered. He entered his 2019 campaign one of the most feared arms in the country. But...
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/1/21: Julio Rodriguez, Hunter Dozier, and Trey Mancini

Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/1/21: Julio Rodriguez, Hunter Dozier, and Trey Mancini

Mood. | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Mariners baseball is back! In Mariners News... You just absolutely love to see it: In the Mariners’ first Spring Training game of 2021, Julio Rodriguez hits a walk-off single to score Jarred Kelenic in a 5-4 win against the Padres. A glimpse of the future perhaps? Here's Julio Rodriguez's walk-off single scoring Jarred Kelenic in the Mariners' 5-4 win. pic.twitter.com/0o9qp6Nkx4— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 28, 2021 Around The League... The A’s are advancing with the creation of their new stadium as they release a...
Feb 28, 2021
Jubilee On The Radio, Mariners win Spring Training opener 5-4

Jubilee On The Radio, Mariners win Spring Training opener 5-4

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The M’s start, finish February undefeated Today, I couldn’t have been happier to listen to a game that didn’t matter at all. The end result was a thriller, a 5-4 walk-off victory for the Seattle Mariners over a San Diego Padres club starting almost all of it’s A-team that was arguably the most improved in MLB this winter. The outcome won’t be kept in many records, but the game was important all the same. It was a return from the winter for players and fans, and a comeback even longer in the making for some of those in uniform. While a...
Feb 28, 2021
2/28/21: 1st Spring Training Open Game Thread

2/28/21: 1st Spring Training Open Game Thread

Marcossssssssss | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports We... made it? We made it. Welcome back, friends. Come one, come all, gather around the radio, or the computer, or simply plug in some headphones to your mobile device. We’ve got a Seattle Mariners baseball game today. Heck, for the first few innings we should even have what looks like will be the Opening Day lineup just one month from now. Marco Gonzales on the hill. Mitch Haniger and Tom Murphy (catching, despite the graphic below) in the starting lineup. It’s the first live game action against an opposing team for...
Feb 28, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/21: Lou Piniella, Niko Kavadas, and the Nisqually Earthquake

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/21: Lou Piniella, Niko Kavadas, and the Nisqually Earthquake

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ Baseball is upon us! But we’re really here for Perry Hill. Last week’s Sunday Moose Tracks featured a discussion in the comments about a certain speech at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. I imagine today’s links will pale in comparison, but just in case, I have the local rotary clubs’ guest speaker schedules committed to memory. Today is also Mariners Opening Day, Spring Training Edition! I can’t wait to not-watch a game that doesn’t count. Of course, the high is only 64 degrees in Peoria today, and it’s incredibly impractical...
Feb 27, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/27/21: Ichiro, Justin Dunn, and Brian Snitker

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/27/21: Ichiro, Justin Dunn, and Brian Snitker

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ We’ve got lots of exciting stuff from Mariners camp on this Saturday. Hello folks and welcome to the weekend! We’re just one day away from spring training games, and stuff is still happening. Let’s get to it. In Mariners news... I’ve never wanted to know what was said in a single conversation more than this. Learning from the best. pic.twitter.com/75d6eZXz2R— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) February 27, 2021 The good news is that Ryan Divish spoke to Julio about his relationship with Ichiro and how that has helped him get...
Feb 26, 2021
FanPost Friday: Nominate a new Mariners Team President

FanPost Friday: Nominate a new Mariners Team President

POV: about to get your ass rocked by corporate america, babyyyy | Photo by Abbie Parr/ Could you do a better job of shutting up? I bet you could! Well, then! It’s been quite the week for Mariners fans as we’ve been dealing with the fallout of the Zoom call heard ‘round the baseball world. First of all, I’ve never been more proud to be a part of this staff and community. Don’t you ever believe that the voice of devoted fans can’t create change. Secondly, hey, did you know there is practice baseball this Sunday and we get to finally see how this young team’s...
Feb 26, 2021
Jarred Kelenic: 40ish in 40ish

Jarred Kelenic: 40ish in 40ish

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The 40 in 40 Jarred Kelenic should have gotten You’re Jarred Kelenic. Your whole life you have wanted one thing: to be great at baseball. Not good, great. Rookie of the Year, MVP, All-Star Games, one-way ticket to Cooperstown kind of great. You live in Wisconsin, so there’s plenty of time spent indoors, dreaming up the player you’ll become. But you don’t just dream. You were raised, there in the Midwest, by people who value the importance of hard work. They instill that drive in you, and your own natural competitiveness—your...
Feb 26, 2021
40 in 40: Kyle Seager

40 in 40: Kyle Seager

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports A love letter to my favorite Mariner and a case for keeping him around a little longer. Lined with numerous autographed baseballs, baseball card binders, and bobbleheads, my bedroom is what you might consider the typical teenage baseball fan’s residence. Looking closer, past the plastic casing surrounding the baseballs that have set up camp on my desk, a new theme emerges. The autograph that has graced more of these baseballs than any others throughout my room is Kyle Seager’s. Sometimes alone on an empty ball, sometimes pressed...
Feb 26, 2021
Sporcle Friday: Mariner Right Fielders Since Ichiro

Sporcle Friday: Mariner Right Fielders Since Ichiro

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ no thank you Here is an incomplete list of some important dates in Seattle Mariners history: April 6, 1977 - The franchise plays its first game June 2, 1987 - Ken Griffey Jr. is selected first overall in the draft October 8, 1995 - The Double October 6, 2001 - The Mariners win their record-setting 116th game of the season July 4, 2002 - Félix Hernández signs with the Mariners as an amateur free agent July 23, 2012 - Ichiro Suzuki is traded to the Yankees Since that summer day in 2012, many men have tried and failed to be the Mariners’...
Feb 26, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/26/21: Jarred Kelenic, Brad Miller, and Spencer Torkelson

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/26/21: Jarred Kelenic, Brad Miller, and Spencer Torkelson

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via I think we’ll be hearing about Jarred Kelenic all spring now, and not for the reasons we want. Hello folks and happy Friday! Here’s the latest from around baseball. In Mariners news... Oh man, this guy is gonna be fun. Jarred Kelenic just hit a ball off Gerson Bautista pic.twitter.com/duGkJZLVsG— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 25, 2021 There will understandably be an increased lens on Jarred Kelenic and whether or not he will make the Opening Day roster this spring, writes Larry Stone. Around the league... A...
Feb 25, 2021
Lookout Landing Podcast 150: Ryan Divish on Kevin Mather, Jarred Kelenic, and the Mariners’ eventful week

Lookout Landing Podcast 150: Ryan Divish on Kevin Mather, Jarred Kelenic, and the Mariners’ eventful week

The Seattle Times beat reporter shares two hours of thoughts on the franchise he’s covered for years 0:00-30:00: Dear Mariners, give us one reason to stay here, and we’ll turn right back around. To unpack all of the terrible, no good Mariner news of the past week, we got Ryan Divish. The Seattle Times’ beat reporter and self-admitted Lookout Landing reader takes us through his experience with the infamous Kevin Mather self-immolation and his disappointment to find out that Jarred Kelenic’s public comments went to USA Today. Within the first 20 minutes, Ryan drops his...
Feb 25, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/25/21: Alex Bregman, Royce Lewis, and Shin-Soo Choo

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/25/21: Alex Bregman, Royce Lewis, and Shin-Soo Choo

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ It’s about that time where devastating injuries happen to teams around the league. Let’s hope there are fewer than usual. Good morning everyone! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Thursday. In Mariners news... I don’t buy it, but naturally, everyone is talking about it. Hearing @jonmorosi on @710ESPNSeattle with @jtheaps9 & @StacyRost say Theo Epstein might be realistic for the Mariners to sign... pic.twitter.com/3Tj6UAMwzO— Taylor Jacobs (@TaylorJacobs) February 24, 2021 If this is the entire...
Feb 24, 2021
Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic, agents express dissatisfaction after candid remarks regarding service time manipulation

Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic, agents express dissatisfaction after candid remarks regarding service time manipulation

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Great, you’ve pissed off Jarred Kelenic. On Wednesday morning, Bob Nightengale of USA Today published a story detailing the frustrations Jarred Kelenic and his camp have had with the Mariners over the past year and change. A little over a year ago, Kelenic and his agents, Brodie Scoffield and Chris Amezquita, engaged in contract extension talks with the Mariners. Those talks didn’t lead to a deal, Kelenic instead electing to bet on himself and his future. Suffice to say had he signed the deal, the Mariners would have had him playing in...
Feb 24, 2021
40 in 40: Donovan Walton

40 in 40: Donovan Walton

Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Walton only has an outside chance of making the opening day roster. But, we’ll probably see him again at some point in 2021, so let’s get to know him a little better. Donovan Walton has played 12 games in the major leagues. This is nothing to sniff at. Simply making it to the major leagues is something the vast majority of baseball players never do. It just hasn’t given us much time to get acquainted with him. He’s never been a top prospect for the Mariners. His highest ranking was #23 in the Mariners system from Baseball...