5:09 AM EST, Wed February 08, 2023
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An elegy for Mariners FanFest, the last pure good thing

An elegy for Mariners FanFest, the last pure good thing

Photo by Steph Chambers/ In a world that feels increasingly focused on squeezing every last penny of profits from consumers, Mariners FanFest stood alone. Now it seems it’s a thing of the past. Across baseball, several teams have been holding their FanFests over the past few weeks, a fan-centered event that serves as both an unofficial kickoff and a palette-whetter for spring training. The Giants just had theirs on February 4, sponsored by the city of Scottsdale, already greasing that southwestern slide for Bay Area locals. The Padres, Dodgers, Astros, Rangers, Twins,...
17 hours ago
40 in 40: Tommy La Stella seeks to reinvent himself, again

40 in 40: Tommy La Stella seeks to reinvent himself, again

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Changes La Stella has been seeking to make with his swing have been sidetracked multiple times. Will he reach his final form with the Mariners? Some great artists are content to make variations on a theme album after album, staying within their musical lane, doing what they do best and doing it well. No one is telling Adele to write fewer piano ballads, and she wouldn’t stop if anyone did. For those with the rarefied skillset of an Adele—or a Mike Trout—there’s no need to reinvent the wheel around a generational gift. But for...
19 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/7/23: Ian Kinsler, Stephen Piscotty, and Ronald Guzman

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/7/23: Ian Kinsler, Stephen Piscotty, and Ronald Guzman

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Happy Tuesday! In Mariners news... The Mariners continue to show their excitement for Teoscar Hernandez joining their team and the important power he can add to their offense. ($) Spring Training Prefunk begins today at 10 am, with various ways to interact with Mariners players via Youtube, Instagram Live, Twitter, and more, followed by Trivia Night at Hatback Bar and Grille with Rick Rizzs. Around the league... Jeff Passan at ESPN+ sits down with New York Mets owner Steve Cohen to learn about the team’s record-setting payroll, his...
Feb 6, 2023
Mariners announce affiliate coaching staffs for 2023

Mariners announce affiliate coaching staffs for 2023

this was Mike Freeman’s player portrait from 2017 but he could probably just reuse it as his managerial one | Photo by Christian Petersen/ Meet the people helping the Mariners’ minor leaguers take the next step in their pro careers The Mariners have now announced their full coaching staffs for the 2023 season, from the major-league coaching staff with the addition of Stephen Vogt, to the Player Development and High Performance Staffs, to the affiliate coaching staffs. Here are the coaches who will be working with players at every affiliate in the organization; a...
Feb 6, 2023
40 in 40: Robbie Ray’s long offseason

40 in 40: Robbie Ray’s long offseason

Bring back the ‘stache, Robbie | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ What happens when you have to wait five months before you can get back on the horse? Philadelphia had a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, so they went to their closer, Mitch Williams. A walk and a single later, Joe Carter stepped into the box and ended the 1993 World Series on a walk-off home run. Joe touched ‘em all, and he never hit a bigger home run in his life. Mitch Williams, on the other hand, had to wait five months to toe the rubber again. In his first appearance of 1994, he blew a tie game in...
Feb 6, 2023
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/6/23: Carlos Beltran, Brandon Crawford, and Fernando Tatis Jr.

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/6/23: Carlos Beltran, Brandon Crawford, and Fernando Tatis Jr.

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Some light links to begin your week. In Mariners news... Jerry Dipoto discusses the team’s expectations for first baseman Evan White this season and their hopes for his recovery moving forward. 2023 Spring Training single-game tickets are still available, make sure to grab yours today! Around the league... Carlos Beltran is set to return to the New York Mets in a front office role as a baseball operations assistant to GM Billy Eppler. Brandon Crawford discusses his future with the San Francisco Giants and the work he’s been putting...
Feb 5, 2023
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/5/23: Fernando Valenzuela, Logan Webb, and Miguel Rojas

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/5/23: Fernando Valenzuela, Logan Webb, and Miguel Rojas

Photo by Mario Tama/ A Dodgers legend finally gets his due, one extension and possibly more coming soon too, and gritty live action Mario (if that’s of interest to you). In Mariners news... Sam Haggerty shared his thoughts on the Mariners and their postseason run with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. "We're THAT close." Sam Haggerty re-lives the Mariners postseason run and how it's changed the perception in Seattle. @Mariners | #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/pWTeRAj0r8— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) February 4, 2023 Happy belated birthday to...
Feb 4, 2023
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/4/23: Julio Rodríguez, Cole Tucker, and Jake McGee

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/4/23: Julio Rodríguez, Cole Tucker, and Jake McGee

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via I am very ready for another season of Julio. Hello all! Welcome to Saturday. Let us check out what’s going on around baseball... In Mariners news... And to think, we get to watch this guy play for the Mariners for the next 15+ years. A true 5-tool player @Mariners | @JRODshow44 | #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/B7rXrJZtMl— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 3, 2023 The Mariners are picking up a bunch of Tread Athletics dudes. Here’s the latest addition. The @Mariners pick up another one Tread Athlete @Puckett_AJ15 is...
Feb 3, 2023
FanPost Friday: In defense of road grays and powder blues

FanPost Friday: In defense of road grays and powder blues

Ichiro wore the road grays in his final MLB game in 2019. I won’t forget what you’re taking from us, Nike/MLB! | Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ Speculation, teeth-gnashing, and loud opinions about the league-imposed changes to the Seattle Mariners uniforms in 2023 The tradition-shattering Mariners uniform news broke after last week’s FanPost Friday was written and published, so my apologies for the late nature of this commentary. But, as LL’s resident outspoken uniform sartorial opinion-haver, I feel it very necessary to speak on the subject. The...
Feb 3, 2023
Will The Mariners Wear The AL West Crown? Lookout Landing Podcast

Will The Mariners Wear The AL West Crown? Lookout Landing Podcast

MLB.com Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Kate and John are here to follow up the Mariners very optimistic, inaugural spring training press conference and news is bountiful. The crew goes through the injury updates (EVAN WHITE LIVES!), Jerry’s comments on Bryce Miller and previews the limited number of camp battles yet to come. As a follow up to last week’s news: we do not currently have a fixed answer regarding the future status of the pod but things are moving behind the scenes to keep episodes coming. We will update you when the status solidifies and the plan can be...
Feb 3, 2023
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/3/23: Cal Raleigh, the DR WBC Team, and Baseball Ownership

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/3/23: Cal Raleigh, the DR WBC Team, and Baseball Ownership

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Who’s ready for the second Cal Raleigh breakout season? Good morning folks! Let’s get this Friday started with some news from the world of baseball. In Mariners news... Following his first bullpen session of the spring, Cal Raleigh says he feels great and is ready to go. Larry Stone at The Seattle Times broke down the preseason press conference with Scott Servais and what the Mariners expect to do in 2023. Around the league... Get yer pitchforks and torches folks, we’re going rioting. A full look at @MLBNow’s...
Feb 2, 2023
Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners agree on three-year, $8.875 million extension

Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners agree on three-year, $8.875 million extension

Hey Dylan, point at who is gonna see a lot more of you for the next few years in Seattle | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Another M’s player joins the extension wave. On Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported a since widely confirmed bit of breaking new: the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a three-year contract extension with UTIL Dylan Moore worth $8.875 million guaranteed. The deal buys out Moore’s 2023 and 2024 seasons where he was in arbitration as well as locking up what will be his age-33 season in 2025, for an average annual rate of $2.958 million per year....
Feb 2, 2023
40 in 40: Luis Castillo is the icing and the cake

40 in 40: Luis Castillo is the icing and the cake

Photo by Thomas Skrlj/MLB Photos via Seattle’s freshly extended ace could be the division’s most valuable starter. When was the last time the Seattle Mariners had the ace of the AL West? While Félix Hernández’s heyday is hardly ancient history, the cream of the crop has been reserved for pitchers among the league’s best. In Houston, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Zack Greinke. In Texas, Lance Lynn, Mike Minor, and Cole Hamels. In Oakland, Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt, In Anaheim, Shohei Ohtani and, well, look Ohtani’s real good. Not since 2015 have...
Feb 2, 2023
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/2/23: Dylan Moore, Kyle Tyler, and Diego Castillo

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/2/23: Dylan Moore, Kyle Tyler, and Diego Castillo

Photo by Rob Carr/ Man, I’m ready for Mariners baseball to return. Hello everyone and happy Thursday! We’ve got a lot of Mariners news today, so let’s chop to it. In Mariners news... In case you missed it, the Mariners signed infielder Dylan Moore to a three-year extension, buying out a year of free agency. The Mariners added another reliever to the spring training pile, signing Kyle Tyler to a minor league deal. The Mariners settled their first arbitration case of the offseason, winning against Diego Castillo in an argument over just $275K. Hope it was worth...
Feb 1, 2023
Notes from the Mariners Spring Training Media Luncheon, 2023

Notes from the Mariners Spring Training Media Luncheon, 2023

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via All-Star Week info, upcoming promotions, player health updates, and get your Opening Day tickets now if you haven’t yet The Mariners hosted their annual pre-spring training media luncheon this year, conveniently streamed on Mariners dot com for those of us not in attendance. The lineup of speakers was as follows: Kolten Wong, newly-acquired Mariners second baseman; Justin Toole, new Director of Player Development; Gregg Greene, VP of Marketing; Nova Newcomer, Director of Community Relations, and the team from EL1...