8:35 AM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
22 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/16/19: More Top 100 Lists, Luis Severino, and Moose

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/16/19: More Top 100 Lists, Luis Severino, and Moose

Links! The Mariners’ position players have arrived at spring training! Only one of the Mariners' 26 position players didn't report today on time. Infielder Orlando Calixte, a non-roster invitee, is still in the Dominican Republic waiting on the visa process. Everyone else in camp and will be on the field for first full-squad workout tomorrow.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 15, 2019 The season is fast approaching! To prepare ourselves, let’s read these links. In Mariners News... Mallex Smith is dealing with a sore elbow. ItIt sounds like it isn’t a huge deal, but it...
Feb 15, 2019
FanPost Friday: Who is “your guy” on the 2019 Mariners?

FanPost Friday: Who is “your guy” on the 2019 Mariners?

Or on the farm? Lots of interesting crops a-growin’ on the farm Greetings and Happy Friday to you and yours. Hope you survived the snowpocalyse. I knew my cabin fever was kicking in hard when the images from Spring Training started trickling in the other day and I just about lost my mind. Despite everything, those first few hits of baseball still get me going and make me feel giddy like a kid. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I am officially ready for some dang baseball. So! That brings me to the prompt. Please feel free to peruse Kate’s excellent guide to who the heck is actually...
Feb 15, 2019
LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #6 - Logan Gilbert

LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #6 - Logan Gilbert

After a bout with Mono last year, Logan Gilbert will look to start off his professional career in earnest this year. For a first-round draft pick, the excitement surrounding Logan Gilbert has really died down. Perhaps that’s because we really don’t know much about Logan Gilbert, Seattle Mariner. Before he could even begin his professional career, he was diagnosed with a nasty case of Mononucleosis, sidelining him for the rest of the 2018 season. All we have to go on are his pre-draft, college scouting reports. And with an influx of young pitching talent into the...
Feb 15, 2019
40 in 40: Hunter Strickland

40 in 40: Hunter Strickland

Have the Mariners found their closer? On January 2nd, Jerry Dipoto said in an interview with 710 ESPN’s Danny, Dave, and Moore that the Mariners’ 2019 closer might not yet be on the roster. Three weeks and a day later, former San Fransisco Giant Hunter Strickland signed a one-year deal with the Mariners. Could he be the door-closing bullpen piece Jerry referenced? While Strickland isn’t a glamorous signing, he holds one statistical advantage over every other Mariners reliever: he has recorded double-digits saves in his career. The 30-year-old righty notched 14 of his 19 career saves...
Feb 15, 2019
Sporcle Friday: Mariners 40 Man Roster

Sporcle Friday: Mariners 40 Man Roster

Let’s learn the roster! I chose Cory Gearrin as the cover photo for this game because I accidentally forgot to include him in the quiz. My bad, Cory! For every other player on the 40 man roster, you will have to match their name to their face. Are you up for the challenge? Also, huge shoutout to Kate for helping me finish this quiz! PLAY!
Feb 15, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/15/19: Yusei Kikuchi, Max Kepler, and Terrence Ross

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/15/19: Yusei Kikuchi, Max Kepler, and Terrence Ross

Some links to kick off your Friday. Good morning everybody and happy Friday! Here are some links for you as you round out your week. In Mariners news... I missed this yesterday...happy belated birthday Dave! Giddy up! Happy Birthday to the one and only @TheDaveSimsShow. pic.twitter.com/RIUNP6Qdi9— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 14, 2019 Yusei Kikuchi is looking good! pic.twitter.com/SaxqFsCxVd— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 14, 2019 Ryan Divish checked in on what Dan Altavilla has been up to this offseason. Around the league... Another player comes...
Feb 14, 2019
Designer Imposters: Matchmaking with the new Mariners

Designer Imposters: Matchmaking with the new Mariners

Yes, we’ve seen a lot of old favorites depart, but as my mom used to tell me, there’s a lid for every pot, and there’s a bargain favorite out there for you After the disappointing finish to a once-promising 2018 season, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulled up stakes on his current aging roster and turned an eye towards the future of the team. Sadly, restructuring the club has meant several fan favorites have been dealt in order to build a young core and create more payroll flexibility. Admittedly, it’s hard to be invested in a team that doesn’t feature the blazing fastball of Edwin...
Feb 14, 2019
Lookout Landing Podcast 64: What does the Mariners outfield look like?

Lookout Landing Podcast 64: What does the Mariners outfield look like?

Spoiler alert: It’s Mitch Haniger and a bunch of new guys John, Kate, and Matthew preview the Mariners outfield, take listener questions, and deliver some opinions on snow you won’t find anywhere else. 0:00 - 10:00: Y’all this snow, though. Kate debates which of her cats to eat for sustenance, Matthew describes a bad pond to sled by. 10:00 - 17:30: The gang discusses the outfielders that we used to know, lamenting the departures of Guillermo Heredia and Denard Span, who we did adore, and Ben Gamel, who did actually hit well. We also wax poetic on the numerous NL teams we’re enthused...
Feb 14, 2019
LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #7 - Kyle Lewis

LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #7 - Kyle Lewis

It’s now or never for the former top prospect It’s bizarre to think that Kyle Lewis was drafted by the Mariners less than three years ago. It feels like he’s been in the organization forever. Lewis has spent the past few seasons acting as resident Only Hope for the team’s future, as Jerry Dipoto has traded away fellow top prospects like Nick Neidert, J.P. Sears, and Thyago Vieira (OK, now I’m stretching for “top prospects”, but I didn’t really have a lot to work with). Lewis provided a ton to be excited about when the team first drafted him in 2016. Lewis...
Feb 14, 2019
40 in 40: J.P. Crawford

40 in 40: J.P. Crawford

Can the young shortstop live up to his potential in 2019? A young hitter, drafted straight out of high school, has always been well-regarded. Since he was drafted in 2013, he’s torn up pitchers at every level, most recently posting a wRC+ of 114 in Triple-A. He’s struggled with some injuries throughout his career, most recently since being called up at the end of 2017. He has average-at-best power, and has hit .214 in each of his partial seasons in the big leagues. What’s more, his defense has slipped, and he was regarded as a negative defender by Fangraphs in 2018. He’s former top...
Feb 14, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/14/19: Mariners Spring Training, Aaron Nola, and Zion Williamson

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/14/19: Mariners Spring Training, Aaron Nola, and Zion Williamson

Some links just for you on this Valentines Day Good morning everybody and Happy Valentines Day! Spring training is just getting into full swing, so let’s get you the links for the day. In Mariners news... We’ve got some fresh spring training content for you. *deep content sigh* pic.twitter.com/qPDRuV94FX— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 13, 2019 Poetry in motion. pic.twitter.com/0Gt4I752Vx— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 13, 2019 And here’s how spring training is going so far in Yusei’s own words. With the first bullpen in the , Yusei Kikuchi spoke...
Feb 13, 2019
40 in 40: Brandon Brennan

40 in 40: Brandon Brennan

A Rule 5 pick tries to stick on the major-league roster With multiple open spots on their 40-man roster and an entirely depleted bullpen, the Mariners were expected to be active in this year’s Rule 5 draft, and for once the club did basically what people expected, scooping up 27-year-old righty Brandon Brennan. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Rule 5 draft, essentially it’s this: Rule 5 ensures that teams can’t bury players in the minors forever by allowing any player not on an organization’s 40-man roster to be drafted by any other club, as long as that player has been in the...
Feb 13, 2019
FanGraphs places five (5) Mariners in their Top-100 prospects, Baseball America ranks the system 14th-best

FanGraphs places five (5) Mariners in their Top-100 prospects, Baseball America ranks the system 14th-best

Some encouraging evaluations for Seattle’s farm. We’ve compiled the prospect listings of each major outlet’s Top-100 as they’ve emerged. As is to be expected, the Mariners ranged from two-to-four prospects being included, with a mixture of options making the cut. Encouragingly, FanGraphs went ahead and selected five. Justus Sheffield at No. 60 Yusei Kikuchi at No. 74 Jarred Kelenic at No. 84 Justin Dunn at No. 89 Evan White at No. 90 FanGraphs provides more detail than most, however, so we’re not simply left with rankings. Similarly to John Sickels’ letter grades, FanGraphs...
Feb 13, 2019
LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #8 - Shed Long

LL’s Top 50 Mariners Prospects 2019: #8 - Shed Long

The Seattle Mariners traded their 2018 second-round pick to get Shed Long, a possible heir to the second base throne In a prospect-for-prospect swap that sent 2018 Mariners’ draftee Josh Stowers packing, Seattle acquired infielder Shedric “Shed” Long, who posted a 120 wRC+ last year for the Reds’ Double-A affiliate. As noted in the graphic above, Long began his minor-league career path as a catcher, with 2018 bringing his first full-time job as a second baseman. Like many people adjusting to a new job full of brand-new skills, thought processes, and movements, Long...
Feb 13, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/13/19: Edwin Encarnación, Jorge Posada, and Sergio Romo

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/13/19: Edwin Encarnación, Jorge Posada, and Sergio Romo

Some links to kick off your Wednesday. Good morning everybody! We’re officially at the halfway point of the first week of spring training...and still no deals have been signed for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Dallas Keuchel, or Craig Kimbrel. I wouldn’t be surprised if we soon see news about a free agent camp forming like they had last year. Anyway, here are today’s stories. In Mariners news... The Mariners are reportedly expecting Edwin Encarnación to report to spring training, so you can all hang onto your Encarnación jerseys for now. He’s there! Dustin Ackley is back in...