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Looking Under the Hood at Blake Snell’s Fit in Seattle

Looking Under the Hood at Blake Snell’s Fit in Seattle

wipin some of that famous spiro’s sauce away | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Does the hurler have it together enough for us to support him? Let’s be honest: FanGraphs can’t tell the whole story. When you evaluate a pitcher like Blake Snell for acquisition, you need to see the full package. Before handing him the keys to the rotation, we need to look at Savant, we need to look at Brooks, we need to look at the full Blake Snell picture. I submit to you all that the most important question surrounding Blake Snell concerns his taste in pizza. You can talk about pitch...
12 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/25/20: Luis Liberato, Charlie Morton, and Randy Arozarena

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/25/20: Luis Liberato, Charlie Morton, and Randy Arozarena

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Some links to kick off your Wednesday. Good morning everyone! Happy day-before-Thanksigiving! Here are some links to get your day started. In Mariners news... Luis Liberato had a heck of a game yesterday. Home run for Mariners prospect Luís Liberato off Domingo German: pic.twitter.com/RhkTvY4nnS— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) November 24, 2020 have a DAY, Luís Liberato. So far today he has a solo HR, a double to the gap, and this spectacular catch. pic.twitter.com/G0FfZAe5H7— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) November 24,...
Nov 24, 2020
Mariners 2021 free agent target: Collin McHugh

Mariners 2021 free agent target: Collin McHugh

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ A former enemy could be a fitting friend for 2021 Okay, look here, Mr. McHugh. In deference to my long-standing policy of not putting pictures of Astros players on the front page unless absolutely unavoidable, I could have used this picture, from your short-lived tenure with the Red Sox, as the header for this article: Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ But I did not use this extremely meme-able picture, which should earn us some goodwill. Not since James Big Maple Paxton has such a deeply sad and haunted pair of eyes...
Nov 24, 2020
Examining a Blake Snell to the Mariners trade

Examining a Blake Snell to the Mariners trade

when u see the #19 special at Spiro’s | Photo by Harry How/ bring him home? It’s been a quiet off-season so far, but the stove threatens to erupt in flames if one is to believe Mark Feinsand’s report on MLB.com that the Rays are open to trading Blake Snell. Further increasing the potential heat here in our cold little faraway corner, per Feinsand’s report, two teams interested in the former Cy Young winner are the Angels and our very own Mariners. Snell, a Seattle-area native, would probably love to come home to the team he rooted for while growing up in...
Nov 24, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/24/20: Cal Raleigh, Blake Snell, and J.A. Happ

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/24/20: Cal Raleigh, Blake Snell, and J.A. Happ

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Happy Tuesday! In Mariners News... Mariners prospect Cal Raleigh has made a big impact this offseason as he’s highlighted on Baseball America’s list of 19 MLB prospects who impressed scouts at the 2020 instructional league. ($) ICYMI: The Mariners are hiring for a variety of different full-time and part-time jobs as well as a few internship opportunities. Around The League... Take an in-depth behind the scenes look at MLB during COVID-19 with Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino. The Rays are reportedly open to a Blake Snell trade. Where...
Nov 23, 2020
2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Eric Cerantola

2021 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Eric Cerantola

Could Jerry Dipoto and Scott Hunter re-dip their toes into the SEC? The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a hotbed for athletic talent. It always has been, and it foreseeably always will be. Football gets the headlines, but the talent on the baseball diamond is also as good as it gets in a lot of ways. Mississippi State righty Eric Cerantola is one of the best arms in a stacked SEC in 2021 and should get plenty of headlines as the July draft approaches. The Mariners, and Major League Baseball for that matter, are no stranger to SEC arms in the first round. In 2020, the SEC...
Nov 23, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/23/20: Spencer Patton, Nate Lowe, and Theo Epstein

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/23/20: Spencer Patton, Nate Lowe, and Theo Epstein

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports New hirings and free agency updates. In Mariners News... Check out the newest Mariners Insider Podcast from 710 ESPN Seattle as Shannon Drayer and James Osborn discuss the Mariners’ Rule 5 draft protections and standouts from the Fall Development League. Around The League... Free agent RHP Spencer Patton, who pitched for the Cubs in 2016 before spending the last 4 seasons in the NPB, is drawing interest from MLB and NPB teams with the Rangers said to be confirmed as one of the teams in the market for Patton. Angels new GM Perry Minasian...
Nov 22, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/22/20: changing minor league structures; Rule 5 adds; happy belated birthday, Griffey

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/22/20: changing minor league structures; Rule 5 adds; happy belated birthday, Griffey

Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ Sunday and sausage links Good Sunday morning to everyone. Yesterday I hung Christmas lights, which is the absolute earliest I’ve ever done it, but a prominent house in my neighborhood did it on Friday and when I went out to pick up dinner, I noticed that most people had put up their lights as well. We were all just waiting for that first domino to fall, it seems. I guess we needed a little extra light this year. On to the light of the links! In Mariners news: In case you missed it yesterday: the Mariners’ minor league affiliation structure...
Nov 21, 2020
Reports: Mariners minor league affiliates to be Tacoma, Arkansas, Everett, & Modesto

Reports: Mariners minor league affiliates to be Tacoma, Arkansas, Everett, & Modesto

MiLB / Everett Aquasox MLB continues leaking its MiLB changes, with a big shakeup for two West Coast leagues, likely including the Everett AquaSox and Modesto Nuts. Per a report from J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register, combined with a report from Baseball America, the Mariners are expected to retain four of their five affiliates, with the AAA-Tacoma Rainiers and AA-Arkansas Travelers remaining at their long-time level. The Mariners new High-A club is expected to be the Everett AquaSox, as the Northwest League shifts to High-A as a full season league. Seattle,...
Nov 21, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/21/20: Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, and Yonder Alonso

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/21/20: Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, and Yonder Alonso

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Happy Saturday! Hello and welcome to the weekend! Let’s get it going with some links. In Mariners news... Julio had a pretty good night yesterday. Julio Rodriguez has his 1st multi-hit game in LIDOM with a single in the 8th.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 21, 2020 Around the league... Jon Morosi wrote about the possibility of Nolan Arenado being shipped to the Dodgers. As if Los Angeles needed any more talent. He might not be the only big-name third baseman on the move this winter. Sources: #Nats are considering...
Nov 20, 2020
Mariners protect four players from the 2020 Rule 5 Draft

Mariners protect four players from the 2020 Rule 5 Draft

A little Sammy D-lite for your Friday afternoon | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports OF Taylor Trammell and RHPs Juan Then, Wyatt Mills, and Sam Delaplane are all added to the 40-man The Mariners have firmed up their 40-man roster ahead of today’s 3 PM deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft, and opted to protect four players. This is a few more than we projected them to keep, but the additions aren’t surprising. OF Taylor Trammell was an obvious choice to add; he’s a Top-100 prospect who was the primary target in the Austin Nola trade with San Diego and...
Nov 20, 2020
FanPost Friday: Awards Season

FanPost Friday: Awards Season

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Which award do you put the most stock in? Plus bonus Mariners Hall of Fame polls! The 2020 BBWAA Award Season wrapped up last week. Around here, of course, we were very much aflutter for Kyle Lewis and his unanimous Rookie of the Year victory, so much so that I hardly paid attention to the rest of the awards knowing that no other Mariners players had a realistic shot at any of them. Oh, I guess I’d be remiss not to mention the Gold Glove wins by Evan White and J.P. Crawford, which are separate from the BBWAA awards, but still meaningful....
Nov 20, 2020
Sporcle Friday: AL Gold Glove Winners at 1B

Sporcle Friday: AL Gold Glove Winners at 1B

Photo by Abbie Parr/ When I played baseball as a Sammamish youth, I always enjoyed playing first base because it meant you got to catch the ball a lot. Not to brag, but during the real early Little League days, I was typically one of the only kids on the team who could consistently catch the ball, meaning I spent a lot of time at the cold corner. As one progresses through the baseball ranks and catching the ball becomes fairly elementary, first base becomes less and less important. You want the most athletic fielders playing up the middle and the slower grass pickers on...
Nov 20, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/20/20: Steve Cohen, Nelson Cruz, and Aroldis Chapman

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/20/20: Steve Cohen, Nelson Cruz, and Aroldis Chapman

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Heck yeah, it’s Friday! Good morning everyone! Let’s get you the latest batch of links. In Mariners news... Corey Brock at The Athletic recaps what went down at Fall Camp for the Mariners, with quotes from M’s executives on what they saw from certain guys. ($) Jonathan Mayo hypes up the M’s farm system in his latest check-in on the team’s prospects. Around the league... Everyone’s dream may soon come true (yes, that’s the official account for the Mets’ new owner. Yes, he needs to learn proper spacing when...
Nov 19, 2020
Mariners Rule 5 decisions to be made before Friday’s deadline

Mariners Rule 5 decisions to be made before Friday’s deadline

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Will Seattle be opportunistic again in the draft, or will other teams feast on the forgotten fruits of the Mariners’ newly prosperous farm? Or both? It could be both. This Friday marks the deadline by which all clubs must add any eligible player whom they want to protect from the Rule 5 Draft to the 40-man roster. Like that agonizing icebreaker game “two truths and a lie,” the way I see it, the Mariners have two easy decisions to make and one harder one. First up, a Rule 5 Draft refresher (feel free to skip this paragraph if you are...