6:54 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
11 hours ago
ALCS Game 5, José Altuve’s Revenge: Open Game Thread

ALCS Game 5, José Altuve’s Revenge: Open Game Thread

Get your 3-1 jokes out of the way now, please. Thank you. Hello, and welcome to this game thread. Here you may write about Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Or, as this lovely British attorney coined it, “The American League Baseball Finals.” Oh, England. Here you may also write about Not Baseball, but if that’s your preference might I direct you to the latest OT? (These were my favorites for years, because I’m a terribly nosey person and love to learn about the lives of others.) You may not write about politics, nor may you slander candy corn. I’m sorry, but...
12 hours ago
Edwin Diaz nominated for AL Reliever of the Year

Edwin Diaz nominated for AL Reliever of the Year

A second helping of Sugar As the post-season goes into its final leg, awards season is ramping up. Already we’ve seen Nelson Cruz (EXTEND HIM) nominated as the M’s representative for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, along with a host of Mariners winning organizational awards. However, now the big-deal stuff is upon us, and Edwin Diaz is up for one of the big-dealiest: Game over, when these three came in.Who do you think should win AL Reliever of the Yearpresented by @TheHartford.— MLB (@MLB) October 18, 2018 The announcement comes on the heels of Díaz being named to the...
20 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/18: David Phelps, Wade Miley, and Christian Yelich

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/18/18: David Phelps, Wade Miley, and Christian Yelich

Happy Thursday! Good morning everyone! We had a couple of pretty exciting games in the playoffs yesterday. That and more on today’s docket... In Mariners news... Greg Johns talked to David Phelps about how he’s approaching this offseason. Around the league... In case you missed it, the Brewers baffled everyone when Wade Miley started the game by facing just one batter. In the ALCS, there was some drama when a fan interfered with a potential home run for José Altuve. Don’t let anyone tell you that Clayton Kershaw can’t pitch in the playoffs. Clayton Kershaw: 8th postseason...
Oct 17, 2018
NLCS Game 5/ALCS Game 4: Open Game Thread

NLCS Game 5/ALCS Game 4: Open Game Thread

They somehow play again now. For those of you who joined me in staying up for last night’s NLCS Game 4, I salute you. The Dodgers won, the Brewers used Josh Hader and didn’t pull it out, and everybody is really angry. With the NLCS knotted up at 2-2 and the ALCS leaning 2-1 in favor of the Red Sox, let’s take quick stock of where each team is at. Brewers: Christian Yelich had strongest words for Manny Machado last night ("Dirty play by a dirty player") but manager Craig Counsell threw the best shade when asked if Machado merely was playing hard: "I don't think he's playing all that...
Oct 17, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/17/18: Mariners Offseason, Kim Ng, and Clayton Kershaw

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/17/18: Mariners Offseason, Kim Ng, and Clayton Kershaw

Some links to get your Wednesday started. Hey everyone! We had a pretty exciting day in baseball yesterday. The Red Sox crushed the Astros while the Dodgers squeaked out a win in a 13-inning thriller over the Brewers. We’ve got more coming up today, but here are some links to keep you occupied in the meantime. In Mariners news... Brendan Gawlowski at The Athletic takes a look at what an offseason for the Mariners would look like if they went all in. ($) Ian Miller is showing off some power down in Arizona. Ian Miller blasts a 3-run HR! Congrats @8rellimnai on 1st AFL HR!—...
Oct 16, 2018
10/16/18: ALCS & NLCS Open Game Thread

10/16/18: ALCS & NLCS Open Game Thread

Two playoff games for the price of none Much to the chagrin of Alex Bregman, the Astros are playing another playoff daygame (on the west coast anyways). To quote Bregman, “Does Floyd Mayweather fight the first fight of the night, or is he the main event? I mean, does Tiger Woods tee off at 8 a.m.? It’s about time the ‘show ‘Stros’ play on prime-time television, so we’re looking forward to the ALCS.” Geez, win one World Series and it all just goes to your head, I guess. Anyways, yes, the Boston Red Sox take on the Astros in Houston, going from one little league ball park to...
Oct 16, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/18: Nelson Cruz, Brian Snitker, and the NBA

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/16/18: Nelson Cruz, Brian Snitker, and the NBA

Happy Tuesday! Good morning everybody! It looks like everyone’s favorite bandwagon team — the Brewers — pulled out a shutout victory last night. The Red Sox-Yankees series will also resume today. Exciting times! Here’s what else is going on. In Mariners news... Heck yes Nellie! View this post on Instagram Mission accomplished. Next stop: Registering to vote. Misión cumplida. Siguiente parada: Registrarme para votar. A post shared by Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:51am PDT The Mariners cut a few more minor leaguers. 4...
Oct 15, 2018
NLCS Game 3: Open Game Thread

NLCS Game 3: Open Game Thread

Return to LA The NLCS shifts to LA for the next three games, which means at the bare minimum the Brewers have to win one game in order to bring the series back to Miller Park. That’s starting to feel like a tall order, as the Brewers bullpen has wilted under the pressure in the later innings. The Dodgers’ starting pitching hasn’t looked unassailable, so the key is for the Brewers to score early and often and hand their bullpen as big of a lead as possible. Walker Buehler has had a rough entree to the postseason, pitching 5.1 innings total in two starts and, despite collecting eight...
Oct 15, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/18: #EdgarHOF, Mickey Callaway, and Chris Sale

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/15/18: #EdgarHOF, Mickey Callaway, and Chris Sale

Some links to get your Monday started. Mondays stink. At least for most of us. Luckily, we’ve got some stories for you to solve your Monday Blues. Here we go. In Mariners news... This is one talented pumpkin carver. View this post on Instagram It’s a light bat! Post your own using #MarinersHalloween and you could win an Edwin Díaz signed ball and two to 2019’s first bobblehead night. Rules and stencils at Mariners.com/Halloween. A post shared by Seattle Mariners (@mariners) on Oct 14, 2018 at 3:40pm PDT Around the league... Just a reminder...
Oct 14, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/14/18: Arizona Fall League, Didi Gregorious, and Quavo

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/14/18: Arizona Fall League, Didi Gregorious, and Quavo

Links are reliable. Do people celebrate their pet’s birthdays? My family sort of celebrates my dog’s birthday, but now that she’s 14, it’s more of an acknowledging the day than celebration. If you do celebrate your pet’s birthday, what do you usually do?Celebrate this fine Sunday by enjoying these links. In Mariners News... A couple of Mariners are playing off season baseball in the Dominican this winter. The Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League opened on today. Luis Liberato & Bryan Evans are the only 2 Mariners minor leaguers on Opening Day rosters. #LIDOM—...
Oct 13, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/13/18: Postseason, Guti, and Didi Gregorious

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/13/18: Postseason, Guti, and Didi Gregorious

Championship Series Links I watched Riverdale for the first time in my life on Thursday night. Have any of you watched that show? I didn’t try to catch up and just started watching with some friends for the first episode of season three. They say the first season was actually good, but now they just watch it to cringe. What are your opinions on this show?I encourage you to read these links, regardless of if you love Riverdale, don’t care for it, or have never seen it. In Mariners News... Guti! Former @Mariners OF Franklin Gutiérrez has homered in his first at bat in Venezuelan...
Oct 12, 2018
10/12/18: NLDS Open Game Thread

10/12/18: NLDS Open Game Thread

“‘Cause HEY! We’re the Brews, sporting anti-LA sports teams tattoos / Oi Oi! / We’re the Brews, Wisconsin’s third most well known sports team” Wow, those 2 days without any baseball sure were lame! Sure glad that isn’t happening again anytime so—awwww, crap. Well, while it’s still actually Fall and the leaves are all pretty and stuff, we’ve got 2 more rounds of playoff baseball to enjoy. Today, the NLDS kicks in the door with game one of the Dodgers vs. the Brewers in Milwaukee. Because I don’t keep super close tabs on the NL, I just found out the other day that the...
Oct 12, 2018
Sporcle Fridays: Triples

Sporcle Fridays: Triples

Three bases! No Mariner has ever recorded 100-plus triples. In fact, only one has hit 50 triples in their careers with Seattle. Can you name the 20 players with the most triples as Mariners? Link!
Oct 12, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/12/18: Carlos Correa, Adam Wainwright, and David Robertson

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/12/18: Carlos Correa, Adam Wainwright, and David Robertson

T.G.I.F. Good morning everyone! Baseball is back today as the Brewers and Dodgers do battle this evening. For now, here are some links to get you through your day. In Mariners news... MLB Pipeline selected its Mariners prospects of the year. Jason Churchill at Prospect Insider says it’s up to John Stanton to put a winning team on the field. Around the league... Britni de la Cretaz at The Ringer looked at the evolution of women in play-by-play broadcasting. ESPN has hired Jeff Passan from Yahoo! with the plan of turning him into their top MLB insider. Carlos Correa is struggling with...
Oct 11, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/11/18: Kyle Barraclough, Brad Ziegler, and Aaron Boone

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/11/18: Kyle Barraclough, Brad Ziegler, and Aaron Boone

Some links to get your Thursday started. Hello everybody! Just one more day until the League Championship Series begins. Here are some links to get your day started. In Mariners news... MLB.com provides a recap of what happened in the Arizona Fall League yesterday. Around the league... Some Yankees fans seem to be frustrated that they have to watch a four-win player for the next nine years. Nine. More. Years.Giancarlo Stanton has proven to be more flawed than expected, and the Yankees are now stuck with him (via @NYNJHarper) https://t.co/DRA3MMMbwK pic.twitter.com/OnvterIW5z—...