10:55 PM EDT, Tue October 23, 2018
DRaysBay

Rays free agent target: Nelson Cruz

Cruz is a free agent... should the Rays be interested? Nelson Cruz is a 38-year-old designated hitter. On the surface, that should be enough to rule him out as a player of interest for the Tampa Bay Rays. But this is not an ordinary 38-year-old DH. This is Nelson Cruz. Cruz has played major league ball for 14 seasons, most of it with the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners. In that time he has been a six-time All-Star, the MVP of the 2012 ALCS, and a two-time Silver Slugger winner. Nelson Cruz can hit. Just plain and simple. And his age hasn’t slowed him considerably. Though his 2018...

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/9/18: Jean Segura, Miguel Sanó, and Dejounte Murray

Happy Tuesday! Good morning everyone! Yesterday, the Braves and Indians were eliminated, which means that the Brewers, Dodgers, and Astros will all advance to the LCS. The Red Sox could punch their ticket with a win tonight against the Yankees. Here’s what else you need to know today. In Mariners news... Greg Johns answers some questions about the direction the Mariners will go this offseason in his latest mailbag. Corey Brock at The Athletic wonders if it’s time for the M’s to trade Jean Segura. ($) Congrats, Evan! Rolling out the 2018 @RawlingsSports MiLB Gold Glove Award...

Lookout Landing

A History of Former Mariners Succeeding in the Postseason

If you love somebody, trade them to a contender With his performance in Sunday’s series-clinching win for the Milwaukee Brewers, old pal Wade Miley completed a yearly tradition. His 4.2 innings of shutout ball—at Coors Field no less, where pitchers’ are often carried out in a casket—was both highly improbable and totally predictable. You see, every year during October, the normal spookiness of the season is exacerbated for Mariner fans. Seattle supporters are forced to re-live old nightmares of flailing strikeouts and grooved changeups as Ghosts of Players Past dominate in the...

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/6/18: Denard Span, Clayton Kershaw, and “The Rib Bundle”

Dip, dive, socialize, get ready for this Saturday morning (with links). We’re in the thick of it now. After last night’s games we have a pair of favorites pulling away in the National League and a duo of power-heavy juggernauts taking Game 1’s in the American League. Today we get our first fully AL day in the Divisional Series, with Cleveland and Houston in the early afternoon at 1:30 PST and Yankees-Red Sox in the evening at 5:30 PST. Before then, we have links! In Mariners news... Mariners midseason acquisition Denard Span has hired a new agent, moving to All Bases Covered Sports...