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  • Iwakuma, Hernandez now atop AL ERA leaderboard
    July 03, 2013 9:54 am
    Mariners starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez are the American League leaders in ERA now that Boston's Clay Buchholz has fallen below the innings-pitched threshold.
  • Raul Ibanez says bye-bye to June
    July 02, 2013 8:59 am
    Raul Ibanez swatted his 10th home run in the month of June on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs. The event marks the 25th time in the history of the Mariners that a player has hit 10 or more homers in a month. It is also the first time the feat has been accomplished in 10 years.
  • Handing out midseason MLB Awards
    July 01, 2013 7:45 am
    Major League Baseball crossed over the halfway point over the weekend. We are going to celebrate by handing out the 2013 Major League Baseball midseason awards.
  • Dustin Ackley and 2011 rookies
    June 27, 2013 12:33 pm
    A look at the eight players who finished with votes in the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award voting, including the Mariners' Dustin Ackley. It has been a less than smooth road for nearly the entire group.
  • The myth of 'Safeco Joe' Saunders
    June 26, 2013 8:34 am
    Despite the lopsided nature of Joe Saunders' home/road splits, they are not the numbers that deserve the highest priority when analyzing his performance.
  • Mariners and Pirates: Where were you in 1992?
    June 25, 2013 6:16 am
    The Pittsburgh Pirates sail into Seattle for a two-game series sporting the second-best record in Major League Baseball.
  • Raul Ibanez and baseball history
    June 24, 2013 7:37 am
    Raul Ibanez continued his pursuit of baseball history with three more home runs over the weekend, giving him 17 this season and 27 since his 40th birthday.
  • Thank Raul Ibanez for Nick Franklin
    June 21, 2013 6:41 am
    Raul Ibanez was a Type-A free agent when he signed with the Phillies, which meant the Mariners were awarded a first-round pick in the 2009 MLB draft. They used the 27th selection on Nick Franklin.
  • Celebrating the best of the worst
    June 19, 2013 9:43 am
    The Angels' Josh Hamilton struggled through an epically bad night against the Mariners Tuesday, joining an elite group of players who have produced such a grotesque box score line that it is impossible to turn away.
  • The Angels, their money and Joe Blanton
    June 18, 2013 10:04 am
    Joe Blanton, whom the Mariners will face Tuesday, signed for more money than Hisashi Iwakuma over the offseason and has produced a ghastly 1-10 record with an elevated 5.87 ERA.
  • Was Henry Blanco's debut the best in M's history?
    June 17, 2013 8:15 am
    The well-traveled Henry Blanco made his debut for the Mariners on Saturday and hit a grand slam that gave Seattle a 4-0 win over Oakland.
  • The Mariners versus the best team in baseball
    June 14, 2013 9:14 am
    Since the Mariners took two of three from the A's a month ago, Oakland has rocketed to the top of the AL West thanks to winning 21 of its last 26 games.
  • If not Wilhelmsen then who could be the M's closer?
    June 13, 2013 10:04 am
    The blissful April and May that Tom Wilhelmsen enjoyed has given way to a June nightmare.
  • Tracking Raul Ibanez and history
    June 12, 2013 9:03 am
    Raul Ibanez has his sights set on some baseball history. Tuesday night marked just the 41st time in baseball history that a player in his 40th-or-older season hit 13 or more homers. Only 13 players in their 40-or-older season have swatted 20 or more in a single campaign.
  • Who was the best free-agent signing in MLB?
    June 11, 2013 8:10 am
    The Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma has not only turned himself into the biggest bargain of the offseason, but he is the single best free-agent signing of the winter.
  • Mariano Rivera and his last Seattle save
    June 10, 2013 12:39 pm
    The greatest closer in the history of baseball toed the rubber for the final time in Seattle over the weekend. Mariano Rivera closed out the Mariners Saturday and Sunday to help the Yankees take three of four games.
  • Taking a look at the Mariners' draft picks
    June 07, 2013 8:55 am
    A closer look at DJ Peterson and Austin Wilson, whom the Mariners drafted 12th and 49th overall, respectively, in the MLB First-Year Player Draft Thursday.
  • The draft and why today is important for the Mariners
    June 06, 2013 9:04 am
    The 2013 First-Year Player Draft begins today as the future of teams throughout Major League Baseball hang in the balance.
  • Finding former Mariners
    June 05, 2013 6:35 am
    There are former Seattle Mariners scattered throughout the globe. This is the quest to locate them.