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  • Raul Ibanez speaks on approaching Ted Williams
    July 17, 2013 12:30 pm
    Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez spoke eloquently about his surprising power numbers at age 41, which are challenging the great Ted Williams.
  • Which team returned the most value from free agency?
    July 16, 2013 12:17 pm
    Zack Greinke, B.J. Upton, Josh Hamilton and Hiroki Kuroda were just a few of the headline names who signed monster free-agent deals over the winter. Major League teams handed out millions of dollars in search of the much-needed impact bat or the elusive prized arm. There was a massive difference in spending, but did spending lavishly pay results in the first half of the season.
  • The scorching July for the Seattle Mariners
    July 15, 2013 6:09 am
    The Seattle Mariners steam into the All-Star break with a 3-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The scorching M's offense steamrolled their division rival and stamped an exclamation point on an excellent July stretch.
  • Does familiarity matter with Mariners' Aaron Harang?
    July 11, 2013 8:10 am
    Aaron Harang, who was roughed up by the Red Sox Wednesday night, has spent the majority of his career pitching in the National League. Might that explain his drastically different splits against NL and AL teams this season?
  • Will Jacoby Ellsbury be leading off for the Mariners?
    July 10, 2013 6:00 am
    There are a couple of names on the list of free-agent outfielders that will hold interest for the M's this offseason, and one of them is sure to be Jacoby Ellsbury.
  • Raul Ibanez: History with each swing
    July 09, 2013 6:57 am
    The ridiculous Raul Ibanez renaissance continued at Safeco Field Monday night. Ibanez bashed his 22nd homer and added his 51st RBI on the season with a sixth-inning single as Seattle stormed by the Red Sox 11-4.
  • Felix, Iwakuma: The Mariners' dynamic All-Star duo
    July 08, 2013 6:48 am
    Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez were named to the American League All-Star team over the weekend. It was the appropriate cherry hoisted onto what has been a delicious first-half pitching sundae.
  • Breaking out the brooms and other Mariners notes
    July 04, 2013 6:24 am
    The Mariners are going for a sweep of the Rangers in Arlington for the first time since 2002.
  • 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.
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