A quiet key to the Mariners' winning streak
July 23, 2013 9:35 amThe blazing hot Mariners have steamrolled their way to seven wins in a row. The offense has been suburb during the recent run, but the starting pitching has been an equally important factor.
Felix Hernandez has emerged as Cy Young front-runner
July 22, 2013 9:26 amFelix Hernandez came from behind to win the 2010 Cy Young Award, but this season he heads into August as the leader in the clubhouse.
The Mariners and the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers
July 19, 2013 11:27 pm
Kyle Seager whacked a two-run homer in the 4th inning last night to extend the Seattle Mariners consecutive game home run streak to 23 games. The Mariners have a chance to do something very special tonight. If the M's launch one more home run tonight they will tie the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers
Storylines for the second half
July 19, 2013 6:24 am
The second half of the Major League Baseball season starts tonight for the Seattle Mariners as they amble down to the Lone Star State to tangle with the Houston Astros. The Mariners have raised the bar of excitement thanks to an 8-5 July. There are plenty of storylines as the second half begins:
A blind experiment for hitters
July 18, 2013 7:04 am
Names have meaning. The name "Edgar Martinez" produces a dramatically different response for Seattle Mariners fans than the name "Chone Figgins". The reasons for divergent opinions are obvious. However, sometimes names can get in the way of analyzing the effectiveness of a player.
Raul Ibanez speaks on approaching Ted Williams
July 17, 2013 12:30 pmMariners 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 pmZack 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 amThe 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 amAaron 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 amThere 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 amThe 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 amHisashi 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 amThe 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 amMariners 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 amRaul 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 amMajor 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 pmA 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 amDespite 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 amThe Pittsburgh Pirates sail into Seattle for a two-game series sporting the second-best record in Major League Baseball.