I enjoy these previews but it’s hard to see how every team will hit the “over” on their projections.
Victor Sanchez has passed away.
Its hosted an All-Star Game, a Pro Bowl, an NBA All-Star, and a Final Four. Thank god its gone.
It was an albatross. Only fifteen years after its spectacular demolition was King County able to pay off the bonds still tied to it. The Kingdome was only slightly older than Safeco Field is now before its two main tenants began grousing about its inadequacy as a modern sporting venue. The moment that Camden Yards opened in 1993 and began printing money for the Orioles the last 30+ years of ...
Dan O’Dowd has been providing some great analysis on MLB Network this off-season. He’s spot on in this article.
The last time Sports Illustrated anointed the Cleveland Indians as favorites to win the World Series was 1987.
With Joe Carter (who would have his own World Series moment years later) and Cory Snyder on the cover, SI declared that “Cleveland is the Best Team in the American League.”
No, this is not the script of the movie “Major League,” as the previous five seasons before 1987 Cleveland finished 5th, 7th, 6th, 7th and 6th in the American League East.
Well, 1987 was no different as ...
Expectations are high in Seattle.
Mariners send a bunch of players down and start lining up their pitching rotation.
Some Mariners camp news.
This is the worst way to lose a spring training battle for a position.
The Mariners’ spring shortstop came to an abrupt end Saturday when an examination revealed Chris Taylor suffered a broken bone in his right wrist.
The injury is expected to sideline Taylor for four-to-six weeks and effectively sends Brad Miller into the season as the club’s starting shortstop.
Taylor suffered the injury Friday in a 10-5 victory over Milwaukee when hit on the wrist on what was ruled a foul ball. He ...
With April 1st so far away, this must be legit. Will Ozzie Smith throw out the first pitch? That would be ToTototally awesome!
“You know what potential means?” said McClendon. “It means you haven’t done anything yet.”
The Mariners shortstop battle begins.
Who would think I’d be using the word “innovation” to describe the Marlins.
This news has also been confirmed by the Tacoma News Tribune, also by Jeff Passan via Twitter. Most sources seem agree he is in ICU and it was a head injury. Apparently he was hit by a boat while swimming in the ocean. Best wishes to Mr. Sanchez and his family.
6. Seattle Mariners
Probably unintentional, but the number 6 meme lives!
It will be interesting to see how he’s used by the Mariners. The question at this point is, did he cost himself some money this year by refusing to play the outfield last season?
The Brewers talked of using the right-handed-hitting Weeks in the outfield last season. He balked at that idea, but could presumably be used as a corner outfielder or utility infielder by Seattle. The Mariners have Dustin Ackley returning in left field and acquired veterans Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano this winter to ...
Bob Dutton runs down some Mariner news.
i bet he is in the best shape of his life.
MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports that reliever Arthur Rhodes has officially retired from baseball.
Rhodes hasn’t pitched since 2011, but I think he still deserves a proper sendoff. 20 years, 900 games, 1,152 strikeouts, one All-Star berth, and two of the biggest earrings you ever saw.
Given that Maurer was all but finished as a starter in Seattle, there’s no guarantee he can start with San Diego. He might simply not be up for it, or he might simply not be able to achieve a sufficient level of consistency. If Maurer can’t start, he can relieve, and he can relieve well, in a prominent role. But if Maurer can start? The A’s didn’t think Ross could start. Ross is, today, a big reason why the Padres think they could field a 2015 playoff team. The Padres no longer had much of a ...
Smith and Denorfia are good, serviceable players.
Brandon Maurer is the kind of name you’d expect in the movie “Rural Juror.”
The Padres and Mariners have agreed to a trade that will send outfielder Seth Smith from San Diego to Seattle in exchange for right-hander Brandon Maurer, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (on Twitter). Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN in Seattle was the first to report earlier today that a trade of Smith to the Mariners was close.
Geoff Baker doesn’t think the Mariners have done enough this off-season.
This would have been a huge deal.
The Nats indeed are open to moving Zimmermann and Desmond, perhaps even in the same deal. They recently engaged in multiple conversations about both players with the Mariners, according to major-league sources. One of the many ideas the Nats proposed was Zimmermann and Desmond for right-hander Taijuan Walker and shortstop Brad Miller, sources said.
Miller or Taylor?
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