For five years I have been writing here on Lookout Landing. That period of my life ends with this post. There are many people to thank, too many to adequately do justice here and I will forget...
Coming from Andrew McCalvy is news that the Mariners are near to dealing away Mike Carp. He's attracted a number (greater than zero) of suitors and GM Jack Zduriencik stated "I would say there's a...
Almonte is a switch-hitting center fielder with a lot of speed, some decent idea of the strike zone in the lower minor leagues and pretty much no power. He'll be 24 in this season.
A Mike Carp and Shawn Kelley trade for... something, anything, sure would be nice. #Mariners officially sign LH Joe Saunders. Mike Carp designated for assignment to make room on 40-man roster. ...
Re-go nuts, people #Mariners have reached agreement on contract extensin with Felix Hernandez, according to Jack Zduriencik. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 12, 2013
A $6.5 million base salary for just one season would be an excellent deal for the Mariners. As pointed out yesterday, Saunders is a close replica of Jason Vargas, who will be making $8.5 million in 2013 and he was constrained by arbitration.
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This isn't about any one player, or really about any players at all. It's about the culture it can foster and what effects that could create on the next generation of players.
Justin Smoak has been a colossal disappointment for most of his Major League career. Much of that is because he has been objectively terrible at hitting. But he hasn't always been vomit-inducing.
Although the Mariners received no other player aside from Michael Morse in the trade of John Jaso, there is a chance that Morse could result in other players coming to the Mariners organization. It turns out to be a small chance.
Taijuan Walker posted a 103 xRA+ in Double-A last season. James Paxton also spent 2012 in Jackson, but he posted an xRA+ of 121. Danny Hultzen's xRA's in AA was 140, before going up to AAA and sucking. How would you rank those three seasons?
Erik Bedard has signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros. That's pretty much the end of the story for now.
It's been said long and often that the two fatal flaws of John Jaso were that he's bad at catching and that he can't hit lefties. Is the lefty one true?
Boy, when will baseball just leave stuff alone and try and build some traditions? Is nothing sacred?
Baseball is all about humans and emotions and heart and hustle and tradition and America and stuff. But we don't care. We care only about numbers and math and spreadsheets and computers! So let's turn Upton into a single number.
The trade package that the Mariners are rumored to have proposed to the Diamondbacks for Justin Upton included one of the big three pitching prospects - Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan...