M’s Q-3 report: Rotation and bullpen

M’s Q-3 report: Rotation and bullpen
“When the unexpected becomes the expected, strange becomes familiar.” — Jason A. Churchill | May 20, 2016 At the halfway point of the 2016 season, the rotation of the Seattle Mariners was in...

Building a roster for Safeco

Building a roster for Safeco
From the moment Jerry Dipoto became general manager of the Seattle Mariners, he’s emphasized the need to build a roster capable of taking advantage of the expansive Safeco Field dimensions. As I see...

The evolution of the Mariners rotation

The evolution of the Mariners rotation
Plenty has been made about the remake of the Seattle Mariners rotation heading into 2016 and rightfully so. The 2015 edition had considerable upside, but ultimately disappointed. Seattle only had two qualified starters in...

How Iwakuma’s return helps M’s

How Iwakuma’s return helps M’s
Last night, Seattle Mariners fans received an unexpected and welcome surprise when general manager Jerry Dipoto announced that starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma would be returning to the team for the 2016 season. Yesterday...

Prediction: Mariners will need more than five starters in 2015

Prediction: Mariners will need more than five starters in 2015
With starting pitcher Roenis Elias being optioned to Class-AAA Tacoma today, Taijuan Walker appears to have a clear path to the fifth spot in the Mariners’ starting rotation. Considering that the 22-year-old Walker...

Mariners need pitching depth to win

Mariners need pitching depth to win
With the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings set to start in San Diego next week, most trade speculation involving the Seattle Mariners suggests that the Mariners could afford to deal a starting pitcher...

Free Agents 101: Starting Pitchers

Free Agents 101: Starting Pitchers
With Felix Hernandez locked-up long term and Hisashi Iwakuma’s 2015 option vested, the Mariners have a secure one-two punch at the top of the rotation. On paper the other three spots will be...