M’s Mid-Season: Standings, Trends, Offense

M’s Mid-Season: Standings, Trends, Offense
“When the unexpected becomes the expected, strange becomes familiar.” — Jason A. Churchill | May 20, 2016 Forty games into the 2016 season, hopes and expectations were soaring for the Seattle Mariners. Then,...

Dipoto and his layers of depth

Dipoto and his layers of depth
It’s early June and the Seattle Mariners are dealing with injuries. Every club faces the same challenge. It’s part of baseball. Sometimes, injuries are short-term. Other times, they have season-changing consequences. So far,...

Good defense is catching on with Mariners

Good defense is catching on with Mariners
With 30 games behind them, the Seattle Mariners sit atop the American League (AL) West division standings with an 18-12 win-loss record. That’s right; the club that’s failed to be relevant for most...

Not for nuthin’: Be a WAR-monger

Not for nuthin’: Be a WAR-monger
Baseball, like no other sport, relies upon statistics to recognize greatness. Even the casual fan recognizes the significance of milestones such as 3,000 hits, 500 and 600 home runs, and 300 pitching wins....

Between Optimism and Expectations: The 2016 Seattle Mariners

Between Optimism and Expectations: The 2016 Seattle Mariners
It’s been more than 18 months since Brad Miller crossed the plate on an 11th-inning Austin Jackson single to secure a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels and keep the playoff hopes of...