Seattle Mariners 

ICYMI: June 27 — July 18

With the All-Star Break complete and Major League Baseball’s second half officially underway, nearly all attention turns to the rumor mill as the July 31st non-waiver deadline quickly approaches. The Oakland Athletics set the bar early for contending clubs looking to bolster their roster when they picked up starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in a blockbuster deal that sent top prospect Addison Russell to the Cubbies. The Seattle Mariners find themselves with a grip on one of the American League Wild Card spots heading into…

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Seattle Mariners 

Northwest League Notes: Scouting a pair of Jays prospects

On Monday night I took in some short season Class-A action between the Vancouver Canadians (TOR) and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SFG), a game the Canadians took handily by a score of 10-2. The Northwest League season begins in June and is often the first stop for players drafted out of high school or college once they’re signed. For example, Marcus Stroman who was selected No. 22 overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 amateur draft made seven appearances for the Canadians in July of that year before being…

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