Optimist or Pessimist, It’s Still Opening Day of Baseball Season

It’s still Opening Day. Whether your team is a World Series favorite like the Houston Astros or Chicago Cubs, a darkhorse like the Milwaukee Brewers or Arizona Diamondbacks, a rebuilding club such as the Chicago White Sox or Cincinnati Reds or a team stuck in the middle — the Seattle Mariners — Thursday is a tremendously glorious day that serves as the start of a tremendously glorious seven-month run. And just like any day during the baseball season, lightning can strike. Baseball. Baseball represents a lot of things. Hope, competition,…

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Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench 2.0

Full rosters are in Seattle Mariners camp this week and I thought it’d be fun to start the conversation into what the roster might look like if the season started today and as of Opening Day. But rather than just projecting 25 players to make the roster, let’s toss out lineups, rotations, bullpens and benches, eh? This is version 2.0, Get the latest MLB Draft Analysis at HERO Sports Subscribe to the Baseball Things Podcast Mariners Updated Payroll Alright, let’s get this started with the Starting Lineup, one versus RHP,…

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Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding Restrictions are Melting Away

The Seattle Mariners welcome pitchers, catchers and players rehabbing from injury to spring training next week, officially beginning the long trek that is the 2018 Major League Baseball season. But the club lacks the upside necessary to quiet doubters, and the restrictions on rebuilding the old-fashioned way may be fading fast. When Jerry Dipoto took the GM job in September of 2015, the belief was he’d try and rebuild on the run. That appears to be clear after two seasons and three winters.  What isn’t clear is the Mariners’ path…

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2018 Preview & Prospect Rankings Guide

How often do you search Google for ‘mariners prospects,’ ‘mariners top prospects,’ ‘mariners prospect rankings,’ ‘Kyle Lewis scouting report,’ ‘Evan White scouting report’ or even ‘Luis Liberato scouting report’?  Whether you have or haven’t, you’ve found the answers to such searches, and more. It’s that time of year. The Top 25 Prospect Rankings are out and if you are a 4-Ever subscriber or a subscriber to Baseball Things, you get FULL access without spending another penny. 4-Ever Subscribers: All you need to do is email or DM me on Twitter…

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The Seattle Mariners Have Payroll Space

The Seattle Mariners payroll is not shrinking by design. They’re not out of money. And they’re not being cheap. In case you were wondering why the club has yet to make an actual splash this offseason. There are numerous possible reasons for the Mariners’ lack of aggressiveness in free agency, the obvious one being: most of the markets have yet to develop, and the one that has is the one road Seattle has travelled this winter: relief pitching. But the Mariners are not up against their payroll limits for 2018.…

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Baseball Things: Trades, Trades, Trades

Dellin Betances? James Paxton to the Cubs? Mariners-Diamondbacks a match again? Jason A. ChurchillJason founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI. Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016. Find Jason’s Mariners podcast, Baseball Things, at BaseballThingsPod.com. More from Prospect Insider Comparing Edgar And Robbie Arkins: My 2018 Mariners Predictions What To Expect…

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PODCAST: Baseball Things LIVE!

Jason A. ChurchillJason founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI. Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016. Find Jason’s Mariners podcast, Baseball Things, at BaseballThingsPod.com. More from Prospect Insider Baseball Things: Trades, Trades, Trades Baseball Things: October 18, 2017 PODCAST: Baseball Things — Wednesday, Octobe…

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Baseball Things: October 18, 2017

On this episode of Baseball Things: Mariners Payroll Stephen Vogt Yu Darvish & other veteran free agents 40-man Roster & Rule 5 Draft MLB Expansion (Portland) Jason A. ChurchillJason founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI. Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016. Find Jason’s Mariners podcast, Baseball Things, at BaseballThingsPod.com. More…

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