Churchill: Mariners Take Shot at Utility Upgrade

As we’ve discussed here at Prospect Insider, on Baseball Things and Twitter, the Mariners could use an upgrade to Taylor Motter’s utility role. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Sunday afternoon the Seattle Mariners had signed veteran Danny Espinosa to a major-league deal. This means he will be on the 25-man roster. This also means a roster move is coming and it has to be Motter, unless Jarrod Dyson’s foot injury necessitates a DL stint. Motter had a 2-3 weeks stretch in April-May where he was pretty good, hitting for…

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Baseball Things Pod: Episode 3

Here’s episode 3 of Baseball Things. Beware, the connection cut out during the Tyler O’Neill discussion, so there are two parts spliced together here using two different sources to record (so it sounds a bit different, too.) To subscribe to all future episodes, GO HERE and click the red button that says ‘become a patron,’ but the one below is FREE. More from Prospect Insider Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench Arkins: What To Make Of Ryon Healy’s Injury Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding Restri…

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First-Half Mariners By The Numbers

Thanks to the great research of Luke Arkins, we present to you the Seattle Mariners’ first half bWAR by the numbers. But not it’s more in-depth than you might be used to these days. Here is the Mariners’ overall bWAR by salary range, position groups (offese, pitching), age groups, experience ranges and years of control ranges. More from Prospect Insider Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench Arkins: What To Make Of Ryon Healy’s Injury Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding Restri…

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PODCAST: Baseball Things LIVE

It’s time for Episode 2 of Baseball Things with Jason A. Churchill, available LIVE only right after Saturday night’s game. When the final out is recorded, this is where you need to be: CLICK HERE, or listen to the embedded player below, which will play automatically, so either turn up your volume, or turn it down — just a little bit: Baseball Things is on Mixlr More from Prospect Insider Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench Arkins: What To Make Of Ryon Healy’s Injury Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding…

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Three Right-Now Moves for the Seattle Mariners

It’s easy playing Armchair GM in sports. In baseball, it’s even easier, since there are so many players beyond the majors that can be part of deals. In reality, it’s not easy to make trades in Major League Baseball, which is why the first of three right-now moves for the Seattle Mariners starts with an intra-organizational transaction. Here are three moves to make the Mariners better immediately: RHP Yovani Gallardo for RHP Emilio Pagan Gallardo struggled in the rotation and was moved to the bullpen last month. Since his last…

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Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects Led by Kyle Lewis, Evan White

The Seattle Mariners farm system reminds of the 1989 Cleveland Indians. Not the actual baseball team, but the one portrayed in Major League. About mid-season, Harry Doyle proclaimed the Indians were “threatening to climb out of the cellar.” While I don’t believe at any point the Mariners had the worst farm system in baseball, they were closer than they’d ever like to be. But they’ve improved and even jumped a few spots in the rankings — perhaps into the high teens or low 20s. It started last June when the…

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PODCAST: Baseball Things with Churchill

Hey everyone! Welcome to the maiden voyage of Baseball Things. Let’s talk Seattle Mariners Baseball! The first handful of episodes will be live episodes, not available at a later date. Treat it like a postgame show, because essentially that’s what this is. To listen right after the final out of Monday night’s game, click here, or listen using the player below: Baseball Things is on Mixlr More from Prospect Insider Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench Arkins: What To Make Of Ryon Healy’s Injury Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding…

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