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Evan White’s Contract Extension is a Brilliant Move by Jerry Dipoto

Evan White’s Contract Extension is a Brilliant Move by Jerry Dipoto

There is actually some real Mariners news to talk about. On Friday, it was reported that the Mariners signed first base prospect Evan White to a six-year, $24 million contract. The contract also includes three team options that can bring the maximum value to $55.5 million. It’s an unprecedented move, making White the first AA player to receive a long-term extension. He is now likely to begin the 2020 season as the Mariners’ starting first baseman. It seems a bit…

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Kill the Astros!

Kill the Astros!

As you probably know by now, the Houston Astros are being investigated for cheating right now. They would use a camera to steal catcher signs from their opponent, then relay the information to someone outside the dugout. That person would bang on a trash can to signal to Astros batters what pitch was coming next. I have mixed feelings about this whole scandal as a Mariners fan. On one hand, it’s a somewhat painful to know that the Mariners potentially…

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Unburdened by Bryce Harper, the Nationals have Finally Reached the World Series

Unburdened by Bryce Harper, the Nationals have Finally Reached the World Series

I apologize for the clickbait title. Bryce Harper was not the reason the Nationals were unable to reach the World Series before. The Nationals suffered three brutal losses in Game 5 of the NLDS since 2012, and the culprit was always pitching. Drew Storen allowing four runs in his blown save against the Cardinals in 2012. The Dodgers’ four-run seventh inning in 2016. Max Scherzer’s disastrous four-run relief appearance against the Cubs in 2017. Bryce Harper was not the problem…

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The Mariners Could Set An Undesirable Record This Season

The Mariners Could Set An Undesirable Record This Season

Yesterday the Mariners suffered yet another blowout loss, this time at the hands of the Angels. Yusei Kikuchi was shelled for the third straight start and was pulled in the fourth inning. His replacement was Tayler Scott, making his major league debut. There were a couple notable things about Scott’s appearance. As many reporters noted, Scott became the first South African player to pitch in the major leagues. What went mostly unnoticed was the fact that Scott was the 33rd…

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The Mariners Begin Another Fire Sale as the MLB Draft Kicks Off

The Mariners Begin Another Fire Sale as the MLB Draft Kicks Off

The Mariners entered the 2019 season with an unusual group of players. After an offseason that involved trading most of the team’s top players from 2018 in an effort to rebuild for the future, it would make sense if the Mariners gave playing time to young players this year. But the Mariners didn’t have many prospects ready to play in the major leagues yet. Entering the 2019 season, the Mariners’ roster consisted primarily of veterans who would be trying to…

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The Ship is Sinking

The Ship is Sinking

Well, it was fun while it lasted. On Friday, the Mariners suffered a demoralizing 14-1 loss to the Red Sox in Boston, falling below .500 for the first time this season. The first few weeks were a lot of fun, but we all knew it wasn’t going to last. The offense couldn’t be the best in the majors all season, and a below-average pitching staff wouldn’t cut it. A weak slate of opponents to start the season also made the…

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THE GREATEST SNACC ON EACH MLB TEAM

THE GREATEST SNACC ON EACH MLB TEAM

Snack (n. /snak/): a light meal, food eaten between regular meals –courtesy of the Merriam Webster Dictionary. We love snacks. We love a good snack, a little treat that can temporarily fulfill our hunger before a large meal. However, no one on this planet can resist a snacc: Snacc (n. /snakkkkkkkkkkkk/add additional “k’s” if necessary. The number of “k’s” should be proportional to the extent to which the person is a snacc): a incredibly attractive human being, in fact so attractive that…

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Mariners 2019 Preview

Mariners 2019 Preview

It’s Game 7 of the 2019 World Series at Safeco Field T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The New York Mets are leading the Mariners 4-3 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. “The bases are loaded for Mike Trout,” announces Joe Buck on the TV broadcast. “The Mariners paid a king’s ransom of prospects to acquire him from their division rival Angels at the July 31 trade deadline, and they’re hoping it pays off here.” On the mound…

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2019 MLB Predictions: Over/Under Win Totals

2019 MLB Predictions: Over/Under Win Totals

In our first MLB predictions segment, we went over the playoff standings, awards, and World Series. We later made our picks on over/under win totals for 2019, which we will reveal below. The over/under totals are from Odds Shark, and here are our predictions: Team (Wins) Ton David Jeff Arizona (75.5) Under Under Over Atlanta (86.5) Under Under Over Baltimore (59.5) Under Over Under Boston (94.5) Over Over Over Chicago NL (88.5) Under Under Over Chicago AL (74.5) Under Over…

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2019 MLB PREDICTIONS

2019 MLB PREDICTIONS

We’re at the final stretch before the start of the 2019 MLB season, and things are starting to come into focus as teams are finalizing their roster selections. The flurry of moves in the offseason has answered many of our questions regarding the final destinations of top free agents, but the anticipation has shown no sign of letting up. How much of an impact will Bryce Harper be to the NL East division race? Will the Oakland Athletics repeat their…

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