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  1. Does Jose Lopez deserve another shot?

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners already declined their $5 million option on Jose Lopez for next season. Now it seems they're going to non-tender him, too, essentially making him a free agent. Prior to this latest news, Geoff Baker detailed the Mariners' thinking abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  2. Gardenhire powerless against Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    There is a parallel dimension -- actually, an infinite number of parallel dimensions -- in which the Minnesota Twins scored four or five runs Saturday night against the New York Yankees. In this dimension, the Twins still lost the game, because the Y...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  3. You can't blame Dusty Baker for this one

    Rob Neyer

    One half of the Phillies' Game 1 victory -- or if you prefer, the Reds' Game 1 loss -- absolutely demands attention from card-carrying members of the American Second-Guessing Association of America (ASGAA). Cincinnati rookie Travis Wood debuted in...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  4. Twins run out of relievers, but why?

    Rob Neyer

    Thursday night's loss was a tough one for the Twins; after their starting pitcher exited early with an elbow injury, they wound up losing in 13 innings. Making things worse: Ron Gardenhire used two starters in relief. And as Aaron Gleeman notes, this...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  5. M's still facing questions about prospect

    Rob Neyer

    Mariners prospect Josh Lueke has some crazy strikeout numbers in the minors. He's also got some crazy baggage, and a lot of people are still trying to figure out what the Mariners knew before they traded for him, and when they knew it. Geoff Baker (w...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  6. M's finally diagnose Rowland-Smith's 'injury'

    Rob Neyer

    After the Mariners' latest debacle -- in which Ryan Rowland-Smith gave up 11 runs in five innings -- Geoff Baker took us into the locker room: Rowland-Smith allowed a team record-tying 11 runs tonight and it wasn't pretty watching him fight through ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  7. When the sac bunt is really really stupid

    Rob Neyer

    It happened last Saturday in Philadelphia. Best pitching duel this season. For the Phillies, Roy Halladay. For the Reds, rookie Travis Wood. After seven innings, no score ... and no baserunners for the Phillies. Wood, in just his third major league s...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  8. Mariners finally cutting ties with Snell

    Rob Neyer

    Geoff Baker on Ian Snell's tenure with the Mariners finally (and mercifully) coming to an end: As for Snell, today's move likely ends his career in Seattle. It was one marked by disappointment in the 10-plus months since being acquired, along with ...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  9. Upon further review, Bay's D not so bad?

    Rob Neyer

    Geoff Baker on the (apparent) rehabilitation of Jason Bay's defensive reputation: But even more interesting than that information is the recent development on FanGraphs regarding how Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) scored Bay's defense. We told you back ...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  10. M's add reliever, drop fifth outfielder

    Rob Neyer

    Stinks to be Ryan Langerhans today. Geoff Baker: The six-man bullpen experiment by the Seattle Mariners didn't last long, as the club brought right-handed pitcher Jesus Colome up from Tacoma on Thursday and designated outfielder Ryan Langerhans for...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  11. M's dispatch top left fielder to Tacoma

    Rob Neyer

    As Geoff Baker reports, the Mariners have sent down Michael Saunders, who (in my opinion) is the organization's third-best outfielder. Nevertheless, Saunders being demoted should surprise nobody. His chances of making the team all but died when the...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  12. Mariners dispensing with loaded barbells

    Rob Neyer

    From Arizona, Geoff Baker reports on the Mariners' new training methods, which are overseen by a Dr. Marcus Elliott and essentially throw out old-school weightlifting ... Instead, the team will focus on strengthening the movements used in baseball -...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  13. M's pursuing Bay ... but why?

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners are in the Jason Bay sweepstakes? Really? Yeah, according to Geoff Baker: We've been told the Mariners have made a concerted push to land B.C. product and local resident Jason Bay, a Type A free agent left fielder from the Red Sox. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  14. Twins are an easy choice in playoff

    Rob Neyer

    I know it's baseball and all, but can you remember a big game easier to pick than this one? The Twins are pitching their ace, Scott Baker. He might not seem that impressive to you, but he's flat-solid and he's right-handed; most of the ...

    Blog | October 06, 2009
  15. Appreciating Ichiro's 'record'

    Rob Neyer

    Gee, I don't know ... I certainly heard plenty about Ichiro Suzuki's new "record." What about you? Is this the first you've heard of it? Geoff Baker on the collective yawn: To say Ichiro's pursuit of a record ninth consecut...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  16. When will King Felix get his MD?

    Rob Neyer

    Via ShysterBall, we've got Don Wakamatsu's unflattering comments about Felix Hernandez's performance Tuesday night, along with Geoff Baker's comparison of Hernandez to Roy Halladay (who Baker covered for many years in Toronto). Baker:...

    Blog | May 20, 2009