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  1. Marlon Byrd's no-trade teams

    Doug Mittler

    Don't be fooled by the current five-game winning streak. It is time for the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the turnover of the current roster, wrote ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney in Friday's column. Amid rumors that the team may be willing to p...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Could Mariners make pitch for Price?

    Doug Mittler

    David Price has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays, but the Rays insist the ace lefthander is simply ill and is not being held out because of an impending trade. Jake Odorizzi, who was scheduled to start Sunday, wi...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. What's next for John Buck?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners chose defense over offense by designating backup catcher John Buck for assignment in a surprising roster move late Monday night. Buck's departure clears the way for the promotion of Jesus Sucre, who has thrown out 50 percent ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Beimel's comeback bid

    Doug Mittler

    Veteran left-handed reliever Joe Beimel is making a "strong bid" to earn a spot in the Seattle Mariners' bullpen as a non-roster invitee, reports MLB.com's Greg Johns. The 36-year-old Beimel is coming off Tommy John surgery and last pitched in the...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  5. Tuesday roundup: Will Cook be ready?

    Doug Mittler

    Take an informal poll around clubhouses in Arizona and Florida, and many players will tell you that spring training is too long. But Oakland reliever Ryan Cook may need every bit of the six weeks leading up to the March 31 opener against Cleveland. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. Capuano on Seattle's radar

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners, who were among the teams interested in Ubaldo Jimenez, may have shifted their attention to lefthander Chris Capuano. While a deal is not completed, Seattle has shown "decent interest" in Capuano, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSpor...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  7. Monday Roundup: Morales staying put?

    Doug Mittler

    When Kendrys Morales turned down the Seattle Mariners' $14.1 million qualifying offer a few months ago, it appeared that he was saying goodbye to the Pacific Northwest. The market for the slugger, however, has not evolved to his liking, and a key ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  8. Tuesday Roundup: Mariners eye Cruz?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners made the biggest splash of the offseason by signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract. They may now be looking to add a power hitter to bat behind the star second baseman in their revamped lineup. Jon Heyman of...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  9. Mariners, O's eye Rodney?

    Doug Mittler

    While the list of available free agent starters remains plentiful, the market of viable closer candidates is essentially down to Fernando Rodney, who has 85 saves the last two seasons for thee Tampa Bay Rays. The Seattle Mariners, built to win now...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  10. Mariners to pass on La Russa?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners apparently will look in-house for a replacement for outgoing team president Chuck Armstrong, tempering speculation that the job could go to Tony La Russa. A report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Thursday had La Russa on the...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  11. The competition for Masahiro Tanaka

    Doug Mittler

    The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  12. Kendrys Morales at a discount?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the free agents still looking for work is first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales, who posted solid numbers for the Seattle Mariners last season (.277/.336/449 with 23 homers), but has seen his market hampered by draft pick compensation. This may b...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Winter Meetings Buzz

    Doug Mittler

    Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday? There is some buzz regarding a deal...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  14. Kemp trade talks heating up?

    Doug Mittler

    There was speculation leading up to the winter meetings that the Los Angeles Dodgers would be looking to deal Matt Kemp. Could those rumors be gaining some traction? Dave Stewart, Kemp's agent, said Monday night that he believed "something wa...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Mariners seek a pitcher?

    Doug Mittler

    There has been plenty of speculation of late that the Seattle Mariners are in position make a big splash this offseason. Could that big move be for a pitcher? Our Buster Olney tweets Saturday that one of the three most prominent free-agent sta...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  16. MLB: Position battles that have popped up as spring training move...

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Kyle McClellan didn't have designs on starting in the deep St. Louis rotation when he got to camp, but with Adam Wainwright on the shelf, it could be his job. Here are leaders and hunches in other unexpected position battles.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011