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  1. Mariners bench Ichiro: Right move

    David Schoenfield

    Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that Ichiro Suzuki will not be in the Mariners' starting lineup tonight for the first time since Aug. 31, 2009. For a player who prides himself on playing every day -- he's played 161 or 162 games in six of th...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Home cooking for Bay?

    ESPNBoston.com staff

    Might Jason Bay be heading home not just for the holidays, but for years to come?Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports the Mariners "have made a concerted push" to land the British Columbia product and Seattle-area resident. Further, Baker writes...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Washburn's hot start

    Rob Neyer

    Jarrod Washburn is 3-0 for the first time since 1998. Geoff Baker, for one, is happy for him: The Washburn I've gotten to know the past few years has always pitched that way: through pain and other obstacles. His real life persona is not quite w...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  15. Chemistry class in Seattle

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners are 5-2, and Geoff Baker writes that new manager Don Wakamatsu likes the chemistry ... AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu has the Mariners off to a 5-2 start. ...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  16. Bedard going soon; Roberts next?

    The Mariners are awaiting word from Baltimore that the six-player Erik Bedard trade is complete, Geoff Baker writes. Assuming it gets done -- and sources with knowledge of the talks expect it will -- the Orioles will have completed a trade that is ge...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2008