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November 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM

A few thoughts and reactions on the American League Cy Young award

So yesterday’s American League Cy Young voting was a bit of a surprise. I really thought Felix Hernandez would win the award by a slim margin, perhaps similar to Corey Kluber’s victory. Why? Well, with the numbers being very close in almost every aspect, I guessed that some voters would defer to Hernandez’s reputation and past success. It’s…

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November 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Reports: Victor Martinez to stay with the Tigers

The Mariners’ top free agent target appears to be off the market. According to tweets from Ken Rosenthal of Fox, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN and Enrique Rojas for ESPN Deportes, free agent designated hitter Victor Martinez is on the verge of signing a four-year deal to remain with the Tigers. Rojas is reporting that Martinez will…

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November 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

The race for the American League Cy Young award

For much of the 2014 season, Felix Hernandez was the best pitcher in the American League. The Mariners’ ace was dominant, consistent and vital in the team’s resurgence and 87-75 record. But will his efforts be rewarded with pitching’s ultimate honor – the Cy Young Award. Hernandez along with finalists – Corey Kluber of Cleveland and Chris…

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November 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM

And so it begins … let the rumors from baseball sources fly!

Updated 1:54 p.m.: While I was off pretending to be the half-Japanese version of Steve Nash at pickup hoops, the New York Mets signed free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million deal. Cuddyer was given a qualifying offer of 1-year, $15.3 million by the Rockies, but he obviously turned that down. It’s an interesting move…

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November 7, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Mariners lose 13 minor leaguers to free agency

The Mariners have 13 players minor league players reach free agency today. Baseball America has the list for all teams in the big leagues. No real surprises here. Moises Hernandez, the brother of Felix Hernandez, is planning on retiring. As expected, Blake Beavan opted for free agency. The Mariners were ready to move on. It…

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November 7, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Chris Young wins another comeback player of the year award

Chris Young’s remarkable resurgent return to the big leagues received another accolade. On Friday morning, Young was awarded the American League Comeback Player of the Year award from Major League Baseball. It’s his third such award, earning similar honors from The Sporting News and the MLB Players’ Choice Awards. The 30 beat reporters from MLB.com for each…

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November 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

A few afternoon Mariners-related links — Don Wakamatsu, Raul Ibanez candidates for Rays’ managerial opening

Just catching up on some of the news around baseball this afternoon. Let’s start with the Rays managerial search. Why? Because there’s a few familiar names listed as the early candidates. The Rays even announced them which is pretty cool. So former Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, who also interviewed for the Astros job, and Raul…

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