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October 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Another solid outing for Taijuan Walker in the Arizona Fall League

Taijuan Walker made his second start for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League. He was solid again, pitching five innings, giving up one run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He threw 77 pitches. Walker’s fastball sat 94-97 mph. Patrick Kivlehan started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a walk. DJ Peterson…

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October 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

A few Mariners related links and notes

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Solid start to last night’s ALCS. Let’s get to some stuff. First, in the shameless self promotion category, here’s the podcast of my interview on SportsRadio KJR with Ian Furness and Jason Puckett. We discussed the situation with Michael Saunders and also the Nelson Cruz stuff that wasn’t really new. [do action=”kjr-embed”…

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October 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM

The Mariners and Michael Saunders — a situation gone awry

  Update 10 p.m. — Saunders and Zduriencik did speak via phone on Wednesday night. No details of the conversation were made public and likely won’t be.  *************** This isn’t simple, not for the Mariners, not for Michael Saunders. One side isn’t right but the other side isn’t wrong. It’s basically two parties offering different criticisms and explanations for a…

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October 8, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Live chat with Mariners’ reliever Charlie Furbush

Mariners’ reliever Charlie Furbush is stopping by the Times’ office to host a live chat, starting at noon. You can ask him why Brandon Maurer  has never seen Shawshank Redemption or Caddyshack. You can ask him his World Series picks. You can even ask him about his entrance music — “Let Me Clear My Throat”…

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October 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

A few Mariners notes — Taijuan Walker to start the opener in AFL

A few quick notes on this Monday afternoon while former Mariner Doug Fister is dealing for the Nats. *** Corey Hart opted for free agency after being designated for assignment. That’s not entirely surprising since he was going to be a free agent anyway. *** Taijuan Walker will start the Arizona Fall League opener for the Surprise Saguaros…

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October 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Seattle Mariners’ contract statuses for 2015

So as we head into the offseason, it’s always important to know what the contract statuses are for players on the Mariners. Because those things affect offseason decisions. Quick note: In my story in the paper the other day, I mentioned that Michael Saunders was third-year arbitration eligible and likely to make $4.5 million. That was…

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October 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Radio recap: General manager Jack Zduriencik goes around the dial

After meeting with the media yesterday for an extended period of time, general manager Jack Zduriencik appeared on all three sportstalk radio stations in town (yes, there are three.) to wrap up the season. He said pretty the same thing on all of them with a few interesting nuggets. But here’s links to the podcasts of…

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