Holy Crap, Jesus Montero Is In Shape

Hardball Talk has a running gag where they chronicle every instance of a player getting described as being in the "best shape of his life." In the case of Seattle's former wunderprospect Jesus Montero, this might be the first time that it's no exaggeration. » 2/20/15 3:47pm 2/20/15 3:47pm

With Chance To Gain Ground, Mariners Lose In Agonizing Fashion

The Seattle Mariners weren't going to make the playoffs this season. Going into yesterday's games, they were three back of both the Royals and A's for the final wild card playoff slot, with five games left to play. ESPN's playoff odds calculator gave them only a 0.1 percent chance. But did the Mariners have to fall… » 9/25/14 8:35am 9/25/14 8:35am

Mariners Suspend Jesus Montero For Ice Cream Incident With Scout

Last week we told you about an incident involving Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, a heckling team scout, and a hurled ice cream sandwich. In light of what happened, the Mariners have decided to suspend Montero for the rest of the season. » 9/01/14 3:59pm 9/01/14 3:59pm

Jesus Montero Heckled By Scout, Throws Ice Cream Sandwich At Him

Jesus Montero was a can't-miss catching prospect who appears to be missing, badly, and an incident last night during a minor league rehab appearance in which he tried to fight a scout who had been heckling him is probably not going to speed his trip back to the majors. It's a pretty incredible story, though. » 8/29/14 8:50am 8/29/14 8:50am

Tony Randazzo Ejects Lloyd McClendon In Two Consecutive Games

Tony Randazzo ejected Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon Saturday night for arguing balls and strikes and he just tossed him again today for waving his hand in disagreement with a check swing call on Alex Avila. Last night, McClendon was tossed before he could step onto the field, but when he did Randazzo said "I've seen… » 8/17/14 4:57pm 8/17/14 4:57pm

Report: MLB GMs Are Sick Of Dealing With The Mariners

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal dropped a report yesterday that MLB executives are getting sick and tired of waiting for Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, widely expected to be a buyer at the trade deadline, to actually buy something. » 7/29/14 5:46pm 7/29/14 5:46pm

Dustin Ackley Unmoved By His Own Home Run-Robbing Catch

Dustin Ackley was kicked out of second base when Robinson Cano signed with the Seattle Mariners, but last night against the Mets, he proved to be a fine left fielder. » 7/22/14 10:32am 7/22/14 10:32am

Pujols, Trout Mock Fernando Rodney's "Arrow" Celebration

There's nothing more frustrating than an opposing closer being demonstrative about doing his job. Say, Fernando Rodney getting the third out, then miming pulling an arrow out of his quiver, nocking it, and firing. Infuriating, if it's against you. Yesterday, the Angels got the very best possible revenge. » 7/21/14 8:58am 7/21/14 8:58am

Foul Ball Breaks Glass In Dining Area At Angel Stadium

A foul ball off the bat of Seattle's Brad Miller shattered the glass in a dining area located in the mezzanine section, somewhere between home plate and the visiting dugout. You can hear the reaction of the crowd, gasping in shock, and you can see the reaction of Brad Davis, wincing right after. Judging from the… » 7/19/14 9:47am 7/19/14 9:47am

Dancing Mariners Pitching Coach Refuses To Turn Down, Might Be Your Dad

Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits joined pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen in a dancing session during Wednesday's batting practice, and we all learned that Rick Waits, much like your dad after a few Heinekens at a family barbecue, refuses to turn down. » 7/10/14 1:22pm 7/10/14 1:22pm

Rex Hudler Catches Foul Ball, Flexes, Gives Ball To Fan

In the bottom of the second inning today in Kansas City, Salvador Perez took a hack at Chris Young's 1-1 pitch, and fouled it straight back into the Royals broadcast booth. Kansas City color man Rex Hudler caught the ball and celebrated appropriately, all while play-by-play man Steve Physioc called the action. » 6/21/14 3:30pm 6/21/14 3:30pm

Mariners Announcer's Brain Breaks In The Middle Of Home Run Call

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager had a huge game last night, smashing two triples, a double, and a three-run home run in five at-bats against the Yankees. The only blemish on Seager's big night was play-by-play man Dave Sims's call on the homer. » 6/03/14 12:24pm 6/03/14 12:24pm

These Women Are So Damn Excited To Get A Foul Ball

There's no specific time for this moment of sheer joy at a Royals-Mariners game on Friday. All we know is that these two women are so fucking pumped to get a foul ball. » 5/11/14 1:04pm 5/11/14 1:04pm

Yankees Fans Boo Picture Of Robinson Cano, Until The Real Cano Shows Up

This is another great gag from Jimmy Fallon, along the same lines as the Matt Harvey prank Fallon pulled on Mets fans. The setup here is pretty simple. A producer gets Yankees fans on the street to boo a large picture of Robinson Cano and after they boo and turn back to the camera, the producer tells them to give it… » 4/29/14 12:30am 4/29/14 12:30am

Sonny Gray Fields Liner Off First Base For The Easy Out

Here's a fun thing that happened in yesterday's Mariners-A's game that I don't think I've ever seen before. Kyle Seager lashed a Sonny Gray pitch down the first-base line, only to see his would-be double carom off the base and right into Gray's glove, who was jogging over to cover first on his way to what became an… » 4/07/14 11:50am 4/07/14 11:50am

Mariners Will Travel 51,540 Miles In 2014, Circle Earth Twice

Over at Baseball Savant, Daren Willman has put together a neat interactive chart that lets you explore how far each team will travel on the road in 2014. The Mariners—who are around 700 miles away from any other baseball team—will travel the farthest total distance at 51,540 miles. That's more than double the… » 3/28/14 2:01pm 3/28/14 2:01pm

The Mariners Tried To Screw Randy Wolf, So He Walked Away

Veteran starter Randy Wolf asked for and received his release from the Mariners yesterday, the same day he was informed he would make the team's rotation. At issue was a little-known but increasingly used quirk of the CBA, a waiver that makes a guaranteed contract anything but. Seattle tried to spring it on Wolf at… » 3/26/14 12:40pm 3/26/14 12:40pm

MLB Sees First Play Overturned On Review

The first 20 instances of umpires invoking baseball's new expanded review resulted in the call being upheld. But yesterday in Tempe, the replay system finally earned its keep. » 3/12/14 9:27am 3/12/14 9:27am

Fat Jesus Montero On His Offseason: "All I Did Was Eat"

Once-hot catching prospect Jesus Montero, who was shipped to Seattle by the Yankees in exchange for Michael Pineda (as of two years later, it seems like one of the fairest trades ever made), is now trying to salvage a big-league career. He's not doing a very good job of it. » 2/21/14 2:50pm 2/21/14 2:50pm