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Stars not enough for Seattle
The Mariners have a strong core of talented players, but a weak supporting cast doomed them this season. A few issues will need to be resolved if the team hopes to contend next year. What disappointing teams can learn (Insider)
Houston Astros @astrosbaseball
Dallas Keuchel takes the mound and Carlos Correa returns to the #Astros lineup as they kick off a series against the Mariners. First pitch from Minute Maid Park at 7:10 CT LIVE on ROOT SPORTS, MLB.TV and SportsTalk 790. The roof is closed.
Houston Astros @astrosbaseball
Your first-place #Astros return home tonight to face the Mariners. The pitching rotation for the series is Dallas Keuchel (Monday vs. Nuno), Scott Feldman (Tuesday vs. Elias) and Scott Kazmir (Wednesday vs. Walker). See you at the ballpark!
Like father, like son. Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father-son duo to play on the same team (Mariners), 25 years ago today. They both singled in the first inning. [Credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images]
Chicago White Sox @whitesox
Recap: #WhiteSox, Saladino knock out Mariners in extras.
Rookie Tyler Saladino drove in the winning run with a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Sunday.
Zduriencik to blame for on-base woes?
The Mariners' .306 team OBP is heinous, but it's actually close to the highest it's been since Jack Zduriencik took over as GM in 2009. Coincidence? You decide.
The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed starter Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled reliever Mayckol Guaipe.
Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run during a three-run first inning and the Seattle Mariners withstood Chicago's late rally to beat the White Sox 7-6 Saturday night.
In today's news and notes, Buster Olney looks at where the Seattle Mariners stand after their firing of GM Jack Zduriencik and offers some advice.
Olney: Mariners in pretty bad shape
Buster Olney has a piece of advice as Seattle looks for a new GM: "If anyone walks in the door and speaks glowingly about the core in place and the opportunity for a quick and easy turnaround ... [be] suspicious. ... The baseball operations department needs a makeover, not one or two holes patched at the big league level." Far from contending (Insider)
Kyle Seager and Franklin Gutierrez both had three hits and a homer and Taijuan Walker allowed three hits before leaving with an injury in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Chica
Seattle Mariners starter Taijuan Walker left the game against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning Friday night with what the team called a cramp in his right hip.
Dzuriencik split an obvious choice?
The Mariners made baseball's biggest headline today with the firing of GM Jack Zduriencik, but was it a move everyone saw coming? MLB rumors roundup
Mariners demote Zunino, call up Hicks
The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Zunino's struggles
The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate.
Jack Zduriencik's tenure in Seattle just ended, but the Mariners are already hard at work searching for his replacement.
Jack Zduriencik's tenure as Mariners general manager is over as he hasn't shown the ability to draft or develop talent, and the farm system is a mess.
Zduriencik's poor draft legacy
Jack Zduriencik had 3 top-5 MLB draft picks during his tenure, but none has made a major impact. C Mike Zunino has a .174 BA and was reportedly demoted today. 2B Dustin Ackley, with a career OPS+ of 92, was traded to the Yankees last month, and P Danny Hultzen has yet to reach the majors.
Mariners @ Astros
Minute Maid Park - Tue 9/1