Finally accepting the futility, the Mariners Tuesday night finally cut Chone Figgins, eating the final $8 million on his $36 million deal, one of the great busts in club history.
Author: John Hickey
No one wearing a Mariners uniform in 2013 has more of an uphill battle than Dave Hansen. A two-time Mariner as an infielder and pinch-hitter, Hansen was named hitting coach Monday, replacing Chris Chambliss, who was let go at the end of another of a series of unproductive seasons for the offense.
Mariners concede the obvious: Safeco is an extreme pitcher’s park. By this winter’s market, cozier dimensions will take one excuse off the table when bidding for free agent hitters.
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Catcher Mike Zunino, the No. 1 draft pick, has torn up the minors, benefiting by a new rule that pushes players and teams to an earlier signing date to get in a summer of pro ball.
Outfielder Sam Fuld could have been grinding his teeth after his Tampa Bay Rays lost a 1-0 decision after Felix Hernandez showed his Kingship Wednesday with baseballs third perfect game of the season. But it would have been little more than screaming into the darkness. Fuld chose to embrace the moment. Felix and (Detroits Justin)
Brandon League, fading in Seattle, goes to the Dodgers for two minor league pitchers; Delabar traded to Toronto, which lost to the M’s 4-1 Tuesday, for OF Eric Thames.
Mariners complete a four-game sweep of the Royals Sunday as Felix Hernandez narrowly avoids serious injury.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Mariners have three pitchers, Brandon League, Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood, who will likely draw offers from contenders.
The near-shutdown of the Red Sox offense by the Mariners drew the admiration of David Ortiz, who thinks the Mariners are only a hitter or two away from becoming serious.