The question has arrived far sooner than expected this year – is there enough life in this season to salvage a playoff spot for the Seattle Mariners? It’s not even June and a combination of injuries and early under-performance has … Continue reading Mariners trying to survive road trip: dead men tell no tales
The Chicago Cubs recent championship run highlighted a near-perfect rebuilding effort by President Theo Epstein. Although the fanbase had to endure several losing seasons a combination of well-crafted drafts, trades and free agent signings led to a winning team. Complete … Continue reading Felix, Cano & Cruz: As good as ever or closing windows?
If the line is “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, then Seattle is truly a tale of two cities. Whereas the glow from the Seahawks’ Superbowl win still envelops the city, the Mariners have … Continue reading Are the Mariners’ days of future already past?
Ken Griffey Jr. entered the Mariners Hall of Fame Saturday and now awaits his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 46,027 fans filled Safeco Field in a season where fans have rarely filled Safeco Field. The city’s longstanding love … Continue reading Ken Griffey Junior was Seattle’s biggest star, still is.
The Yankees are having a mediocre year. The Yankees are lacking star power. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez all missing. Still, they had more than enough to eclipse the Seattle Mariners both on and off the field Saturday … Continue reading Yankees still loom large over Mariners
The Mariners season has consisted of equal parts of the good, the bad and the ugly. Well, maybe not equal, but fans have certainly witnessed a bit of each. After a rough first month that saw the team sink to … Continue reading The Seattle Mariners: Into Darkness
This weekend, geeks of all shapes and sizes gathered at the Boston Convention Center for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The definition of what exactly analytics is remains a bit fuzzy, but the crowd was a mixture of analysts from … Continue reading Sports analytics: Nate Silver, Jeff Ma and Daryl Morey discuss all things data
Summer is coming. As the Seattle Mariners open their 36th MLB season, hopes are rising in the Emerald City. For the first time in a decade, the mantle of team leader passes from Ichiro Suzuki to 26 year old Felix … Continue reading King Felix plays a Game of Thrones.