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John Trupin

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/11/21: Chris Archer, Kolten Wong, and A-Rod’s T-Wolves

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So many injuries.

More brunch baseball, more break of dawn links.

In Mariners news... We’ve got a little Mike Cameron giveaway, looks like.

Mariners fans or fans in general @SEASportDiaries and I have decided to do a signed jersey give away for pick to click of the week right now looks like 2 people hv participated .. we gotta have at least 10 before we even have a contest .. has to be a position player or reliever

— MICHAEL CAMERON (@_mcameron44) April...

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Zach Gottschalk

Mariners assault empty tube of toothpaste, somehow squeeze out win

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Barely a win is still a win

Meeting acquaintances can be a weirdly stressful experience. Whether it’s somebody you used to work with, or someone you used to sit next to at school for a few brief months, I think there are a few commonalities that can make it stressful.

For one, the context has changed. If the only way that you’ve interacted with someone is in the role of “co-worker” or “lab partner”, it’s going to be a little weird if you...

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Zach Gottschalk

4-4: Chart

Just a nice happy photo of Nelson Cruz | Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Wait... the Mariners are .500?

A slippery slope: Kenyan Middleton (0.457 WPA)

A dry, flat area of land: Ty France (-.408 WPA)

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Zach Gottschalk

4/10/21: Open Game Thread

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In which the Mariners face an old friend

Wow, that feels good. For the first time in what feels like a year and a half (I’m still maintaining that last season didn’t count), we have weekend brunch baseball.

It’s a type of baseball viewing experience that transcends all others. Rather than sink into the couch after a stressful and harried day to watch the Mariners do their best 1962 Mets impression, we have the pleasure of sipping a...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/10/21: Joe Musgrove, Bryce Harper, and David Price

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Uh oh, the Padres are fun already.

Good morning everybody! Mariners baseball is back on this Saturday. Let’s get to the latest.

In Mariners news... Ben Badler at Baseball America reviews the Mariners’ most recent international signing class. ($)

Around the league... The San Diego Padres had their first no-hitter in franchise history yesterday when Joe Musgrove shut down the Texas Rangers. Here’s how close he was to a perfect game.

The only thing...

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FanPost Friday: I can’t believe they weren’t Mariners!

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It’s Friday, so let’s Remember Some Guys

Well, the Mariners have been playing games that count for about a week now and things are looking a bit grim already. James Paxton needs TJ surgery, Jake Fraley and Evan White are out with leg injuries, large chunks of the lineup look utterly lost at the plate, and here we are with an off-day on a Friday because they refuse to put roofs on Midwestern ballparks (except Milwaukee, you’re cool and smart for doing...

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Matthew Roberson Kate Preusser

Lookout Landing Podcast 155: Oh no, the Mariners are happening

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Why?

Matthew and Kate put their heads together and try to figure out how to save the Mariners’ season, which is only a week old and not even that bad record-wise. They are already hurting us. It was pretty evident that the White Sox were going to samurai sword the Mariners, but will that happen every time the M’s face an above-average team? At least, as the noble podcasters agree, they showed us their true colors right from the beginning. The 13-2...

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Matthew Roberson

Sporcle Friday: Mariners with 20 errors in a season

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that’s way too many

Errors are probably the most aptly-named baseball occurrence, right up there with the wild pitch. The ball was hit at you, a person whose job it is to field it, and you did not do it. That’s an error. I love it.

20 errors in a season is a tremendous feat of bad at your job-ness. If we assume that a regular, everyday position player appears in 150 games, that’s one error every 7.5 games. Again, the goal is to make an error...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/9/21: James Paxton, Dee Strange-Gordon, and Trevor Bauer

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An emotional day for Mariners fans.

Hello folks. It’s a sad morning in Mariners-land after yesterday’s James Paxton news, which I’ll just get right to here in case you missed it.

Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton. Would miss the year snd be back in 2022.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 8, 2021

Yeah. Just such a huge bummer for a dude who seemed so happy to be back and pitch in front of a packed Maple Grove later this...

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Adrianne Leary

Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz catch up, call off game

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Old friends decide to just hang out instead

Imagine a game where Marco Gonzales arrives with absolutely no command on his 4-seamer; where there are two inning-ending base-running mistakes; where horrible news breaks about the health of a fan favorite pitcher with ace-caliber stuff. That sounds pretty bad right?

It’s a good thing that game didn’t happen. Today’s matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners was called off,...

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Adrianne Leary

3-4: Chart

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don’t look at this one

Marco’s curls: Ty France, +.120 WPA

Marco’s command: Marco Gonzales, -.342 WPA

Yardbarker: Seattle Mariners

Tommy John surgery recommended for Mariners star James Paxton

Paxton left his first start in his return to the Mariners on April 6 due to an elbow injury. Tommy John surgery is being recommended for Paxton.

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Tommy John surgery recommended for Mariners' James Paxton

Not the news Paxton and the Mariners were hoping for. 

Yardbarker: Seattle Mariners

Tommy John Surgery Recommended For James Paxton

Tommy John surgery has been recommended for Mariners left-hander James Paxton, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. If Paxton undergoes the procedure, he’ll miss the rest of this season and at least some portion of the 2022 campaign.

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Kate Preusser

Anatomy of an 11-pitch walk

there are no good action shots of walks okay | Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Ty France’s walk was the linchpin of the Mariners’ comeback win against the White Sox on Wednesday

According to a recent Larry Stone article, before the trade that brought Ty France to Seattle, the Mariners had been hellbent on acquiring him for some time. On Wednesday he showed why, working an 11-pitch walk in the Mariners’ comeback sixth inning that would spur the team to victory.

To be fair, no man...

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Adrianne Leary

4/8/21: Mariners @ Twins Open Game Thread

Here’s hoping for a better day at the office, Marco | Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

weather permitting

The injury-ridden homestand ended up a wash, and the Mariners enter their series in Minnesota with a 3-3 record. You can catch Jake’s preview of the series here, and get look into a Twins fan’s mind as Minnesota heads into yet another year of contention here.

There’s a downpour in Minneapolis at the moment, with tarps on the field to try and salvage the grass, but don’t be...

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Jake Mailhot

Double Trouble: Mariners at Twins Series Preview

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The Mariners head out on their first road trip of the season beginning with a three-game series in Minnesota.

Salvaging a win in the final game of their opening homestand is a small consolation for the Mariners. James Paxton’s elbow injury looms large and the prognosis doesn’t look good. With injury issues mounting, the Mariners will have to dig deep into their reserves — it’s clear the team won’t accelerate the timelines of Jarred Kelenic or Logan Gilbert...

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Matthew Roberson

Twinkie Town Q&A: What to expect from Nelson Cruz and the Twins

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We asked TJ Gorsegner from our Minnesota sister site some questions about this series with the Twins

In preparation for the Mariners’ three-game series with the Twins, we asked TJ Gorsegner from Twinkie Town to give us the inside scoop on a few players of intrigue, Minnesota’s chances for glory, and curses.

Q: How quickly did you fall in love with Nelson Cruz, and how did you even live before he arrived in Minnesota?

A: Somehow I figured you would ask...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/8/21: Ketel Marte, Mike Soroka, and George Springer

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Everyone is getting hurt!

Good morning everybody! The Mariners have yet another day game today, which is strange. Before that, heres’ what you need to know to get your day started.

In Mariners news... Brandon Gustafson at My Northwest provides some early takeaways from the opening week for Seattle.

Around the league... This is amazing.

Thank you TikTok for giving me exactly what I need on my FYP pic.twitter.com/IfokXXXUWu

— Emma Baccellieri...

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Connor Donovan

Mariners arise from ashes, pants White Sox 8-4

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it’s always the one that looks the worst on paper

It was hard not to spiral a bit after last night’s unfortunate events. Losing both James Paxton’s power arm and the joy of the Maple Grove in one fell swoop was as big of a gutpunch as you can get, and topped off with an injury to one of the few productive hitters in Jake Fraley and a moribund 10-4 loss that came fifteen minutes short of lasting four hours, I don’t blame anyone for the bad vibes...

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