Austin Jackson is among five Opening Day outfielders for the Mariners.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: M’s Roster Analysis

Though it’s been clear enough for a few weeks and as close to official without being so, the club has set its starting rotation after optioning Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned right-handed reliever Carson Smith, which clarifies the bullpen too.

1090 The Fan–03/29/2015

Victor Sanchez (Photo courtesy Seattle Mariners)

Mariners Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies At 20

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died from injuries sustained in a February 14 boating accident

1090 The Fan–03/29/2015

Roenis Elias (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Elias vs Happ, Rangers Preview, T-Bag

Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss Roenis Elias’ fate and the reasons why J.A. Happ was grandfathered in as the No. 4 starter before camp opened last month, plus a Texas Rangers preview with Todd Kaufmann of TexasSportsInsiders.com and your questions via the T-Bag.

1090 The Fan–03/28/2015

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Hernandez Throws 6 Sharp Innings In Mariners’ Split Squad Loss To Royals

Hernandez, the ace who led the AL with a 2.14 ERA last season, gave up one run. He struck out four and walked none.

1090 The Fan–03/26/2015

Roenis Elias (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Mariners Trounced By Brewers 15-1 In Cactus League Play

Seattle starter Roenis Elias allowed eight hits and six earned runs in three-plus innings and didn’t retire a batter until Milwaukee led 4-0

1090 The Fan–03/26/2015

Felix Hernandez (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners In Rare Position As Favorites In AL West

This time it’s different for Seattle. Before the season begins the Mariners are viewed as favorites in the AL West

1090 The Fan–03/26/2015

Taijuan Walker (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Walker Runs Shutout Streak To 18 Innings, Mariners Top Cubs 3-2

Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs.

1090 The Fan–03/26/2015

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Mariners Fall To Padres 6-4 In Cactus League Play

Seth Smith, traded to the Mariners after San Diego remade its outfield, had a solo homer, RBI double and stole second against former teammate Andrew Cashner

1090 The Fan–03/24/2015

Erasmo Ramirez (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Ramirez Gets Roughed Up In 5-0 Loss To Halos

Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs — two earned — and four hits over 1 2-3 innings in his fourth spring start.

03/24/2015

Kyle Seager (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Seager, Cruz Homer Against Gallardo In Mariners’ Win

Yovani Gallardo allowed three-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Sunday.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Rockies Top M’s 4-1, Seager Goes Deep

Scenes from the Mariners-Rockies game on March 11th, 2015.

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Cruz, Cano Hot In 9-4 Win

Scenes from the Mariners’ second win of Cactus League play.

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Mariners Beat Padres In Extras, 4-3

Scenes from the 4-3 win over San Diego.

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2015 Mariners At Spring Training

It’s “Photo Day” in Peoria for the 2015 Seattle Mariners.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week 15

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your power rankings heading into Week 15.

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Nelson Cruz A Mariner

The Seattle Mariners have signed slugger Nelson Cruz to a four-year deal, adding a needed right-handed power hitter to their lineup.

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