Roenis Elias will start 2015 in the minors, but chances are he'll be needed this season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: M’s Rotation Depth Necessary

Prospect Insider’s Luke Arkins demonstrates why the Seattle Mariners’ rotation depth is not only a good thing, but key to their potential success.

1090 The Fan–03/29/2015

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

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

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

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

Catcher John Hicks has improved his stock each season in pro ball.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: M’s Prospect Rankings #16 – #30

1090 The Fan’s Jason A. Churchill ranks the Mariners top prospects.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2015

Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners returns to the dugout (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Roster Nonsense, Service Time, Your Questions

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the likelihood of the Mariners taking their best 25 players north in three weeks, the service time issue with Cubs prospect Kris Byrant and all three make their argument for the preferred order of the starting rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/21/2015

Franklin Gutierrez  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Seattle Sends Gutierrez To Minor League Camp

Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is among 11 players assigned to minor league spring training camp by the Seattle Mariners camp Friday.

1090 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Mariners’ 2015 Opening Day – April 6, 2015

Photos from the Seattle Mariners home opener at Safeco Field

Colorado Rockies v Seattle Mariners

Rockies Top M’s 4-1, Seager Goes Deep

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

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

Cruz, Cano Hot In 9-4 Win

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

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

Mariners Beat Padres In Extras, 4-3

Scenes from the 4-3 win over San Diego.

Seattle Mariners Photo Day

2015 Mariners At Spring Training

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

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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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