It was an extraordinarily busy winter for the five clubs in the American League West. Each organization made significant moves, with all but the Los Angeles Angels spending big dollars to improve their respective rosters. Let’s take a look at the details.
A shaky Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings before the Seattle Mariners rallied late to beat the Texas Rangers 9-8 on Sunday.
Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.
Jason A. Churchill kind of likes a projected lineup that includes Kendrys Morales, who remains a free agent and is being pursued by multiple clubs.
Fernando Rodney, the new Mariners closer, took part in Seattle’s first workout for pitchers and catchers Thursday, soon after the reliever signed a two-year contract worth $14 million.
Looking to bolster a shaky bullpen, the Seattle Mariners will reportedly sign the hard-throwing free agent reliever Fernando Rodney to a two-year, $14 million deal.
In an alleged attempt to compliment the historic Robinson Cano signing, it’s being reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that the Seattle Mariners are in talks with free agent slugger Nelson Cruz.
We’re boring down on February, the free agent market for hitters has nearly dried up entirely and the Mariners continue to be tied to Nelson Cruz. Why? Maybe because the reporters are just connecting dots; the Mariners need offense and Cruz and Morales are two of the very best options available that could make some kind of difference. Maybe the Mariners have legitimate interest in Cruz. Why? I haven’t the foggiest.
The Seattle Mariners acquired two first basemen Wednesday. Why?
It’s not just big bats the Mariners are going after this offseason, the team wants to bulk up the bullpen. That need has turned the team’s attention to free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.