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Fernando Rodney

Nelson Cruz's name has been linked to the Seattle Mariners all offseason. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

M’s Should Focus On Pitching, Defense

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.

1090 The Fan–01/29/2014

Logan Morrison was acquired by the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, but will he move on again? (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Making Sense Of the Hart, Morrison Acquisitions

The Seattle Mariners acquired two first basemen Wednesday. Why?

1090 The Fan–12/11/2013

Fernando Rodney (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

M’s Looking At Fernando Rodney

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.

1090 The Fan–12/10/2013

Michael Saunders (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Michael Saunders Named To All-WBC Team

Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders was named to the All-WBC (World Baseball Classic) team along with USA’s David Wright and the Dominican Republic’s Robinson Cano.

1090 The Fan–03/20/2013

Eric Thames celebrates after getting the game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 at Safeco Field.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Not Bad for the New Guy: Thames Hits Walk-Off Hit

The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.

CBS Seattle–08/15/2012

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