Franklin Gutierrez

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

Seattle Mariners Introduce Robinson Cano

Seattle GM Hopes To Add Starter Before Spring

Jack Zduriencik does not see the Seattle Mariners making another splash signing before the start of spring training after an offseason of big moves highlighted by the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.

1090 The Fan–01/23/2014

Franklin Gutierrez (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Gutierrez Signing Sparks Debate Among M’s Fans

While many thought the Franklin Gutierrez era in Seattle was over, it looks like the injury-prone outfielder will be back with the team in 2014.

1090 The Fan–12/18/2013

Shin-Soo Choo could be a target for the Seattle Mariners | (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners And The Winter Meetings

This year, it appears some teams are down in Florida looking to finish off deals they started this past week, or before that when the general managers meetings took place last month. The Seattle Mariners are one those teams.

1090 The Fan–12/08/2013

Franklin Gutierrez  (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Mariners Decline 2014 Options On Gutierrez And Saunders

Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik announced Friday that options for the 2014 season on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Joe Saunders have been declined.

1090 The Fan–11/01/2013

Justin Smoak's role on the M's roster is  unclear and the clock is ticking. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Smoak’s 3-Run HR Nearly Ends Royals’ Playoff Hopes

Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to apply a crushing blow to the Royals’ postseason aspirations.

1090 The Fan–09/25/2013

Brandon Maurer (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Astros Come To Seattle And Sweep

Mariners starter Brandon Maurer allowed five runs — all scoring with two outs — and seven hits in three innings as the Astros completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Wednesday night.

1090 The Fan–09/12/2013

Erasmo Ramirez is removed from the game by manager Eric Wedge in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ramirez Let Down By Mariners Bullpen In 4-1 Loss

Erasmo Ramirez gave the Mariners a nearly spotless performance, but it was not enough as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind for a 4-1 win over Seattle.

1090 The Fan–09/08/2013

Erasmo Ramirez  has seen his command and stuff suffer in 2014. Why has that occurred? (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Losers No More: Seattle Gets By Houston 3-2 To End Streak

The Astros failed to get a hit against three Seattle relievers and lost 3-2 to the Mariners on Thursday night.

1090 The Fan–08/30/2013

Aaron Harang (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Harang Designated For Assignment, Gutierrez Recalled

The Aaron Harang era in Seattle may finally be finally coming to a close — it all depends on the outcome of being designated for assignment Monday.

1090 The Fan–08/26/2013

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