Hisashi Iwakuma

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

Felix

2015 Mariners Commercials: ‘Intensely Intense’ [Video]

Felix gets pretty fired up while he’s pitching, especially when he gets a big out to end an inning. That intensity presents problems when Felix’s teammates try to take a group photo after practice. Watch […]

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

‘Kuma’s Simulated Game [Video]

Peoria, Ariz. (1090 The Fan) — Jason A. Churchill was behind home plate for a simulated game featuring the Mariners’ number two pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Watch highlights above (and follow the notes below)…. -About the 1:00 […]

1090 The Fan–03/13/2015

Rickie Weeks (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Weeks Hits Long Homer In Loss To D’Backs

Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run for a Seattle Mariners split squad Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

1090 The Fan–03/07/2015

Taijuan Walker (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Walker Gets First Chance To Shine For Seattle

Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2015

James Paxton (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mariners Enter Spring Training With High Expectations

Barring a change of plans because of injury, the Mariners’ rotation is mostly set before spring begins. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton are set. Newly acquired J.A. Happ will be the fourth arm in the rotation, giving Seattle a second left-handed option.

1090 The Fan–02/17/2015

Might James Shields be a fit for the Seattle Mariners?  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Hot Stove Report: James Shields, the AL West & D.J. Peterson

In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss whether or not free agent right-hander James Shields is a fit for the Seattle Mariners and how the pending free agency of Hisashi Iwakuma and J.A. Happ could impact such a decision.

1090 The Fan–01/24/2015

Justin Upton, rumored to be on the trade block, again has been linked to the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

Mariners Rumors: Iwakuma, Upton

The Seattle Mariners are rumored to have interest in Justin Upton again, while clubs show interest in Mariners’ starting pitchers and young position players.

1090 The Fan–11/18/2014

Hisashi Iwakuma (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Hisashi Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season

1090 The Fan–10/30/2014

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