The Seattle Mariners will start the season in a few weeks without right-handers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Should fans be worried about their long-term status?
Prospect Insider’s Adam H. Wong presents the top Cy Young candidates in each league.
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.
Jason A. Churchill’s Prospect Insider has compiled a list of the top ten breakthrough pitching candidates from each league.
Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will wear a splint on his injured right middle finger for another three weeks before starting to throw.
One of the challenges during the spring will be meshing players left over from the previous staff under Eric Wedge with the bevy of moves Seattle made in the offseason. New manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Seattle can win sooner than later, but with the moves made and the money spent this offseason the winning had better arrive on the earlier side.
Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.
“It is such an honor to be one of the finalists for the best award as a pitcher,” Iwakuma said in a statement before the voting totals were released. “I had never thought I would become a finalist here in the U.S., so this is very special to me and is a big surprise.”
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings in Seattle’s 6-0 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, eliminating the Royals from the playoff hunt.