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Chip Hale congratulates Jed Lowrie (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

West Teams Chase Low-Budget Athletics

While New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tries to finish his Hall of Fame career in pinstripes the way he started it, with a World Series title, and the Detroit Tigers aim to unseat the defending champion Boston Red Sox, the West looks to be one of baseball’s top divisions again in 2014.

1090 The Fan–03/28/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

The Mariners' signing of Robinson Cano was matched by the impact moves of the Rangers and Athletics. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: Who’s In, Who’s Out | AL West

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.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

The absence of a state income tax means a bigger payoff for new Mariner Robinson Cano. (Getty Images)

Report: No State Income Tax Helps Cano Pocket $42 Million

Robinson Cano will get to keep more of his estimated $240 million dollar contract.

12/12/2013

Eric Wedge looks on against the A's in his final game as Mariners skipper (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Another 162 Meaningless Games Are In The Books

The Seattle Mariners’ 2013 campaign is in the books after a 71-91 finish. And, the offseason starts with an all-too-familiar managerial hunt.

09/30/2013

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

Brandon Maurer  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mariners Preview: Stop The Bleeding

Since August 1st, the Mariners’ bats have cooled off and the bullpen has imploded — their record doesn’t lie: 15-23 (since then).

1090 The Fan–09/11/2013

Kendrys Morales heads back to the dugout after striking out with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Houston’s 13 Runs Sink Seattle Quickly

An ugly loss Tuesday night against the rebuilding Houston Astros continued a downward trend for the Mariners and pushed the team to hold a players-only meeting.

1090 The Fan–09/11/2013

Joe Saunders
(Photo by:Otto Greule Jr
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Mariners Preview: Saunders Looks To Get Out Of Funk

The Mariners will give the ball to lefty Joe Saunders on Tuesday to try and prevent the Mariners from giving up a home series to the Houston Astros.

1090 The Fan–09/10/2013

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Bullpen Implodes Again, Seattle Falls Again

SEATTLE (AP) — It isn’t the big hits he gave up that Danny Farquhar will remember about his difficult ninth inning. It’s the two walks that started the problems. Farquhar blew a one-run lead and […]

1090 The Fan–09/10/2013

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