It looks like the pressure will be on Felix Hernandez to snap the Mariners’ six-game losing streak. Fortunately for Seattle, there is arguably no other person in baseball who can handle pressure than King Felix.
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.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.
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.
Robinson Cano will get to keep more of his estimated $240 million dollar contract.
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.
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.
Since August 1st, the Mariners’ bats have cooled off and the bullpen has imploded — their record doesn’t lie: 15-23 (since then).
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.
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.