James Paxton

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–15 hours ago

Kyle Seager (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Seager, Cruz Homer Against Gallardo In Mariners’ Win

Yovani Gallardo allowed three-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Sunday.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2015

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

James Paxton's delayed spring training may impact  Opening Day roster. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: Mariners Roster Projection 1.0

James Paxton’s situation is one to watch here, however. He fell early in camp and hurt his forearms and a wrist. He has yet to make a start this spring — he’s slated to go next Tuesday after a live BP session this week that went well enough — and if he doesn’t knife through his four scheduled starts as the club hopes he could conceivable start the season on the disabled list, simply to buy him the necessary time to ready.

1090 The Fan–03/15/2015

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

Roenis Elias (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Roenis Elias Hoping To Prove Himself Again This Spring

With four rotation spots seemingly spoken for, Roenis Elias finds himself locked in a battle for Seattle’s last starting slot.

1090 The Fan–02/23/2015

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

Danny Hultzen (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Hot Stove Report: Paxton, Hultzen, Walker

In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss what to expect from pitchers James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, and Danny Hultzen, and why the Mariners may be better on the mound on 2015.

1090 The Fan–02/07/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18:  Chris Matthews #13 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after recovering an onside kick against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Listen To The Steve Sandmeyer Show – Friday, January 23rd

Steve, Bill and Jason talk with Mariners Pitcher James Paxton, NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones, Seahawks Tight End Cooper Helfet, former Seahawk Robbie Tobeck, and Sports Host on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston Adam Jones.

1090 The Fan–01/23/2015

Brad Miller may be the difference between a Wild Card chase and a divison title. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Mariners A Team With Big Upside

The Seattle Mariners remain a club with significant upside, despite fewer spots in the everyday lineup occupied by young, developing players.

1090 The Fan–12/12/2014

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