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Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon hasn't exactly inspired confidence over the first 18 games.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: What The M’s Can Do Now

Jason A. Churchill suggests there are a few roster tweaks that could help the Seattle Mariners out of their April funk.

1090 The Fan–04/20/2014

Corey Hart may be the key to the Mariners' success, now and later this season. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Churchill: Hart, Ackley Key For M’s

The Seattle Mariners have been hot and cold at the plate this season. Jason A. Churchill warns about small sample sizes and overreactions, but offers a partial solution, confidence in three young hitters and what to watch for with Justin Smoak the rest of the season.

1090 The Fan–04/14/2014

Jesse Chavez (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mariners Preview (4/3/14): Offense Hopes To Shell Jesse Chavez

The Seattle Mariners are on fire, which means the pressure is on the Oakland Athletics’ Thursday night starter Jesse Chavez to put out the flames.

1090 The Fan–04/03/2014

Mike Zunino (Harry How/Getty Images)

Seattle Has Power Surge Again, Completes Sweep With 8-2 Win

James Paxton pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Cano drove in his first run for the Mariners on Wednesday night in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, completing a three-game sweep in the team’s first series under new manager Lloyd McClendon.

1090 The Fan–04/03/2014

Dustin Ackley (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mariners Preview (4/2/14): Bats Look To Stay Hot For Opening Sweep

The Seattle Mariners could pull off something they haven’t done since June 11, 2006: sweep the Angels in Anaheim.

04/02/2014

Brad Miller (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Miller Blasts Two HRs In M’s 8-3 Win

Brad Miller hit two homers, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball, and the Mariners beat Los Angeles 8-3 Tuesday night for their second win of the season.

1090 The Fan–04/02/2014

Justin Smoak is a key cog in the Mariners' quest for more offense in 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: Seattle Mariners 2014 Player Preview

The Seattle Mariners’ roster leaves questions to be answered, whether by incumbents or prospects.

1090 The Fan–03/30/2014

Justin Smoak (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McClendon On 1st Base Situation: ‘Smoak Is My Man’

While it may seem the Mariners have plenty of options when it comes to picking a first baseman for the 2014 season, manager Lloyd McClendon already has his mind made up.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

Jesus Montero (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Montero Helps Mariners Beat White Sox 7-4

Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.

1090 The Fan–03/06/2014

Justin Smoak (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Howard Johnson: Cano Impacts Whole Lineup

(1090 The Fan) –┬áThe Seattle Mariners have added Robinson Cano, Corey Hart and Logan Morrison to the lineup, but the club’s 2014 offense may be up to the likes of Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders. […]

1090 The Fan–02/28/2014

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