Masahiro Tanaka

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Chris Young (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners Fall To Yankees In 4-2 Loss

Seattle lost consecutive games for the first time since late May and the news didn’t get any better postgame

1090 The Fan–06/12/2014

Addison Russell could make an impact for the Oakland Athletics in 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider’s American League Impact Rookies

Prospect Insider’s Steve Simas presents the top rookie candidates to make a splash in 2014.

1090 The Fan–03/24/2014

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is among the top Cy Young contenders in 2014. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: 2014 Cy Young Candidates

Prospect Insider’s Adam H. Wong presents the top Cy Young candidates in each league.

1090 The Fan–03/13/2014

Clayton Kershaw (Elsa/Getty Images)

Would Kershaw Extension Put L.A. Out Of Tanaka Sweepstakes?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly on the verge of giving their ace Clayton Kershaw a record-setting extension. Should it go through, the Dodgers might be done spending this offseason, which would take them out of the running to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.

1090 The Fan–01/15/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

Odds Of Tanaka Becoming A Mariner

Seattle might have to outbid a dozen teams for the right-handed ace.

1090 The Fan–12/27/2013

Matt Kemp has been linked to the Mariners this offseason. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners Are Not Out Of Money

After splurging for the No. 1 free agent in Major League Baseball at the price of $240 million, there are indications that the Seattle Mariners are just about out of money.

1090 The Fan–12/19/2013

Tanaka would be a major coup for the Mariners. (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Mariners Should Stay Committed, Go For Tanaka

Acquiring Tanaka could cost $80-100 million in total, and the club still has other needs on top of starting pitching, but signing Japan’s best available arm would be another huge step away from the bowels of mediocrity and toward the light of winning baseball, even in the competitive American League West.

1090 The Fan–12/16/2013

Logan Morrison was acquired by the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, but will he move on again? (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Making Sense Of the Hart, Morrison Acquisitions

The Seattle Mariners acquired two first basemen Wednesday. Why?

1090 The Fan–12/11/2013

Bartolo Colon may be a fit for the Seattle Mariners | (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The M’s, Bartolo Colon And David Price

The best part about the idea of adding Colon for a team like Seattle? His contract, even if he were to get Hudson money, doesn’t impact the attempts to add two more hitters, nor does it prevent the club from making a play for Garza, Jimenez or Santana, too.

1090 The Fan–12/11/2013

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