Roenis Elias

Roenis Elias will start 2015 in the minors, but chances are he'll be needed this season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: M’s Rotation Depth Necessary

Prospect Insider’s Luke Arkins demonstrates why the Seattle Mariners’ rotation depth is not only a good thing, but key to their potential success.

1090 The Fan–03/29/2015

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–03/29/2015

Roenis Elias (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Elias vs Happ, Rangers Preview, T-Bag

Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss Roenis Elias’ fate and the reasons why J.A. Happ was grandfathered in as the No. 4 starter before camp opened last month, plus a Texas Rangers preview with Todd Kaufmann of TexasSportsInsiders.com and your questions via the T-Bag.

1090 The Fan–03/28/2015

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

Chris Taylor (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Impact of Taylor Injury, Elias, WFB

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the status of the spring position battles, what Chris Taylor’s injury means, as well as answering your questions in this week’s Twitter “T-Bag.”

1090 The Fan–03/15/2015

Taijuan Walker is well on his way to breaking camp a big leaguer.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: Walker Will Win, Miller By Default

Jason A. Churchill provides analysis of Taijuan Walker’s latest outing, plus the shortstop position and the bullpen.

1090 The Fan–03/14/2015

Right-hander Carson Smith looked more like himself Friday in Peoria. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: Happ, Smith Rebound

Jason A. Churchill reports from Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona with notes on J.A. Happ, Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias, plus a special coaching sighting from a legend.

1090 The Fan–03/13/2015

Roenis Elias was a pleasant surprise in 2014. What's in store for his second season? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Burritos, Pozo & Peterson

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the Mariners’ shortstop position and whether Walker or Elias will make the pitching rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/07/2015

Nelson Cruz low fives Robinson Cano at home plate after Cruz hit a two run home-run against the San Diego Padres (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cruz Goes Deep In 9-4 Win Over Pads

Nelson Cruz drove in a pair of runs on a bomb and helped lift Seattle over San Diego for the second game in a row.

1090 The Fan–03/05/2015

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

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