Jason A. Churchill kind of likes a projected lineup that includes Kendrys Morales, who remains a free agent and is being pursued by multiple clubs.
Taijuan Walker continues to improve his late-moving fastball which consistently checks in at 94-95 mph.
We’re boring down on February, the free agent market for hitters has nearly dried up entirely and the Mariners continue to be tied to Nelson Cruz. Why? Maybe because the reporters are just connecting dots; the Mariners need offense and Cruz and Morales are two of the very best options available that could make some kind of difference. Maybe the Mariners have legitimate interest in Cruz. Why? I haven’t the foggiest.
Jack Zduriencik does not see the Seattle Mariners making another splash signing before the start of spring training after an offseason of big moves highlighted by the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.
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.
One of the few names being suggested that the Seattle Mariners have yet to be linked to by any of a variety of sources is Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista.
With unofficial word coming out Friday that the Seattle Mariners and free agent second baseman Robinson Cano have come to terms at 10 years and $240 million, the M’s have one job: Make it count.
Churchill: “I have no doubt that the Mariners have the kind of interest in every significant free agent to pay the market rate. With Cano, that likely means $200 million guaranteed, maybe more. I believe the Mariners are willing to pay that. What I don’t believe is that Cano would take it.”
Danny Hultzen, one of the Seattle Mariners’ top pitching prospects, underwent surgery today to repair the labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff of his left shoulder.
Bottom feeders in the American League West collide Monday night at Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners will open a three-game series versus the Houston Astros.