Tampa Bay Rays
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.
It’s not just big bats the Mariners are going after this offseason, the team wants to bulk up the bullpen. That need has turned the team’s attention to free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.
So far this offseason, the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies have all shown significant interest in signing first baseman and corner outfielder Corey Hart. Though nothing has been publicized, leaked, etc from Seattle, you can’t help but think Hart is on the Mariners’ radar.
Erasmo Ramirez gave the Mariners a nearly spotless performance, but it was not enough as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind for a 4-1 win over Seattle.
Joe Madden’s club won’t be satisfied with anything short of a sweep when the Rays visit Seattle Friday as part of the final leg of their 10-game western road trip.
Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb pitched five strong innings in his first big league game since being hit in the head by a batted ball two months ago, and the Rays beat the Mariners, 7-1, on Thursday night.
Rookie shortstop Brad Miller homered twice to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Blake Beavan would only take one pitch back from Monday night’s loss. Not surprising since it left the park. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings […]