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Lorena Martin made shocking allegations of racist and sexist comments against the Mariners, who strongly denied them. No matter how it’s resolved, it’s a damaging blow to an organization that seems to be in constant turmoil.
Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced Tuesday means Martinez will have more freedom to work with all levels of the organization. Martinez says he’s looking forward to working with both the major leaguers and younger hitters.
The Mariners’ fall from grace in 2018 has been a slow, steady descent that has wiped out almost all of the good feeling that prevailed for half a season.
So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef up the rotation? And will he make a move in this final quarter of the season?
When Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked recently about the wheeling and dealing of general manager Jerry Dipoto, his longtime friend, Servais likened it to a trip to the supermarket.
Continuity is important. But not as important as winning. The Mariners, whose past is pockmarked with little of either, are banking on the two playing well together in the future.
With James Paxton’s and Felix Hernandez’ status in doubt at the moment, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not drag his feet in acquiring proven rotation help.
With his team sitting 24 games above .500, general manager Jerry Dipoto isn’t going anywhere. The Mariners announced Friday morning they had signed him to a “multiyear” contract extension.
It’s become an annual ritual to predict, in advance, how and why and sometimes even when the Mariners’ season was going to fall apart – which shortcoming would be the one to derail them this time?
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made perhaps the most signifcant move of the 2018 Major League Baseball season to date, acquiring All-Star closer Alex Colome and veteran outfielder Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in exchange for a pair of minor league right-handers, Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.
The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position, just 13 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major U.S. pro sports.
As another major-league baseball season draws near, it is past time for Seattle Mariners fans and readers to face some unpleasant facts.
After spending the first part of his career backing up Anthony Rizzo in Chicago, Dan Vogelbach finally had an opportunity to rake when the Mariners traded reliever Mike Montgomery for him toward the end of the 2016 season. But instead of thinking “let’s do this,” he thought “don’t blow it.”
There is some irony in this: For so long, Jerry Dipoto has earned acclaim for his frenetic approach to dealing. He unleashed a seemingly nonstop torrent of transactions that undeniably made the Mariners a better team than the one he inherited. But now, at a time when the Mariners appear to be one bold move away from becoming a much more legitimate playoff contender, all’s quiet on the northwestern front. Too quiet.
To trust in what general manager Jerry Dipoto on Thursday called the “exceptional people in this organization who are running exceptional programs” – all leading the Mariners forward, he believes, at a much faster pace than people realize.
The good news is that it’s baseball, and you don’t have to be the best team to hoist a trophy.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced on Monday from the MLB Winter Meetings that the club has claimed outfielder Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia.
From Bonds to A-Rod to Pujols, over the years Major League Baseball has produced some amazing fireworks during its winter meetings.
So now what? The sting of losing Shohei Ohtani still lingers for the Mariners. To put that much effort, time, resources and emotion into wooing one player only to see him wind up with one of your American League West rivals is a storyline similar to an angst-filled teenage melodramatic movie.
Still in the initial stages of the offseason, general manager Jerry Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners believe they’ve solved one of their big concerns.