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UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 12-4 win over the Red Sox

Tim Beckham hit two of Seattle’s five home runs as the Mariners defeated the visiting Boston Red Sox 12-4 Thursday in their home opener.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Out of Right Field: Ichiro’s farewell, M’s ‘Opening Day’ lost in translation

If the whole point of the Mariners participating in the Japan opener was to celebrate Ichiro, that point was unfortunately lost in a 16-hour time difference while most M’s fans …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Out of Right Field: Ex-GU standout Marco Gonzales earns Opening Day start for Mariners

There have been 15 pitchers who have started a season opener for the Seattle Mariners in their first 42 seasons, with former Gonzaga standout Marco Gonzales scheduled to become No. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Out of Right Field: Mariners are faced with complete rebuild with trade of James Paxton

On Monday, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto signaled to all in baseball that the M’s aren’t competing to end the longest playoff drought in American professional team sports for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

Out of Right Field: Looking ahead to the Mariners’ 2019 season

Since Mitch Haniger has shown he can play center field for the Mariners, how about Bryce Harper in right next season? To afford Harper and his record-setting free-agent deal likely …


Out of Right Field: Placing the blame on another playoff-less Seattle Mariners season

We come not to praise the Mariners, but to bury them. Again.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018

Out of Right Field: Where do the Seattle Mariners go from here?

The competitive portion of the Seattle Mariners schedule is over. It has been for a while, really.


Out of Right Field: Things get heated in the Mariners’ clubhouse as the team starts cooling off

Major league teams play 162 games from April through September, plus six weeks of spring training. During the regular season, they average about three days off per month and some …


Out of Right Field: History shows postseason hope is not lost for Mariners

Seattle fans are among our best friends, so like Andy Dufresne, we are here to offer you some of that good thing, maybe the best of things. We offer hope.


Out of Right Field: Mariners’ postseason hopes are fleeting

It has came to the point in the season when the Mariners are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive with baling wire. And it appears that won’t be nearly …


Out of Right Field: Distractions abound for Mariners as Felix Hernandez moves to pen and Robinson Cano returns

As if the Seattle Mariners didn’t have enough to deal with on the field, off-field issues with their two stars and highest paid players will complicate anything the team does …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Out of Right Field: Mariners fans end up feeling like blockheads

When thinking of what it’s like to be a Mariners fan for the past 20-some years, the image of Charlie Brown comes to mind.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Out of Right Field: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has landed some big ones

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.


Out of Right Field: Mariners future looks bright with duo of Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais in charge

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.


Out of Right Field: The time is now for Jerry Dipoto to act

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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Out of Right Field: Robinson Cano reflects on dealing with suspension as Mariners thrive in his absence

Robinson Cano, 35, tested positive for Furosemide during the offseason, a diuretic that masks the effects of performance-enhancing drugs. He was suspended by MLB but appealed, claiming the drug was …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Out of Right Field: Statistics don’t lie, they just have a hard time predicting the future

The Mariners are halfway through the 2018 baseball season. And it’s been an exemplary first half. Does it bode well for the second – and beyond?


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Out of right field: Mariners getting harsh dose of reality on the road

The Mariners the look of a juggernaut. If not that, they at least looked to have a good shot to halt the longest streak in sports


Out of Right Field: The trouble with the knuckleball

Kyle Seager was asked before Thursday’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox about what it’s like to face a knuckleball pitcher.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Out of right field: Mariners giving fans hope, but is there a letdown on the horizon?

What’s so special about today? Well, we’re a third of the way through the month of June, which usually means the Mariners are immaterial to any discussion about postseason baseball. …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018

Seattle Mariners select RHP Logan Gilbert with 14th overall pick in MLB Draft

The Seattle Mariners selected Logan Gilbert, a 6-foot-6, 201-pound right-handed pitcher, with the 14th overall pick in first round of the 2018 MLB Draft in Secaucus, New Jersey, on Monday.


Out of Right Field: Draft hits and misses during M’s playoff drought

With this year’s draft starting Monday, let’s take a look at the first-round picks since the Mariners’ last playoff berth in 2001 and what might’ve been.


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018

Out of Right Field: Roster moves aplenty

The Mariners might need to consider nametags on the front of their jerseys after making seven roster moves Sunday with another due before Monday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018

Out of Right Field: Trader Jerry DiPoto strikes again for Mariners

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 …


Out of Right Field: Mariners prospect watch provides relief from bad news

Enough with the bad news. It’s been a pretty crummy week to be a Seattle Mariners fan. Rather than dwell on the negative vibes emitting from the Safeco Field clubhouse …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Out of right field: Path to postseason for Mariners still tough, even with hot start

Could this be the year? The year the Mariners break their postseason drought? What do I look like, Nostradamus?


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Out of Right Field: Another reason (or two) to love Ichiro

Even in semi-retirement, Ichiro Suzuki keeps us entertained.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

Out of Right Field: Some fun facts about James Paxton’s no-hitter

The Mariners’ James Paxton became the first Canadian-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his native country Tuesday night when he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018

Out of Right Field: Sending Ichiro Suzuki out in style

The Mariners should put Ichiro Suzuki in right field. Bat him leadoff. Give the 44-year-old Japanese legend a chance to face his nation’s newest phenom and his 100-mph fastball. Let …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

Out of Right Field: Time to let Ichiro move on

No one involved wants Ichiro Suzuki’s storied big-league career to end this way, but it may be unavoidable.