Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:38:47 -0700
The Seattle Mariners declined the 2014 options on OF Franklin Gutierrez and SP Joe Saunders Friday, Nov. 1, making them free agents.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:36:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders isn't expected to make another start this season after losing to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 21. Saunders went 11-6 with a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts this season.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:39:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders is a good possibility to be traded by the non-waiver trade deadline because the club may want to use the final two-plus months of the season to audition SPs Taijuan Walker and James Paxton, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker.
Fantasy Tip: The M's may not be willing to go one of those two right away, but it's a good possibility that one of them, if not both, will debut in the second half. Walker is on the mixed league radar, naturally. Paxton would deserve a look in AL-only leagues, at least.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:55:43 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders will work in the first game out of the All-Star break Friday, July 19, against the Houston Astros. He will be followed by SP Hisashi Iwakuma Saturday, July 20, and SP Felix Hernandez Sunday, July 21.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders wrapped up the first half with a 3-0 mark and 0.87 ERA in his past three starts over 20 2/3 innings. He has re-emerged as a useful fantasy option in all AL-only leagues while he is running hot.
Sat, 18 May 2013 20:20:00 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed four earned runs, 11 hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 18, against the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders is 0-4 with an 11.25 ERA in five road starts, compared to 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four home starts. The good news is that his next scheduled start is set for Safeco Field Friday, May 24, against the Texas Rangers.
Sun, 12 May 2013 23:52:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks Sunday, May 12, in a 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. Saunders is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four home starts this year, improving to 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 13 career appearances at Safeco. He is 0-4 with a 12.54 ERA on the road this season.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:58:15 -0800
Behind Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Joe Saunders, SPs Blake Beavan and Erasmo Ramirez are the front-runners to fill out the rotation, but they'll have to withstand pushes from Ps Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Brandon Maurer. Also, SPs Jon Garland and Jeremy Bonderman are making good impressions early in spring. "They've both been very impressive," manager Eric Wedge said of Garland and Bonderman. "It's early in camp, and we have to see how they stand the test of wear and tear and going out there and pitching on a regular basis. But they're both going to get good opportunities to make this ballclub." Bonderman is weighing 220 pounds this spring, which is around 25 pounds less than he weighed when he played for the Detroit Tigers.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:44:27 -0800
Seattle Mariners SPs Jon Garland and Jeremy Bonderman threw "free and easy" Wednesday, Feb. 13, and manager Eric Wedge will be patient with the two veterans. Beyond SPs Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Joe Saunders, the final two rotation spots are up for grabs.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:23:35 -0800
Updating a previous item, Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders will earn $6.5 million this year, and he can make another $1 million in incentives. His one-year deal includes a mutual option for the 2014 season.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:19:13 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders will make $7 million this year, but performance bonuses could push him above that number.