Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:27:11 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is expecting SP Taijuan Walker to be in the starting rotation when the season kicks off this year. Walker made three starts for the Mariners at the end of last season. He'd be competing against the likes of SPs Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, Brandon Maurer, Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:37:59 -0700
The Seattle Mariners hope to keep SPs Erasmo Ramirez and Blake Beavan in rotation during the All-Star break. Ramirez was recently optioned to Class A Everett, while Beavan was sent to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:12:34 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled Ps Bobby Lafromboise and Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned RP Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma and SP Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A Everett.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:37:16 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are dealing with an open spot in their starting rotation, one that is likely to be filled by SP Erasmo Ramirez. However, SP Blake Beavan has been solid in a long-relief role out of the bullpen lately and has starting experience. Ramirez is sporting a 5.06 ERA at Triple-A Tacoma after allowing three runs and seven hits while walking six in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing. A remote possibility would be SP Taijuan Walker, who is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA with 16 strikeouts and five walks at Tacoma. SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is nursing an arm injury and hasn't pitched in July, so he's not an option.
Fantasy Tip: Grab Ramirez in all AL-only leagues if he isn't owned already. If he's the one to take the rotation spot, he's worthy of consideration in deep mixed leagues, as well, even if it's a short-term stay in the rotation.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:44:45 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP Blake Beavan from Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 6, and optioned SP Hector Noesi to Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Beavan, who struggled in the rotation earlier this year, is likely to provide the team with relief for their bullpen after a 16-inning game yesterday.
Wed, 15 May 2013 18:13:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan picked up his first victory Tuesday, May 14, since being demoted to Triple-A Tacoma. He is 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts since being sent down.
Wed, 01 May 2013 14:13:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan will be stretched out as a starter at Triple-A Tacoma in case SP Aaron Harang needs to be bumped from the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is dealing with shoulder problems, so Beavan could be the next starter in line for a promotion if Harang continues to struggle. Beavan will be useful in AL-only leagues if he's recalled.
Wed, 01 May 2013 13:59:24 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned P Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, May 1, and recalled RP Lucas Luetge in a corresponding move.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:26:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang will make his first start for the team Tuesday, April 16, and SP Blake Beavan will be sent to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Scoop up Harang immediately in AL-only leagues now that it's official that he'll be joining the rotation. He could be a decent matchup play in cavernous mixed formats, as well.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:09:12 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer is the long shot to win the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker. SP Jon Garland can control his own destiny based on how he fares in his next spring outing. Even if Garland doesn't win a spot, Baker thinks SPs Blake Beavan and Erasmo Ramirez will get the final two spots. Maurer has been good but hasn't stood out above the other competitors.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez probably has the most upside of anyone in this competition if you're speculating on a winner in deep mixed leagues or AL-only formats. Garland is worth a dice roll in AL leagues since he has the leg up on one of the rotation spots.