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Mariners | Mark Trumbo on the move?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:56:15 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Mark Trumbo is expected to be shopped this offseason, according to rival executives.

Fantasy Tip: Trumbo's numbers didn't suffer much in Safeco Field last season as he hit .264-12-41 at home and .259-10-23 on the road. He would have some upside if he left the spacious confines, though and projects as a third or fourth outfielder in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jerry Crasnick

Mariners | Mike Zunino to take back seat

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:55:28 -0800

Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino has company behind the plate, as the team signed C Chris Iannetta (Angels). General manager Jerry Dipoto said Iannetta was brought in to serve as the team's primary catcher.

Fantasy Tip: Zunino's future is unclear, as it is uncertain if he will be the team's backup, if he will be used as the designated hitter, learn a new position or be traded to another organization. Right now, his fantasy outlook is certainly in the air.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Financials for Chris Iannetta

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:54:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, the deal for Seattle Mariners C Chris Iannetta is for one-year at $4.25 million plus incentives. There is also an option.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta is expected to be the starting catcher with Mike Zunino serving as his backup. Iannetta knows the American League West well since he is coming over from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a team Dipoto previously served as general manager.

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Mariners | Robinson Cano happy in Seattle

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:53:47 -0800

Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano and his representative refuted a report the player is unhappy in Seattle. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday, Nov. 23, that Cano's agent called him and said that the comments weren't from Robinson.

Fantasy Tip: Winning cures everything, and if Cano really is unhappy, perhaps that will solve things. He posted 21 homers in 2015, which was nice, but he also struck out a career-high 107 times while his average tumbled to .287, lowest since 2008. Cano's 79 RBI were also his lowest since 2008.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish

Mariners | James Paxton throws sim game

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:52:58 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (finger) throw a seven-inning simulated game Monday, Nov. 23, general manager Jerry Dipoto said. He is expected to repeat that one more time to building his innings count.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton is making his way back from a finger issue which shut him down in the final month. He should be fine well in time for spring training.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Chris Iannetta to be primary catcher

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:52:51 -0800

Seattle Mariners C Chris Iannetta was signed to be the team's primary catcher next year, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta had his worst season as a pro in 2015 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, hitting only .188 (51-for-272) with 10 home runs and 34 RBI. While there's a good chance he'll hit over .200 next year with double-digit home runs, Iannetta's fantasy value remains limited to two-catcher leagues, especially with the move to pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. The signing also shows how much Seattle has soured on Mike Zunino.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Chris Iannetta signs with Seattle

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:05:41 -0800

Free-agent C Chris Iannetta (Angels) signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners Monday, Nov. 23. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta hit 10 home runs last season in just 317 plate appearances, but his .188 batting average is too much of an anchor to roster in the majority of seasonal leagues. At best, Iannetta is a low-end catcher in AL-only, cavernous mixed and two-catcher formats heading into the 2016 season.

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Mariners | Danny Hultzen designated for assignment

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:42:27 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) was designated for assignment Friday, Nov. 20. He is out of minor league options and could clear waivers to be outrighted to the minors.

Fantasy Tip: He was once one of the top prospects in all of baseball, but Hultzen missed most of the last three years due to a shoulder injury. He's still only 25. Keep tabs on him in case the lefty can make it back.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Leonys Martin likely to start in CF

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:07:00 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Leonys Martin is likely to enter next season as the starting center fielder. He played in just 95 games last year for the Texas Rangers after breaking a bone in his right hand, but he still managed to record 13 outfield assists.

Fantasy Tip: Martin had a down year for Texas, hitting only .219 (63-for-288) with five home runs and 25 RBI. He's primarily defense first, but he did manage to steal 30-plus bases in both 2013 and 2014, and he hasn't lost any speed. Target him as a late-round sleeper source of thefts in 2016 in fantasy drafts.

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Mariners | Seattle acquires Leonys Martin

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:49:57 -0800

The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Leonys Martin from the Texas Rangers in exchange for RP Tom Wilhelmsen Monday, Nov. 16, according to sources. There are expected to be other players involved in the deal.

Fantasy Tip: After combining for 67 stolen bases during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Martin flamed out in 2015 and played just 98 games. He returned a .579 OPS and was a huge fantasy bust after showing promising the previous two years. A relocation could help his fantasy stock, and he projects as an endgame source of speed for drafts this spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma headed for free agency

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:32:25 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma rejected the Seattle Mariners' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer Friday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Over the past two seasons, Iwakuma has posted a 3.53 ERA, a 3.45 FIP, a 1.06 WHIP and a 7.7 K/9 through 308 2/3 innings. And while seasonal owners should count on him continuing his downward trend since his career-best 2013 season, Iwakuma projects to provide nice value in the later rounds of drafts this spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Daily Dish - Chris Cotillo

Mariners | Ketel Marte likely to start for SEA

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:36:59 -0800

Seattle Mariners SS Ketel Marte is believed to be the front-runner to become the team's regular shortstop in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old switch-hitter batted .283 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 57 games during his rookie season and has decent speed. He could be a middle infield option for fantasy teams in AL-only and deep mixed leagues next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Mariners | Seattle trades for Joaquin Benoit

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:27:22 -0800

The Seattle Mariners traded for San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit Thursday, Nov. 12, in exchange for P Enyel De Los Santos and INF Nelson Ward.

Fantasy Tip: The Mariners are really trying to fortify their bullpen for 2016, and they may not be done adding. It's unclear who would be the favorite to close with Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith currently the top candidates. Benoit would likely fill more of an eighth-inning setup role like he did with San Diego, but he could fall into some closing opportunities if injuries strike.

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Mariners | SEA close to signing Chris Iannetta

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:06:46 -0800

Free-agent C Chris Iannetta (Angels) appears to be close to signing with the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta isn't much of an offensive upgrade over the backstops Seattle used last season and it's uncertain if he would immediately step into a starting role. He hit .188 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs in 272 at-bats last season and should only be considered as a backup option in single-universe fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Seattle wants Franklin Gutierrez back

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:40:53 -0800

Free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez (Mariners) remains an offseason target of the Seattle Mariners who would like the outfielder to return for the 2016 season, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez hit 15 home runs and drove in 35 runs with a .974 OPS over just 189 plate appearances last season, and he posted an OPS above .970 against both lefties and right-handed hurlers. Still, career-best ratios at age 32 should be cause for pause before jacking the veteran up your rankings for the 2016 season. At best, he is a low-end outfielder in deep mixed leagues.

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Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bass Anthony RP
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Batista Yidio INF
Bawcom Logan P
Beavan Blake SP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
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Bingjia Yu OF
Blash Jabari OF
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Branche Steve SS
Brentz Jake P
Bubela Jaime OF
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
Cruz Nelson OF
De La Cruz Jose P
De Paula Juan P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
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Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Elias Roenis SP
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Fernandez Anthony SP
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
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Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gaviglio Sam SP
Gillheeney James P
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Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harris Gary OF
Hernandez Brayan OF
Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hicks John C
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iannetta Chris C
Jackson Alex OF
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Kantakevich Joseph P
Karns Nathan SP
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Krist Joshua P
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Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
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Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
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Markovitz Jason P
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Martin Cody SP
Martin Leonys OF
Martinez Hersin OF
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Montero Jesus 1B
Montgomery Mike SP
Moran Brian RP
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Morton Colt C
Mota Ismerlin C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
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Nunez Jhonny RP
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Nuno Vidal RP
O'Malley Shawn OF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Olmos Edgar RP
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Powell Boog OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quintanilla Kevin P
Raben Dennis OF
Ramirez J.C. P
Ramirez Jose A. SP
Rasmussen Rob RP
Reynolds Burt INF
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Robertson Daniel OF
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Saito Derrick P
Sampson Adrian P
Sardinas Luis SS
Schepel Kyle P
Seager Kyle 3B
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Smith Carson RP
Smith Seth OF
Snow Forrest P
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Sucre Jesus C
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Taylor Chris SS
Taylor Luke P
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Trumbo Mark OF
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Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Chien-Ming SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Wells Nick P
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Woerman Joe P
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Zunino Mike C
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Datz Jeff TO
Dipoto Jerry GM
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Gwynn Chris TO
Hampton Mike TO
Hansen Roger TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
Kingston Jeff TO
Martinez Edgar TO
McClendon Lloyd TO
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Servais Scott MAN
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Stottlemyre Jr. Mel PC
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Valle Dave TO
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