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11-06

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

09-04

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BP Unfiltered: Decoding the Safeco Paper
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R.J. Anderson

06-28

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The Call-Up: Brad Miller
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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

06-12

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The Call-Up: Mike Zunino
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-28

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Overthinking It: The Montero-Pineda Trade in 2013
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Ben Lindbergh

05-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 210: Revisiting the Montero-Pineda Trade/Your Ticket Refund/Giveaway Ideas
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Taijuan Walker
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Jason Cole

04-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years
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Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis

02-19

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Skewed Left: A Meeting of the Mariner DHs
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Zachary Levine

02-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 140: 2013 Series Preview: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-01

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11

Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker
by
Doug Thorburn

01-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 121: The Three-Way Trade and the Mariners' Quest for a Big Bat
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 117: Justin Upton Update: Still Not Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Acquire the Angels' Logjam
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Sam Miller

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 55: Shrinking Safeco/The Unpredictability of Japanese Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-19

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7

What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 19
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Daniel Rathman

08-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 28: Austin Jackson and Debating Defense/What Does the Mariners' Winning Streak Mean?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Unfiltered: The King of All Wild Things
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Ben Lindbergh

08-02

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The Process: The Mariners' Missed Opportunity
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Bradley Ankrom

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Just Sayin': Oliver Perez Might Be Back
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Ben Lindbergh

06-04

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BP Unfiltered: Pictures of Chris Sale That Make Me Uncomfortable
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Ben Lindbergh

04-16

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Bizball: Why the Seattle Mariners Could Be Sold
by
Maury Brown

01-31

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Western Front: Fixing a Bug in the Mariners
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Geoff Young

09-13

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-09

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Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo Review
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Bradley Ankrom

07-26

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The BP Broadside: The Mariners are Simultaneously Sinking and Treading Water
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Steven Goldman

05-30

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On the Beat: The Clouds Part in Seattle
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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GM for a Day: Seattle Mariners
by
John Perrotto

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-10

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Prospectus Perspective: Man Up, Mariners!
by
Steven Goldman

08-16

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On the Beat: Picking Up the Pieces
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John Perrotto

08-11

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Prospectus Perspective: Resetting Their Course
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Marc Normandin

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
by
Matt Swartz

05-17

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On the Beat: Monday Update
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John Perrotto

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-17

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26

Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
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Matt Swartz

12-09

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On the Beat: Day Two of the Winter Meetings
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John Perrotto

09-25

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-04

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6

Prospectus Q&A: Tony Blengino
by
David Laurila

12-11

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Transaction of the Day: Three-Way Mayhem
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Christina Kahrl

12-03

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GM for a Day: Mariners
by
Joe Sheehan

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-14

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Prospectus Today: The Mariners Mirage
by
Joe Sheehan

02-10

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Transaction of the Day: Bedard for Five
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: Baserunning, in Two Acts
by
Dan Fox

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After a series of promotions, the Mariners' organizational depth is thin, but the future is still promising.

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Figuring out what it all means.

Yesterday afternoon, this image made the rounds on Twitter:

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June 28, 2013 6:37 am

The Call-Up: Brad Miller

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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

The Mariners look to Triple-A for some offensive help in the infield.

The Situation: With the Mariners’ offense once again struggling to score runs, Miller is being called up to replace incumbent shortstop Brendan Ryan. Although Ryan has flashed his usual fantastic glove, he’s hitting a punchless .196/.254/.252 in 67 contests. Seattle will look to play the hot hand with Miller, who’s currently riding a 22-game hitting streak while batting .356/.426/.596 in 26 Triple-A games.

Background: Miller was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft following an accomplished three-year career at Clemson University. The Orlando native has since produced at every level, quickly mashing his way up the minor-league ladder. While Miller didn’t rank in Baseball Prospectus’ top 10 Mariners prospects this past offseason, he’d certainly crack that list today. Entering this season, Jason Parks wrote that Miller didn’t “have an ideal profile for an everyday shortstop” but could be a “valuable utility player at the major-league level.” The prospect has since hit .319/.399/.521 between the Double- and Triple-A levels, proving that his breakout 2012 campaign wasn’t just a mirage. He’s looking more and more like a big-league regular in the middle infield.

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June 12, 2013 5:00 am

The Call-Up: Mike Zunino

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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

Seattle summons another highly touted catching prospect and hopes this one doesn't disappoint.

The Situation: With suspect talent behind the dish at the major league level, the Mariners are calling up their catcher of the future to help provide a spark in the present. You can question the motives behind the move, as the unattractive whiff of desperation can be found if you really want to find it, but the position is in need of an upgrade, and Zunino is the beneficiary of the opportunity.

Background: After a standout college career at the University of Florida, Zunino was popped with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft. As a dual-threat catcher with some polish, Zunino was seen by many as a fast-track candidate to the highest level, a player who could start providing a return on Seattle’s initial $4M investment without a lengthy trek through the minor leagues. It was all sunshine and roses after he signed, as the then 21-year-old was the darling of the Northwest League, hitting a robust .373/.474/.736 in 29 games before a late-season promotion to Double-A, where he continued to impress with the stick.

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May 28, 2013 9:13 am

Overthinking It: The Montero-Pineda Trade in 2013

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Ben Lindbergh

Sizing up a win-win trade that looks lose-lose so far.

(If you listened to last Friday’s episode of Effectively Wild, you’ve already heard me and Sam Miller discussing this topic. You’ve also heard me threatening to write about it. This is me making good on that threat.)

One year, four months, and five days ago, the Yankees traded Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Mariners for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. It was an unusually exciting trade, in that we hadn’t heard much about it before it went down, and it involved two of baseball’s most promising young players. As the internet scrambled to write up responses, a consensus emerged: both teams had done well to address an area of need. The Mariners, who hadn’t hit much since Edgar Martinez retired, had more trouble attracting hitters than pitchers to their big ballpark, and had just batted Miguel Olivo cleanup 43 times, and thus needed someone who wouldn’t look out of place in the middle of a major league lineup. The Yankees, who had a surplus of 1B/DH types signed to long-term contracts, needed a young starter to slot into their rotation behind CC Sabathia. If either team was believed to have “won” the trade, it may have been the Mariners, who wound up with the position player, generally the less risky part of any pitcher-for-position-player swap. But neither team was widely believed to have lost.

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Ben and Sam discuss how the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda trade has turned out so far, then talk about your ticket refund/giveaway ideas.



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Jason Cole catches up with the Mariners' top pitching prospect.

There’s no doubting Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker’s immense raw talent. Ranked by Baseball Prospectus as Seattle’s no. 1 prospect (and no. 9 in baseball) entering this season, the right-hander has all the tools a scout wants to see in a potential big-league starter. Walker and his sky-high ceiling have been well-publicized in recent years; he isn’t exactly a pop-up prospect.

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Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley's elbow, then discuss the Mariners' decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle's organization.



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The fourth installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the second-worst odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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February 19, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: A Meeting of the Mariner DHs

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Zachary Levine

Several DHs enter. All of them leave.

[February 16, 2013. Peoria Sports Complex. The Mariners have all reported for their first mandatory full-squad session, which has divided into position groups for pre-workout meetings. Outfielders are on Field 2 with first base coach MIKE BRUMLEY. Infielders are on Field 1 with bench coach ROBBY THOMPSON, pitchers and catchers are in the bullpen.

Scene opens in the coaches’ conference room where the designated hitters are having their meeting. DAVE HANSEN is addressing KENDRYS MORALES, JESUS MONTERO, RAUL IBANEZ and JASON BAY, who are all seated around a table in full uniform.]

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Ben and Sam preview the Mariners' season, and Pete talks to Seattle Times Mariners writer Geoff Baker (at 18:53).



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February 1, 2013 5:00 am

Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker

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Doug Thorburn

Sofa-scouting the mechanics of two high-profile pitching prospects.

In the first edition of Bush League, I discussed the viability of sofa-scouting high-level prospects by scouring the archives of MiLB.tv (for a modest subscription price). I also noted the advantages when evaluating pitchers as compared to position players, given the additional off-camera variables that exist for scouting hitting and defense, along with the caveat that pitchers can have volatile mechanics during their development years. The subjects of the original piece included the top two picks from the 2011 draft, Gerrit Cole and Danny Hultzen, and today we’ll take a look at another Pirate-Mariner combination of high-end pitching prospects.

Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker were both high-school products of the 2010 draft. Taillon was selected at number two overall by the Pirates, behind top pick Bryce Harper, and Walker was chosen 41 picks later by the Mariners during the supplemental round. I reviewed both pitchers back in July with a brief study of their back-to-back one-inning stints in the Futures Game, and the early returns were impressive. The mechanics of minor-league players are fickle and a pitcher might show different looks on any given day, especially when making a rare relief appearance in a nationally-televised showcase, so the offseason presents a great opportunity to take a deeper look into the performances of these two high-profile prospects.

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