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Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon, former Tampa Bay Rays manager

The Seattle Times The Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon as manager. Maddon led Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times in nine seasons. The Cubs fired Rick Renteria, who was 73-89 in his only season as the team’s manager....
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Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

The Seattle Times This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring...
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Baseball’s business season starts anew

The Seattle Times Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series...
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Hisashi Iwakuma is coming back to Mariners for 2015

The Seattle Times Hardly a surprise, but his contract option was automatically exercised at $7 million.
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World Series over, free agency begins

The News Tribune Mariners have 7 players who qualify for free agency, but hold exclusive negotiating rights for those players through Monday night. Click to Continue »
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Seattle picks up 2015 option on Hisashi Iwakuma

Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance.Seattle also announced that left-handed pitcher Brian Moran was returned to the...
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A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

The Seattle Times Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decided the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did...
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Seattle Mariners reach top 10 of teams favored in Las Vegas to win next year’s World Series

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Nick Eaton) — The Mariners have not appeared in the postseason since 2001 and have never reached a World Series. (Otto Greule/Allsport/Getty Images) What if we told you the Seattle Mariners have better odds to...
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Hot Stove: List of 2015 free agents

The Seattle Times Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are 32 more players may become free agents if the options on the contract are...
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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

The Seattle Times The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by...
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The San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series Champs -- So what's next?

The Seattle Times So the worst about today? It means there is no baseball till April 7. The 2014 season comes to end with the wild card teams battling for seven games in the World Series. The Giants, led by Madison...
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Giants, Madison Bumgarner beat Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of World Series

The Seattle Times The Giants claim their third title in five seasons behind Madison Bumgarner’s five innings of near-perfect relief in a 3-2 win in Game 7 of the World Series.
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Joe Maddon likely next Cubs manager

The Seattle Times Joe Maddon, who exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, has reached a lucrative agreement to manage the Chicago Cubs.
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As Justin Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

The Seattle Times To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way...
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Kansas City forces Game 7 with 10-0 rout

The Seattle Times Royals get to Jake Peavy early, take 7-0 lead after two innings to tie Series before raucous home crowd.
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Mariners notebook: Smoak claimed off waivers by Toronto

The News Tribune Move comes as Mariners appeared poised to exercise buyout on first baseman’s 2015 contract option… Click to Continue »
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Thousands are at cemetery for burial of Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

The Seattle Times St. Louis Cardinals officials and players were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery in the Dominican Republic for the burial of former major-league outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22.
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Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

The Seattle Times First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last...
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Mariners' weekly winter league report -- October 28, 2014

The Seattle Times Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro
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Blog Articles

Mariners reinstate Bloomquist from 60-day disabled list

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — The Mariners reinstated utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list in a move that boosted their 40-man roster to 34 players. Bloomquist, 36, underwent season-ending surgery Aug....
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Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

The Seattle Times This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring...
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Iwakuma heads home — as member of MLB touring team

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is heading back to Japan — as a member of the opposition to his native country. Iwakuma will join teammate Robinson Cano on a major-league select...
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LHP Brian Moran returned to Mariners from Angels

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Left-hander Brian Moran is back with the Mariners as a returned Rule 5 pick from the Los Angeles Angels. He spent five years in the Mariners’ system prior to his selection last December by...
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A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

The Seattle Times Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decided the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did...
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Seattle Mariners reach top 10 of teams favored in Las Vegas to win next year’s World Series

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Nick Eaton) — What if we told you the Seattle Mariners have better odds to win the 2015 World Series than the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees. Would you believe it? On Thursday — the morning after the...
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Former Mariners manager Maury Wills among Hall of Fame finalists

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Former Mariners manager Maury Wills is one of 10 finalists on the Golden ERA (1947-72) ballot for election to the Hall of Fame. Wills, 82, was the National League’s Most Valuable Player in...
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Hot Stove: List of 2015 free agents

The Seattle Times Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are 32 more players may become free agents if the options on the contract are...
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World Series over, free agency begins

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Let the baseball off-season begin. Some 117 players became free agents Wednesday night when San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval clutched a foul pop by Kansas City’s Salvy Perez for...
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The San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series Champs -- So what's next?

The Seattle Times So the worst about today? It means there is no baseball till April 7. The 2014 season comes to end with the wild card teams battling for seven games in the World Series. The Giants, led by Madison...
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Mariners' weekly winter league report -- October 28, 2014

The Seattle Times Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro
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Justin Smoak, Bad Good Baseball Player

U.S.S. Mariner (Jeff Sullivan) — Looking back, it’s pretty remarkable the Mariners were able to get Justin Smoak in the first place. Cliff Lee had just three months left on his contract, and, granted, he was amazing, but...
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Mariners winter ball update: Through Oct. 27

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — The latest update from the Mariners on their players in winter ball, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners Baseball Information department. 10.28.14 Mariners Winter League Report
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Seattle Mariners say goodbye to Justin Smoak, claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Nick Eaton) — The Justin Smoak experiment is finally over in Seattle. The Mariners will now say their goodbyes to the former top prospect, who was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Acquired...
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Justin Smoak claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays

The Seattle Times As expected, Justin Smoak won't be back with the Seattle Mariners next season. It became obvious at the end of the 2014 season that the team was going to move on from the switch-hitting first...
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Mariners notebook: Decisions coming soon on options on Iwakuma, Smoak

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — It’s closing in on decision time for the Mariners on two contract issues that seem to be no decision at all: Whether or not to exercise club options for next season on pitcher Hisashi...
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D.J. Peterson to participate in the Arizona Fall League "Fall-Stars" game

The Seattle Times The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the 2014 Fall-Stars game on Monday. Mariners' top hitting prospect DJ Peterson was named to the West Division squad. Peterson is hitting just .191...
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Mariners notebook: Peterson selected for Fall League’s all-star game

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Want to make your own assessment on third baseman D.J. Peterson , who is generally viewed as the Mariners’ top non-pitching prospect? Tune in at 5 p.m. Saturday to MLB Network for the...
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Mariners 2014 review

The News Tribune (Bob Dutton) — Here’s an exhaustive review of the Mariners’ 2014, courtesy of Jeff Evans and Fernando Alcala in the Mariners Baseball Information department with an assist from Kelly Munro on the...
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2014 Mariners minor league season in review

The Seattle Times Minor league baseball information Kelly Munro guru and her buddies in the Mariners baseball information department have released the season in review publication for the Seattle minor league...
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