Seattle Mariners Analysis

2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

Dec 26, 2018 5:34 PM

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »

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Meditations On Many, Many Mariners Moves

by John Watson

Dec 4, 2018 3:46 PM

Jerry Dipoto had a tough job, trying to maximize his return on his best players while ensuring that the owners cut costs and lined their pockets. But it's hard to see a light at then end of the tunnel. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Yankees Add An Ace In James Paxton Trade

by John Watson

Nov 25, 2018 3:43 PM

So, the Yankees basically went out and got themselves an ace, even if it was one who has some question marks. Read more »

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Pitch Perfection: Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

On the candidates including Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Aaron Nola and more. Read more »
Postseason Prospects: Thoughts On The MLB Playoff Races

by John Watson

While there is only one truly interesting race in the AL, the National League has come to the rescue this year and offers a veritable cornucopia of tantalizing scenarios. Read more »
Seattle Hunch: On The Mariners' Playoff Positioning

by John Watson

The Mariners have put themselves in an extremely good position so far this season, and they have plenty of players who could improve if some of the players who have been leading the charge take a step back. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL West

by John Watson

On the moves the Angels, A's, Mariners and Rangers made to close the gap on the Astros. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
A Beautiful Mess: On The Crazy AL Wild Card Race

by John Watson

Only three teams are truly out of the Wild Card race, which will make the finals weeks of the season a glorious mess. Here's how we're sorting it out. Read more »
Earliest Returns: Mid-April MLB Awards

by John Watson

Oh, the joys of early-season baseballing. An average player morphs into a baseball deity before your very eyes. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL West

by John Watson

Where the Astros sprinted out of the offseason gate and then relaxed, the Mariners did the started off sprinting and never stopped. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: Smyly In Seattle, Casilla Back In Oakland

by John Watson

The Mariners are plowing through their farm system, uprooting everything in the hopes that they can turn their team into a contender now. Read more »
Grading The Deals: On The Mariners' Recent Trades

by John Watson

The Mariners acquired Yovani Gallardo and Jarrod Dyson to wake up the sleepy, holiday hot stove. Do these trades move the needle for Seattle, or is Jerry Dipoto just tinkering? Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Mariners, D-Backs Swap Walker, Segura & More

by John Watson

The Mariners and Diamondbacks switched out a bushel of players and gave us our first hint of how new Arizona GM Mike Hazen is going to revamp his roster. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On AL Contenders

by John Watson

With a few more teams being little more than a sweep of a fellow Wild Card wannabe away from a playoff spot, there's more intrigue in the standings in the AL (eight teams fighting for two spots!!!), even if it means less excitement in the form of bodies on the block before the trade deadline. Read more »
Hit Me Baby, One More Time: Appreciating Ichiro

by John Watson

There is a real Ichirenaissance going on in Miami with Ichrio hitting .323/.388/.376 and putting up his best numbers in years with him being even more selective and hitting the ball harder than ever. Read more »
Get Lucky: On The Mariners' Offense

by John Watson

The Mariners are in first place in the AL West despite having the third lowest BABIP in all of baseball. With even a little more luck, they're a good bet to get a little more separation and to end their playoff drought. Read more »

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