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The 2014 Major League Baseball season is winding down, so it’s as good a time as any to look back at the Seattle Mariners’ year and draw some conclusions. Back in April, I wrote this post speculating on what might unfold over the course of the year. Let’s revisit.
One of the less-well-covered aspects of baseball is what is known as “park effects.” The thirty stadiums (stadia? my Latin is rusty) are not clones of each other; they vary in all sorts of dimensions that are important to the game, such as the distance to the home-run fence, and the width of playable foul […]
We’re three and a half weeks into the regular season, and the Mariners are 8-13. Prior to winning yesterday’s game with a great comeback in the bottom of the 9th, they had lost 8 games in a row. So what’s the deal? First, it’s important to point out that it’s still very early in the […]
The Seattle Mariners have good and bad news this week with respect to their pitching rotation. The good news is that Hisashi Iwakuma’s recovery from a strained finger tendon has been proceeding well. He pitched in a simulated game successfully, and is likely to start a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma on Tuesday. The rehab […]
OK, let’s talk about Felix Hernandez, the pitching ace for the Seattle Mariners. King Felix celebrated his 28th birthday last week. He also celebrated the beginning of his 10th season in the Majors. That’s right, he arrived in the big leagues all the way back in 2005 (well, halfway through the season) at the tender age of […]
Now that we’re into the second week of the Major League Baseball season, it seems like a good time to say something about the Seattle Mariners. I had a chance to watch them in spring training, which in additional to some statistical analysis and a good hard look at the roster and the disabled list, some things […]