Game 53 + Minors Rewind: Next!

== Enough about Bran … == Who’s next in line? From the bullpen? Tom Wilhelmsen, Charlie Furbush and Dominic Leone all have fairly recent starting experience. Maur… was only going 4.0 IP per game anyway. Wilhelmsen has gone as many as 52 pitches this year (but that’s because he was walking four guys).  Leone has…

Mariner Squalls 05/29/14: Nady & Draft Buzzees

== Is “Buzzee” a word?  It is now! == But first, someone about whom there has been very little buzz: Xavier Nady. Maybe because he hasn’t been an MLB regular since 2008? Maybe because it’s hard to get excited about someone released by the Padres with a .238 OBP? But … He might be an…

Game 52 + Minors Rewind: Battery Night

== Felix and Mike Do It All Themselves; Pike Shares the Load == It was Battery Night. No, not some unusual ballpark promotion sponsored by Duracell, but “battery” as in pitcher-catcher battery. The pitcher was Felix Hernandez and the catcher was Mike Zunino. And they didn’t really need anyone else. Felix shut down the Angels…

Eyewitness Account on the LumberKings

== Adventures in Low-A baseball from one who was there == okdan, a frequent commenter at SeattleSportsInsider.com, traveled to Geneva, IL on Saturday to see the Mariners’ Low-A affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings, take on the Kane County Cougars.  He provided an extensive report, and I thought I’d just add some additional commentary. Thanks for your…