Larry Stone gives an inside look at the national baseball scene every Sunday. Look for his weekly power rankings during the season.
Given their poor history of can’t-miss prospects, the Mariners should realize the position they are in: a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
On Friday, the Seahawks’ offseason of accolades and reverence comes to an official end when training camp opens. So hoist one last toast to Feb. 2, 2014, turn on the DVR for a final, loving look at the rout, and get ready for the harsh reality of title defense.
Like the Seahawks and Mariners, the Sounders have a star power, team chemistry and a winning record. Could the MLS team finally create postseason magic for its rabid fans?
Mike Salk left 710 ESPN in March 2013 to take a job in Boston. But he returned to Seattle to team up with his former on-air partner Brock Huard. Their show will air from 7 to 10 a.m., putting them up against KJR’s Mitch Levy.
He pitches for a team that often struggles to win, yet the legend of Felix Hernandez has never been stronger. He remains loyal to Seattle, passing up chances for bigger paydays with winning teams.
Punto and Melvin were tossed from the game by home-plate umpire James Hoye as Safeco rumbled with the kind of mounting, kinetic roar that hadn’t been heard since, well, the good old days.
McClendon has described himself as a man fully at peace with himself as he embraces his second crack at managing, nine years in the waiting. And as this Mariners season unfolds, far exceeding the success many of us predicted, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Mariners are a team in his
The debate has shifted from the one that usually exists at this time of year. Instead of “What’s wrong with the Mariners,” the burning topic, as the July 31 trade deadline nears, is this: “What can the Mariners do to get better?”
Vinnie Catricala, the Mariners’ minor-league player of the year in 2011, quit baseball last year to pursue a career as a police officer.
DeAndre Yedlin is living a dream in Brazil at the tender age of 20, and representing his various constituencies – the Seattle soccer community, the Sounders, MLS, and youthful players everywhere – with aplomb.
Pitching and defense among the best in the AL, but the run production still sputters