Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:26:51 -0800
The Seattle Mariners signed 3B Kyle Seager, SS Nick Franklin, C Mike Zunino, OFs Julio Morban and Stefen Romero and Ps James Paxton, Anthony Fernandez and Logan Bawcom to undisclosed one-year deals Thursday, Feb. 20.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:27:11 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is expecting SP Taijuan Walker to be in the starting rotation when the season kicks off this year. Walker made three starts for the Mariners at the end of last season. He'd be competing against the likes of SPs Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, Brandon Maurer, Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:41:54 -0800
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik would like to add another veteran starting pitcher. Behind SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma are plenty of questions surrounding the rotation. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he would be disappointed if SP Taijuan Walker didn't make the rotation out of spring training, but he's expected to compete with SPs James Paxton, Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:25:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton will start Saturday, Sept. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Paxton is coming up on his innings limit for the season, however, so he should only be a candidate in deep AL-only leagues.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:49:10 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP James Paxton from Triple-A Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: He had a 4.45 ERA in 28 games, 26 starts at Triple-A Tacoma. The lefty struck out 131 batters and walked 58 in 145 2/3 innings. It's unknown what his role will be, but it's hard to imagine he'd make more than a couple of starts with the amount of innings he has thrown thus far. He's worth a pickup in AL-only leagues and is a matchup play in mixed leagues.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:39:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders is a good possibility to be traded by the non-waiver trade deadline because the club may want to use the final two-plus months of the season to audition SPs Taijuan Walker and James Paxton, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker.
Fantasy Tip: The M's may not be willing to go one of those two right away, but it's a good possibility that one of them, if not both, will debut in the second half. Walker is on the mixed league radar, naturally. Paxton would deserve a look in AL-only leagues, at least.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:02:00 -0700
The Seattle Mariners reassigned SPs Danny Hultzen and James Paxton and P Jhonny Nunez to minor league camp Thursday, March 14. Hultzen was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: Hultzen and Paxton are two of the club's finer young arms, but Hultzen's ceiling is much higher. Of the two, Hultzen has a better chance of making an impact in the Mariners' rotation this season.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:38:47 -0800
The Seattle Mariners won't rush SPs Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker to the starting rotation this year. SPs Erasmo Ramirez, Blake Beavan and Jon Garland probably have a leg up on a rotation spot this spring because of their experience. The team also won't rush Ps James Paxton or Brandon Maurer to the majors.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:58:15 -0800
Behind Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Joe Saunders, SPs Blake Beavan and Erasmo Ramirez are the front-runners to fill out the rotation, but they'll have to withstand pushes from Ps Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Brandon Maurer. Also, SPs Jon Garland and Jeremy Bonderman are making good impressions early in spring. "They've both been very impressive," manager Eric Wedge said of Garland and Bonderman. "It's early in camp, and we have to see how they stand the test of wear and tear and going out there and pitching on a regular basis. But they're both going to get good opportunities to make this ballclub." Bonderman is weighing 220 pounds this spring, which is around 25 pounds less than he weighed when he played for the Detroit Tigers.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:53:14 -0800
The Washington Nationals could now look for a more substantial return from a team by trading OF Mike Morse and packaging him with either RPs Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen. For example, the Seattle Mariners may consider sending Ps Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker for Morse and Clippard or Storen.