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Mariners | Nelson Cruz on fire

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:08:58 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is 9-for-19 since opening the season on a 1-for-15 slump.

Fantasy Tip: After leading the league in homers in 2014, Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has picked up where he's left off, homering in his last five games, with six homers overall. Even better news is he's done it all in pitcher-friendly parks, even though he's yet to homer in Seattle. Ride the streak while it lasts at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | M's not overreacting on Fernando Rodney

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:09:17 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney has had a couple of bad outings of late, including a blown save and loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, April 14, but manager Lloyd McClendon plans to ride out the storm with Rodney. Last year, Rodney blew just three saves in 51 attempts, but he also allowed at least one runner in 47 of 69 outings, including 34 of his 51 save chances. If McClendon chooses to go in another direction, RPs Danny Farquhar and Tom Wilhelmsen (on the disabled list) have closing experience, and RP Carson Smith has closer's stuff.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney owners should be a bit worried by his early-season struggles, especially at age 38. Rodney likely has somewhat of a long leash because of his 2014 season in Seattle, but saves poachers should be looking at Yoervis Medina and Farquhar in case Rodney continues to stumble. Smith is an intriguing bullpen arm, but he might be too far down the pecking order to matter.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Larry Stone


Mariners | Felix Hernandez set to start Saturday

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:52:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (quadriceps, ankle) will indeed start against the Texas Rangers Saturday, April 18, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Fantasy Tip: The Athletics got to Hernandez ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) in his last outing, but he remains a top-tier starting pitcher for daily contests. The only concern is whether you can fill out a competitive lineup with so much cap space allotted to King Felix. Typically, there are plenty of hitter discounts to enable spending up for top arms, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish


Mariners | Fernando Rodney has two bad outings

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:21:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney suffered his first blown save since July 20 of last year in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, April 14. It was his second straight rough outing after he gave up four runs in a non-save situation Sunday, April 12. Rodney said his velocity is "fine," but his location has not been sharp. "It's only eight games," Rodney said. "I'm going to prepare myself for tomorrow and try to be ready, because I know I've got my stuff."

Fantasy Tip: Rodney owners have to take the good with the bad. It's early in the season, too, so those that own him shouldn't be all that worried in early April. The good news is that he has plenty of job security in Seattle as the ninth-inning fireman.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Logan Morrison sitting Tuesday

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:38:16 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Logan Morrison is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP David Huff Tuesday, April 14. SS Willie Bloomquist is starting at first base and hitting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Morrison is sitting tonight while the team faces a lefty. Bloomquist ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a defensive specialist and should be ignored in FantasyScore contests.

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Mariners | Rickie Weeks starting vs. lefty

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:30:16 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Rickie Weeks is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP David Huff Tuesday, April 14. Both OFs Dustin Ackley and Seth Smith will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Weeks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is involved in a platoon situation in the outfield for the M's. He's a career .261 hitter against lefties, too, and he clubbed seven of his eight home runs in 2014 off southpaws. That'll make him a cost-effective, sleeper pick at FantasyScore on games that he's playing, and a matchup against Huff Tuesday could work in his favor.

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Mariners | Felix Hernandez good to go?

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:27:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (quadriceps, ankle) is expected to be good to go for his start Saturday, April 18, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. However, Seattle will wait to make a decision until after they see him throw Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: If Hernandez ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) is able to make his start Saturday against the Texas Rangers, he should be a strong play at FantasyScore against a Texas team that is already dealing with several injuries and is a weaker offensive opponent.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Nelson Cruz hits two homers

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:17:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz hit two solo home runs in an extra-innings loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 13. His nine interleague home runs last year led the majors. Cruz also hit the 200th home run of his career in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) now has four home runs already this year after posting a career-high 40 jacks in 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles. Ride him while he's hot at FantasyScore. He has an excellent matchup Tuesday, too, against Dodgers' lefty starter David Huff. Cruz hit .314 with eight home runs against southpaws last season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Mariners | Fernando Rodney won't pitch Monday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:14:16 -0700

Seattle Mariners RPs Fernando Rodney, Danny Farquhar and Yoervis Medina are not available to pitch Monday, April 13, unless it's an emergency, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. It's unknown who would close if the situation comes up.

Fantasy Tip: Carson Smith may be in live for a save chance tonight if the situation presents itself against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Don't be alarmed if Rodney doesn't pitch in the ninth tonight, as the team likely is looking to get him some rest. Rodney has pitched in each of the team's last two games over the weekend.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish


Mariners | Felix Hernandez removed from start

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:09:00 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (quadriceps) was taken out of his start against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, April 12, due to tightness in his right quadriceps.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) looks like he was taken out for precautionary reasons, but this is never good news when a team's big star has injury concerns. Keep an eye on this situation.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Janie McCauley


Mariners | Nelson Cruz to see more outfield time

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:20:30 -0700

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said DH/OF Nelson Cruz will "play his share of outfield," and predicted that he could play more than 35 games in the field this season. McClendon likes the idea of being able to use the DH spot to give banged-up players a break while keeping their bats in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is more likely to see time in the outfield when the club is facing a right-handed starter because that would allow 2B/OF Rickie Weeks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) to be used as a designated hitter.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Taijuan Walker roughed up

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:53:07 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker allowed nine runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) was a popular sleeper heading into the season, and while he has the stuff to become special, tonight's outing was a reminder that young pitchers are not always the most reliable fantasy options. Consider him a matchup play at FantasyScore for now.

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Mariners | Brad Miller not in lineup Friday

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:34:14 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller is not starting against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Friday, April 10. SS Willie Bloomquist is starting at shortstop and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Bloomquist ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is mainly a defensive specialist and should be ignored in all daily games.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Mariners | Rickie Weeks starting vs. A's

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:38:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Rickie Weeks is starting in left field and leading off against Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz Friday, April 10. OFs Dustin Ackley and Seth Smith are both sitting the bench in the matchup against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Weeks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) provides you a nice chance to save money at other positions in the evening slate of games at FantasyScore. He will regularly play against lefties this year, and he hit seven home runs and had a .504 slugging percentage in 2014 against lefties.

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Mariners | Seth Smith dealing with groin injury

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:50:46 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith (groin) is suffering from groin tightness and will not play against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, April 8. Smith was also unavailable Tuesday, April 7.

Fantasy Tip: The Mariners have an abundance of outfield options, and Wednesday, Austin Jackson ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Dustin Ackley ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Nelson Cruz ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) will patrol the green. Of the three, Ackley could move the needle the most in FantasyScore contests due to his low price. Make sure to check back for updates on Smith ($3,300, 6.6% of cap). He is an excellent hitter against right-handed pitching and worth targeting in favorable matchups at his price point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish


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Seattle Mariners Player News

Ackley Dustin OF
Allen Nick P
Austin Jamal OF
Baker John C
Baldwin Andrew P
Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bastida-Martinez Evel 2B
Batista Yidio INF
Bautista Denny RP
Bawcom Logan P
Beavan Blake SP
Beimel Joe RP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
Bilke Austin P
Bingjia Yu OF
Blash Jabari OF
Bloomquist Willie 2B
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Branche Steve SS
Bubela Jaime OF
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
Cruz Nelson OF
De La Cruz Jose P
De Paula Juan P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
Dorman Rich P
Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Elias Roenis SP
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Farquhar Danny RP
Fernandez Anthony SP
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
Garcia L. Eduardo OF
Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gaviglio Sam SP
Germano Justin P
Gillheeney James P
Gillheeny James P
Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Happ J.A. SP
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harris Gary OF
Hernandez Brayan OF
Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hicks John C
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iwakuma Hisashi SP
Jackson Alex OF
Jackson Austin OF
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Jones James OF
Kantakevich Joseph P
Kickham Mike SP
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
Lebron Rey OF
Leone Dominic RP
Littleton Wes P
Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
Lowe Mark RP
Luetge Lucas RP
Marcoe Billy C
Markovitz Jason P
Marlette Tyler C
Martinez Hersin OF
Mateo Natanael P
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miller Brad SS
Montero Jesus DH
Montgomery Mike SP
Moran Brian RP
Morban Julio OF
Morla Ramon INF
Morrison Logan 1B
Morton Colt C
Mota Ismerlin C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
Nesbit Greg P
Nunez Jhonny RP
Nunez Luis INF
O'Malley Shawn INF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Olmos Edgar RP
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Perez Rafael RP
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
Pimentel Guillermo OF
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quintanilla Kevin P
Raben Dennis OF
Reynolds Burt INF
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Rivero Carlos SS
Rodney Fernando RP
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Ruggiano Justin OF
Saito Derrick P
Saunders Joe SP
Seager Kyle 3B
Sears Todd 1B
Sena Jandy P
Siverio Misael SP
Smith Carson RP
Smith Seth OF
Snow Forrest P
Spiehs R.D. RP
Sucre Jesus C
Suda Kenta P
Sweeney Brian P
Taylor Chris INF
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Chris SS
Torres Jose P
Trejo Edgar 3B
Valdivia Francisco P
Van Heydoorn Rudy INF
Vancil Preston P
Vega Marwin P
Velasquez Roberto INF
Wagner Michael P
Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Weeks Rickie 2B
Wilhelmsen Tom RP
Witherspoon Travis OF
Woerman Joe P
Zablan Keli'i P
Zunino Mike C

Brown Daren TO
Datz Jeff TO
Donnelly Rich TO
Gwynn Chris TO
Hansen Roger TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
Kingston Jeff TO
McClendon Lloyd MAN
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Simmons Ted TO
Thompson Robby TO
Valle Dave TO
Van Slyke Andy TO
Waits Rick PC
Wetteland John TO
Woodward Chris TO
Zduriencik Jack GM

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