Mariners Comics Super Special: Marzano vs. O'Neill

Jon Shields on October 07, 2013 @ 07:13PM
The New York Yankees would go on to be crowned the 1996 World Series champions but things were looking much more dire as they entered the regular season's final month. They were scuffling through the dog days, giving up ground in the American League East and suffering at the hands of the Seattle…

Then we came to the end

Jon Shields on February 11, 2013 @ 06:44AM
The time has come for me to board up Pro Ball NW step away from the world of baseball writing after five Seattle Mariners seasons. This is a decision thatís been a long time coming and is literally years in the making but still made with a heavy heart. This site has been a major part of my…

Felix Hernandez's Extension

Brendan Gawlowski on February 07, 2013 @ 11:34PM
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, the Mariners have reportedly come to an agreement with Felix Hernandez on a seven year contract worth $175 million. The deal essentially buys out the remaining two years on Felix's current contract while also making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball history,…

Jesus Montero linked to brewing Bosch PED scandal

Brendan Gawlowski on February 06, 2013 @ 02:11AM
The New York Daily News is reporting that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero has been "named in records from a South Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance enhancing drugs." The clinic in question is, of course, Anthony Bosch's Miami based Biogenesis of America LLC. Bosch and the clinic have been…

Around the League

Brendan Gawlowski on February 06, 2013 @ 01:41AM
There were a bunch of notable events around the baseball world yesterday and I thought it would be relevant to discuss them in more detail. Today's batch of news features Ryan Braun, Chris Carpenter, Bud Norris rumors, and a top prospect list. Ryan Braun Linked to PED Clinic: Personally, I am…

Baseball and Wikipedia

Brendan Gawlowski on February 03, 2013 @ 08:31PM
If you spend a lot of time reading about baseball on the internet, you're bound to wind up on Wikipedia eventually. It's an amazing resource and while the site's proponents are often reminded that it's less than scholarly, even Wikipedia's detractors have to admit that it's a pretty impressive database…

Kelly Shoppach Could be a Mariner [Updated]

Brendan Gawlowski on January 28, 2013 @ 02:17PM
UPDATE 1-29, 3:53: Sources on Twitter are indicating that the Mariners have signed Shoppach, pending his completion of a physical. Here's Heyman and Churchill. Buckle up if you haven't heard the news: Kelly Shoppach could be coming to Seattle. The basis for this rumor is Jason Churchill's Twitter…

Pro Ball NW Podcast, Episode 9 - Baseball Hooligans

Jon Shields on January 26, 2013 @ 07:31PM
Jon Shields and Brendan Gawlowski discuss how a cup series running alongside the regular season would play in baseball, soccer fans versus baseball fans, gut feelings about how much impact Safeco Field's new dimensions will have, players who are auditioning the new dimensions for future free agents,…

Time for Bourn?

Jon Shields on January 26, 2013 @ 09:16AM
Back in October, MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes ranked Michael Bourn as the third best free agent behind Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton, but Bourn's market never developed. His most recent employer, the Atlanta Braves, eliminated any chance at a reunion by signing B.J. Upton and trading for Justin…

Michael Bourn and the Letter of the Law

Brendan Gawlowski on January 25, 2013 @ 07:53PM
With Spring Training only two and a half weeks away, most of the prime free agents have been signed. Shaun Marcum fell off the board today, leaving Michael Bourn as pretty much the only prominent free agent without a new home. Some have hoped that the Mariners, with a question mark in center field and…

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