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Top 5 moments in T-Mobile Park history

@DKramer_
January 25, 2021

SEATTLE -- T-Mobile Park has only been open since 1999, but it has already been home to some of the most memorable moments in Major League history. Nestled one block south of where the Kingdome once stood, which itself housed some of Seattle’s most iconic memories, the open-air, retractable-roof replacement

Why Mariners fans go nuts for the hydros

@DKramer_
January 21, 2021

SEATTLE -- The sixth inning in Seattle has reached a borderline sacred, albeit quirky, territory of sorts, an event that steals some of the thunder and evokes arguably a stronger crowd reaction than singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” one inning later. This timeless tradition is known as the

5 best games by pitchers in Mariners history

@DKramer_
January 18, 2021

SEATTLE -- The Big Unit. King Félix. The Big Maple. There are so many names and performances to choose from when pondering the best individual pitching performances in Mariners history. • Mariners' top 5 pitching seasons But alas, we’ve settled on the Top 5. For the purposes of this piece,

Mariners' famed park food: Grasshoppers?

@DKramer_
January 13, 2021

SEATTLE -- When it comes to ballpark cuisine, hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack are so last generation. Dried insects have become the frontrunner in culinary-savvy Seattle. Yes, since 2017, one of the best-selling concession items at T-Mobile Park has been the chapulines, toasted grasshoppers served in four-ounce cups with

5 best games by hitters in Mariners history

@DKramer_
January 11, 2021

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have had plenty of offensive talent through the years, including some of the best to play the game, which paved way to some iconic moments on a few Hall of Fame résumés. As such, there have been a handful of individual performances worth recognizing. • The

Every WA state native to play for Mariners

@DKramer_
January 7, 2021

SEATTLE -- Every fan loves a hometown hero, and the Pacific Northwest is no exception. Washington state has birthed Hall of Famers Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg and Earl Averill, Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, All-Stars Jon Lester, Michael Brantley and Grady Sizemore, and many more who’ve left a lasting

These Mariners had seasons for the ages

@gregjohnsmlb
January 4, 2021

SEATTLE -- So who’s had the best season in Mariners history at each position? It’s a pretty good list with some pretty remarkable seasons. This isn’t a list of the best player to play at each position, but rather the player with the best single season. You could win a

Best Mariners to wear each uniform number

@gregjohnsmlb
December 28, 2020

SEATTLE -- Some numbers are iconic. It’s not hard to remember which Mariners wore 11 or 24, the two jerseys that hang on the center-field façade at T-Mobile Park as the lone numbers retired in franchise history. But just who is the best player to wear every uniform number? Well,

How and why Mariners got their team name

@gregjohnsmlb
December 21, 2020

SEATTLE -- There’s no big mystery as to why “Mariners” was chosen as the nickname for Seattle’s Major League Baseball team when the franchise began in 1977, given Seattle’s nautical ties and location on the waters of Puget Sound. But as for the man who came up with that moniker?

The Mariners' top 5 pitching seasons

@gregjohnsmlb
December 14, 2020

SEATTLE -- When trying to envision the best season by a Mariners pitcher in franchise history, just close your eyes and picture Randy Johnson striding out of the bullpen to the roar of the Kingdome crowd in 1995. It’s hard to stand much taller than the Big Unit did that

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Mariners' history

@gregjohnsmlb
December 10, 2020

SEATTLE -- This year’s Winter Meetings have been held virtually due to the pandemic, and the Rule 5 Draft will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. PT, with Seattle holding the No. 12 selection in the Major League portion of the Draft. • How the Rule 5 Draft works

Mariners' Top 5 Winter Meetings moves

@gregjohnsmlb
December 7, 2020

SEATTLE -- In “normal” times, Major League Baseball’s executives would be gathering in Dallas this week for the annual Winter Meetings, with player agents and media members circling the lobby at the Omni Hotel along with job seekers and fans just hoping for a glimpse of Dusty Baker, Scott Boras

So many stars: Mariners' best hitting seasons

@gregjohnsmlb
November 30, 2020

SEATTLE -- When picking the best individual season by a Mariners position player in franchise history, there is no shortage of candidates. In the interest of spreading the wealth, we’re only going with the very best season from each individual in coming up with a Top 5 all-time list. Here

Who'll be next into Mariners Hall of Fame?

@gregjohnsmlb
November 19, 2020

There are currently nine inductees in the Mariners Hall of Fame, though no one has been added to the group since Jamie Moyer in 2015. Here’s the full nine: Alvin Davis (1997), Jay Buhner (2004), Edgar Martinez (’07), Dave Niehaus (’08), Randy Johnson (’12), Dan Wilson (’12), Ken Griffey Jr.

5 Mariners greats not in the Hall of Fame

@gregjohnsmlb
November 16, 2020

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have done well in landing some pretty prominent players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in recent years, a run that includes Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez over the past six elections.

Edgar Martínez: Top 10 moments

@goodforball
October 8, 2020

Pedro Martínez and Mariano Rivera agreed that Edgar Martínez ranked among the toughest hitters they faced. If ever a vote of two individuals could be considered a landslide verdict, this would be it, since Rivera’s status as the game’s premier closer spanned Pedro Martínez’s heyday as an elite starter. Here’s

Mariners' best general managers: Johns' take 

@gregjohnsmlb
June 22, 2020

SEATTLE -- When identifying the best general manager in Mariners’ history, one number makes things pretty simple.

  1. That’s the win total of the 2001 Mariners, a club pieced together by Pat Gillick after the new GM had been forced to trade Ken Griffey Jr. and lost Alex Rodriguez in

Seattle's best skipper? Sweet Lou, of course

@gregjohnsmlb
June 15, 2020

SEATTLE -- It might be the easiest question to answer for any Mariners fan or longtime follower. Who is the best manager in franchise history? The answer will come in a single word: “Louuuuuu.” It’s the same response that reverberated around the stadium every time Lou Piniella burst out of

Mariners' Top 5 relievers: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 left-handed starters: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 righty starters: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 designated hitters: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 right fielders: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 center fielders: Johns' take

@gregjohnsmlb
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Mariners' Top 5 left fielders: Johns’ take

@gregjohnsmlb
April 27, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun