An Unlikely Champion for Daniel Vogelbach

Now, don't get me wrong. Dee Gordon is my guy. He's fast, he bunts, he steals, he hits, he defends. My kind of player. But I've become an enthusiastic booster for Daniel Vogelbach.Vogey is not my kind of player. He's slow, he bashes, he has to work hard not to be relegated to DH.

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It's a Beautiful Day for an Off Day

Thank the schedulemakers that today is a bizarre Friday off-day for the Mariners. After the last two games, a blowout loss to San Francisco and a fall-from-ahead defeat at the hands of the Twins, this team needs a breather, a chance to reflect on their performance. It's not that the M's lost two straight.

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San Fran Split

Random thoughts on the just-completed San Francisco series...

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New Minor League Rule Goes Too Far

Commissioner Rob Manfred and baseball executives in general have had a bee in their bonnet about "pace of play" for some time now. They think baseball is allowing games to take too long, that fans don't have the patience for a three-hour game in this modern age of short attention spans and digital distractions.

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Game One: Random Thoughts

Game 1 of 162 is in the books, and it was a nailbiter win for Your Seattle Mariners against the Cleveland Ethnically Insensitive Caricatures. Some random observations:

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New Minor League Rule Goes Too Far

Commissioner Rob Manfred and baseball executives in general have had a bee in their bonnet...

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Ichiro's Return

Some Mariner fans are elated. Some are skeptical. And some are disgusted.

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Due Up

Next Opponents

April 20-22 @ Texas
April 23-25 @ Chicago AL
April 26-29 @ Cleveland
May 1-3 vs. Oakland

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Mariners Figure to Extend Streak in 2018

In all of the major sports, what team has gone the longest without appearing in a playoff game?

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The new MiLB extra innings rule is:

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Announcement

It is with an appropriate amount of sadness that we regretfully must announce that The Grand Salami will no longer publish a print edition starting with the 2018 season.
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