This Month’s IssuePick up a copy of The Grand Salami when you come out to Safeco Field! This month's issue os devoted to the great Edgar Martinez, who will have his number retired in a pregame ceremony on August 12th. Included in the issue are an interview with Edgar, features on his career, and a look at what might have been had the M's traded Edgar at any of the various times he was rumored to be on the block. Plus, a look at the Mariners' new blood from the 2017 draft and all the regular Grand Salami features you've come to expect.
ShipwreckedBuy the new book Shipwrecked:
A Peoples' History of the Seattle Mariners, by The Grand Salami's own Jon Wells.
From the Magazine Archive
The Mariners had an exciting season in 2016, General Manager Jerry Dipoto’s first with the team. Seattle posted an 86-76 record, a ten-game improvement over 2015 and good enough for a second-place finish.
Skepticism was rampant when word came down in mid-May that the Mariners had begun the process of converting the team’s top pitching prospect, Edwin Díaz, into a reliever.
The Mariners designated Willie Bloomquist for assignment July 2nd, effectively cutting ties with the 37-year-old utility player to make room for shortstop Chris Taylor.
Kyle Seager took things to a new level in the first half of 2014, batting .279 and leading the M’s in home runs (15) and RBI (63).
Andy Van Slyke is in his first season on the Mariners’ coaching staff, having been brought in by his former teammate of several seasons, manager Lloyd McClendon.
King Felix sighed blissfully. It was good to be king, particularly in a land so magnificent as this.
The main reason attendance has been down since 2012 is the Mariners’ “dynamic ticket pricing” system.
Lou Piniella became the eighth member of the Mariners Hall of Fame when he was inducted on August 9th before a crowd of 40,122 at Safeco Field.
The last three seasons have been tough ones for Mariner fans, as the team seemingly waved the white flag of surrender before…
One of the high-ranking executives primarily responsible for the Mariners’ decline over the last decade is finally gone.
Ichiro did Seattle fans a huge favor in asking for a trade.
Why, in the name of Randy Johnson, would anyone leave a no-hitter early?