No collusion!(?)

The lack of activity around baseball this offseason has generated a lot of fretting and anxiety with the Major League Baseball Players' Association, with some voices alleging collusion among clubs not to offer high-priced free-agent contracts. Though the current collective bargaining agreement between the MLBPA and ownership, represented by commissioner Rob Manfred, is in place through 2021, some in the...

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Doug Fister retires

Former Mariner pitcher Doug Fister has retired from baseball, his agent said today. Reported by MLB.com, Fister's agent Page Odle described the decision as "100% family driven," noting Fister's desire to spend more time with his young children. There were several teams interested in Fister's services this year; according to Odle, Fister received Major League contract offers from multiple clubs...

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Manfred pumps the brakes on big rule changes

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred today said that the MLB Players' Association's proposals for major rule changes—universal designated hitter rule, draft rules that penalize losing teams—are not under consideration...for now. Rather than declare such ideas dead on arrival, Manfred instead declared that the time for discussing such things is in the negotiations for the next collective bargaining agreement.

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On the Eve of Destruction: Universal DH proposed

Acouple weeks back, we noted that Major League Baseball had proposed some small rule changes for next season and beyond, tweaks to do with time a player would have to spend on the disabled list and time necessary to spend in the minors after being optioned down.

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Manfred's wish list

Unable to leave well enough alone, the powers that be at Major League Baseball are seeking more changes to the league rules, according to a source that spoke to the Associated Press this week. The proposed changes just heard about would be in off-field rules concerning the Disabled List and minor-league options, and they're not necessarily bad ideas, but these...

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No collusion!(?)

The lack of activity around baseball this offseason has generated a lot of fretting and...

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Doug Fister retires

Former Mariner pitcher Doug Fister has retired from baseball, his agent said today.

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Feb 21 @ Oakland
Feb 22 vs Oakland
Feb 23 vs San Diego
Feb 24 @ Colorado

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Edgar Martinez: Hall of Famer

It's finally official: Edgar Martínez is going to the Hall of Fame.

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Spring Jerseys

What do you think of the Mariners' new spring training jerseys?

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