Santiago suspended again

Just days after his return from a possibly unfounded suspension for using an alleged foreign substance on the baseball, Mariner relief pitcher Hector Santiago has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for using a performance-enhancing drug.

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Trade winds keep blowing, but biggest need unmet

The Mariners may be off today, as they prepare for a three-game series in Dallas-Ft. Worth against the cellar-dwelling Rangers, but anxiety week rolls on. The trading deadline looms at 1:00pm PDT tomorrow and it was strongly implied by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto—as well as simply assumed by most observers—that the Mariners were far from done wheeling and dealing...

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M's get a starting pitcher

Just a few hours after the Mariners made a somewhat confusing trade with the division rival Houston Astros, news of another deal came down—Seattle is sending two minor-league prospects to Pittsburgh in exchange for starting pitcher Tyler Anderson.

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The Undertaker is traded...to HOUSTON?

OK, didn't see this one coming.

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Anxiety Week

With the Mariners' series victory over the Oakland A's this past weekend—three straight one-run wins after basically conceding the first game—the club finds itself in a position few (but some) of us would have predicted: within 1½ games of a playoff position in the standings in the waning days of July.

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Latest Column

The 2021 Mariners Hit Parade, Singular

Yesterday I went to my fourth Mariners game of this hopefully post-pandemic season but I...

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News

Santiago suspended again

Just days after his return from a possibly unfounded suspension for using an alleged foreign...

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Due Up

Next Opponents

7/30-8/1 @ Texas
August 2-4 @ Tampa Bay
August 5-8 @ New York AL
August 10-12 vs Texas

Standings

AL West

Spotlight

What do you know? It's the Trivia Challenge Mark II

While we continue waiting out the COVID-19 hiatus, why not indulge in a little baseball...

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Poll

GooGate

What's your take on pitchers using sticky stuff as grip/spin enhancers?

Injuries

Date Player Injury IL
7/7/21 Justus Sheffield (LHP) Oblique & forearm strains 10-day
6/18/21 Justin Dunn (RHP) Shoulder inflammation 10-day
6/1/21 Kyle Lewis (CF) Right meniscus tear 60-day
5/24/21 Sam Haggerty (IF/OF) Shoulder inflammation 10-day
5/14/21 Evan White (1B) Hip flexor strain 60-day
5/9/21 Ljay Newsome (RHP) UCL strain 60-day
5/2/21 Casey Sadler (RHP) Shoulder inflammation 10-day
4/26/21 Nick Margevicius (LHP) Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  60-day
4/6/21 James Paxton (LHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
3/14/21 Roenis Elías (LHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
3/2/21 Matt Festa (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
2/24/21 Dom Thompson-Williams (OF) Ruptured Achilles tendon 60-day
2/19/21 Ken Giles (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
6/29/20 Andres Muñoz (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day

Season Schedule (Times EDT, at least until I find a way to change them on import from BB-Reference)

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