The Seattle Mariners in 2023

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Hopefully my AL team will be fun to watch?

Genuinely love this team.

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:46 (two months ago) link

Posnanski is picking them to win the WS.

clemenza, Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:51 (two months ago) link

That’s an interesting take? I saw they made a video where they explicitly said this was an aim for them, and I thought “Good for them,” honestly. They made some great additions to the roster and have some amazing young talent though, I really like the rotation as well. I’d love to see it, and hope he is right, I think they are the only franchise never to get to the actual WS iirc?

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:57 (two months ago) link

Also, Julio’s Players Tribune piece about loving Seattle and the Mariners is the best:

I was in the back of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with my agent at the end of August, and that’s what I was thinking about. That energy. He was telling me about the contract, about all the details, and I just wanted that energy, forever. I’ll be honest, I never thought twice about another club or a future anywhere else other than Seattle. I don’t care if people believe it. The Mariners took a chance on me all those years ago. They let me be me. Other clubs had their opportunity. I was still Julio back then. Seattle just saw it before everyone else. I’ll always appreciate that. And another thing: I’m happy here. Every time I’m at the ballpark, every time I’m walking around the city, every time I look at the Space Needle and remember The Jetsons cartoons I used to watch on the living room floor — I’m reminded how happy I am here.

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 17:03 (two months ago) link

Love to wake up and see that Ty France had a great day at work


Ty France 3-run shot for the lead!

(via @Mariners)

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 31, 2023

Cal Raleigh left in the mud

Ty France, The Independent

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 31, 2023

limb tins & cum (gyac), Friday, 31 March 2023 07:36 (two months ago) link

Absolute heartbreaker in Guardians extra innings game, Brash giving up two runs in the bottom of the 9th was dire. Lineup couldn’t get it together ito hitting today. Hopefully next series they move over .500. Who are they playing next? The Cubs? Well…

Found out Cal Raleigh was a huge Jason Varitek fan, fellow switch-hitting catcher obv. Trying to think which player I dislike enough to be an Arod in that equation.

Cal Raleigh is behind the plate tonight. He grew up a Red Sox fan so it's no surprise Jason Varitek was his favorite player. The entire Raleigh family cheered for Boston and his dad Todd (also a catcher) played in the Red Sox minor leagues for a bit.

— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) May 20, 2022

limb tins & cum (gyac), Monday, 10 April 2023 09:37 (two months ago) link

Jarred Kelenic vs Julian Merryweather#SeaUsRise

Home Run (3) 💣

Exit velo: 111.7 mph
Launch angle: 31 deg
Proj. distance: 482 ft

No doubt about that one 🔒
That's a dinger in all 30 MLB ballparks

SEA (5) @ CHC (1)
🔺 8th

— Would it dong? (@would_it_dong) April 12, 2023


The way the Cubs broadcast marvels at Jarred Kelenic's homer kinda says it all...

— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) April 12, 2023

limb tins & cum (gyac), Wednesday, 12 April 2023 21:02 (one month ago) link

Cal Raleigh is perfect to me 🥹

End the drought, get your own bobblehead.

Take one home tomorrow night ⬇️

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 13, 2023

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 13 April 2023 21:22 (one month ago) link

the butt should have bobbled

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 15 April 2023 17:51 (one month ago) link

I am gracefully averting my eyes from the fact the Mariners have lost 3 in a row and look kind of lost with several of their starters and instead:

Fully City Connect jerseys for the Mariners

— Trident True (@TridentTruee) April 21, 2023

I love these, Pilots-inspired!

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Friday, 21 April 2023 17:57 (one month ago) link

Our history. Our story.

🟦 🟨

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 28, 2023

Can’t wait to see the most handsome team in baseball in these.

Watched them last night slump to an also not-great Phillies team, as a Gemini I feel strongly represented by this team, it’s feast or famine atm.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Friday, 28 April 2023 17:42 (one month ago) link

that shirt is tremendous! the naval details on the sleeves!

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 April 2023 21:45 (one month ago) link

i gotta say, they really "knocked it out of the park" with this uniform

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 April 2023 21:47 (one month ago) link

Oh no

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Friday, 28 April 2023 23:46 (one month ago) link

Too bad about the scoreline but at least Cal was hitting and also this was a pretty decent play

.@jp_crawford making it look easy.

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 29, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Saturday, 29 April 2023 15:34 (one month ago) link

good lord, their newly called up starter allows the Blue Jays 1 hit through 6 2/3, bullpen holds them hitless through 9, meanwhile they strike out 19 times and lose the game in the 10th.

JoeStork, Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:35 (one month ago) link

19 times!!

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:40 (one month ago) link

That’s the Mariners, remember when they went 18 scoreless innings in the game against the Astros last year? And then other games it’s like a whole different team. Cal Raleigh struck out four times today; yesterday he went 2 for 4 and drove in both runs including a homer. They are just Like That.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:47 (one month ago) link

Welcome back, Taylor Trammell ... It's his first career grand slam and 🔱 debut. A 359-foot, 98.6 mph blast to the pull side with authority.

— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) April 30, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 30 April 2023 18:18 (one month ago) link

Cal left no crumbs 🥹

We love Cal Raleigh.

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 30, 2023

Cal Raleigh vs Zach Pop#SeaUsRise

Home Run (5) 💣

Exit velo: 106.2 mph
Launch angle: 28 deg
Proj. distance: 408 ft

No doubt about that one 🔒
That's a dinger in all 30 MLB ballparks

SEA (10) @ TOR (8)
🔺 10th

— Would it dong? (@would_it_dong) April 30, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 30 April 2023 20:53 (one month ago) link

Nice series win against the Astros and what a great start Bryce Miller has had! Pitched incredibly today.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 7 May 2023 22:59 (one month ago) link

I was watching some coverage of the Mariners the other day and they were described as playing complete chaos ball, what can you say when confronted with this?

The @Mariners had some big hits last night.

None bigger than this one. 🤣

— MLB (@MLB) May 10, 2023

Am concerned about Julio’s slump but hopefully he will pull out of it, he’s been looking a bit better recently.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 10 May 2023 16:10 (one month ago) link

JRod had a similar ice cold start in 2022:

Through 5-18-22 he had a .240/.303/.322 slash (84 wRC+)

So far in 2023 he is .204/.271/.387 (86 wRC+)

Not unheard of for DR players playing in northern climates to take time to get hot.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 10 May 2023 19:55 (one month ago) link

Reah I know he started slow last year as well. He’s so young, it’s not anything serious but he’s such an icon it’s difficult to see him struggle. He actually started the first ten or so games pretty well with several multiple hit games but trailed off after that. Just seems that they never have just one player slumping so it’s more noticeable than it would otherwise be.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 10 May 2023 20:01 (one month ago) link

Actually just looked at today’s lineup and saw they moved him from leadoff as well. Hopefully that helps.

Servais has been thinking about dropping Julio down in the lineup for a couple days talked to him about it after last night's game. Wants to give him a break, allow Julio see some AB's before stepping to the plate. Does want to see him back in the leadoff spot.

— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) May 10, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 10 May 2023 20:05 (one month ago) link

JP’s my fave. 🫡

“First, last, sixth, seventh — it doesn’t matter. As long as I’m in the lineup every day, I’m going to try to get on base and let the guys hit me in,” he said.

He leads the team in on-base percentage (.382) and he’s posting a career high in walk rate at 18.2%, up from 11.3% in 2022.

He’s had some clutch hits this year and he’s a great ss, hoping the rest of his season plays out as well.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 14 May 2023 11:28 (three weeks ago) link



— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 16, 2023


Yet, Big Dumper did something on Monday night that Varitek never accomplished, despite being one of the best switch-hitters in the rich history of the Red Sox. Raleigh became the first catcher to homer from both sides of the plate in Fenway Park’s 112 years of existence while lifting the Mariners to a 10-1 win.

Literally hit it out of the park as well.

Oh and also:
“He obviously had the ‘C’ on his chest, he was the captain,” Raleigh said of Varitek. “I feel like you don't see a lot of guys like that, who get that respect and kind of earn all that. That's just the kind of player you want to be. I don't really care about the home runs and stats. I want to be a good teammate, a good leader, and a good guy that people can lean on.”

He’s such a leader on this team. The best!

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 07:53 (three weeks ago) link

Piece on George Kirby and his incredible K/BB ratio:

clemenza, Tuesday, 16 May 2023 13:27 (three weeks ago) link

There’s not really a huge amount of info on Kirby cos this is his first full season, but he’s such a special pitcher to watch. I disagree that his offspeed pitches aren’t special. He has four that he uses with a wide range of movement and with his command it throws hitters off. What he did to the Red Sox lineup, which I think is third in hitting this season so far, was just insanely poised for someone in his first full season.

George Kirby, Disgusting 83mph Curveball. 🤮

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 16, 2023

All his offspeed stuff is incredible and he gets through innings without throwing a ton of pitches because of it. He made Alex Verdugo, the Red Sox best hitter this season so far, look helpless with that…slurve? Especially as Verdugo has been improving the % of offspeed pitches he hits this season.

There was some Fangraphs piece that touched on that he is essentially following a high risk high reward approach; he is dependent on command for his success and good hitters can and will punish any slips for him in the zone. I would have liked to see him against the Red Sox lineup that blew through the Blue Jays a couple of weeks ago because the whole lineup was pretty effective in what they do well, sitting in and forcing the pitch count up and I would really love to have seen them try Kirby then.

Also the success of Mariners pitching should owe some credit to their superb catching staff. When they’re executing as planned, they really are the best in the whole game.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 14:14 (three weeks ago) link

Ty France fucking up the scoreboard YES


— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) May 24, 2023

Ty France possibly injured no 😩

Initial X-rays on Ty France’s left wrist came back negative, but Scott Servais said there is a contusion and a lot of swelling in the area, putting doubt on the first baseman being in tomorrow’s lineup. As for a possible IL stint, the Mariners will assess it day to day.

— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) May 24, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 24 May 2023 14:11 (two weeks ago) link

Think it’s fair to say Julio is out of that slump

That's just @JRODshow44 for you.

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 27, 2023

Created this whole run from start to finish - hit, advanced on an error, stole third, slid home during a fly out.

TY FRANCE HATES TEXAS CONFIRMED (gyac), Saturday, 27 May 2023 23:21 (two weeks ago) link

love stuff like that

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 28 May 2023 11:27 (one week ago) link

I love Teo always

Why @TheJudge44

— Teoscar Hernandez (@TeoscarH) May 30, 2023

TY FRANCE HATES TEXAS CONFIRMED (gyac), Tuesday, 30 May 2023 14:14 (one week ago) link

Kirby’s command!

He really wanted that win:( what a legend

TY FRANCE HATES TEXAS CONFIRMED (gyac), Thursday, 1 June 2023 22:56 (one week ago) link

Julio remains the king

June ❤️🏳️‍🌈

— Julio Rodriguez🇩🇴🦁 (@JRODshow44) June 1, 2023

TY FRANCE HATES TEXAS CONFIRMED (gyac), Friday, 2 June 2023 14:40 (one week ago) link

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