Saturday, December 8, 2012

Greinke to Dodgers Was NOT the Plan!

In the last 24 hours we heard multiple reports that the Dodgers were throwing in the towel on trying to sign Zack Greinke. Which would have fit right into the Mariners plans as we tried to "woo" free agent Josh Hamilton away from the Rangers.

Greinke was supposed to be headed to Texas to eat up a lot of their payroll and make it harder for Texas executives to swallow the large contract of Josh Hamilton. Hamilton's second choice after Texas would have been the Mariners. Now that Greinke is a Dodger, we can all but assume that the Rangers will sign their veteran slugger and look for a pitcher for under the $147 million that Greinke took in today for 6 years.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Are The Mariners Really Going To Get Hamilton?

Winter Meetings! A glorious time for baseball fanatics to bask in the glory of what could be. As Mariner fans, we seem to do this every year. Earlier I noted the Jason Bay dreams of 2010 and last year we can all remember that we were so close (but not really) to signing Prince Fielder and now we go to bed at night hoping that something magical will happen in the universe that could help us land Josh Hamilton.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jason Bay Will Be a Mariner!

In 2010 there was a flurry of activity on the free agent market and at the top of that list was a guy by the name of Jason Bay. The production that he had while with the Boston RedSox left the Mariner fans coveting the opportunity for him to dawn the Mariner blue and teal. Now, after two years of waiting, they'll finally have that chance.

I was on that list of fans too. Hoping that Bay would throw us a bone and sign here in Seattle, but instead, the New York Mets snatched him up for an astronomical price.

Mariners Rumblings Lead To Talks Of Felix For Life

Winter Meetings are under way and that leads me back to the post. The post of writing a blog once again. I gave up on my last blog at Mariners Latest last season to pursue other things and now, those things are over with. Now I watch all the happenings in Mariner Nation -or the lack thereof- and it makes me crazy not to write about it. I gave my last blog away, so here's my attempt at starting over.

So far this winter we have learned that the Mariners are leaving no question marks about a single player available. Starting with Josh Hamilton being the major piece to being a player that the Mariners wouldn't look to at all and now back to being a major possibility. Well, at least some believe that it's between us and Texas.