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mojicianWas Sonny Gray born through selective breeding, hatched or just pieced together in a lab? How do you breed for a curve ball trait anyway? Whatever the case, Paxton takes on the Orc-Child in a battle of phenom-eminence. Vegas has the odds at -140 Oakland. The Vegas oddsmakers may be guilty of over thinking this matter. All they had to do was ask: Whose ERA is half of whose, and then set odds accordingly.2 min 25 sec ago
SABR MattIf we don't fall out of contention, it will be because Corey Hart and Michael Saunders helped us. Saunders in particular could be a HUGE boost.8 hours 25 min ago
moethedogWe were always going to have a 0-3 or 1-3 stretch. They can't be avoided. Let's hope ours is behind us.8 hours 44 min ago
rick82It does feel that way, but let's see what happens in the next two days. If we steal a game tomorrow, and Felix dominates, we may be feeling different.20 hours 26 min ago
Gordon GrossWe'll see. It's a bad week to have a bad week, but nobody's running away with the 2nd wildcard. We have offensive and pitching reinforcements. We'll see if and how we deploy them, but this is where a manager has to pull the right strings and get a lil lucky. We haven't been lucky the last week. Give it a minute to see if that continues.20 hours 27 min ago
SABR Mattwe are about to swoon out of the race IMHO20 hours 36 min ago
GLSLove to see the M's go after Hammel in the offseason.23 hours 45 min ago
DaddyOThe starting pitching seems to have hit a wall, and except for Ackley's resuscitating 3-run bomb in the final game vs. Washington this offense is again on life support. We are hanging in the Wild Card 2 chase only because our nearest competitors are also struggling. But we are letting more teams creep into the competition. Hope our current struggles are like they've been all year, temporary. What's worrisome is this is the first time the pitching has contributed to the struggles.1 day 24 min ago
IcebreakerXThe good ship is on fire...1 day 1 hour ago
rick82Grand Slam Quintero should be activated immediately to put fear in the hearts of the Orcs!1 day 4 hours ago
moethedogThe Mariners have placed first baseman Jesus Montero on the suspended list for the remainder of the 2014 season, the team announced. The move comes as no surprise given that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik recently said that Montero wouldn’t play again this year in order to focus on off-the-field issues. Montero’s suspension and Willie Bloomquist being moved to the 60-day DL creates two spots on the team’s 40-man roster that have been filled by catcher Humberto Quintero and right-hander Carson Smith, who had their contracts selected in corresponding moves.1 day 4 hours ago
rick82So nice to see our consolation prize draft pick salvage the weekend of Stasburg, Harper and Rendon.1 day 6 hours ago
MtGrizzly‬"I just think he's turned a corner," manager Lloyd McClendon said after Ackley finished 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .260. "He believes in what he's doing and he's very confident in the type of player he is, and it's showing up in the field."‬1 day 22 hours ago
MtGrizzlyAckley is in a nice zone right now. He's very calm looking in the batter's box, which is nice to see.1 day 22 hours ago
DaddyOWhere would the M's be if the Ackley of July and August was the Ackley we've seen since his rookie year?1 day 23 hours ago
Tacoma RainOh now you have done it... Jinx city... Ackley is about to go zero for thousand2 days 1 hour ago
rick82Ackley is for real. I'm sold. And I didn't think Morales could get even slower. He's an albatross around this offense's neck with his inability to move. He needs more power to justify his spot in this lineup.2 days 1 hour ago
rick82I've taken my grandson to watch 18 innings this week, in which we scored a grand total of 1 run. The problem remains the offense. And last night...James Jones to the rescue? Where's Romero, the guy who's tearing apart AAA? Heck, Ty Kelly, for that matter.2 days 4 hours ago
Tacoma RainAdam Dunn to the A's for minor league relief pitcher.... I wonder how many more moves teams in the playoff hunt will make this year.2 days 5 hours ago
Tacoma RainMaybe our players are tired because of all the travelling and due to the stress of all the close games2 days 19 hours ago