Bob Dutton

M’s miss chance to gain ground, fall to Rangers 3-1

M’s miss chance to gain ground, fall to Rangers 3-1

Texas scores twice in the 8th as Seattle fails to pick up ground in the AL wild-card race.

M’s miss chance to gain ground, fall to Rangers 3-1
Is it the end of the line for Iwakuma with the Mariners?

Is it the end of the line for Iwakuma with the Mariners?

Seattle manager Scott Servais says he ‘can’t imagine’ the starter will pitch again this season.

Is it the end of the line for Iwakuma with the Mariners?
View from the outside: Rival scouts assess the Mariners

View from the outside: Rival scouts assess the Mariners

In exchange for anonymity, the scouts offered candid takes on the state of the Seattle franchise.

View from the outside: Rival scouts assess the Mariners
Mariners’ funk continues in Houston

Mariners’ funk continues in Houston

Astros jump out to early lead, post 8-6 victory to close in on division title.

Mariners’ funk continues in Houston
Paxton stumbles in return, Mariners fall to Astros 5-2

Paxton stumbles in return, Mariners fall to Astros 5-2

Seattle’s ace left-hander allows three runs in less than two innings in his return to the rotation.

Paxton stumbles in return, Mariners fall to Astros 5-2
Felix returns, M’s pound Rangers 10-4 to keep pace with Twins

Felix returns, M’s pound Rangers 10-4 to keep pace with Twins

The longtime Seattle ace pitches three-plus strong innings in his return to the rotation.

Felix returns, M’s pound Rangers 10-4 to keep pace with Twins
Analysis: Can M’s pull off coup, sign Japanese star Otani?

Analysis: Can M’s pull off coup, sign Japanese star Otani?

Can the Seattle Mariners pull off the biggest free-agent signing coup in years? General manager Jerry Dipoto currently heads a contingent of club… Continue reading

Analysis: Can M’s pull off coup, sign Japanese star Otani?
Zunino clubs a pair as Mariners blow out Texas 8-1

Zunino clubs a pair as Mariners blow out Texas 8-1

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Mike Zunino keeps saying he pulled out of a recent slump by concentrating on not pulling the ball. And,… Continue reading

Zunino clubs a pair as Mariners blow out Texas 8-1

Mariners notebook: Segura shows signs of life in victory

Segura shows signs of life in M’s victory By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Jean Segura entered the game in a 4-for-33 slide that had… Continue reading

Gamel, Seager homer as M’s cruise past Texas 10-3

Gamel, Seager homer as M’s cruise past Texas 10-3

Taken in isolation, there wasn’t much for the Mariners not to like Tuesday in a 10-3 romp over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park… Continue reading

Gamel, Seager homer as M’s cruise past Texas 10-3

Mariners to open the 2018 baseball season at home in March

Major League Baseball on Tuesday released next year’s schedule, and all 30 clubs open the season on March 29. The Mariners play host… Continue reading

Miranda pummeled in Mariners’ 5-3 loss at Texas

Miranda pummeled in Mariners’ 5-3 loss at Texas

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune The last thing the Mariners needed Monday was for left-hander Ariel Miranda to take a big step backward. This… Continue reading

Miranda pummeled in Mariners’ 5-3 loss at Texas

Mariners notes: Team hands out awards for top minor-leaguers

Outfielder Ian Miller, who closed the season at Triple-A Tacoma, was selected Monday by the Mariners as… Continue reading

Angels avoid the sweep, beat the Mariners 5-3

Angels avoid the sweep, beat the Mariners 5-3

An opportunity slipped away from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in large part because reliever Nick Vincent, in an otherwise standout season, remains… Continue reading

Angels avoid the sweep, beat the Mariners 5-3
M’s notes: Iwakuma improving but battling calendar in bid to pitch again

M’s notes: Iwakuma improving but battling calendar in bid to pitch again

While James Paxton and Felix Hernandez remain on track to return this week to active duty, the calendar is starting to work against… Continue reading

M’s notes: Iwakuma improving but battling calendar in bid to pitch again
Paxton, Hernandez should return to M’s rotation next week

Paxton, Hernandez should return to M’s rotation next week

Every Seattle Mariners fan can empathize with manager Scott Servais’ reaction after he watched Felix Hernandez and James Paxton work through two simulated… Continue reading

Paxton, Hernandez should return to M’s rotation next week
M’s add OF Hannemann, RHP Frankoff from Cubs on waiver claims

M’s add OF Hannemann, RHP Frankoff from Cubs on waiver claims

Monday was Labor Day and, no surprise, the Mariners continued to work on their roster. The Mariners… Continue reading

M’s add OF Hannemann, RHP Frankoff from Cubs on waiver claims
Maybin, Verlander lead Astros over Mariners 3-1

Maybin, Verlander lead Astros over Mariners 3-1

It’s not completely dark yet for the Seattle Mariners’ postseason hopes, but it’s getting there. Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Houston is just one… Continue reading

Maybin, Verlander lead Astros over Mariners 3-1
Mariners shake up rotation with eye on near-term and future

Mariners shake up rotation with eye on near-term and future

Even with Labor Day now in the rear-view mirror, the Seattle Mariners’ rotation remains in flux. This time, though, the changes stem not… Continue reading

Mariners shake up rotation with eye on near-term and future
Walks come back to haunt as M’s fall 6-2 to Houston

Walks come back to haunt as M’s fall 6-2 to Houston

Even if the Mariners hadn’t fueled their collapse Monday with three costly walks in a disastrous four-run… Continue reading

Walks come back to haunt as M’s fall 6-2 to Houston