Why the Mariners are giving Julio Rodríguez a long look in CF

The Mariners have always expected big things out of their current top prospect, Julio Rodríguez. It just wasn’t expected that those things would come with him playing center field. Mariners’ Scott Servais: Jarred Kelenic in a great place for 2022 That has changed over the past six months or so, as the Mariners are at … Read more

With just over a week left of spring camp, where BYU has improved most?

BYU quarterback Jaren Hall looks to pass during the Cougars’ spring practice, Monday, March 21, 2022 in Provo. (Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes PROVO — Monday brought wintry weather in the form of a cold blast of wind to BYU football’s spring camp; And the changing weather conditions may have been … Read more

Mariners assistant GM: Why Jesse Winker was ‘most special bat available’

Mariners assistant general manager Justin Hollander joined the Cactus League Report on Seattle Sports 710 AM Saturday, and among the topics addressed was his detailed, behind the scenes account of how the trade that brought Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez to the Mariners came down – and why Seattle targeted Winker in particular. Drayer: Why … Read more

Drayer: Evan White returns to Mariners with newfound perspective

This time last year, Evan White was taking reps with the infield starters in Mariners camp, getting ready to rebound from a mixed rookie season where he won the Gold Glove at first base but hit just .176/.252/.362 for a . 638 OPS. Dipoto Show: Focus is SP via trade; whether M’s will add bat … Read more

The ‘Breakfast Club’ pays dividends as Alexander-Walker’s faith rewarded in Jazz win over Bulls

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Maybe the answer’s been sitting on Utah’s bench this whole time. Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 14 of 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Jazz silenced a Chicago comeback for a 125-110 win Wednesday at Vivint Arena. The Jazz were in an all-too familiar position as … Read more

Drayer: Why Mariners made trade with Reds, what it means for lineup

PEORIA, Ariz. – In the end, the Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto did what Jerry Dipoto does. Mariners trade with Reds for All-Star sluggers Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez The potential final piece to Seattle’s offseason puzzle was a trade. While spending was the preferred route to roster improvement this winter, with opening day just three weeks away, … Read more

Mariners Notebook: Jarred Kelenic catches eye of Jesse Winker

PEORIA, Ariz. – With Day 2 of Mariners spring training in the books, it is hard to believe we are now just two days away from the start of games. Drayer: Why M’s made trade with Reds, what it means for lineup While the feel of this condensed camp is by no means rushed, when … Read more

What stands out to Scott Servis as Mariners spring training opens

If the MLB lockout felt long to you, just imagine what it was like for Mariners manager Scott Servais. Servais: Robbie Ray’s first spring bullpen stopped Mariners camp Servais couldn’t have any contact with his players for the three-plus months of the lockout – not even to congratulate them for life events like getting married. … Read more

‘Thank God we got one’: Jazz show progress as they finish off Kings

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell didn’t blame anyone for feeling a bit of deja vu midway through Utah’s 134-125 win over Sacramento Saturday. He could sense the uneasiness in the crowd after Utah’s 16-point lead had been cut to 5. The Jazz said they didn’t feel any of that … Read more

Big Mariners Questions: Who can replace Kyle Seager’s RBI production?

While one of the most anticipated seasons in Mariners history is on hold until the MLB lockout ends, we’re not letting that get in our way of breaking down why 2022 should be a big year for baseball in Seattle. Keep your eye on SeattleSports.com as we continue our series of articles looking at important … Read more