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2018 Schedule
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The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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21h

Mariners tab Hill to replace Brosius as 1B coach

Perry Hill will take over as the Mariners' new first base and infield coach after Scott Brosius decided not to return to the coaching staff in 2019.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Paxton to the Yankees seems like a wise move for them and the rebuilding Mariners. Paxton's fantasy value is about the same, as he is moving to a more hitter-friendly park, but gets better offensive support. Overcoming injury is another thing. He still hasn't pitched 165 innings in a season, so he is more of a volume risk than most in the top 20 hurlers. The headliner to Seattle is Justus Sheffield and he should get a legit chance, but he's not Walker Buehler as rookies go and the Mariners are not the Dodgers. Look for the Mariners to move others as well.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

James Paxton's single-year bests as a pro in terms of starts and innings: 2016: 31 GS, 171 2/3 IP 2013: 30 GS, 169 2/3 IP 2018: 28 GS, 160 1/3 IP 2017: 25 GS, 140 IP 2012: 21 GS, 106 1/3 IP Durability is really the one remaining obstacle to his being a top-10 fantasy SP.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Justus Sheffield is the winner of this trade for fantasy, not simply because Safeco Field will be an easier park in which to pitch, but because the deal itself cements the Mariners' rebuilding angle. His chances of a 20-plus-start MLB season surely improve.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I'll dial James Paxton back a spot or two in my SP rankings — surely behind Walker Buehler — after his trade to the Yankees due to the park factors, as he gives up a good number of fly balls, but this is hardly bad for his value. It just makes a sub-3 ERA a little tougher.

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6d

Yanks' Cashman mum on Machado hustle debate

While saying that hustling "is always a prerequisite" when signing players, Yankees GM Brian Cashman doesn't want any part of a debate about free agent Manny Machado

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8d

MLB to probe racism allegations vs. Mariners

MLB said in a statement provided to The Athletic that it will investigate allegations of racial discrimination in the Seattle Mariners organization made by a former employee.

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9d

Mariners deny racism claims by ex-employee

The Mariners denied allegations made by a former employee that management called Latino players, especially those from the Dominican Republic, "dumb" and "stupid."

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15d

Mariners hire ex-Cards coach as pitching coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired Paul Davis, who spent five seasons working in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, as their pitching coach.

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22d

Mariners decline $12M option on OF Span

The Mariners have declined Denard Span's $12 million contract option for next year in favor of a $4 million buyout, making the 34-year-old outfielder a free agent.

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22d

Mariners' Martinez moves to hitting adviser role

Edgar Martinez, who asked for a role with more flexibility with the Seattle Mariners, is stepping down as the hitting coach and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1317th
Quality Starts77Tied-19th
WHIP1.247th
BAA.25220th
Runs677Tied-21st
Batting Average.2548th
On Base Percentage.31418th
Slugging Percentage.40815th