The Greatness of Marco

By The BS Show Shane Lantz I was watching the Mariners game at home on Tuesday afternoon, tucked into the dark repose of my living room, the blinds drawn as me and my Swedish skin avoided the hot sun blazing outside. It was the first inning of the Mariners game, and Marco Gonzales was on…

Jack Zduriencik won the trade dead line, on and off the field

The 2014 edition of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline was one of the craziest in recent memory. It saw the A’s trade LF Yoenis Cespedes for SP John Lackey and LF/RF Johnny Gomes; the Tigers, Mariners, and Rays combined in a three-team trade that the M’s probably won; the Boston Red Sox traded away the…

Marlon Byrd makes sense for the Mariners, at the right price.

Marlon Byrd is 36 years old, and he is currently crushing the ball while wearing a Phillies uniform. With Philadelphia’s struggles this year, they are going to be looking to off-load expensive contracts…and Byrd is going to be one of the players they should be shopping. One of the teams that is rumored to be interested…

The Mariners are reportedly interested in White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo

The Seattle Mariners, and the San Francisco Giants,are looking at trading for Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo according to MLB Trade rumors. General Manager Jack Zduriencik is looking to add more right-handed power bats to the line-up to help balance out the left-handed hitters on the roster. Seattle is also in desperate need of more…

A quick look at Endy Chavez’s MLB performance in 2014

Endy Chavez was first called up from the minors in 2001. He has since spent the entirety of his 14-year career bouncing the minors and the majors. The 2014 season has been more of the same for Chavez, as he started with Triple-A Tacoma before being called up to Seattle on May 30th. Chavez has…

MLB Divisional Power Rankings for May

So far in the 2014 MLB season has seen an exceptional amount of mediocrity from the majority of its teams, and only a handful have clearly established that they are better (or worse) than the middling pack. This is especially true in the American League, were there are only five teams that posses a positive…

An early look at the MLB playoff race

As the MLB season has completed its first month, there are only a handful of teams that appear to be out of the playoff picture *cough, cough..Astros*. This is easily the most optimistic time of year for many fan bases around the MLB landscape, and it means that a lot of fans are wondering whether or not…

AL Central Power Rankings; the after April edition.

  The American League Central, according to our divisional power rankings, is the second worst division in the MLB. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to take a look at the individual teams within the division, after all…it’s only fair. Here’s another reminder of how these rankings work, we will be ranking each team…

NL West Power Rankings; the post April edition

We continue our look at each of the six divisions within baseball, by handing out rankings to each team within the division using sabermetrics. The three statistics that we will use are wOBA, K/BB, and UZR; each team will earn points by how they end up in the standings in each statistics. At the end…