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    Seattle Mariners Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Seattle Mariners to get you started:

    Established:1977
    Stadium:T-Mobile Park
    Colours:Navy blue, metallic silver, Northwest green, royal blue, yellow & cream
    Hall of Famers:Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson & Edgar Martinez
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None
    Rivals:Los Angeles Angels
    Legends:Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki, Felix Hernandez, Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Jamie Moyer, Jay Buhner, Adrian Beltre, Alvin Davis, Bret Boone, Freddy Garcia, Mike Cameron, Mike Moore, Erik Hanson, Harold Reynolds & Raul Ibanez
    Retired Numbers:11, 24 & 42
    League: American League
    Division:West Division
    World Series Championships: None

    Seattle Mariners Fixtures 2021

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    Seattle Mariners History

    As of 2021, the Seattle Mariners are the only team in Major League Baseball to have never played in the World Series. The club also has the longest postseason drought in the sport heading into the 2021 season, as the team hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2001. But the M’s have managed some success in the past, and they have been the home of many noteworthy players in the team’s history.

    The Mariners entered the AL West as an expansion team in 1977. The team’s existence came following a lawsuit against the American League. The AL’s Seattle Pilots moved to Milwaukee in 1970, prompting the State of Washington to sue the AL for breach of contract. The AL agreed to give Seattle a new team as soon as possible. The city also built a new indoor stadium in the Kingdome to help house the future club.

    The club’s first season was in 1977, when they went 64-98. Reliever Diego Segui became the only player to have played for both the Pilots and Mariners. He went 0-7 with a 5.69 ERA in 110.2 innings.

    The team had its worst season ever in 1978, as they went 56-104. Only one regular starter had a batting average of at least .300, as outfielder Leon Roberts went .301 with 22 home runs.

    The club was consistently at the bottom of the AL West standings, as they only escaped the sixth and seventh positions of the division in 1982. The team was also sold off to various parties during the 1980s, eventually being sold to Nintendo of America in 1992. The Redmond-based American branch of the Nintendo video game company continues to hold a 10% share in the team today.

    The Mariners hired Lou Piniella following the 1992 season. He was the manager of the World Series-winning 1990 Cincinnati Reds. He would become the longest-serving manager in Mariners history, running the team for ten seasons and winning two AL Manager of the Year awards in the process.

    The team finally reached the playoffs in 1995. The team was thirteen games behind the California Angels in the AL West late that season, and a King County ballot measure to fund a new stadium for the Mariners was shut down by residents around that time. 

    But the team managed to come back in September, as the Refuse to Lose Mariners reached a single-game playoff against the Angels at the end of the regular season. The team won 25 of their final 36 games of the season and blew out the Angels in their tiebreaker game to secure the AL West record at 79-66.

    The Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in five games in the NLDS. The team won their last three games in the series, and designated hitter Edgar Martinez hit a game-winning double in extra innings in the fifth game. The club would lose to Cleveland in the ALCS.

    The club was led by starting pitcher Randy Johnson, who went 18-2 with 294 strikeouts. He won the Cy Young Award in 1995 and was a finalist for the award four other times while with the Mariners. 

    He also led the AL in strikeouts from 1992 to 1995. He was traded to Houston in 1998 and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks a year later. He would win four Cy Young Awards and a World Series title with the Diamondbacks.

    The M’s won the AL West again in 1997, but a lack of pitching depth outside of Randy Johnson hurt the club going forward. The team had a rough time contending in the AL West, eventually leading to outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. requesting a trade after the 1999 season. 

    He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. Griffey was one of the team’s top players in the 1990s, winning the 1997 AL MVP and leading the AL in home runs four times, including in 1997 and 1998 when he hit 56 dingers in each season. Griffey’s 630 career home runs are the seventh-most in MLB history.

    The Mariners won the AL Wild Card in 2000 with a 91-71 record, the team’s first full season in their new ballpark, Safeco Field. The club moved to Safeco Field midway through the 1999 season. The stadium is now known as T-Mobile Park.

    The 2000 team swept the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS and lost to the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Closer Kazuiro Sasaki was the AL Rookie of the Year with 37 saves. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez had a .324 average with 37 home runs, and 41-year-old outfielder Rickey Henderson had 31 stolen bases in his single year with the M’s.

    Infielder Alex Rodriguez left the Mariners after the 2000 season for the Texas Rangers. A-Rod was a rising star with the club who had a .309 average in seven seasons. He signed what was then the most-valuable contract of all time with the Rangers, as he would earn more than $20 million a year. 

    Mariner fans were outraged, even throwing Monopoly money on the field when he returned to Seattle. But Rodriguez would go on to win three MVP awards with the Rangers and New York Yankees, plus he won the 2009 World Series. He has the fourth-most home runs in MLB history with 696.

    The club wound up making history in 2001, as the team went 116-46, tying the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the most wins in one season. The 2001 squad featured many prominent stars like Martinez, second baseman Bret Boone, and first baseman John Olreud, but the team’s top star was outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. 

    He arrived in Seattle after having been a star with the Orix BlueWave of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball organization, winning the 1996 Japan Series and two Pacific League pennants.

    Suzuki won the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in 2001. He led the AL with a .350 average and 242 hits. He led the AL in hits in seven seasons while with the Mariners. He tallied 262 hits in 2004, breaking George Sisler’s record for most hits in a season.

    But the Mariners struggled in the playoffs in 2001. The team had to come from behind to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. They then fell to the New York Yankees in the ALCS in five games.

    The 2001 club ended up being the last one to reach the postseason. The M’s had a 93-69 record in both 2002 and 2003, but the team failed to reach the playoffs in both seasons. The club burned out afterward, finishing in last place in the AL West seven times from 2004 to 2012. 

    The club struggled to maintain its depth, while starting pitcher Felix Hernandez remained the only real constant for the M’s throughout the 2010s. King Felix won the AL Cy Young Award in 2010 with a 2.27 ERA, and he had a 2.14 ERA in 2014. He also threw a perfect game in 2012.

    Scott Servais became the team’s manager in 2016, a position he holds to this day. Servais was an MLB catcher from 1991 to 2001. He also won a Gold Medal with the United States baseball team during the 1988 Summer Olympics, but baseball was a demonstration sport during that event.

    The club went 86-76 in Servais’ first year as the team’s manager in 2016. The team still finished out of the playoffs that season. Second baseman Robinson Cano had 39 home runs and 103 RBI for the team. 

    He was suspended for much of the 2018 season for breaking the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. He left for the New York Mets in 2019, and he will be suspended for the 2021 season after breaking PED rules a second time.

    Ichiro Suzuki returned to the Mariners for a brief period in 2018, but he had a .205 average in fifteen games. Suzuki had a .321 average and 2,542 hits in his fourteen years with the Mariners and 3,089 hits for his career. 

    He also had 1,278 hits while playing in Japan, meaning he has more hits for his career than Pete Rose. But his NPB hits don’t count against Rose’s 4,256 career MLB hits.

    Expert 2021 Picks & Preview on Seattle Mariners

    If you are a fan of the Seattle Mariners, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Mariners have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the World Series in 2021?

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    Preview on the Seattle Mariners’ Manager: Scott Servais

    Coming into his sixth season as a Major League Baseball manager, Scott Servais currently has a 348-360 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Seattle Mariners.

    Following his retirement as a MLB player in 2001, Servais took up a position with the Texas Rangers. Servais served in the front office as the senior director of player development between 2004-2010.

    Servais was then hired by the Los Angeles Angeles in 2011, taking on the role of assistant general manager.

    Prior to the 2016 season, Servais was hired as the manager of the Seattle Mariners. In five seasons with the Mariners, the team has recorded three losing seasons and failed to make one trip into the postseason under Servais’ leadership.

    Preview on the Seattle Mariners’ Key Player: Kyle Lewis

    Coming into what will be his first full season as a MLB pro, Kyle Lewis has shown plenty in his short career to suggest that he is capable of being the cornerstone of Seattle’s lineup going forward.

    After being taken with the 11th pick in the 2016 MLB draft, Lewis made his MLB debut in 2019. It did not take long for him to establish himself as a capable hitter, becoming the second player in history to hit a home run in each of his first three major league games.

    The following year, Lewis finished the COVID-19 shortened season with a .262/.364/.437 slash line, 11 home runs and 28 RBIs across 206 at bats. He was subsequently awarded the 2020 AL Rookie of the Year award.

    At just 25 years of age, Lewis looks poised to be a reliable hitter in the Mariners lineup for years to come, and we like him to continue to improve as a pro in 2021.

    Preview on the Seattle Mariners’ Next Best: Marco Gonzales

    Marco Gonzales will be Seattle’s ace for the upcoming season, making him an integral part of the Mariners success in 2021.

    Following his four year (three season) stint with St Louis Cardinals, Gonzales joined the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2017 season.

    After earning 1-1 record and 2.08 ERA from seven spring training starts, Gonzales was named Seattle’s Opening Day starter prior to the 2018 season. He has since maintained that position into the 2021 season.

    In the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, Gonzales finished with a 7-2 record and 3.10 ERA from 11 starts, which would mark a personal best for ERA in a season. He also finished in the top five for wins and WHIP, and in the top 20 in the league for ERA and opponent batting average.

    Seattle Mariners Betting & Odds History

    The Seattle Mariners are hoping they can finally get back to the playoffs in 2021, but it might be a challenge for them to get out there. The club has a +8000 line to win the World Series. The team is also near the bottom of the AL West with a +3000 line to win the division. 

    The team will struggle in a division that features the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Angels. But the team at least won’t be as bad as the Texas Rangers, who have a +7500 line to win the division.

    While the Mariners have some quality players like reigning AL Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis and pitchers Marco Gonzales and Yusei Kikuchi, it will be tough for the team to remain competitive. 

    The team brought back former Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, who played for the New York Yankees the last few years. The team also signed Chris Flexen, a starting pitcher who had been in South Korea this past season.

    The M’s have seen some of the worst odds in the sport as of late. The team was favored to win eight of their sixty games last season, going 5-3 in cases where they were the favorites. The team wound up with a 27-33 record.

    The M’s had a +25000 mark to win the 2020 World Series. While the team hung in for part of the season and stayed at +25000 after a few weeks, the line slipped to +45000 at the midway point.

    The club’s closest line as of late was in 2017, when the team was +3000 at the start of the campaign. The team hasn’t been favored to reach the playoffs in a while, as they had a +1450 line to get in last season. The team had a +120 line to reach the playoffs in 2017 and a +160 mark in 2016.

    The Mariners have gone 5-5 against the win/loss total since 2011. The club’s 27 wins went over the 24.5 total from last season. The Mariners typically settle the win/loss total betting line with about two to three weeks left in the season.

    The Mariners were 7-8 in one-run games in 2020. The team also went 14-10 at home. The unique canopy over T-Mobile Park does give the Mariners a slight advantage, as they can use it to manage Seattle’s notoriously unpredictable weather. 

    But the club is 13-23 on the road, a sign that it is often tough for the Mariners to contend in some rough situations. Fans looking to bet on the 2021 Seattle Mariners might want to focus more on the win/loss totals, as the odds of the team reaching the playoffs are questionable. 

    The team has some appealing pieces of talent on its roster, but being able to contend in a division with three substantially better clubs will be a problem. It would still be tough for the team to finish in fifth place in the AL West, with the Texas Rangers being significantly worse.

    Seattle Mariners FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Seattle Mariners? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Seattle Mariners play?

    The Mariners play at T-Mobile Park in downtown Seattle. Originally known as Safeco Field, the park’s naming rights are held by the Bellevue-based telecommunications company T-Mobile. T-Mobile Park is next to the Stadium station on Line 1 of the Sound Transit system and is near Lumen Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and MLS’ Seattle Sounders.

    Who owns the Seattle Mariners?

    John Stanton owns a 90% share of the Mariners. He is the founder of Trilogy International Partners, a wireless communications company. Nintendo of America, the North American subsidiary of the Nintendo video game company, owns the other 10%.

    Have the Seattle Mariners won an MLB World Series?

    The Seattle Mariners remain the only team that has never reached the World Series.

    Who is the Seattle Mariners general manager?

    Jerry Dipoto has been the Mariners’ general manager since 2015. He was the GM of the Los Angeles Angels for five years before joining the Mariners.

    Do the Seattle Mariners play tonight?

    SportsTips will help you see what the M’s are doing throughout the season. Check with us for information on the team’s efforts and what they are doing every night.

    What is the Seattle Mariners record?

    The Mariners went 27-33 in 2020.

    Did the Seattle Mariners win last night?

    Visit SportsTips each day during the season to learn more about what the team is doing and if they are competing well. We’ll provide reports on their betting lines and how well they contend.

    How much are the Seattle Mariners worth?

    The Mariners are worth $1.6 billion as of 2020. John Stanton acquired the team in 2016 for $1.2 billion.

    Who do the Seattle Mariners play tonight?

    SportsTips will provide info on what the Mariners are doing each day during the season. Visit us each day to see who the M’s play next.

    How to watch the Seattle Mariners?

    The Mariners are available on Root Sports Northwest, a station available throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Select games are also on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific, which is available in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. You can also watch Mariners games on MLB.tv if you live outside the Root Northwest or Rogers Pacific markets.

    Will the Seattle Mariners make the playoffs this year?

    The Mariners haven’t reached the playoffs since 2001. Stick with SportsTips to see what the M’s are doing and to see if they’ll have a shot at breaking the longest playoff drought in Major League Baseball.

    Will the Seattle Mariners get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?

    The Mariners have the twelfth pick in the 2021 MLB draft.

    When do the Seattle Mariners play?

    The Mariners often play games at around 7 p.m. Pacific Time, although they could also play during the late afternoon local time while on the road. SportsTips will provide reports on when the Mariners play next and where they are.

    Where did the Seattle Mariners finish the season?

    The Mariners finished in third place in the AL West in 2020. They were one game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in their division.

    How many games did the Seattle Mariners win?

    The Mariners won 27 games in 2020.