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Fantasy owners get a quick reality check with Kris Bryant's demotion

The news we knew was coming arrived on Monday: Chicago Cubs super-prospect Kris Bryant (.425, 9 HR, 1.652 OPS in 40 at-bats this spring) is being sent to the minors to start the 2015 season. 545 more words

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Looking at the M's with a critical eye

The bandwagon for the Mariners is growing more and more crowded as SI put Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano on one of its regional covers.  I’m hoping for the best as M’s steam into the closing weeks of the Cactus League schedule. 866 more words

Two weeks until Opening Day

The interest in this Mariners team is something I haven’t seen in at least a decade.  The interest, the expectations, the WAR-counting by even casual fans is intense. 786 more words

Churchill: Impact Of Mariners' Depth

Via most reputable dictionaries, ‘Optimal’ is defined as ‘most desirable.’

Not only are the 2015 Seattle Mariners a solid team on paper with enough talent to warrant expectations up to and perhaps past 90 victories, but thanks to the additions over the past nine months, GM Jack Zduriencik and company may have greatly improved their chances for an extended window of opportunity, beyond 2015 and 2016, to achieve something special, something the city of Seattle never has experienced in 39 years of Major League Baseball.

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3 players gaining fantasy baseball value with new opportunities

The following fantasy baseball reports came from the latest in BaseballHQ.com‘s Playing Time Today series. We’ve highlighted a few sections where HQ explains how changing situations have affected their projections. 656 more words

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Churchill: Walker Will Win, Miller By Default

PEORIA, Ariz. (1090 The Fan) — Right-hander Taijuan Walker had an opportunity Saturday to create some distance between himself and left-hander Roenis Elias in the battle for the final spot in the starting rotation. 1,230 more words

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Mariners: Chris Taylor Out 4-6 Weeks

The Spring Training battle for the Mariners’ starting shortstop position took an unexpected turn Friday.  Chris Taylor, one of the lead contenders for the position, is out 4 to 6 weeks after he had a ball strike his right wrist on a foul tip.  240 more words

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