Seattle Mariners 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - As anticipated, slugger Robinson Cano made a huge impact in his debut with the Seattle Mariners this spring, helping his new team achieve back-to-back victories over the Padres to open up Cactus League play. The All Star did voice his opinions, that the team still needs to pack more of an offensive punch, by suggesting the organization signs a right-handed hitter—even going so far as to say Kendrys Morales should be contacted for a re-sign, being a switch hitter who hit 23 homeruns with the franchise last year. The Mariners are now 5-1 to start Spring Training and look forward to taking down their next opponents in Peoria during Week 2. Even though Seattle is red-hot, their tickets are super affordable! Seattle Mariners tickets start at $5 against the Indians (3/5) and $11 against the Reds (3/7).
2/25/14 - The Seattle Mariners are reportedly dealing with the New York Mets to trade off one of their young shortstops, Nick Franklin or Brad Miller. Franklin is a strong player who riled up the Mariners fanbase when he moved up from Triple-A last May, but has since been displaced by the Robinson Cano acquisition and is the more likely candidate to move. The Mariners would presumably make a deal to secure one of New York's young pitchers in the swap. Despite all the publicity surrounding perhaps the biggest trade of the offseason, Seattle Mariners tickets across spring training have dropped $10 in price: from $51 before camp began to $41.
2/12/14 - The Seattle Mariners practically announced their "win-now" projection for the season when they scooped up heavy-hitter, and the biggest agent available, Robinson Cano, along with the recent addition of proven closer Fernando Rodney. Seattle may be a west-coast town, but Emerald City residents have had their fair share of blistering weather this winter, so why not escape the cold and see your city's other winning team with Seattle Mariners Spring Training tickets? The Mariners are pitted against rivals down south, the San Diego Padres, for the first game of spring: tickets for this match-up start at $17 for a seat in Peoria, AZ.
1/30/14 - The Seattle Mariners made headlines this offseason by signing Robinson Cano, one of the heaviest-hitters in the majors. Now that management is reportedly talking with some of the biggest names left on the free agent market, score some Seattle Mariners tickets to see who takes the field this spring! Get a jump on the season with Spring Training tickets at $51 on average.
Seattle Mariners 2014 Season
The Seattle Mariners were desperate for some big-time sluggers to rev up their lackluster core, and commenced this offseason with one of the biggest, most surprising moves of the year. The Mariners landed Robinson Cano with the third biggest contract in MLB history, at $240 million for 10 years, mirroring the Los Angeles Angels’
deal with Albert Pujols a couple years ago.
Aside from Cano, the Mariners have yet to repair other deprived zones this winter, namely the bullpen. Last season, Seattle racked up the second-worst bullpen ERA in the league (4.58), and no major moves have been made thus far. The Mariners allowed Oliver Perez to join the free agent market, though they held steadfast onto Felix Hernandez and top-prospect rookie Taijaun Walker. Mariners fans should keep their eyes on the front office leading up to Spring Training
, as the franchise is reportedly interested in Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Fernando Rodney and Bronson Arroyo—some of the hottest free agents left on the market. Don’t sleep on the Seattle Mariners this year, especially after making one of the biggest splashes in the league this winter!
Despite their last place AL West finish in 2012, the Mariners have reason for optimism in 2013. After finishing at the bottom of the American league in runs scored, the Mariners decided to reconfigure Safeco Field and move in their outfield fences for 2013. This should generate higher power numbers, especially with newly acquired switch-hitting slugger Kendrys Morales, who was acquired via trade from the Angels. Free agent signees and returning Mariners Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez should also add significant pop to the lineup. The most important offseason deal the Mariners made was their extensions of ace pitcher and 2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez. The 22 year old righty agreed to a 7-year, $175 million extension, making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball history.
The Mariners open their season with a 4-game series in Oakland against the A's and a 3-game series in Chicago against the White Sox. Their home opener at Safeco comes on 4/8 against new divisional foe, the Houston Astros. Prices start around $40 for bleacher and upper level seats, with field box tickets starting around $65. Aside from opening day, the most expensive Mariners home games come 6/28-6/29 against the Cubs and 7/9-7/10 against the Red Sox. Overall, Mariners tickets for 2013 are averaging $65, 17th highest in the league and 7% below the league average. Fan looking to save money should purchase tickets for games in May or September, which average under $50. The most expensive months for Mariners tickets are April and June, when tickets average around $75.