Chris Petersen’s coaching staff at Washington has added Matt Lubick as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, the fourth job in three months for the former Oregon OC.
Kyle Seager was the lone left-handed hitter to take Marc Rzepczynski out of the ballpark last season. Needless to say, Seattle’s new reliever is glad to be his teammate and not his foe.
“He’s a lot calmer,” MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds said of Mariners manager Scott Servais after spending the day at the team’s spring training camp, the second for Servais.
The Seahawk suffered from a lack of having a runner who could define their run game in their first year without Marshawn Lynch, the team’s former running backs coach Sherman Smith said.
It didn’t seem like a coincidence that the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 with a defense-laden team two years after being ripped by the Seahawks. John Elway confirmed as much on “Danny, Dave and Moore.”
Having played with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger before, Mariners catcher Tuffy Gosewisch gave “Danny, Dave and Moore” his unique scouting report on his fellow former Diamondbacks.
Rick Rizzs told 710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton that he is impressed with new Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger, who he believes could end up being a power bat in Seattle’s lineup.
Less than two years ago, John Ross missed Washington’s entire season due to a torn ACL. After a stellar junior year, though, he’s looking to wow scouts with his speed at the NFL combine.
Will Felix Hernandez be an ace again? Will James Paxton and Drew Smyly realize their potential? Those questions will determine the Mariners’ success, ESPN’s Jim Bowden said.
Hisashi Iwakuma, the Mariners’ most reliable starting pitcher last season, arrived extra early at spring training as he begins an effort to repeat his workhorse performance from 2016.