Mariners Strongly Considering Adding Starter

SUNDAY, 11:50am: The Mariners have intensified their search for starting pitching, according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The duo names Nate Robertson, Brian Tallet, and Manny Parra as a few left-handers who may be available while the M's wait for their own lefties (Lee and Erik Bedard) to return from injuries. FOX's Tracy Ringolsby adds (via Twitter) that the team had a scout on hand to watch Tim Redding pitch yesterday.

SATURDAY, 4:16pm: Fanhouse's Ed Price tweets that the Mariners are now strongly considering adding a starting pitcher due to Lee's injury. Price suggests that the addition would be a free agent or someone who was released from another organization.

THURSDAY, 12:12pm: The Mariners are "now again seriously considering Jarrod Washburn," tweets SI's Jon Heyman, even though he says the team is hoping to have Cliff Lee back by the third week of the season.

On Sunday, Washburn told ESPN's Mike Salk there have been "no recent conversations" between the Mariners and his agent Scott Boras.  The added wrinkle is that Salk feels Washburn would need about four weeks to be game-ready.

26 Responses to Mariners Strongly Considering Adding Starter Leave a Reply

  1. crunchy1 5 years ago

    By May, they’ll be pining for Carlos Silva again! (That is a joke, by the way…)

  2. bomberj11 5 years ago

    If he signs cheaply go for it.

  3. bomberj11 5 years ago

    Tim, spelling error. Conversations, not converaations.

  4. swishasnkush 5 years ago

    yeah it better be cheap if he comes back here…and he better do good to if he wants to see a nice contract in the future.

  5. foxtown 5 years ago

    If they are going to sign him, they should have made that decision a long time ago. He won’t be ready for the beginning of the season if he signs now.

  6. alphabet_soup5 5 years ago

    I hope he signs just so I can boo him in Detroit.

  7. Threat_Level_RedSox 5 years ago

    Got to wonder if lee misses more than the first couple of weeks if M’s will file a greivence with the phils, because hes had this type of injury before and it would be easy for the media to spin this negitively against the phils.

    Any way i would hate to see anouther Bedard type situation, even as a red sox fan.

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      He had the same injury with Cleveland; he was not injured with the Phils. I believe it was the 2007 season. It pretty much ruined his whole season-he never got back on track. After that, he turned into Cy Young.

      • Andy Mc 5 years ago

        no he didn’t, he had 1.5 great seasons. i remember telling the idiots who thought the phils were crazy for “trading cliff lee + for roy halladay” (they were idiots). i bet they are all rejoicing in the streets now. doc is the most dependable pitcher in the game.

  8. roy18 5 years ago

    An offer was made a couple of days ago.

  9. Ferrariman 5 years ago


    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      you’ll only need him for half a season until bedard is ready, i think it could work out.

  10. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    The Pirates have a ton of decent pitching. Kartsens, Ohlendorf, Claggett, Moss, and Pearce for prospects Mike Carp, Petit, Ezequiel Carrera, and Evan Sharpley?

  11. anthony varvaro

  12. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Would they be interested in either Maholm or Duke?

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      the pirates already said their not available but im sure they would be.

      • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

        I bet that the Pirates would trade them, it would just take a lot to get one of them.

  13. bferb 5 years ago

    The Dodgers should trade them Stults.

  14. Tallet, Overbay for Michael Saunders.

    /Sunday dreaming

    Jays should just keep Tallet for insurance innings when one of their younguns gets hurt.

  15. bigpat 5 years ago

    I think it would be comical to see a rotation with Lee and Felix at the top and Snell and Parra at the back. They are each two extremes.

  16. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    The best guy I can think of is Eric Stults. Flyball pitcher who is a consistent lefty(not a great pitcher, but always at least average). The Dodgers are going to lose him, so it should be easy to work out a deal..

  17. Andy Mc 5 years ago

    tallet would do well in the AL West

  18. Yes! I’m with you, Chad Gaudin would be perfect. If we couldnt get him then go for Tim Redding or Manny Parra in that order.

  19. Piccamo 5 years ago

    No one has ever said that they didn’t have flaws. Jack Z had a very good offseason and put them solidly into contention for a close division. Yes, this is a big problem for them, but they have had other flaws for quite a while: middle infield depth, pitching depth behind their big 3 (as can be seen now), and offense. They also have a problem with two wasted bench spots since it seems pretty likely that Sweeney made the team in ST.

  20. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    There is little chance he goes to the pen. Right now, it seems that Haeger is going to be the 5th starter and Ramon Ortiz will make the pen. That leaves two roster spots when Stults is gone, and one is GA’s and the other is Monasterios’s. The dodgers know they are going to lose Stults, which is why a few days ago there was a story posted here that said they were shopping him and Repko.. The Ms seem to be a good fit for needs and a place that Eric will succeed

  21. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    The point is now mute because Stults was sold to Japan. I was simply saying that Stults would have been a good fit in Sea because his style fits the park, he is a lefty(what they are looking for) and was an extra piece on the Dodgers.

    Stults had low potential, BOR, but would have been fairly consistent in those numbers.

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