Ask the Diamond Genius 11/11

Jason A. Churchill answers your Mariners questions in the first installment "Ask the Diamond Genius."
November 11, 2003

Start the Soriano Movement

With the well-documented struggles of Freddy Garcia putting increasing pressure on the Mariners to make a change in the season's final months,'s Dave Sund says it's time give Rafael Soriano a shot in the rotation.
August 7, 2003

Mariner Rewind: Desi Relaford

Desi Relaford did everything Seattle asked him to do last season - play in the outfield, pinch-run, get the bunt down. His reward? No contract extention. While the switch-hitting utility man found a new home in Kansas City this season, Seattle finds itself needing someone on its roster with Relaford's capabilities. Veterans Jeff Cirillo and Mark McLemore appear to be towards the tail-end of their careers, making the decision to let the 29-year-old Relaford go seem that much worse.
July 22, 2003

Mid-Season Report Card

Who's played the best? Who's been the biggest surprise? Who's the biggest disappointment? Check out our Mid-Season Report Card and see how each of the Seattle Mariners graded out through the first 93 games of the season.
July 17, 2003

Zito too much for M's, Oakland takes series finale

The Seattle Mariners failed to give Ryan Franklin run support yet again, as the right-hander dropped his third-consecutive decision to fall below .500 (6-7) on the year. The loss ended the four-game set at Oakland, where the Mariners and Athletics split the series. Seattle remains six games ahead of the division-rival A's.
July 4, 2003

M's bats heat up, Pineiro cools A's in Seattle win

Everyone in the Mariners' lineup recorded a hit as the Mariners beat Oakland for the second time in three days to extend their lead in the AL West to 7 games. The M's and A's will battle Thursday in the final game of the series, a 12:35 p.m. start.
July 3, 2003

M's hang on to beat A's

Seattle moved seven games ahead of Oakland, thanks to the crafty pitching of Jamie Moyer. The 40-year-old only allowed four hits and one run in 7.2 innings to earn his 11th win of the season.
July 1, 2003