Sometimes the best chance for a team's improvement comes from a struggling veteran return to form. Whose comebacks could be key in 2017?
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The Seattle Mariners are listening to offers for veteran outfielder Seth Smith and could possibly trade him during the winter meetings.
Cano, Cruz, Hernandez to play in WBC
Mariners sluggers Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz will join the Dominican Republic team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, while pitcher Felix Hernandez will play with Venezuela. Story
A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
How does the Mariners' front office work?
With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Mariners' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)
The Mariners and lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski have agreed on a two-year deal worth $11 million.
Former Padres All-Star Tyson Ross, Nationals outfielder Ben Revere and Phillies outfielder Cody Asche are among 35 players who became free agents Friday.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
The incredible offseason of LHP David Rollins continues. Claimed by the Phillies today. He's now bounced from Seattle to the Cubs to Texas to Philly.
Where do M's stand for winter meetings?
What are the Mariners' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)
Mariners outright Venditte to Triple-A
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 31-year-old posted a 5.73 ERA in 15 appearances with the Mariners and Blue Jays this year.
Rzepczynski, 31, had a 2.64 ERA in relief for the Athletics and Nationals last season.
M's switching focus to adding a starter
Gone is Taijuan Walker, so Seattle will need to bring in another starting pitcher to take his place. A couple of Rays could be potential options. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)
Seattle drafted Jackson No. 6 overall in '14 hoping he'd provide power, but the converted OF made no impact and was sent to Atlanta for two pitchers.
The Mariners are reportedly eyeing free-agent right-hander Doug Fister, who pitched for the club from 2009-11.
After trading right-hander Taijuan Walker last week, Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto kept cleaning house by sending Jackson to Atlanta for two pitchers.
The Mariners have sent former first-rounder Alex Jackson to the Braves in exchange for Rob Whalen and Max Povse. Atlanta also gets a player to be named in the deal.
The Cubs aren't just champions, they are a power built to dominate for years. So how can the rest of baseball compete? By following these simple steps.
The Mariners were reportedly interested in free-agent slugger Mike Napoli, but that appears to no longer be the case.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Robinson Canó, José Bautista, Nelson Cruz and Fernando Rodney are among the Latin American players who will attend the MLB-MLBPA bargaining session to speak against the establishment of an international draft.
Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero has signed a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League.
A Robinson Cano stat worth revisiting
Cano ranked first among all MLB players in plays made out of his defensive zone, Buster Olney notes. The second-highest rated second baseman ranked 25th. Best leftover stats (Insider)
Not too long ago, Taijuan Walker was one of baseball's best pitching prospects. Will buying him low and selling high on Jean Segura pay off in Arizona?
The Mariners can afford to celebrate their moves, but will they put them over the top to win in 2017? Plus news from around the major leagues.
The deal the M's and D-backs made -- led by Jean Segura going to Seattle for Taijuan Walker -- could be a win-win for both teams or a disaster.
Quick look at the Segura-Walker trade
Yes, the trade involved five players, but Jean Segura and Taijuan Walker are the big names here. The Mariners sent Walker and Ketel Marte to the Diamondbacks for Segura, Mitch Haniger and Zac Curtis.
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