February 22, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge (22) watches from the dugout before the game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Times To Restrict Seattle Mariners Coverage


Yesterday, The Seattle Times announced that their online coverage, including all apps, digital print replications and exclusive online material will be offered behind a paywall in mid-March.

While online access is included with any print subscription, digital “bundles” will be offered at $0.99 a week for the first four weeks, then bumped up to $3.99 per week.

What does this mean for Mariners fans? For starters, a great deal of informative, colorful baseball coverage will be limited to subscribers. If you haven’t already, check out Larry Stone’s Hot Stone League column and Geoff Baker’s Mariners Blog.

According to the Times’ FAQ, a few articles will be available to the non-subscribing public. How many of those will include the paper’s baseball news, however, is undetermined at this point. You can find the full details here.

As usual, the Mariners’ marketing VP, Kevin Martinez, says it best:

 

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  • Aaron Somers

    It’s always a shame when newspapers/sites have to start doing this because they aren’t making enough of a profit. No matter. People can just come here to SM for their Mariners news instead.

  • disqus_qQLhst7cBF

    Geoff Baker and Larry Stone are not knowledgable about baseball. Why would I pay a penny to read their drab coverage.