Seattle Mariners And AL West News And Features


Welcome to the Sodo Sunrise. Your new daily morning source for the latest info surrounding not only your Seattle Mariners, but the rest of the AL West division and any other teams that may be making news.

We start the morning with a look at the most recent news regarding your Mariners. An “In Case You Missed It” if you will.

Mariners Trade For Mike Kickham

Right here on SodoMojo, we reported that the Mariners had traded RHP prospect Lars Huijer to the Chicago Cubs for LHP Mike Kickham.

This move is clearly designed to be a minor league depth-building move, but seemed to be a solid move nonetheless. And it had a distinctly odd twist to it.

Next: Mariners Trade For Mike Kickham

Yoan Moncada About To Hit MLB Market

Our friends over at Emerald City Swagger reported on the 19-year old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada and asked the question- Where are the Seattle Mariners?

Moncada has yet to be officially declared a free agent, but should be soon. When that happens, the Red Sox and Yankees are likely to be in the mix to sign him.

As Raymond Schwabacher says in the article, he most likely will not become a Mariner anytime soon. But why not dream?

Next: Should The Mariners Bid Big For Moncada?

Houston Astros Trade For Evan Gattis

In a trade that many thought the Seattle Mariners were going to make, the Atlanta Braves sent Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects: Rio Ruiz, Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman.

Jason Burke at Climbing Tal’s Hill breaks down the trade and what it means for the Astros.

Next: Evan Gattis to the Astros at what price?

The A’s Go Trading Once Again

In what has become the recurring storyline of the 2014-15 offseason, the Oakland Athletics have completed another trade.

Just four days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Rays, they send him to the Nationals for 2-time All-Star Tyler Clippard.

Tony Frye at Swingin A’s takes a look at the trade and what it means for the A’s. Perhaps they should change the site name to the Dealin’ A’s.

Next: A's Trade Yunel Escobar To Nats

Should The Angels Extend RHP Garrett Richards?

Mike Greyshock over at Halo Hangout wonders if now is the time for the Angels to extend Garrett Richards.

Richards had a breakout season in 2014 with a 13-4 record and 2.61 ERA prior to getting hurt trying to complete a double play at first base on August 20, 2014.

It’s an interesting position, offering a contract extension to a player coming off an injury. Granted, the injury was not to his throwing arm – it was his knee. But as such, it being his landing knee, I would think that the Angels at least wait until Spring Training to decide.

Next: Is Now The Time To Extend Garrett Richards?