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    Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma Shut Down for 4-6 Weeks.

    He has a strained tendon in his right (throwing) hand. He will not be ready for opening day, which is a shame after becoming one of the league's best second starters last season.

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    Mariners will be fine

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    could help you get him at a discount come draft time though, he was really solid last year

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    when does the season start?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghenghis Kahn View Post
    when does the season start?
    March 31

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    cool thanks
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    Should only miss a week or two of the season

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    first march madness..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post

    March 31
    Actually the season starts on March 22nd with LAD/AZ in a 2 game series.

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    I think it is silly for MLB to schedule those games in Australia so early, those teams actually have a few more exhibition games after those two regular season games.

    The Dodgers then also play the next regular season game in the Sunday Night Baseball opener on March 30. The rest of the league starts Monday, March 31 except for the Yankees and Houston, who open Tuesday.

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    I would make it legal and make game much better like it use to be

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    he'll be back without too much missed time

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    No mention of Cole Halmels not being ready for opening day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash$bro91 View Post
    No mention of Cole Halmels not being ready for opening day?
    That's old news.

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    lots of guys get shut down at this time. Start out too hard. once injured as a pitcher guys sometimes are never the same

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    Wonder about Pineda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robber View Post
    Wonder about Pineda
    he is on track to be the Yankees #5 starter

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    Randy Wolf to the rescue!

    Actually not bad to put a softer throwing lefty at #2 after Felix, then just plug Iwakuma in when ready.

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    Tommy John surgery in 3..2...1...

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    Just another team that spent a ton of money that will implode by mid-season and will be looking to dump salary by July 31st

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    Hisashi Iwakuma was great for my fantasy teams last year, the hand injury makes it a little scary to take him, but I might pick him up if I can get him cheap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MexicanStallion View Post
    Actually the season starts on March 22nd with LAD/AZ in a 2 game series.

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    any chance this Taijuan Walker and prospects trade for David Price still happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    any chance this Taijuan Walker and prospects trade for David Price still happens?
    Interesting thought. If I were TB, I'd look to do this more towards the trade deadline. TB has a shot this year IMO, I wouldn't trade price just yet.

    For the Ms, he's gonna want a ton of money. I wouldn't trade Walker for a SP I'd only have for one year. I'd lean towards "no", but that will be a fun rumor to track as we go along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Halves View Post
    Interesting thought. If I were TB, I'd look to do this more towards the trade deadline. TB has a shot this year IMO, I wouldn't trade price just yet.

    For the Ms, he's gonna want a ton of money. I wouldn't trade Walker for a SP I'd only have for one year. I'd lean towards "no", but that will be a fun rumor to track as we go along.
    i didnt make it up i actually read that somewhere...

    i think the Mariners are very hesitant to trade Taijuan Walker.. some teams are also interested in 1B Justin Smoak

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    Taijuan Walker (shoulder) reported feeling "great" after throwing a bullpen session on Monday morning.

    Walker showed up to Mariners camp with soreness in his right shoulder, but he rested for a week and is now back on the right track. The 21-year-old top prospect threw 25 pitches on Monday and should be ready for live action when the Cactus League schedule begins. He has a good shot at claiming Seattle's fifth starter spot and will be worth drafting in nearly every standard mixed fantasy league if he indeed makes the team.

    Source: Bob Dutton on Twitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Taijuan Walker (shoulder) reported feeling "great" after throwing a bullpen session on Monday morning.

    Walker showed up to Mariners camp with soreness in his right shoulder, but he rested for a week and is now back on the right track. The 21-year-old top prospect threw 25 pitches on Monday and should be ready for live action when the Cactus League schedule begins. He has a good shot at claiming Seattle's fifth starter spot and will be worth drafting in nearly every standard mixed fantasy league if he indeed makes the team.

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    he's got electric stuff

    i think Paxton may be better though

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    Drafted a team yesterday and he went in the 8th round(12 teams). Not a big enough discount considering he could be out until mid April. He will have to drop a bit further for me to take a chance on him.

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    [QUOTE=Big Bear;21177640some teams are also interested in 1B Justin Smoak[/QUOTE]

    Yikes, I hope not my Cardinals. The guy has had his chance to become productive. And he only plays 1B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Halves View Post
    Yikes, I hope not my Cardinals. The guy has had his chance to become productive. And he only plays 1B.
    highly doubt the Cardinals would be interested considering they have Adams who is almost the same player but maybe better.

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    this guy was was serious value, and still is when he gets back!

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    Is there any specific period or this is just self imagined information !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportMac View Post
    Is there any specific period or this is just self imagined information !!
    Hisashi Iwakuma will see a doctor Friday for an update on the status of his strained middle finger.

    Iwakuma is hoping to be cleared to throw, but it's probably a little too early for that. The right-hander was diagnosed on February 12 with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand and prescribed 4-6 weeks of rest. He is not expected to join the Mariners' starting rotation until mid-to-late April. "We'll keep our fingers crossed, no pun intended," manager Lloyd McClendon said Thursday in camp.

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