Results tagged ‘ Lloyd McClendon ’

Gold Glove Candidate – Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager has been the 2nd-best defensive player in the American League in 2014.

Kyle Seager has been the 2nd-best defensive player in the American League in 2014.

We’ve all seen Kyle Seager turn into one of the offensive leaders of this Mariners club, but Manager Lloyd McClendon wants to make sure people do not ignore his glove work at the hot corner.

“He’s been great offensively,” McClendon said, “but I’ve been saying all year he should seriously be considered for a Gold Glove as well. What he does on the other side of the ball is just as important.”

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has taken notice as well and has been able to quantify his stellar work on the defensive end. The SABR Defensive Index is used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR.

According to the Index, Seager’s defense ranks not just second amongst American League third basemen, he ranks as the second-best defensive player in the American League.

To read more about the SABR Defensive Index, visit SABR Defensive Index rankings released through September 7, 2014.

Here’s a look at the top defensive players in the American League:

Defense Chart

Tonight’s Cactus League Report on 710 ESPN Seattle

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Cactus League play is underway and, with that, our regular Tuesday night show makes its transition from the Hot Stove League to the Cactus League Report. Tonight’s two-hour program is hosted by Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer, and we have quite the lineup in store. Tune in to hear from skipper Lloyd McClendon, catcher Mike Zunino, LHP Charlie Furbush, RHP Blake Beavan, OF James Jones, minor league catching coordinator and Mariners legend Dan Wilson, and MLB.com’s Greg Johns.

You can listen to tonight’s show from 7-9 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle or stream online on Mariners.com.

Lloyd and John Visit Seahawks Practice

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon and catcher John Buck were guests of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll today. Lloyd and John watched an hour of the Seahawks practice as they prepare for the Super Bowl vs. the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2. Here is a photo of John and Lloyd at the VMAC in Renton.

John Buck and Lloyd McClendon at today's Seahawks practice.

John Buck and Lloyd McClendon at today’s Seahawks practice.

Lloyd McClendon Radio Rewind

Lloyd McClendon in studio this morning with KJR 950 AM.

Lloyd McClendon in studio this morning with KJR 950 AM.

Manager Lloyd McClendon has been making the media rounds this week leading up to FanFest.

Last night he was the lead guess on the weekly Hot Stove League Show on 710 ESPN Seattle with hosts Shannon Drayer, Aaron Goldsmith and Bill Krueger. You can listen to a podcast of that interview via Mariners.com.

This morning he was an in-studio guest of Elise Woodward and Jerry Brewer at Sports Radio 950 KJR. You can listen to that 25-minute interview view the following link.

Lloyd McClendon joined Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer on the Hot Stove League Show.

Lloyd McClendon joined Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer on the Hot Stove League Show.

Hear from McClendon, Miller and more on tonight’s Hot Stove League

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It’s another great lineup for tonight’s Hot Stove League. New Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon will join the show for two segments and the always entertaining Brad Miller will catch you up on his offseason. Plus, hear from new Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits, new Tacoma News Tribune beat writer Bob Dutton, and Mandy Lincoln of the Mariners Marketing department will tell you everything you need to know about this weekend’s FanFest.

Tune in from 7 to 9 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle or listen for free online here.

 

Winter Meetings About To Kick Off

The Baseball Winter Meetings are being held in Orlando, FL.

The Baseball Winter Meetings are being held in Orlando, FL.

The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are about to kick off at the Swan & Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. A large Mariners contingent from the baseball operations and player development staff will be in Orlando (along with your blog contributors from the media relations crew).

What exactly are the Winter Meetings you ask?

The Baseball Winter Meetings is the annual gathering of members of The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, including Major League Baseball, and their affiliated parties. Baseball front office personnel, trade show exhibitors and job seekers will fill the property during these four days in December making it the largest gathering of baseball executives in the world. The meetings consist of seminars, league and organizational meetings, the Baseball Trade Show and special events, such as the annual Awards Luncheon, Banquet, Gala and the PBEO Job Fair.

You’ll hear a lot about the Winter Meetings on the MLB Network, ESPN, MLB Network Radio and across various forms of social media. For twitter followers, be sure to follow the hashtag #WinterMeetings and the @WinterMeetings account.

On the blog, we’ll try to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what is going on, what interviews are taking place with manager Lloyd McClendon and GM Jack Zduriencik, and hopefully some fun photos of recognizable baseball names.

Be sure to follow on Twitter (@Mariners), Facebook and Instagram (@SeattleMariners).

#MeetMac Chat Recap

New manager Lloyd McClendon has been a busy man these past few days (check out a #MeetMac Day recap here), but he was able to spend about 30 minutes answering questions from Mariners fans on Twitter this morning.

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Here is a roundup of the conversation:

#MeetMac Day in Seattle

Today we are spending the day introducing new Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon to the City of Seattle. Lloyd met with the Mariners front office this morning and will holds his introductory news conference at Safeco Field at 1 p.m. this afternoon. The news conference will air live on ROOT Sports and Mariners.com.

To get your morning started and primed on all things Lloyd McClendon, here are a few insightful articles from the Seattle media:

We’ll be posting photos from throughout the day on this blog, so be sure to check back. And of course, feel free to use the hashtag #MeetMac on any social media platforms.

Lloyd arrives at Safeco Field.

Lloyd arrives at Safeco Field.

Lloyd meets with the Mariners front office in the Ellis Pavilion.

Lloyd meets with the Mariners front office in the Ellis Pavilion.

Lloyd's #23 jersey.

Lloyd’s #23 jersey.

Lloyd on the phone with Brock Huard, Danny O'Neil and Shannon Drayer with 710 ESPN Seattle.

Lloyd on the phone with Brock Huard, Danny O’Neil and Shannon Drayer with 710 ESPN Seattle.

Lloyd and Brad Adam chatting for a Mariners All Access that will air on ROOT Sports tonight.

Lloyd and Brad Adam chatting for a Mariners All Access that will air on ROOT Sports tonight.

Safeco Field getting ready to welcome the new skipper.

Safeco Field getting ready to welcome the new skipper.

Lloyd signs on the dotted line to become the next Mariners manager.

Lloyd signs on the dotted line to become the next Mariners manager.

McClendon's jersey #23.

McClendon’s jersey #23.

Lloyd at his introductory news conference.

Lloyd at his introductory news conference.

The start of the news conference.

The start of the news conference.

Lloyd doing one of his many interviews today.

Lloyd doing one of his many interviews today.

Lots of cameras and reporters at today's news conference.

Lots of cameras and reporters at today’s news conference.

Brad Adam of ROOT Sports interviews Lloyd.

Brad Adam of ROOT Sports interviews Lloyd.

 

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