The Mariners’ offense starts with Austin Jackson

It’s one thing for manager Lloyd McClendon to say that Jackson is the key to the Mariners’ offense — something he has often said and reiterated Sunday. But when the team’s closer goes out of his way to make that point, without even being asked, then it’s more than a platitude.

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Video and notes from the Mariners’ rain-shortened Monday workout

So you can seen in the video that rain is coming down pretty steady here in Peoria today. As expected, the intrasquad game was cancelled and pitchers scheduled to throw live batting practice did their work under the covered "six pack" mound set up. There were minor leaguers that stood in there and watched pitches, but obviously didn't...

Taijuan Walker to start M’s spring opener

On Sunday, manager Lloyd McClendon announced that the young, hard-throwing right-hander would get the start in the Mariners’ first Cactus League game — the annual charity game against the San Diego Padres — their neighbors at Peoria Sports Complex.

Video: Mariners get in a full workout before the rains come

The Mariners were able to get in a full workout before any rain began to fall in Peoria. All the pitchers got their work. Felix Hernandez and Taijuan Walker threw bullpens. Dominic Leone, Carson Smith, Roenis Elias and Mike Kickham pitched live batting practice sessions. I got some video of Leone and then took plenty of...