You probably know the drill by now. If you want to keep track of the Mariners but don't have time to live on twitter, this is your one-drop location
All of my (somewhat) relevant tweets are here in one place with, occasionally, a little extra. It's not instantaneous. For that, you have to follow me on twitter at @TNT_Mariners, but I'll try to update it frequently.
Latest stuff on top:
5:03: #Mariners suffer bullpen and defensive collapses in 13-6 loss to a Giants split-squad. Our game capsule. bit.ly/1eFfPRE
3:52: Make it 12-5.
3:51: Giants (or guys in Giants uniforms) are battering Tom Wilhelmsen. Three runs in, runners at second and third with one out. SF up 10-5 in 7th
EXTRA: Right fielder Jabari Blash contributed two misplays to the rally.
3:50: …" And I said, `That’s a strike. What’s wrong?’ And he threw me out." Rodney said it was his first career ejection.
3:49: …"I said, `That’s a strike. It was right in the middle of the plate. He said, `That’s enough.’…
3:49: #Mariners closer Fernando Rodney on his ejection by umpire Adam Hamari for arguing calls:..
3:36 (retweet): @ManyHatsMilles: Game has resumed while medical aid staff tends to woman. She is being escorted off on wheelchair.
3:33 (retweet): @ManyHatsMilles: Bat flew out of seager's hands, flew into stands and conked older lady in her head. Appears serious.
3:03: Rodney changed with another run when CF Abraham Almonte loses two-out fly in sun for an RBI single. Giants lead 6-4.
2:57: Rodney hit a batter, and allowed two hits while facing four batters. Two runs in and runner at first. Game tied 5-5.
2:56: HP umpire Adam Hamari just ejected Fernando Rodney for arguing calls.
2:47: Closer Fernando Rodney replaces Paxton to start the fifth inning. #Mariners lead Giants 5-3.
2:47: Paxton done after 75 pitches in four innings. Generally minimized damage. 6 hits, 3 runs, two earned, one walk and four strikeouts.
2:19: Michael Saunders with a two-run single in third, and #Mariners now lead 4-3.
2:04: Abraham Almonte with a leadoff homer in third gets #Mariners on board. Trail Giants 3-1
1:48: There's a vendor who works Peoria Stadium who regularly hawks, "Cold beer or cold water." Question: Is that really a choice?
1:47: Paxton struck in leg by Darren Ford come backer (and then throws the ball away). Now being checked…going to continue.
1:11: #Mariners LHP James Paxton gets two grounders to open game vs. Giants. Two base-hits. Will see if it's one of those days…
10:30: …OFs Tyler Smith and Jabari Blash and Cs Tyler Marlette ad Mike Dowd.
10:30: #Mariners minor-league promotions for today's game: RHP Jonathan Arias, INFs Ty Kelly, Leury Bonila and Jeff Zimmerman...
9:33: McClendon "won't rule it out" on Walker pitching in spring game but says, "We want to get through this week and then see where we are."
EXTRA: Barring setbacks, the sense is Walker could see some limited duty in the final week of camp. Best-case scenario remains a mid-to-late April return to the rotation.
9:30: McClendon says Walker has experienced no renewed shoulder problems since resuming his throwing program. Slotted Sunday for 40-pitch bullpen.
9:28: #Mariners RHP Stephen Pryor (back) could pitch in minor-league game soon, but McClendon says it's "stretching it a bit" to win bullpen spot.
EXTRA: Still, this suggests Pryor is well ahead of schedule. Since relievers don't need to build as much endurance as starters, he could quickly position himself (say, early April) for a spot in the bullpen.
8:20 (retweet): @JHickey3: ESPN humor? When #Mariners open season in Anaheim Mar 31, doing TV will be Eric Wedge, the manager who left #M's in firestorm at end of 2013.
EXTRA: Oh, yeah, Mariners will be pleased by this...
9:00: An early look before Sunday's paper: Spotlight follows Cano's every step. On our Insiders Blog. bit.ly/1e44oGf
EXTRA: Read it almost a full day before it hits the streets.
8:42: If you're correct, not much. @dajpearl what exactly does Romero contribute? Mediocre hitter as a 24 year old in AAA and no defense.
EXTRA: It goes without saying (but will say it) that Mariners disagree with this view.
8:35: Think 12 pitchers. @marinerfuntime If the M's carry 13 pitchers, which I'll assume -- it seems it's gonna be Almonte or Romero but not both.
8:24: He's been out a year. All knew timing would take time to return. @jimdaleske What is going on with Hart his numbers just are awful
EXTRA: But...it would ease concerns if Hart's bat perks up over the final two weeks. The Mariners need his bat in their lefty-heavy lineup.
8:23: Giants vs. #Mariners: Arias 5, Abreu 4, Belt 3, Sanchez 2, Hicks 6, Colvin DH, Perez 7, Kieschnick 9, Ford 8 and Escobar 1.
EXTRA: If you're wondering, yes, it's a split squad. Giants also play tonight against Oakland in Scottsdale.
8:20: #Mariners RHP Brandon Maurer's roster chances are dimming quickly. Still having back issues. Not expected to throw for 6-7 days.
EXTRA: Pretty much kills his chances to win a spot in the rotation.
8:18: #Mariners vs. Giants: Almonte 8, Seager 5, Smoak 3, Hart DH, Morrison 9, Zunino 2, Franklin 6, Saunders 7, Bloomquist 4 and Paxton 1.
8:16: Almonte is leading off again today, but McClendon says club still has 4-5 candidates for the duty.
EXTRA: Almonte's 11th time in leadoff spot in his 12 games.
8:16: McClendon: players still in camp, such as OF Stefen Romero, could fill backup roles if they don't win jobs. "Need to play" guys already cut.
EXTRA: One notable exception is the loser in the Brad Miller/Nick Franklin battle at shortstop is still likely headed to Triple-A Tacoma.
8:14: #Mariners 2B Robinson Cano left camp to attend to a family issue in the Dominican. Will return on Tuesday (after Monday's open date).
EXTRA: Mariners knew about this in advance.