|Mariners’ strike-throwing machine George Kirby hones his craft in solitude. George Kirby doesn’t need a catcher to work on his craft. That’s just one more person to create noise or distractions. The strike-throwing machine prefers to practice in solitude.
|Will Seattle Mariners trade SP? Suitors reportedly showing interest. One of the big questions of the Seattle Mariners' offseason is whether they will trade one of their quartet of talented, young starting pitchers with multiple years of team control in order to boost a lineup that needs reinforcements. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, the Red Sox asked that big question themselves to the Mariners. The Red Sox approached the Mariners about their impressive young hurlers (George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, and others) but were rebuffed.
|Red Sox Reportedly Made Trade Calls For These Youthful Pitchers. Sign In The Boston Red Sox appear to be kicking the tires on a number of Major League Baseball free agents while still keeping an eye on the trade market. The Boston Globe's Alex Speier reported Thursday the Red Sox have talked to teams about trade candidates . Boston, however, is thought to be more interested in acquiring a pitcher with multiple years of control rather than a hurler who is entering a contract season. Speier reported the Red Sox approached the Seattle Mariners about their cast of young pitchers including George Kirby and Logan Gilbert. The 25-year-old Kirby was named an MLB All-Star in 2023 after recording a 3.35 ERA in 31 starts . Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Gilbert compiled
|Watch: Mariners pitcher George Kirby throws knuckleball as tribute to Tim Wakefield.
“I loved watching that guy throw, even though he's a Red Sox player and I'm a born Yankee fan."
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|Rangers falter in season finale in 1-0 loss to Seattle, allowing Houston to win AL West. George Kirby allowed only three hits in six innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 1-0 and allowed Houston to win the American League West title. A day after clinching the ninth postseason berth in franchise history, Texas only needed a win over the Mariners to wrap up the AL West. But the loss opened the door for Houston to grab the division title thanks to holding the tiebreaker over the Rangers. The Astros beat Arizona 8-1. Texas will begin the postseason as a wild-card team and face Tampa Bay. The Rangers couldn’t solve Kirby, who closed the regular season with 12 scoreless innings over his final two starts against Houston and Texas.