The Seattle Mariners Get A New Backstop, Trade For Castillo

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, breaks down the Medina-Castillo swap the Mariners pulled off with the Cubs– For the Mariners, they get Castillo. A much needed, veteran catcher to fill in behind Mike Zunino. It had become increasingly apparently that skipper Lloyd McClendon was reluctant to give Zunino a day off because it meant he had to give Jesus Sucre, owner of a career .186 batting average, a spot in the lineup.

Cut the Cord Mariners It’s Time To Let Ackley Go!

The beard keeps getting longer and the numbers keep improving for Dustin Ackley.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, weighs in on the Dustin Ackley situation. Is it time for Ack Attack to move on– Ackley is under contract for the remainder of the 2015 season. He’s going to be eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this off season and I just don’t see the M’s wanting to offer Ackley more money to stay.

Is The NFL Changing Who The Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Is?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, ponders the idea that Seattle Seahawk’s QB Russell Wilson is not who he once was. From dating models and singers to demanding the richest NFL deal ever, clearly some things have changed– This is a guy, who I mentioned before, has always said, “team first”, even when it came to his contract negotiations.

Patience, Patience, Patience! Russell Wilson Is A Seahawk

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott looks at the ongoing negotiations between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson– Seriously, Paul Allen has more dollars in his bank account than grains of sand found on the beach. The cash will come Wilson’s way and it will be a lot of cash, more than enough to take care of him, his children and his children’s children.

It’s May And Trade Talk Is Already Heating Up For The Mariners

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, weighs in on the Troy Tulowitzki rumors– The Colorado Rockies shortstop certainly is a force to be reckoned with if you are a pitcher. Currently the scrappy right hander is hitting .298 with 13 doubles, a couple of homers and 11 RBIs. Seems pretty good to me. Why would the Rockies want to ship him out?

Nelson Cruz: Better Than Advertised But M’s Still Need Help

Cruz was the recipient of the M's latest, big check.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, addresses Nelson Cruz’s success and more changes the Mariners need to make– Cruz has mashed 14 homers already and we are just barely into May. I suppose it’s fool hardy to think that Cruz can maintain this kind of torrid power pace but it’s entirely possible he could be the first player in nearly 20 years to hit 40 homers while wearing Mariner blue and teal.

The 2015 Mariners Are Feeling A Lot Like 1995 Mariners

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, makes comparisons of the 1995 Seattle Mariners to the 2015 Seattle Mariners. Are these two teams separated by 20 years actually more similar than not? Closer Fernando Rodney hasn’t been perfect but I’m not ready to call him a Bobby Ayala just yet either.

J.A. Happ — The Seattle Mariners Ace From Nowhere

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, discusses the remarkable start to the 2015 season for new lefty starter J.A. Happ– The Mariners are off to a slow start. They seem to be coming out of it this week but without Happ doing what he has done in April the M’s would be absolutely lost at sea. It’s time the Emerald City gets behind this guy with the weird first name– J.A. but pronounced Jay.

Taijuan Walker Is Finally Delivering On Promise

Walker has found it and the future looks very bright. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: OTK

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, gives us his thoughts on Taijuan Walker’s most recent performance– You are spoiled by Felix, Seattle. Walker can and will be an amazing, dominate pitcher. It’s just taking him a little longer that it did a guy who likely will end his career enshrined in Cooperstown in Hernandez and that’s just not a fair comparison or expectation for Walker.

What In The World Is Wrong With The Seattle Mariners?

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NWSB writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, ponders what is wrong with the Seattle Mariners in 2015? After 15 games the Mariners are in last place in the AL West with a not so pretty record of 6-9. That record leaves many wondering if the Mariners really are the contenders everyone predicted they would be in 2015.

The Way Too Early 2015 Seattle Seahawks Game Predictions

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NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks insider, Brian Scott, runs down his much too early game by game predictions for the Seattle Seahawks– Could the Hawks get off to a rocky start? The Seahawks are going to start the 2015 season 0-2 and everyone will be freaking out afterward.

The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

Rodney will get a lot more chances before the M's pull the plug on him.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the M’s closer situation with Fernando Rodney. Is it time for the M’s to move someone else into the closer role? Facts are facts and McClendon needs to avoid using Rodney when it’s not a save whenever possible because the numbers aren’t any better in 2015 for Rodney in those non-save situations. Four of the six runs he’s allowed this year came in non-save opportunities

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