NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us his MVP for the Mariners through the first half of the season. This may not be everybody’s first selection for team MVP, but Kyle Seager has been the glue that has held this team together this year. Clutch should be Kyle’s nickname, because there is nobody else on this team that even comes close to Seager in that category. Read all of Clinton’s other reasons behind his selection here.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us a piece on the expectations of the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Five names are on his watch list of players who will probably be questioned about by other teams. Michael Morse, Raul Ibanez, Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan, and Oliver Perez. Three of those players are must keeps for the M’s if they want to sustain any sort of pace this year according to Clinton. We will see at the end of the month who stays or goes.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the thirteenth week of the year had to be Mike Zunino’s first career home walk off hit. The comeback was set up by an unlikely triple by none other than Raul Ibanez, and finished off with the extra innings, bases loaded walk off hit by the M’s rookie catcher. Oh year, and it was also super stud Brad Miller’s MLB debut to boot. Catch all the highlights from the game here.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with five reasons why ESPN.com writer Jeffri Chadiha is completely wrong when it comes to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Chadiha recently told Brock and Danny on 710 ESPN Radio that Wilson will never be an elite QB in the league, and he thinks of him more of a game manager. That is a slap in the face of Wilson. What did this kid do last year except lead us to the playoffs, almost to the NFC Championship game…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the eleventh week of the year had to be Mike Zunino’s first career home run. Not only did it break the tie against Oakland, but the Mariners went on to win the game, and the next one as well. Missed in this excitement for me was the amazing debut for Henry Blanco too, who hit a grand slam on Saturday for the M’s.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us a brief overview on the Mariners 2013 MLB Draft selections. From pick 1 to pick 10, Clinton gives us an inside look at what these players did prior to draft day, where they may play for the rest of this season, and what the M’s plan on doing with them, as there are a couple who will be switching positions once they receive their assignments. The top 10 look pretty solid, lots of power and a few nice looking pitchers as well.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the tenth week of the year had to be the grand slam by Kyle Seager to tie up the ball game in the bottom of the 14th inning against the Chicago White Sox. After 13 innings of scoreless baseball, the flood gates were opened wide in the 14th. The Sox scored 5 in the top of the inning, only for the Mariners to come back in the most dramatic fashion with Kyle Seager hitting the Salami to tie it.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with what we learned about the OTAs. Injuries, suspensions and superstars. That about sums it up in three words. Pete Carroll was so impressed with what he saw that he gave the guys the final day off. Well, the day off from on the field duties at least. Marshawn Lynch finally showed up, some rookies are looking good, and a little bit of Dixie found its way into VMAC. All in the name of getting ready for the upcoming season.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a piece about Chris Clemons’ injury, and whether or not he will play week 1. Now this wouldn’t have been that big of a problem if a certain player hadn’t been busted for his Addarall use, but since he was, we are presented with this problem. So what to do if Clemons isn’t able to go week 1? That’s a good question, and it’s one that I’m sure Pete Carroll has lost a lot of sleep contemplating.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the ninth week of the year had to be the two homerun game by Nick Franklin against the San Diego Padres. The M’s rallied around the King to pick up the get away day matinee at Petco Park. The bats were out in full force as the Mariners hit five homers on the day, but the real story here was rookie Nick Franklin going deep for the 1st and 2nd time in his young career.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us what Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley will have to do to make it back up to the big league club. With a slew of roster moves the past week and a half, the two biggest names to be shuttled down I-5 were Montero and Ackley. Both seem to have lost the hitting feeling, and have been given the chance to go down to Tacoma to work on it. With Montero though it seems his catching days are over…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five biggest busts in Mariners history. Two draft picks, two free agents, and a trade flop that is still being felt in Seattle. The M’s have had a hard time over their history in finding players who not only live up to the hype, but stick around to play a full career as well. These five guys do not disappoint in this matter. Chone Figgins, Ryan Anderson, Jose Cruz Jr. make the list.