Mariners mid-season trades: What did they lose? What did they gain?

Brandon League

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners mid season trades made by Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik. Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon League and Steve Delabar are gone. In are Eric Thames, Logan Bawcom Leon Landry, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Lots of people expected Jack to trade Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood too, but those moves didn’t happen.

Blue Jays vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hisashi Iwakuma

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well his last 2 outings, but got no decisions for his hard work. Jason Vargas will look to continue his hot streak while Blake Beavan looks to stay on track. The Mariners dropped 2 of 3 against Toronto last time around, but have improved since.

Royals vs. Mariners In Seattle: Pitching series preview analysis & predictions

Jason Vargas, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the New York Yankees. PITCHING MATCHUP: Luis Mendoza, RHP 4-6, 4.31 ERA vs. Jason Vargas, LHP, 10-7, 3.91 ERA. Vargas equaled his career high with his 10th win Saturday, holding the Rays to one unearned run in six-plus innings. He’s 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA over his past five starts. Should be good.

The ghost of Ken Griffey Jr. still haunts the Mariners organization

Ken Griffey Jr

Today NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his thoughts on the GHOST of Ken Griffey Jr. There is no doubt that the Seattle Mariners play in the house that Jr. built. Due to the ghost of Ken Griffey Jr., the Mariners struggle to find a true face of the organization. To some extent Ichiro Suzuki took on that role the past decade, but even Ichiro didn’t fill the seats.

*My* five damn good reasons why the M’s trading Ichiro was a good move

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on his five good reasons the Ichiro Suzuki trade today with the Yankees is great for the M’s franchise. Ferg says he hates seeing another Mariners superstar end up in pinstripes, but in Seattle we are accustomed to cheering on our favorite players when they are wearing another team’s uniform. It will be fun to see him with Derek Jeter.

Mariners vs. Yankees In Seattle: Pitching series preview analysis & predictions

Kevin Millwood, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the New York Yankees. PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees RH Hiroki Kuroda (9-7, 3.46 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-7, 4.15). Big news today as Ichiro Suzuki will play right field for the Yankees and NOT the Mariners. He was traded today for prospects. Jesus Montero has recorded multiple hits in six of the last seven games.

Mariners Vs Rays In Tampa Bay: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hisahi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13 ERA) vs. Rays RH James Shields (1-2, 5.13 ERA) in the series opener. The Mariners are looking to shock teams on the road after more dismal play at home.

Mariners vs. Royals In KC: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Jason Vargas, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the KC Royals. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Jason Vargas (8-7, 4.07 ERA) vs. Royals LH Jonathan Sanchez (1-5, 6.75) in the series opener. Jason Vargas continues to be the Mariners top potential trade piece aside from one of their up and coming Über prospects.

Rangers vs Mariners In Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Safeco Field, Seattle

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Texas Rangers. PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA) in the series opener. Millwood hasn’t won a game since the end of May, but has pitched well in his past few starts.

What is wrong with the Seattle Mariners? What is holding them back?

Chone Figgins

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the first article of the second half of another losing season for the Seattle Mariners. This week he questions the teams front office. He asks why they are one of the most cold in all of baseball. The owner of this vessel has never watched his team play a live game. Compare that with Nolan Ryan who sits in the front row of nearly every Rangers game. The USS Mariner has sunk.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 9nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Mike Carp and Stephan Pryor start rehab assignments at A High Desert, Jesus Montero stays of the DL, and Adam Moore was picked up by the Kansas City Royals. King Felix leaves for the ASG, and hopefully the few days off will be a blessing for this struggling ballclub.

Mariners vs Athletics In Oakland: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

kevin millwood

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Oakland Athletics. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.00 ERA) vs. Athletics LH Tommy Milone (8-6, 3.73) in the series opener. Millwood missed his last start due to the fact he was licking his wounds. Which is bad when you have a groin injury.