Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Tampa Bay, Minnesota

Jason Vargas, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on the Tampa Bay Rays, and got swept, and then won their series versus the pathetic group of ballplayers that are the Minnesota Twins. This week the rotation tossed 45.2 IP with Felix Hernandez and Hector Noesi starting twice. Felix pitched a 1 hitter thru 8 on Saturday.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Detroit, Toronto

George Sherrill

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Detroit Tigers and swept their 3-game series in D-town. Then headed over the lake to Toronto and won game 1 of their series with the Blue Jays before losing two. Steve Delabar, Lucas Luetge, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Brandon League pitched well in Detroit.

Pete Carroll – John Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks win their draft

Russell Wilson

NWSB Seattle Seahawks writer Insider Steve reports on the 2012 NFL draft selections by Seattle’s front office brass Pete Carroll and John Schneider. They drafted knowing that in order to beat the teams on their 2012 NFL schedule, they were going to have beef up their defense. The only way to do that is to play defense at a championship level, and Carroll and Schneider understand that better then anyone.

Worried about the 2012 Seattle Mariners offense? I’m not!

Justin Smoak

NWSB Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in today on the M’s offense. If you break it down even further, through 5 starts this season Felix Hernandez has a 2.75 ERA while Jason Vargas has a 3.83 ERA. If you combine the two, you have an ERA of 3.25 compared to the 7.55 ERA between Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, and Kevin Millwood. The pitching not the bats is the reason for the 11-10 record.

Who is a bigger detriment to their program…Mike Leach or Chip Kelly?

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider Steve also a Washington State Cougars blogger tells us this week there are certain things outside of the realm of football that Mike Leach stresses on his players that Chip Kelly falls by the wayside. Insider fully expects Chip Kelly to move on to the NFL because in his mind he’s already there. Washington State will be in a much better situation than Oregon because of it.

With the 12th pick in the 2012 NFL draft the Seahawks select…

Michael Floyd

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Insider Steve is back with a pre-draft 2012 NFL article about what the 12th man will be talking about around the water cooler on Friday morning. The team is on the verge of Super Bowl contention and the right pick(s) could vault us over the top. Steve says the Seahawks will draft wide receiver Michael Floyd from Notre Dame. Shocker? Yes. Great Pick? Yes.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Cleveland, Chicago

Blake Beavan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Cleveland and the Chicago White Soxk in what turned out to include a few VERY noteworthy pitching performances. Hector Noesi had a hard time finding the strike zone. Blake Beavan pitched against a guy throwing a perfect game. Brandon League blew a Felix Hernandez win.

Mariners Profiles: Michael Saunders under the spotlight

Michael Saunders Mariners Profile

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. Center fielder and Victoria BC Canada native Michael Saunders is under the spotlight. When the Mariners did select him in 11th round, the thought was maybe he could develop into a fourth outfielder at best, with a knack for speed and using his glove as his biggest asset. It’s not everyday an 11th round pick ascends to the major leagues.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Texas, Oakland

Hector Noesi, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Texas and Oakland this week in what turned out to be quite a few pitching duels. While Felix Hernandez still worried some, the under rated Blake Beavan, Jason Vargas and Hector Noesi stunned. The Mariners bullpen was a little shaky, but evened itself out to hold on.

Could Eric Wedge’s accountability cause problems for the Mariners?

Eric Wedge

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve says the Mariners bench boss Eric Wedge is walking a fine line where losing your clubhouse is a distinct possibility. Only time will tell, but one thing Steve does know, for the time being, Eric Wedge is in charge. Wedge is holding the M’s players more accountable for mistakes he would consider to be egregious. Brendan Ryan, and Shawn Kelley take note.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Oakland

Mariners Pitching

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The issues surrounding Felix Hernandez and his drop in velocity, which was completely evident in his two starts, could’ve been attributed to the time differences and the body chemistry adjusting to travel. The Mariners open up a four-game set with Texas as Hector Noesi takes the mound.

M’s vs. A’s…It’s opening day all over again

Dustin Ackley

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve says the Mariners lineup needs to score in the top of the first. Put the game in motion early on and give Justin Smoak and Jesus Montero early opportunities with runners in scoring position. Early success will create a trickle down effect for the rest of the lineup.

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