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A tale of woe: Seattle Mariners catchers

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post about the long standing suffering us fans have had to endure regarding the backstop in Seattle. After the departure of long time fan fave Dan Wilson, the Mariners haven’t been too lucky with catchers. That time is supposed to be in the past with two “future” catcher on the roster in Mike Zunino and Jesus Montero, but it is still uncertain if either of them will be with the big league club come April of next year.

The boy that would be King…Felix Hernandez under the spotlight

Felix gets win number 100 in Houston on Monday night

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post on the Legend that IS King Felix Hernandez. The all world pitcher for the M’s. Brian begs the question. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center… Felix became a legend when he signed a 7 year, 175 million dollar contract to stay in Seattle .

The Mariners Morales Dilemma

Veterans Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales both had solid years.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us his Kendrys Morales reasonable expectations checklist today. Brian asks is Jack Zduriencik really going to cough up the 4 or 5 year deal for $15 million a season that Scott Boras is likely seeking for his client? If the M’s do commit that kind of money, Brian says that’s a bad return on your dollars given what Kendrys brings to the table as a player.

2014: Year of the Mariners arms

Two starts, two gems for James Paxton. (Photo: komonews.com)

Great read from Mariners.com One of my favorite M’s bloggers/writers Greg Johns weighs in today with a great post on the state of the Mariners arms in the organization. Johns details how the M’s will move forward with the likes of Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and the speaks about the development of youngsters Erasmo Ramirez […]

The Future: Seattle Mariners players poised to break out

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us two players who are poised to break out during the 2014 MLB season. The Freak from Goose Creek (Justin Smoak) came to the Mariners in 2010 when the team dealt co-ace Cliff Lee to the Texas Rangers. Kyle Cease was once known as “the other guy” alongside Dustin Ackley, but now he has a chance to make a name for himself. Could we see Jacoby Ellsbury in our future?

Simply the best: 2013 Pitchers – Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down which pitchers stood out for the team during 2013. Although Felix Hernandez garners most of the attention, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton caught Scott’s eye. Scott believes that if there were such thing as a team Cy Young award, Hisashi Iwakuma would deserve it. Paxton also performed well despite playing in just three games.

Rosenthal says Ellsbury will go to the Mariners!

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Hope Rosenthal is right!? How’s this for some news to start your Thursday? ON the D&C show this AM MLB on FOX reporter, http://FOXSports.com  senior baseball writer and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal said Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury will sign with the Seattle Mariners this off-season. . @Ken_Rosenthal tells @kirkmin that he predicts […]

My oh My! Top 10 moments from the 2013 Seattle Mariners season

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us his top ten “My oh My” moments from the 2013 season. From the hot start in spring, to the promise of the future, the M’s had a roller coaster season for sure, again. And now with the need to fill the captain of the ship once again, the M’s may be staying closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top. Hisashi Iwakuma and his stellar play is focused on, as is Tom Wilhelmsen losing his closer role to Danny Farquhar.

My top 5 2013 Seattle Mariners pet peeves

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us his five pet peeves from the season that was. Howard Lincoln’s blunders are No. 1 — all of his blunders. Also making the list is a lack of bold deadline moves, a lack of steals despite Michael Saunders, Dustin Ackley, Nick Franklin, Brad Miller, and Abraham Almonte all having speed and Robby Thompson’s brain fade.

Kendrys Morales to reject the Mariners’ qualifying offer

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Hard Ball Via a tweet from Hardball Talk. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/08/kendrys-morales-to-reject-the-mariners-qualifying-offer/ Jon Heyman reports hardballtalk.nbcsports.com A week or so ago it was reported that the Mariners would make a qualifying offer to pending free agent Kendrys Morales. Jon Heyman reports today that Morales is likely to reject said offer when it comes: Morales will turn down the […]

Mariners Morales up for 2013 Hank Aaron award

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Offensive MVP ICYMI M’s DH/1B Kendrys Morales is up for 2013 Hank Aaron award. Your votes for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each League, will be counted alongside those of a special panel of Hall of Famers. Morales has been named the Mariners nominee. Via Mariners.com. Morales is […]

Mariners claim Travis Witherspoon

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G’Bye Blanco First move for the new season???  Witherspoon is No. 13 Angels prospect according to MLB.com for what its worth. Via Twitter Additionally, OF Travis Witherspoon was claimed off waivers by Seattle. — Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 8, 2013 To make room Blanco was let go. #Mariners claim AA outfielder Travis Witherspoon off waivers […]