NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us his reason the Seattle Mariners should start two rookie pitchers: Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. If you listen to the scuttle out there, it appears the M’s are far more interested in signing another bat (ie Nelson Cruz) rather than another starting pitcher. But if the M’s use their rookies in the rotation, that leaves just one spot.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes us on a trip down memory lane, as the M’s have announced that Lou Piniella, long-time manager in the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Scott recaps a favorite memory involving Sweet Lou and Jamie Moyer while also recognizing the skipper’s flaws. Next step? Cooperstown.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down what’s left in MLB free agency now that Masahiro Tanaka has gone to the New York Yankees. When it comes to pitchers, keep an eye on Matt Garza and Ervin Santana. For hitters, look at Nelson Cruz, although his history with PEDs could be problematic for the M’s.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at some potential trade partners for the M’s. Despite signing Robinson Cano and others this offseason, the team still has needs. The New York Yankees could help fill those needs if the Mariners are willing to part with Dustin Ackley.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down which M’s players could have a surprise impact on the 2014 MLB season. Scott recaps a trade that once sent Ken Phelps to the New York Yankees for Jay Buhner. Buhner went on to become a big-tim playmaker, and Abraham Almonte and Cole Gillespie could have a similar impact.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger gives us some of his thoughts on the M’s current free-agent situation. After signing Robinson Cano, you have to wonder if the team is all dried up. Scott calculates that the organization still has money to spend, and projects that the money will be spent on a pitcher before it’s all said and done.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott wonders what the team should do with Michael Saunders now that they’ve re-signed Franklin Guiterrez. Before this signing, the outfield looked to be Corey Hart and Logan Morrison on the corners with Dustin Ackley in center and Saunders on the bench for defensive replacements. Now the M’s have brought in a fifth outfielder to the equation.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s roster after the 2014 Winter Meetings. Nice additions in Logan Morrison, Willie Bloomquist, Robinson Cano, and Corey Hart. Here’s the biggest weakness remaining with the Seattle Mariners for the 2014 season. The Bullpen. Yoervis Medina, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Steven Pryor. The pressure is on.
Seattle Mariners blogger and NWSB Insider Jordin Ereth tells us today Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik made a huge splash in the MLB off-season by signing the Yankee great Robinson Cano to a enormous contract of 10-years, $240 million. This week at the MLB Winter meetings Jack Z signed Logan Morrison, and Corey Hart to contracts. The Seattle Mariners’ season is something to look forward to. And not in a rebuilding way. But keep an eye out, because there are many more moves to be made.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s middle infield following the big-time signing of Robinson Cano. Cano will likely play second base, which means Jack Z and Lloyd McClendon have a decision to make when it comes to Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Franklin has too many skills that Miller lacks. Specifically he has more power, and will hit for a better average
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the work Mariners Jack GM Jack Zduriencik and Robinson Cano’s agent Jay Z were finishing up last night. Details on a block buster deal for Cano to play in the Emerald City are reportedly done. Contradictory reports started to surface discrediting the NY Daily News story and just like that the deal was done; 10 years & $240 million dollars. Oh what a night!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the Willie Bloomquist signing. Brian is scratching his head at this move? What the heck Jack Zduriencik? Willie Bloomquist is a great type of player to have on your roster. Any baseball fan should know that you need that super-sub guy. He’s that guy that can play virtually any position to give your regular guys a day off here and there.