NSWB Writer and Seattle Mariner’s Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the first two off-season situations for the Mariners, Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak. Is trading 40 points or so in batting average along with half a dozen home runs for substantially weaker defense the right move for the Seattle Mariners?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at who the Seattle Mariners top free agent targets should be for the 2015 season. Would the M’s dare to chase down another big money free agent? One of the biggest names out there has to be the Tiger’s Victor Martinez. Martinez led the majors with a .974 OPS this year while batting .335 and crushing 32 dingers. He’d be a huge upgrade hitting behind Cano in the M’s lineup.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the year that was for the M’s. The Mariners started off the year with a bang as they beat up on the Angels early posting 16 runs in the season’s first two games. The Angels unfortunately had the last laugh as they went on to capture the AL West crown. Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Fernando Rodney were outstanding in 2014.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the M’s pitching ace Felix Hernandez and his 2014 Cy Young chances. Felix has an ERA of 2.14. Kluber turned in an ERA of 2.44. That’s about a third of a run per nine innings in difference. That may not seem like much but it is conclusive that Felix takes this stat.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the Ms chances at making the 2014 MLB postseason and playing October baseball. Simply put: Its do-or-die time. There are a number of players to blame for the team being in this situation, but Scott points to Chris Young, Austin Jackson, James Paxton and others.
NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott tells us whats next for the Mariners playoff chances. The obvious. The Mariners have been flat out awful at home. They are 38-40 when playing at Safeco Field for some inexplicable reason. Can they do it? Of course Brian doesn’t know. He can’t wait to watch and find out though. Felix Hernandez deserves this shot.
Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2014 M’s playoff chances. He points out the pennant chase is on, it’s real and it’s going down to the wire. Since his arrival via trade in July, Austin Jackson has been a pretty steady guy batting in the .260-.270 range. Brian says continue to look for Lloyd McClendon to find a way to keep Endy Chavez’s bat in the lineup, especially against rightys.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on DJ Peterson. Brian points out heading into spring of 2016, if they haven’t already, the M’s will have to decide between keeping Justin Smoak or Logan Morrison as D.J. Peterson is likely going to be given a legit shot to make the team out of spring training that spring.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the 2014 Mariners, specifically the 2014 September call ups. Brian points out Justin Smoak who is on a tear, Corey Hart, Humberto Quintero, Stefen Romero, James Jones, Erasmo Ramirez, Taijuan Walker, Lucas Luetge, Blake Beavan could all see action soon on the M’s.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the 2014 Mariners, specifically Dustin Ackley. The first Brian notices when he looks at this is that Ackley seems to start out ok but it’s like he hits a wall in May. It’s very similar to what we see from starting pitchers who sometimes get a dead arm about that same time of year.