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Howard Lincoln…An in-depth look at how his brain works

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners ownership folks. Namely Howard Lincoln who granted three interviews this week with Seattle Media’s Greg Johns, Jerry Brewer and Ryan Divish. Is he seriously giving Jack Zduriencik an “A” on his performance of scouting both professional and amateur players? Chone Figgins, Michael Pineda, Jesus Montero, David Pauley, Casper Wells…aye aye aye.

Mariners Danny Hultzen went under the knife yesterday

Hultzen, left, and Miller, right, are two promising young guys for Seattle. (Mike Harrison/The Seattle Times)

Hultzen out for a long long long time… CBS is reporting that 2011 second overall pick Danny left hander Danny Hultzen had shoulder surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday. “This is very unfortunate for Danny and his family, but we have nothing but high hopes for a good recovery and rehab,” […]

Flashback Time! 2013 Seattle Mariners season rewind

Veterans Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales both had solid years.

NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the M’s 2013 season with his season rewind post. He says it’s another difficult season for the Mariners faithful was finally put to bed Sunday as the Mariners looked like a team ready to hit the links, losing 9-0 to the AL West Champion Oakland A’s. Michael Saunders hit a whopping .236. Nick Franklin, a mid season call up at 2nd base, finished the year hitting .225. Thank goodness for Felix Hernandez & Hisashi Iwakuma.

2014 Seattle Mariners managerial candidates

Joey Cora would obviously be a popular choice in Seattle.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck (yes another one) that is the Mariners skipper situation. He throws out some possible names to replace Eric Wedge. Joey Cora, Bryan Price, and Robby Thompson could be in the running. He says when the dust settles, I believe the Mariners are going to go with Robby Thompson as their new manager. An obvious choice, but a smart choice.

Could Joey Cora be the next Mariners manager?

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Joey Joey Joey We’d like whatever Mariners fans we have left at NWSB to let us know who you think should be in line for the skipper job? Also We’d like to know what your thoughts are on Eric Wedge’s time and if you think he is the reason for this terrible Mariners 2013 record? […]

The search for a new Mariners manager

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Now What? We’ve been through this process A LOT, Mariner fans. Will they find the right manager to take on this young team? Here is a good read from Tim Booth of the Seattle AP. Eric Wedge had some nice parting words. ”I wanted to see this thing through but there were factors involved that […]

Look up dysfunction in the dictionary…2013 Seattle Mariners

Eric Wedge

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners. With Manager Eric Wedge announcing last week that he will not return in 2014, it should be clear as crystal that the team is in a state of dysfunction that rivals Lindsay Lohan’s rehab progress. Maybe Paul Allen should add the Mariners to his list of teams alongside the Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Mariners learn 2014 MLB draft position

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Another Young Body Coming Soon The Mariners know what pick they’re going to have in next years’s draft. “The ’14 draft class is deeper than the previous few, and the favorite to go No. 1 overall is North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon.  Much of the depth is in the prep pitcher class, but there […]

Seattle Mariners breaking news: Eric Wedge won’t return

Wedge is done after three seasons in the Emerald City

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the announcement that the Mariners have accepted Eric Wedge’s resignation after three years in the Emerald City. Though he will finish out the season with the club, Wedge will be gone after Seattle’s final series with the Athletics after compiling a less-than-stellar 212-271 record while managing the M’s. A replacement has yet to be named.

Looking Back: Royals vs. Mariners series rewind

Kuma was as dominant as ever in his final start of the season. (Elaine Thompson/Seattle PI)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s latest series against the Kansas City Royals. Far out of any playoff race, the Mariners made sure to leave their effort on the field as they took 2-of-3 from a team still looking to contend for a postseason berth. James Paxton was stellar, Justin Smoak came through in the clutch, and Hisashi Iwakuma was better than ever. Nice to see Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders swinging the bat right now too.

Seattle Mariners player of the week…The Condor edition

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us his M’s player of the week. Michael Saunders. The Condor wins the prize this week. Brian says Saunders has that unique ability in the outfield to make the difficult plays look routine and the routine plays like he’s having a nap out there. It’s worth nothing that Saunders has committed just one error all year as a result. Over the past week Saunders has hit an impressive .364 (8 for 22) and also taken a walk 4 times.

Did you happen to catch the Mariners game yesterday?

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Who let the bees out? Did you happen to catch the Mariners game yesterday? No? I can’t blame you. I’m sure you’re one of the many who passed on Sunday’s game. But…here’s what you missed… There was an…interesting…delay during the game. The two clubs sat through a 23-minute delay as bees invaded Angel Stadium. Here’s the […]