NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well his last 2 outings, but got no decisions for his hard work. Jason Vargas will look to continue his hot streak while Blake Beavan looks to stay on track. The Mariners dropped 2 of 3 against Toronto last time around, but have improved since.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his December 16th 2011 State of the Mariners notebook. Who wants to come play with Seattle when they could be making big bucks on the east coast? Felix Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Franklin Gutierez and Brendan Ryan are all set to take significant raises in 2011, can the M’s and Jack Zduriencik afford Prince Fielder?
Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out if the Mariners starters could go deep into the game the M’s bullpen could generally prevent too many surprises. Brandon League adapted very well to the closing role. The Mariners have a lot of talent, but there are few differences in the styles and deliveries in these hurlers. David Aardsma coming back will help.
Mariners beat blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his realistic options the Seattle Mariners have in fulfilling the much needed role of a left handed specialist. Aaron Laffey, C.J. Wilson, Ceaser Jimenez, Charlie Furbush, Erik Bedard, and Hideki Okajima are the names that come to mind.