2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Ryan Dempster

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. Since June 12th, the A’s are 30-12. In that time they’ve lost just two series, while sweeping twice—including a series against the New York Yankees. It’s been a rough week for Texas Rangers pitchers. Undergoing surgery to repair his forearm, Colby Lewis (6-6, 3.43 ERA) will be out for the rest of the season. The M’s are on fire.

Seattle Mariners: My 2012 successful second half to-do “laundry” list

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the laundry list of ideas he has for turning around the U.S.S. Mariners pathetic 2012 season. His ideas include cutting Chone Figgins, trading Felix Hernandez for assets, finding out if Jesus Montero is the every day catcher, even though Mike Zunino is now in the system, sending Justin Smoak to Tacoma for a bit, and lastly avoid 95 losses and don’t lose 17 games in a row.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 9nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Mike Carp and Stephan Pryor start rehab assignments at A High Desert, Jesus Montero stays of the DL, and Adam Moore was picked up by the Kansas City Royals. King Felix leaves for the ASG, and hopefully the few days off will be a blessing for this struggling ballclub.

Mariners are finding several homes away from home

Safeco Field fences

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us some eye opening statistics. It has been a wild ride this year for the Seattle Mariners and several players. Many are looking for answers and Brandon came up with some just for this reason. If you have noticed players like Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Kyle Seager, and Justin Smoke go no streaks, Brandon explains why.

Who’s next for Seattle? Predicting the next Mariners call-up

Danny Hultzen, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a look at the future of the Mariners today. You could make a statement for each and every one of these players. He puts on his swami hat and lists Danny Hultzen, Andre Carraway, Vinnie Catricala, Carlos Triunfel and Nick Franklin as options for big league promotion. Who does he think will be the next called up?

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Know Your Enemy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If one this is clear, it’s that this division’s teams could be in a long tight race to the wire because all have fairly identical records this past week. What’s keeping the Texas Rangers at the top. Just Josh Hamilton of course.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Bartolo Colon

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If any team’s spot in the standings is bound to change, it has to be Oakland. Right now nothing seems to be holding the Rangers back. As long as the pitching stays strong, and the offense starts to heat up, the Angels could be climbing the ladder very soon here.

Worried about the 2012 Seattle Mariners offense? I’m not!

Justin Smoak

NWSB Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in today on the M’s offense. If you break it down even further, through 5 starts this season Felix Hernandez has a 2.75 ERA while Jason Vargas has a 3.83 ERA. If you combine the two, you have an ERA of 3.25 compared to the 7.55 ERA between Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, and Kevin Millwood. The pitching not the bats is the reason for the 11-10 record.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 23rd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans had to watch a perfect game pitched on them on Saturday afternoon. The crown jewel of frustration came on the day the Mariners were nationally televised losing a to Philip Humber in a perfect game. Brandon League no more blown saves on Felix Hernandez day ok?

Five reasons Happy Felix Day is my favorite day of the week

King's Court, Safeco Field, Seattle

NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his reasons why he loves Felix Day. Oh you haven’t heard of Felix Day? It’s the one day a week that Seattle Mariners fans get to sit down and see pitching at it’s best when Felix Hernandez takes the mound. That is, until he hands the ball off to Eric Wedge. Or some nights, Brandon League.

Cleveland Indians vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners started off hot behind Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Smoak’s strong middle of the order performance. It all unraveled in the 5th, though as the Indians scored 7 to tie the game at 8 and eventually went on to score 1 more for the win.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 16th

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans were greeted with a difficult season opener as the team could not score behind Felix Hernandez, and the concession vendors couldn’t take credit cards. Texas looks to have a secure hold to their place a top the A.L. West and are the favorites for another division championship.

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