NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. A 5-3 win and a win for Blake Beavan. The M’s won’t see another AL West team for twelve more series. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a near perfect 8th, and Brandon League continued his scoreless streak while picking up the save.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners started the MLB regular season in Japan, taking on Oakland and fighting to a 1-1 split in the opening days. They started off the US Opening Day much better, winning both games in Oakland. Felix Hernandez struggled, but he had a big enough lead behind Chone Figgins and Michael Saunders offensive production to hold on for his first win.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the opening two games in Tokyo between the M’s and the A’s. He says some things to look foward to include Taking in Ichiro Suzuki Fever. Ichiro is bigger than cheeseburgers are in America, the Mariners are guilty by association, meaning we will see cheering like the 1995 playoffs. That will be a nice change.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us the nine players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. Some famous names from the M’s past make the list. Including Ichiro Suzuki, Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Harold Reynolds, Alvin Davis, Dan Wilson and more.
NWSB Insider and part-time Seattle Mariners blogger Jason Green weighs in today with his essential 2012 Mariners season projections. Ichiro Suzuki, Jesus Montero and the Mariners will have a good season from their pitching staff with Felix Hernandez, and they will play good D (Brendan Ryan), but while their offense will be better than last season they will still struggle to score runs.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in with his Oakland Athletics 2012 MLB Predictions. This is part 1 of the 2012 Know Your Enemy series focusing on the AL West in his weekly blogs. For Oakland A’s fans’ sake, let’s hope Billy Beane’s formula strikes pay dirt, because if this doesn’t work the A’s season will get out of hand really quick.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us during 2012 MLB spring training that the M’s are likely trying to play a different type of ball where players have more versatility and therefore more value within the organization. He asks do we really know where Dustin Ackley, Mike Carp, Justin Smoak, Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, Carlos Guillen, Alex Liddi and Francesco Martinez should be playing come opening day?
Another Northwest Athlete in the spotlight today; Seattle Mariners “potential Ace pitcher” Larry Bernandez. Clinton Bell, one of our Seattle area bloggers points out how Bernandez has become a sex symbol of sorts around the confines of the Emerald City. While garnering the hype of former Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., LB could be “fighting for a spot” on the roster with newcomer Jason Vargas and Hisashi Iwukuma. Good luck Felix Hernandez.
Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve tells us even with the additions of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson to the LA Angels, the Texas Rangers still have the divisions deepest all-around team. So now without further adieu, he presents the 2012 American League West division predictions and season handicapping preview for all four AL West teams, the Mariners, Angels, Rangers, and Athletics.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his AL West Predictions today for the 2012 season. If Yu Darvish, CJ Wilson, or Albert Pujols pan out, Seattle and Oakland could be left in the dust again…especially if Seattle doesn’t land Prince Fielder. The M’s will likely end in 3rd place, but not be as easy a win as in years past.
Our Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us an offseason update on Seattle Mariners Adam Moore who started last season as Miguel Olivo’s backup for the Mariners but injury derailed his very bright future. Looking to stay with the Mariners, Moore will have to show the fans and the organization why he’s more valuable to the club than Jon Jaso and Chris Gimenez.