NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the work Mariners Jack GM Jack Zduriencik and Robinson Cano’s agent Jay Z were finishing up last night. Details on a block buster deal for Cano to play in the Emerald City are reportedly done. Contradictory reports started to surface discrediting the NY Daily News story and just like that the deal was done; 10 years & $240 million dollars. Oh what a night!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Brian Scott gives you five players he would like to eliminate from the history of the Seattle Mariners. Bobby Ayala, Heathcliff Slocumb, Jeff Cirillo, Chone Figgins, and the infamous Alex Fraudriguez all make this list. While their years in Seattle weren’t the best, perhaps its best to remember the fact they are no longer with the squad and are all a distant memory in Mariners history.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Brian Scott talks about the recent waiver deal that sent the struggling Michael Morse back out to the Suburbs of the nations capital. In what seemed to be a move a long time in the making, the O’s were the winners of the waiver claim sweepstakes for the oft injured slugger. In return, the M’s get a young prospect that is high on speed, but not so much else; Xavier Avery.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a look at the top 13 Seattle Mariners players of all time. The top of this list is a no-brainer, as are a lot of the other ones, but the one that may surprise many of you could be the first player on this list. Though Alex has a great point for including him, his stat line. Read this piece immediately, and argue your points for why your favorite Mariners isn’t included in the comments below.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the connections between Jesus Montero and Biogenesis, an anti-aging company being investigated by the MLB for supposedly providing high-profile athletes with banned substances. Though nothing has been proven at this time, Montero’s connection to the agency is troubling and could have big ramifications for the Mariners in 2013.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us the newest installment to the NWSB page, the hypothetical What If questions, Mariners Version. Of course Jeff touches on the what if Junior, Randy, and Alex Rodriguez could have stayed together, but he get’s down to the real business at hand, like what if we never had to put up with the Bill Bavasi years. Or, what would Mariners life been like without the one and only Ichiro Suzuki?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.
NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Seattle Mariners radio voice Dave Niehaus. Born February 19, 1935 in Princeton, Indiana. Niehaus was massively popular in Seattle, twice being named Washington Sportscaster of the Year. Despite the M’s struggles to qualify for the post season, neither Niehaus or the fans of his broadcasts waviered.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Seattle Mariners fan for life. It is about family. It is about reality. It is about the magic. It is about love for the team. There was a time when the Mariners, with Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez on the team, were the most famous of all baseball clubs. It is about Dave Niehaus.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. Center fielder and Victoria BC Canada native Michael Saunders is under the spotlight. When the Mariners did select him in 11th round, the thought was maybe he could develop into a fourth outfielder at best, with a knack for speed and using his glove as his biggest asset. It’s not everyday an 11th round pick ascends to the major leagues.
Danny Ferguson our Seattle Mariners blogger breaks down the Seattle Mariners short stop position with his historical rankings analysis. For the Mariners finding a good short stop has been a challenge. Carlos Guillen, Craig Reynolds, Yuniesky Betancourt, Omar Vizquel, and Alex Rodriguez make the list. Here’s to the 2011 Seattle Mariners memories.
Insider Steve says so what if the Anaheim Angels signed Albert Pujols. The Seattle Mariners need to tune out the gallery and keep with the current plan in place, and not over react to what other teams are doing. It’s a matter of trusting Jack Zduriencik and his model of operation. The Mariners are the Texas Rangers, just three seasons behind.