Seattle Mariners Free Agent Gossip and Trade Scenarios

New faces to watch in 2014.

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the offseason transactions the M’s Jack Z should be making. He points out The M’s can find another re-tread arm to replace Chris Young as the 5th starter and have a rotation that goes Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, Roenis Elias, and TBD.

Who is Jack eyeing?  Seattle Mariners Top Free Agent Targets

Jack Z, Cano, McClendon

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at who the Seattle Mariners top free agent targets should be for the 2015 season. Would the M’s dare to chase down another big money free agent? One of the biggest names out there has to be the Tiger’s Victor Martinez. Martinez led the majors with a .974 OPS this year while batting .335 and crushing 32 dingers. He’d be a huge upgrade hitting behind Cano in the M’s lineup.

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

Roenis Elias

Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.

Down To The Wire – Seattle Mariners Pennant Chase Is The Real Deal

Cano would smile big time if the M's land his pal Nelson Cruz.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2014 M’s playoff chances. He points out the pennant chase is on, it’s real and it’s going down to the wire. Since his arrival via trade in July, Austin Jackson has been a pretty steady guy batting in the .260-.270 range. Brian says continue to look for Lloyd McClendon to find a way to keep Endy Chavez’s bat in the lineup, especially against rightys.

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

AL Manager Of They Year?  Why not!

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in at the halfway point of the 2014 MLB Season on M’s skipper Lloyd McClendon. Brian thinks it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that surround his role on the club and give him some praise and scrutiny where both are deserved.

Targeting A Trade – Seattle Mariners Looking For Bats

Brad Miller

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott says the M’s need a bat. He knows it. We all know it. The Seattle Mariner’s offense continues to be streaky. For a couple nights it looks as if they are crossing a line and hitting consistently then we go right back to where we started and they get shutout again. Will Brad Miller, Cory Hart, & Dustin Ackley please stand up?

Trade Talk: Are The Seattle Mariners Buyers Or Sellers In 2014?

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NWSB Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the MLB trade rumors and gossip surrounding the 2014 Seattle Mariners season. Some possible names? Infielders of course. Neither Brad Miller or Nick Franklin have been able to seize the opportunity and take ownership of the spot. Both have batted well below .200 on the season and that’s just not going to work long term.

It’s Back To Square 1 For The Mariners At Shortstop

Brad Miller

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the M’s SS position today. It’s been a long time since spring training writes Brian. Less we forget that the M’s had an open competition at shortstop this spring between Nick Franklin and Brad Miller and both players made a strong case by having strong numbers during camp.

Who Are The 2014 Mariners’ Potential All-Stars?

Robinson Cano

Need a suggestion for a 2014 Seattle Mariners all star? Defensively, Robinson Cano has been everything you could ever want at 2nd base. He makes all the routine plays, makes difficult plays look easy and throws in a dazzling play here and there too. Cano has recorded just two errors on the season.

One Third Of The Seattle Mariners Season Is In The Books

Seager + Saunders widescreen

A Third Of The Way Home And Things Are Looking Up This week your 2014 Seattle Mariners will officially pass the one third mark in the season.  With one third of the season down and two to go where do the M’s stand?  Not too surprisingly they don’t look too bad. When you start breaking […]

He’s Back!  Nick Franklin Returns to the Mariners Lineup

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott brings us up to speed on Nick Franklin and the situation brewing at short stop. Brad Miller is not a typical DH player, but his struggles could be the excuse the Ms need to bring Franklin in on a full-time basis.

Mariners’ Bats Struggle At The Top Of The Lineup

Michael Saunders

Almonte Sent out, Lineup Shuffled Again Despite a relatively potent punch in Robinson Cano and Corey Hart batting in the 3 and 4 holes respectively, the Seattle Mariners have continued to struggle getting guys on base in front of those two guys consistently. Centerfielder Abraham Almonte, had been batting in the leadoff spot the vast […]

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