NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the M’s closer situation with Fernando Rodney. Is it time for the M’s to move someone else into the closer role? Facts are facts and McClendon needs to avoid using Rodney when it’s not a save whenever possible because the numbers aren’t any better in 2015 for Rodney in those non-save situations. Four of the six runs he’s allowed this year came in non-save opportunities
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Alex McPhee talks about Seattle’s misfortunes in prior MLB drafts. Selecting players who were considered to have been sure things at the next level, for whatever reason, the Mariners have had a tough time developing their draft picks into players who could contribute significantly at the next level. Citing numerous picks after Seattle’s who have become MLB stars, Alex runs down the unfortunate selections Seattle has made in the past.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke breaks down what happened against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. Though the M’s crushed the ball early in the game, Hisashi Iwakuma continued to look out-of-form, surrendering home runs to allow Boston back in the game. Blake Beavan didn’t help, either, as the Red Sox continued to tattoo the ball.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the the All-Time top 5 pitching performances on the Seattle Mariners. As history goes it was the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. Felix Hernandez throws a perfect game, but how does he rank amongst the Mariner best? From Randy Johnson to Chris Bosio, we’re taking a ride through history.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford weighs in with another M’s article on the recent winning streak and the 2012 MLB trade deadline. With regards to Ichiro, it was a trade that had to be done and the Mariners did it at the right time. These wins are great. The early season was sour. Other than Chone Figgins finally being benched, there wasn’t much to be excited about. Let the fun continue!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners mid season trades made by Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik. Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon League and Steve Delabar are gone. In are Eric Thames, Logan Bawcom Leon Landry, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Lots of people expected Jack to trade Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood too, but those moves didn’t happen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the fourth game of the series versus the Kansas City Royals. The Headline: Jesus Montero goes deep and Felix Hernandez pitches a gem as the Mariners win the series. With the July 31st trade deadline fast approaching, the Mariner’s have been suspiciously quiet. Is Jason Vargas, Brandon League or Tom Wilhelmsen on the block?
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his weekly Fantasy Baseball recap of your Seattle Mariners. Felix Hernandez was lights out once again and Tom Wilhelmsen continued to be on fire as the Mariners closer. The hitting, though, has killed the team with Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak both going ice cold after putting up decent numbers recently.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his mid-season report card for the Seattle Mariners. The team has given fans little to be cheery about and it shows in this breakdown of the season futility. Despite the gloom, the Mariners have produced some good news-worthy items themselves. Here’s to hoping they have a MUCH better second half!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second and final game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. Isn’t it time for Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak to proove they can hit at Safeco? This is getting ridiculous isn’t it? Another save for the bartender Tom Wilhelmsen. Brandon League didn’t give up any runs, he did allow 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Not impressive.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his weekly Fantasy Baseball recap of your Seattle Mariners. Felix Hernandez is always a safe bet in fantasy with Ichiro Suzuki joining him in those ranks right off the bat. Jesus Montero carried the team this week while the recent hot hitters Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak couldn’t hack it this week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Diego Padres. The M’s looked lost all night then the 9th inning happened. Michael Saunders homered to kick things off. Four batters and one wild pitch later and the Mariners were just 1 run down with a man on and Jesus Montero at the plate. Then a hit, or a bunt or…UGH.