NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners. Tonight back at Safeco Field in Seattle its former M’s pitcher Doug Fister vs. Blake Beavan. Fister of course played for the Mariners until he was traded for OF Casper Wells, LHP Charlie Furbush, Francisco Martinez , Chance Ruffin.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate followed the Seattle Mariners game against the Texas Rangers today more closely than usual. Why, you ask? Because young up and comers Alex Liddi and Casper Wells got their season debuts. Liddi knocked in a run while Wells’ biggest contribution was in the field. One thing is for certain – there is a bright future ahead of the Mariners.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us his take on the future uncertainty of the Mariners outfield and third base positions. With Mike Carp and Franklin Gutierrez out with injury, players are getting a chance to play. When they come back, though, what happens with Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders?
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 baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 27 down to 25, Carlos Peguero and Shawn Kelley were optioned to Tacoma. John Jaso has not played well but is needed until to cover the catching duties as Monetero will be the primary DH and Adam Moore has yet to make a return from his wrist injury. Franklin Gutierrez, Adam Moore, and Mike Carp start the season on the DL.
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. OF Mike Carp was placed on the 15 day DL and Carlos Pegeuro was called to replace him. The M’s also released RHP Aaron Heilman
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 30 down to 28, Carlos Peguero and Chance Ruffin were optioned to Tacoma, and Guillermo Quiroz was re-assigned to minor league camp. To get down to 25, the team deactivated Kevin Millwood, Hector Noesi, and Hisashi Iwakuma for the two games in Japan. The M’s front office and Eric Wedge could still change their minds before next week.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his insight into the Mariners outfield. With Casper Wells, Ichiro Suzuki, Mike Carp, Franklin Gutierrez, Carlos Pegueroand Michael Saunders all battling for roster spots, Danny brings his thought process into the mix. Can Carlos Peguero set a Mariners record?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out over the offseason, the Mariners repeatedly indicated the team wish list to improve and compete in the AL West. A left handed reliever, a catcher, and a veteran presence. Danny now questions why the Mariners would NOT want to pursue Johnny Damon. Is it money? His value in that case alone could make him worth picking up.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us with Franklin Gutierrez out of the lineup for a few weeks there’s a nice roster battle happening at M’s spring training. Michael Saunders, Trayvon Robinson and Casper Wells are all fighting it out for the center fielder position. He says Saunders is never the same player in the majors as he is in the spring or at AAA.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his 2012 Seattle Mariners outfield predictions. Will Carlos Peguero, Michael Saunders, Casper Wells, or Trayvon Robinson make the squad that they were part of last season or will newcomers Johermyn Chavez, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Vinnie Catricala, and Darren Ford send them back to Tacoma?
NWSB insider Brandon Choate breaks out his crystal ball again today. He is predicting the 2012 Seattle Mariners lineup. With young players like Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoke and Mike Carp in the lineup, it gets even more dangerous with the addition of Jesus Montero and a healthy Franklin Gutierrez.