Tigers vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Doug Fister

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.

Grading Casper Wells & Alex Liddi 2012 Mariners debuts

Alex Liddi, Seattle Mariners

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.

An issue the Mariners aren’t used to having…roster depth

Kyle Seager, Seattle 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?

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 9th

Chone Figgins, Seattle Mariners

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.

2012 Mariners finalize their 25-man roster for opening day…again

Mariners

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.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 1st

Statue of Dave Niehaus

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

The Seattle Mariners finalize their 2012 25-man roster

Chone Figgins Seattle Mariners

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 2012 outfield battle rages on as team heads for Japan

Carlos Peguero, Seattle Mariners

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?

What do you think Mariners fans…Johnny Damon to Seattle?

Johnny Damon Mariners?

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.

Who are the Seattle Mariners looking to fill center field role?

Casper Wells

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.

Seattle Mariners outfield predictions for 2012

Trayvon Robinson, Seattle Mariners

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?

Predicting the Seattle Mariners 2012 starting line up

Dustin Ackley, Seattle Mariners

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.

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