NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Playing a team who is battling for supremacy in their division, don’t let Sunday’s outcome fool you, the Mariners played a good series. Dropping the first game in extra innings, Seattle received a day two boost from James Paxton before an embarrassing loss on Sunday.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in this pitching prospects report. There’s more to Seattle’s farm system than just the Big 3 (Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and Danny Hultzen). Names like Stephen Pryor, Carter Capps and Chance Ruffin round out a farm system rife with talent. Big 3 of starting, meet the Big 3 of relieving.
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.
Danny Ferguson weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Starting Pitchers, Bullpen, and Closers for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s have a major overhaul coming to their starting rotation, and their bullpen has a strong core, but needs a few pieces to round it off. Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hisashi Iwakuma, Blake Bevan, and Brandon League are in for sure.
Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out if the Mariners starters could go deep into the game the M’s bullpen could generally prevent too many surprises. Brandon League adapted very well to the closing role. The Mariners have a lot of talent, but there are few differences in the styles and deliveries in these hurlers. David Aardsma coming back will help.