What Is Next For Seattle Mariners Catcher Mike Zunino?

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, discusses the Seattle Mariners new look at catcher and what the future holds for former starting catcher Mike Zunino– As to what exactly is wrong with Zunino, it’s probably not any one thing. He tends to chase pitches out of the zone. He’s easily fooled with breaking pitches. At times, he looks like he is clearly guessing that a certain pitch in a certain location is coming. Confidence is not something we see oozing from him these days either which leads me to believe he’s beating himself up inside his own mind as much as pitchers are doing to him at the plate.

Exploring The New, 2016 Seattle Mariners Lineup Possibilities

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, starts to compile what the M’s new opening day lineup card could look like under new GM, Jerry Dipoto– The insertion of Adam Lind into the mix actually bumps Seager down in the order in my mind against right handed pitching. Lind’s .380 OB% vs righties is huge and really protects Cruz and Cano from the intentional walk while providing the same kind of power Seager produces.

Trader Jerry — The Seattle Mariners Keep Dealing

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, runs through all the moves new GM Jerry Dipoto has made– In less than 30 days, Dipoto has acquired through trade RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, OF Boog Powell, RHP Joaquin Benoit, OF Leonys Martin and RHP Anthony Bass. Additionally, Dipoto has landed Franklin Gutierrez as a free agent and Chris Iannetta as a free agent.

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