NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the M’s in Seattle. For the first time this season, the Mariners play outside their own division. The Indians are without Grady Sizemore who is on the 60 disabled list. Kevin Milwood tonight. Jason Vargas will get his 4th start of the season this week as does Felix Hernandez.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Brendan Ryan, justifying his role on the club, and Justin Smoak both went yard on the series finale against Oakland. Also, news of Jesus Montero’s first long ball! Nice!
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans were greeted with a difficult season opener as the team could not score behind Felix Hernandez, and the concession vendors couldn’t take credit cards. Texas looks to have a secure hold to their place a top the A.L. West and are the favorites for another division championship.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Mike Hargrove. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out Coach Hargrove isn’t to fondly remembered for his days in Seattle. His record in Seattle as manager is 192–209, including a 93 loss season record in 2005. To this day Hargrove insists his sudden retirement had nothing to do with his Ichiro Suzuki.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Mariners head coach Eric Wedge was a perfect candidate for the Mariners job after he was let go by the Indians in 2009. Since then, Wedge’s grit and experience has shown through in the Mariners organization. The Mariners front office and fans alike love the guy and hope he can turn the team around back to their winning ways.
Insider Steve says so what if the Anaheim Angels signed Albert Pujols. The Seattle Mariners need to tune out the gallery and keep with the current plan in place, and not over react to what other teams are doing. It’s a matter of trusting Jack Zduriencik and his model of operation. The Mariners are the Texas Rangers, just three seasons behind.