The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

Rodney will get a lot more chances before the M's pull the plug on him.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the M’s closer situation with Fernando Rodney. Is it time for the M’s to move someone else into the closer role? Facts are facts and McClendon needs to avoid using Rodney when it’s not a save whenever possible because the numbers aren’t any better in 2015 for Rodney in those non-save situations. Four of the six runs he’s allowed this year came in non-save opportunities

Are the 2015 Seattle Mariners A Complete Team?

Zduriencik Ben Van Houten Mariners

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott dives into the Seattle Mariners roster. Who will make the 25? Are the M’s a complete roster at this point? You have to have a backup catcher. It’s a given and Sucre is getting the nod. Bloomquist is healthy, under contract and is a wonderful bench player so I think his spot is safe. With the platoon situations in right field and at short you wind up with a four man bench.

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

Roenis Elias

Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.

Seattle Mariners starting pitchers off to blazing start

Felix Hernandez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the M’s pitchers and how they’re thriving early in the 2014 MLB season. Featured are Felix Hernandez, Erasmo Ramirez and James Paxton.

Ladies & Gents!!! Your 2014 Seattle Mariners!!!!!

2014 Seattle Mariners

NWSB Blogger and Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the 2014 Seattle roster. With just an hour before the regular season gets underway lets look at the Seattle Mariners finalized 25 man roster. Here’s a quick run down of who made the cut, who’s headed to AAA and who the surprises are.

Decision Time: Projecting the Seattle Mariner’s 25 Man Roster for 2014

Jack Z, Cano, McClendon

Tough calls for McClendon coming in just over a week. I think it’s fair to say that there has been more intrigue in this year’s Seattle Mariner’s Spring Training Camp than any other for some time.  With 2 starting positions up for grabs and a plethora of rotation spots to fill, some decisions will be […]

Looking Back: Astros vs. Mariners review

Zobrist for this guy?  Not gonna happen folks.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s series against the Houston Astros and how it ended up in a disappointing home sweep. Playing the last-place team in the AL West and a team they should have been able to handle easily, the Mariners were outmatched by Houston’s bats and they just couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball. Seattle now travels to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals.

Despite first blown save, the M’s Farquhar is the “Real Deal”

Should the M's go back to Farquhar as a closer?  AP Photo/Nick Wass

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonas Hyde examines the Mariners newest closer, Danny Farquhar. Does he have the ‘stuff’ and mental makeup to succeed in the closer role? Will he perform better than banished closer, Tom Wilhelmsen? Last year Mariner fans were teased by Wilhelmsen’s emergence. This year, Farquhar is the real deal. So while Wilhelmsen was pyrite in the closer role, look for Farquhar to be solid 24k gold.

Memory lane: The Mariners top 5 memories from the first half

Mariners home opener The Columbian

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his top 5 favorite memories from Seattle’s first half of their 2013 MLB season. Citing the home opener as the first memory of the season, he then runs through some impressive individual efforts and great team efforts that helped see the Mariners to victory. With the All Star break quickly coming to a close, he wants to reflect one last time on what was the Mariners’ 2013 first half and prove that the team wasn’t as bleak as they may have seemed at times.

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