NWSB writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, looks at the M’s offensive numbers jumps since the M’s hired Edgar Martinez as hitting coach– Let’s go beyond raw stats and look at the ABs and what we actually are seeing when we watch these games. The Mariners are seeing more pitches under Edgar. They appear to be hitting the ball the other way far more often than before Edgar. The team is scoring more runs with Edgar in the dugout too and these are things we saw Edgar do consistently and well for so long in Seattle.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reflects on the career of Edgar Martinez and questions if those that can do, can also teach– Many might say that Edgar’s hiring in the midst of a disappointing season that had high expectations is nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to help alleviate falling ticket sales. I’ll grant you there’s likely some truth to that statement. Seeing Edgar in a Mariners dugout in wearing my number, and his number 11 again is worth the price of admission to me.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariner’s Insider, Brian Scott, spotlights the brilliant, young career of Kyle Seager– I’ll one up the opinions on that deal. Right now, $100 million seems like a steal especially when you consider this is a guy who had not played 3rd base much at all prior to his call up in 2011. Oh, and he plays 3rd defensively at an All-Star level as well.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott shares his memories of Randy Johnson who was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame Tuesday. No, no, no, the best pitch Randy threw was Mr. Snappy. That was nickname of his unbelievably deadly slider, oh, that by the way was a slider that he threw at 92 mph. Are you kidding me? A 92 mph slider? There a lot of guy starting games today that can’t throw a fastball that hard let alone a slider.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott writes a letter to M’s fans pleading for everyone to show up to Safeco Field. In a recent stint against the New York Yankees, the team from the Pacific Northwest, saw its own fans cheer for the enemy. Robinson Cano has been the real deal, Kyle Seager has been whacking the ball around too and even some kid named Cole Gillespie has been raking it as of late. Plenty of reasons to cheer.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes us on a trip down memory lane, as the M’s have announced that Lou Piniella, long-time manager in the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Scott recaps a favorite memory involving Sweet Lou and Jamie Moyer while also recognizing the skipper’s flaws. Next step? Cooperstown.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down which M’s players could have a surprise impact on the 2014 MLB season. Scott recaps a trade that once sent Ken Phelps to the New York Yankees for Jay Buhner. Buhner went on to become a big-tim playmaker, and Abraham Almonte and Cole Gillespie could have a similar impact.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post on the Legend that IS King Felix Hernandez. The all world pitcher for the M’s. Brian begs the question. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center… Felix became a legend when he signed a 7 year, 175 million dollar contract to stay in Seattle .
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a look at the top 13 Seattle Mariners players of all time. The top of this list is a no-brainer, as are a lot of the other ones, but the one that may surprise many of you could be the first player on this list. Though Alex has a great point for including him, his stat line. Read this piece immediately, and argue your points for why your favorite Mariners isn’t included in the comments below.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson pays his homage to Ken Griffey Jr. Undoubtedly the greatest player in Seattle Mariners history, Griffey is also one of the best players to have ever set foot on a baseball field. This weekend, he’ll be immortalized into Mariners lore as he will be inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame in a ceremony that is sure to bring back the greatest memories in Seattle baseball history. Thanks for everything, Junior.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Edgar Martinez, his favorite player in Seattle sport’s history. Over the course of his career, Edgar was a statistical monster. He played in a total of 2,055 games, collecting 2,247 hits in 7,213 at-bats while crushing 309 home runs and accounting for 514 doubles. Edgar also drove home 1,261 runs and even collected 15 triples and 49 stolen bases during his younger days.