NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott looks at Seattle Mariners players who are the bubble of making the 25 man roster. Five starting pitchers, eight guys on the field, one DH, and seven guys in the bullpen. That’s 21 names on the roster right there. Throw in a backup catcher and that leaves room for just 3 platoons which I already mentioned. Can Bloomie squeeze in somehow, someplace? Maybe, if you eliminate one platoon but I just don’t see any other way.
NWSB writer and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott highlights the positional battles to watch during the Mariners 2015 Spring Training. Gutierrez is another interesting name to consider. We all know what “Death To Flying Things” can do out there in the outfield and he’s a pretty solid .270 kind of bat too. Of course to get those things out of Gutierrez you need one important thing to happen– You need him to not be on the DL.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the Mariners battle for the 5th spot in the rotation. We know Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma will make up the first and second spots in the rotation. McClendon went on the record last week and stated “We didn’t bring J.A. Happ here to pitch out of the bullpen” so I that pretty much settles that, Happ is in the rotation. McClendon didn’t name the fourth starter but he certainly hinted that it was likely James Paxton’s job to lose and I think it’s a very safe bet that Paxton won’t be losing that spot. That brings us to that fifth spot in the rotation, the spot vacated when the Mariners decided to not re-sign veteran free agent pitcher Chris Young.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider breaks down the M’s off season moves so far and what likely lies ahead for their roster. Seriously, if you won’t trade Walker or Paxton for Kemp or Upton why would you give either of them up for Zobrist? It makes no sense to make this deal if you are the Mariners unless the price is significantly less than giving up Walker or Paxton.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the M’s next potential acquisition, Melky Cabrera. Next up for big Jack appears to be Melky Cabrera. While nothing official has been reported or announced, Cabrera would be a great fit in the M’s new-look batting order while playing right field. Will the M’s stop there?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger asks the question: Who Replaces Chris Young In the Ms Starting Rotation? Erasmo Ramirez, Roenis Elias, Tijuan Walker and Tom Wilhelmsen are all discussed, seeing how Skipper Lloyd McClendon has pulled the starting right-hander.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the 2014 Mariners, specifically the 2014 September call ups. Brian points out Justin Smoak who is on a tear, Corey Hart, Humberto Quintero, Stefen Romero, James Jones, Erasmo Ramirez, Taijuan Walker, Lucas Luetge, Blake Beavan could all see action soon on the M’s.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in at the halfway point of the 2014 MLB Season on M’s skipper Lloyd McClendon. Brian thinks it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that surround his role on the club and give him some praise and scrutiny where both are deserved.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in with his M’s midseason grades. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West. Bright spot? M’s bullpen. Led by a guy most people really didn’t see coming in Dominic Leone. Leone has given up just eight earned runs all year in 29 appearances giving him a 2.18 ERA.
4 Players Ready But Is There Room? The beginning of the week began with a bang for the Seattle Mariners as they made chopped clams out of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox. At the same time, however, several of their key players were down in Tacoma proving that they were healthy and ready […]
NWSB Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the MLB trade rumors and gossip surrounding the 2014 Seattle Mariners season. Some possible names? Infielders of course. Neither Brad Miller or Nick Franklin have been able to seize the opportunity and take ownership of the spot. Both have batted well below .200 on the season and that’s just not going to work long term.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the recent decision to send Taijuan Walker down to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers. Simply put: the M’s are out of arms. If they want to play it safe and let Walker build himself up a bit more, then Erasmo Ramirez is what we get and for likely at least two more starts.