No mystic in Seattle: A look back at past drafts

Hopefully the top picks of recent years will pan out better than in year's past.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Alex McPhee talks about Seattle’s misfortunes in prior MLB drafts. Selecting players who were considered to have been sure things at the next level, for whatever reason, the Mariners have had a tough time developing their draft picks into players who could contribute significantly at the next level. Citing numerous picks after Seattle’s who have become MLB stars, Alex runs down the unfortunate selections Seattle has made in the past.

Five things to love about the Mariners Trayvon Robinson

Trayvon Robinson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson is back today to tell the many reasons we should love outfielder Trayvon Robinson. He says Robinson has some real potential to be a difference maker with his speed, much in the same way Rickey Henderson was for years with the Oakland Athletics. Robinson can hit the ball for average and for power, but his real power comes from not trying to be Ken Griffey Jr.

Seattle Mariners outfield predictions for 2012

Trayvon Robinson, Seattle Mariners

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his 2012 Seattle Mariners outfield predictions. Will Carlos Peguero, Michael Saunders, Casper Wells, or Trayvon Robinson make the squad that they were part of last season or will newcomers Johermyn Chavez, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Vinnie Catricala, and Darren Ford send them back to Tacoma?

Mariners and the 2011 Rule 5 draft

Carlos Triunfel was protected by the Mariners from the Rule 5 draft

Our man on the Mariners beat Danny Ferguson breaks down the Rule 5 draft in this piece. What could it mean for the Seattle Mariners? They protected Carlos Triunfel, Francisco Martinez and Chih-Hsien Chiang from it, so they must think highly of them! The success rate of this move is practically nil, but then again Jack Z could find the next Josh Hamilton that way.

Mariners Options: They Need A left handed pitching specialist in 2012

Hideki Okajmia

Mariners beat blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his realistic options the Seattle Mariners have in fulfilling the much needed role of a left handed specialist. Aaron Laffey, C.J. Wilson, Ceaser Jimenez, Charlie Furbush, Erik Bedard, and Hideki Okajima are the names that come to mind.

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